UFC 288 is set to take place on Saturday, May 10, live from the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. The event will be headlined by a bantamweight title bout between Aljamain Sterling and Henry Cejudo. There will be a total of 14 bouts on the night between the three cards. Aside from the main event, one bout to look out for will be a welterweight clash between Belal Muhammad and Gilbert Burns. The main card will begin at 10:00 p.m. ET and air on ESPN+.
This bout is one of three between ranked opponents on the card. No. 4 Muhammad (22-3) and No. 5 Burns (22-5) will meet in the octagon for the first time in hopes of earning a welterweight title shot. The former is red hot, having won eight of his last nine bouts with a no-contest mixed in there. Muhammad has yet to earn a title bout his career, but a convincing victory here could grant him that opportunity.
Burns is making a quick turnaround after fighting in April. The last time we saw him, he was in the octagon with Jorge Masvidal. He won that bout via unanimous decision and in a little over a month of recovery time, will face a pretty solid test. This will be his third fight this year, and a win would mark two in a row.
Here are the betting odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for Muhammad vs. Burns at UFC 288 on Saturday, May 6.
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