John Morgan from MMAJunkie is reporting that Thomas Almeida vs. Cody Garbrandt will headline May 29 show in Las Vegas.
Multiple sources telling me Thomas Almeida vs. Cody Garbrandt will headline May 29 show in Las Vegas.
— John Morgan (@MMAjunkieJohn) March 18, 2016
UFC Fight Night 88 is scheduled to take place on May 29, 2016 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada. No official bouts have been scheduled for this event.
Almeida (20-0 MMA) has earned a post fight bonus in each of his four UFC victories to date. A ‘Fight of the Night’ performance against Tim Gorman in 2014 was followed up with three straight ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus wins against Yves Jabouin, Brad Pickett and most recently Anthony Birchak at UFC Fight Night 77 in Sao Paulo, Brazil late last year.
Garbrandt (8-0 MMA) has gone 3-0 in his UFC tenure so far. The Team Alpha Male fighter TKO’d Marcus Brimage in his UFC debut at UFC 182 and followed up that win with a tough unanimous decision win over Henry Briones at UFC 189. Most recently, ‘No Love’ finished Augusto Mendes via strikes in Pittsburgh earlier this year.