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ufc fight night 88

The lineup for UFC Fight Night 88 has been set, with 10 of the 12 planned fights airing live on FOX Sports 1.

All the action begins at 6 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass with a key bout between Aljamain Sterling and Bryan Caraway headlining that portion of the card.

An hour later, fights move to FS1 with four prelims and six main card bouts, headlined by Cody Garbrandt and Thomas Almeida.

UFC Fight Night 88 takes place May 29 – a Sunday – from Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

Below is the complete lineup:

MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1/9 p.m. ET)

Bantamweight: Thomas Almeida vs. Cody Garbrandt

Featherweight: Renan Barao vs. Jeremy Stephens

Welterweight: Tarec Saffiedine vs. Rick Story

Middleweight: Chris Camozzi vs. Vitor Miranda

Welterweight: Jorge Masvidal vs. Lorenz Larkin

Lightweight: Josh Burkman vs. Paul Felder


Female Bantamweight: Jessica Eye vs. Sara McMann

Lightweight: Abel Trujillo vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira

Middleweight: Jake Collier vs. Alberto Uda

Lightweight: Erik Koch vs. Shane Campbell


Bantamweight: Aljamain Sterling vs. Bryan Caraway

Heavyweight: Chris De La Rocha vs. Adam Milstead

ufc fight night 87

With the addition of Ulka Sasako as a replacement for Paddy Holohan, the lineup for UFC Fight Night 87 is once again complete.

The card, set for May 8 from the Ahoy Rotterdam in the Netherlands, features Alistair Overeem against Andrei Arlovski in the main event.

A six-bout main card airs on FOX Sports 1 beginning at 2 p.m. ET, with early FS1 prelims starting at noon ET. All of the action kicks off at 10:30 a.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass.

Along with Overeem-Arlovski, Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva meets Stefan Struve, Gunnar Nelson faces Albert Tumenov and Nikita Krylov battles Francimar Barroso.

Sasako opens the event against Willie Gates.

Below is the complete fight card:

MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1/2 p.m. ET)

Heavyweight: Alistair Overeem vs. Andrei Arlovski

Heavyweight: Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva vs. Stefan Struve

Welterweight: Albert Tumenov vs. Gunnar Nelson

Female Bantamweight: Germaine de Randamie vs. Anna Elmose

Light Heavyweight: Nikita Krylov vs. Francimar Barroso

Strawweight: Heather Jo Clark vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz


Lightweight: Rustam Khabilov vs. Chris Wade

Middleweight: Magnus Cedenblad vs. Garreth McLellan

Lightweight: Nick Hein vs. Jon Tuck

Lightweight: Reza Madadi vs. Yan Cabral

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/10:30 a.m. ET)

Flyweight: Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Neil Seery

Welterweight: Leon Edwards vs. Dominic Waters

Flyweight: Ulka Sasako vs. Willie Gates

ufc 200

As long as everything goes as planned over the next week or so, Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones will get their rematch.

And they will do so at UFC 200 on July 9.

Officials announced the rumored main event for the Las Vegas card during a special appearance on “Good Morning America” Wednesday morning. Jones and Cormier will meet to unify the light heavyweight titles after “Bones” earned the interim belt this past weekend.

Jones and Cormier were joined by UFC president Dana White, UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell, Frankie Edgar, UFC female bantamweight champion Miesha Tate and Paige VanZant on the set of the ABC morning show.

Jones bested Cormier last year to retain his title, but was stripped after a legal run-in. Cormier won the vacant belt with a submission win over Anthony Johnson and defended it vs. top challenger Alexander Gustafsson to close out 2015.

The two were set for UFC 197 before an injury knocked Cormier out. He was replaced by Ovince Saint Preux, who lost a decision to Jones.

ufc 197

Jon Jones packed on more muscle during his extended stay away from the Octagon.

While it helped him control Ovince Saint Preux this past weekend at UFC 197, he was never able to put the underdog away, settling instead for a convincing decision win and claiming the interim light heavyweight title.

“I was getting booed,” Jones said on the FOX Sports 1 post-fight show. “I’ve never been booed in my career.

“I’m my biggest critic. I had an expectation to beat him, and I didn’t really get to do that.”

Jones, though, was never in danger against Saint Preux. He took him down when he wanted to and kept him at bay with his length. There were some difficulties adjusting on the fly to OSP.

“He went orthodox a lot more that we prepared,” he said. “I switched up for a southpaw, and then I wasn’t expecting him to stay orthodox and I wasn’t moving the way I was supposed to counter it.”

Jones was scheduled to meet Daniel Cormier before an injury sidelined the current UFC champion. The two are on track to meet this July if both are healthy and cleared to go.

ufc 197

Two titles left Las Vegas Saturday night at UFC 197.

Jon Jones wasn’t able to score a finish, but he more than showed that he is still one of the best right now in MMA.

The former UFC light heavyweight champion – with current titleholder Daniel Cormier calling the action – earned a decision over Ovince Saint Preux in the main event.

Fighting for the first time in over a year, “Bones” looked rusty, but he was able to pick OSP apart for the better part of 25 minutes.

It didn’t matter that Henry Cejudo was unbeaten. Or an Olympic gold medalist. There is only one Demetrious Johnson.

“Mighty Mouse” finished Cejudo in the first round, rocking him with a series of knees and elbows to remain UFC flyweight champion in the co-main event.

Edson Barboza scored a career-defining victory, handing former UFC champion Anthony Pettis his third straight decision loss. Barboza has won four of his last six overall and will remain in the Top-10, likely moving ahead of “Showtime.”

In a meeting of fighters on four-fight win streaks, it was Robert Whittaker earning the decision over Rafael Natal. Whittaker, an Aussie and former Ultimate Fighter winner, fought through a slew of injuries in the fight to prevail and remain unbeaten at middleweight.

Yair Rodriguez placed himself along the likes of Anderson Silva and Lyoto Machida with an incredible jumping roundhouse kick knockout of Andre Fili to begin the pay-per-view main card. The win was the fourth straight inside the Octagon and fifth overall in a row for Rodriguez, a 23-year-old former winner of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America.

Top prospect Sergio Pettis withstood a grinding effort by Chris Kelades to earn a decision victory. Pettis, who has been training at Jackson-Wink MMA with his brother, showed off new-found wrestling skills to claim his 14th career win.

Welterweights Danny Roberts and Dominique Steele went toe-to-toe for 15 minutes, as Roberts earned the decision. Steele was more effective with takedowns, but Roberts landed the more effective strikes during the contest to push his record to 13-1 overall.

Fighting for the first time in over a year, former UFC strawweight champion Carla Esparza returned with a win, besting Brazilian Juliana Lima. Esparza, who lost the title to Joanna Jedrzeczyk in a one-sided affair, dominated Lima with her wrestling in picking up the win.

James Vick kept his perfect record intact, scoring a hard-fought decision over The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil winner Glaico Franca. Vick used effective boxing to win the stand-up game, while also controlling the Brazilian on the ground to improve to 9-0.

Heavyweights concluded the UFC Fight Pass prelims, and as expected, Walt Harris vs. Cody East did not make it out of the first round. However, it was Harris rocking East and earning the win and his first inside the Octagon.

Brazilian Marcos Rogerio de Lima put together a flawless showing vs. Clint Hester, connecting on almost 80-percent of his strikes before securing a submission victory. The former Ultimate Fighter: Brazil competitor did not get hit in the bout, which ended four minutes into the first round.

Kevin Lee got back in the win column, scoring a decision win over former Ultimate Fighter winner Efrain Escudero. Lee used a strong third round to claim the win, which was his fifth in his last six fights.

Steele and Roberts were given the “Fight of the Night,” while Johnson and Rodriguez claimed “Performance of the Night” bonuses. All four earned an additional $50,000.

Complete results can be found below:

Jon Jones def. Ovince Saint Preux via unanimous decision (50-44, 50-45, 50-45) to become interim UFC light heavyweight champion

Demetrious Johnson def. Henry Cejudo via TKO (strikes) at 2:49 of Round 1 to remain UFC flyweight champion

Edson Barboza def. Anthony Pettis via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Robert Whittaker def. Rafael Natal via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Yair Rodriguez def. Andre Fili via KO (jumping roundhouse kick) at 2:15 of Round 2

Sergio Pettis def. Chris Kelades via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Danny Roberts def. Dominique Steele via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Carla Esparza def. Juliana Lima via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

James Vick def. Glaico Franca via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Walt Harris def. Cody East via TKO (strikes) at 4:18 of Round 1

Marcos Rogerio de Lima def. Clint Hester via submission (arm-triangle choke) at 4:35 of Round 1

Kevin Lee def. Efrain Escudero via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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