Return of the Gracie to UFC 288
UFC confirmed the speculated news that UFC 288 will be held in May at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. UFC also confirmed the appearance of Kron Gracie (5-1) after more than a decade of pause in his MMA career.
His last match was in UFC Fight Night 161 held in 2019, which seems like ages ago. After Immense success in the BJJ, Kron Gracie ventured into his MMA career in 2014. He used to compete under the Japanese Rizin Fighting Federation and then transitioned into UFC.
Kron lost his first match in 2019 and never appeared in any MMA fight till UFC 288. He submitted all of his opponents.
All Matches of UFC 288
UFC 288 happening in New Jersey on May 6, 2023, reportedly features the following clashes.
- Aljamain Sterling (c) vs. Henry Cejudo: for the UFC Bantamweight Championship
- Charles Oliveira vs. Beneil Dariush
- Khaos Williams vs. Rolando Bedoya
- Johnny Muñoz Jr. vs. Daniel Santos
- Bryce Mitchell vs. Jonathan Pearce
- Marina Rodriguez vs. Virna Jandiroba
- Andre Petroski vs. Armen Petrosyan
- Devin Clark vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu
- Jéssica Andrade vs. Yan Xiaonan
- Nate Maness vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov
- Kron Gracie vs. Charles Jourdain