On Sunday, May 29, the UFC hosted UFC Fight Night 88: Almeida vs. Garbrandt from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
In the night’s main event, a pair of undefeated bantamweights locked horns as Brazil’s Thomas Almeida took on Cody Garbrandt. The 24-year-old Almeida had opened his career with 20 straight wins, with 16 coming by way of strikes. He had rattled off four straight wins inside the Octagon, including three straight stoppages. Garbrandt, meanwhile, stepped into the headlining affair with eight career victories. The former boxer had stopped seven of his opponents with strikes, including two of his last three under the UFC banner.
The co-main event featured former bantamweight titleholder Renan Barao, who moved up to featherweight to take on knockout artist Jeremy Stephens.
The 12-fight event kicked off Sunday with two preliminary card bouts streaming live on UFC Fight Pass at 6 p.m. ET. Four additional preliminary card bouts aired on Fox Sports 1 at 7 p.m. ET, with the six-fight main card taking place at 9 p.m. ET, also on Fox Sports 1.
For the full results of the event, click here.
Above is live video of the event’s post-fight press conference which kicks off approximately 30 minutes after the main event between Almeida and Garbrandt comes to a close (courtesy of the UFC).
Renan Barao vs. Jeremy Stephens
Tarec Saffiedine vs. Rick Story
Chris Camozzi vs. Vitor Miranda
Jorge Masvidal vs. Lorenz Larkin
Josh Burkman vs. Paul Felder
Abel Trujillo vs. Jordan Rinaldi
Jake Collier vs. Alberto Pereira Uda
Erik Koch vs. Shane Campbell
Chris de la Rocha vs. Adam Milstead