Fresh off of UFC 285 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Dana White and company have set a date and location for UFC 288. The mixed martial arts event is set to take place at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on May 6, 2023.
“I am thrilled to bring another massive Pay-Per-View to Newark,” Dana White said.
“UFC has a long history with New Jersey, which has played host to many huge fights in the past. I can’t wait to rock Prudential Center with another world-class UFC event.”
UFC 288 will be the promotion’s first event in the Garden State in nearly four years. Within the last fifteen years, Prudential Center has hosted eight events and stars like Georges St-Pierre, Jon Jones and Urijah Faber.
“Newark is a vibrant city accustomed to hosting mega-events that help showcase our vitality, diversity, and zest for the best the world has to offer,” Newark Mayor Ras Baraka said.
“We open our arms to UFC’s astounding athletes and the thousands of fans in attendance who will experience how robust our city is in entertainment and the arts. Millions of TV households worldwide will also be ringside for this sports extravaganza and come away knowing that the City of Newark is itself a worthy destination.”
JUST ANNOUNCED: @ufc will return to Newark, N.J. on Saturday, May 6 for UFC 288 at Prudential Center. Use code SOCIAL on 3/16 for early access.
— Prudential Center (@PruCenter) March 7, 2023