UFC Fight Night 88 will be held on May 29, 2016 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
A bantamweight bout between top undefeated prospects Thomas Almeida and Cody Garbrandt will headline the event. Almeida (22-0 MMA) has looked unstoppable since joining the ranks of the UFC in 2014 earning four post fight bonus awards in his four UFC bouts. A unanimous decision debut win over Tim Gorman at UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Saint Preux earned both fighters ‘Fight of the Night’ honours. In his next three bouts, Almeida earned ‘Performance of the Night’ bonuses for TKO/KO wins over Yves Jabouin, Brad Pickett and most recently Anthony Birchak.
Garbrandt (8-0 MMA) has won his first three bouts under the UFC banner in impressive fashion. A third round TKO win over Marcus Brimage in his debut was followed up by a unanimous decision win over Henry Briones at UFC 189. Most recently, ‘No Love’ defeated late replacement Augusto Mendes via TKO (punches) at UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Cowboy in February.
The co-main event features the former UFC bantamweight champion moving up to featherweight as he takes on hard hitting Jeremy Stephens.
The full card can be found below along with a video preview of the event:
Main Card (Fox Sports 1)
Thomas Almeida vs. Cody Garbrandt
Renan Barão vs. Jeremy Stephens
Tarec Saffiedine vs. Rick Story
Chris Camozzi vs. Vitor Miranda
Jorge Masvidal vs. Lorenz Larkin
Josh Burkman vs. Paul Felder
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Sara McMann vs. Jessica Eye
Abel Trujillo vs. Jordan Rinaldi
Jake Collier vs. Alberto Uda
Erik Koch vs. Shane Campbell
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Aljamain Sterling vs. Bryan Caraway
Chris De La Rocha vs. Adam Milstead