Welcome to FightLine’s live coverage of UFC Fight Night 88.
Tonight’s special Memorial Day Weekend event takes place from Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, with action airing on UFC Fight Pass and FOX Sports 1.
In the main event, bantamweight contenders Thomas Almeida and Cody Garbrandt square off.
The 24-year-old Almeida (21-0) is a perfect 4-0 since signing with the UFC, including three straight finishes. In his career, the Brazilian has stopped 20 of his 21 opponents, including 16 via knockout.
Garbrandt (8-0) has three Octagon wins to his credit and has finished seven of his eight foes. In February, he knocked out Augusto Mendes.
The co-main event features former UFC champion Renan Barao (33-3) making his featherweight debut after going 8-2 at bantamweight, including a title-winning performance over Urijah Faber in 2012.
Barao will take on veteran Jeremy Stephens (24-12), who has dropped three of his last four overall.
The rest of the FS1 main card includes Tarec Saffiedine vs. Rick Story, Chris Camozzi vs. Vitor Miranda, Jorge Masvidal vs. Lorenz Larkin and Josh Burkman vs. Paul Felder.
Former UFC female bantamweight title contender Sara McMann headlines the televised prelims against Jessica Eye, while Abel Trujillo meets Jordan Rinaldi, Jake Collier battles Alberto Uda and Erik Koch faces Shane Campbell.
All the action begins at 6 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass with Chris De La Rocha vs. Adam Milstead and more 135-pound contenders squaring off with Aljamain Sterling meeting Bryan Caraway.
FightLine’s coverage begins on the next page!