UFC® Returns To Newark with UFC® 302 On June 1 At Prudential Center

UFC is gearing up to storm Newark, N.J., unleashing an adrenaline-pumping spectacle at Prudential Center on June 1. UFC 302 is set to broadcast live on ESPN+ Pay-Per-View.

Date: Saturday, June 1
USA Time: 10:00 PM ET
UK Time: 3:00 AM (Sunday, June 2)
Streaming: ESPN+ Pay-Per-View
Venue: Prudential Center, Newark, N.J.

The return to the Prudential Center marks a triumphant comeback following the record-shattering turnout at UFC 288, with the arena set to relive the roar of the crowd. This will be the tenth time the UFC octagon graces this hallowed ground since 2007.

Eager fans can seize their tickets starting April 12 at 10 a.m. ET, available at Ticketmaster.com, with a cap at eight tickets per individual. For the die-hards, UFC Fight Club members get a crack at tickets as early as April 10. Additionally, those subscribed to the UFC newsletter can dive into a special pre-sale on April 11.

Dana White, the UFC President & CEO, expressed his excitement about bringing another electrifying event to Newark, aiming to kick off the summer with a bang. UFC 302 promises to be an unforgettable clash.

Governor Phil Murphy and Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka echoed the sentiment, praising the UFC’s return as a boost for local entertainment and economic vibrancy. Newark’s rich sports heritage, from historic bicycle races to contemporary basketball and hockey, continues to flourish with UFC’s presence.

Tad Brown of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment highlighted the previous year’s success and the collective eagerness to welcome the mixed martial arts frenzy back to Prudential Center. UFC 302 is poised to add another chapter to New Jersey’s storied sporting saga, promising a night of exhilarating action for fans worldwide.

UFC 302 is stacking up to be an electrifying event with a lineup of fights that promise non-stop action. In the middleweight division, the 9th ranked Roman Dolidze, hailing from Batumi, Georgia, with a record of 12-3, is set to clash with the 12th ranked Anthony Hernandez, who brings a record of 12-2 and 1 No Contest from Dunnigan, Calif. This important fight has fans on the edge of their seats, eager to see who will ascend in the rankings.

The bantamweight division sees a grudge match as Ailin Perez from Buenos Aires, Argentina, with a 9-2 record, faces off against Joselyne Edwards of Panama City, Panama, who boasts a 13-5 record. This fight is set to settle their ongoing rivalry and is expected to be a high-intensity brawl.

At 155 pounds, Dana White’s Contender Series standout Grant Dawson, carrying a 20-2-1 record from Coconut Creek, Fla., is geared up to take on Joe Solecki, who has a 13-4 record and fights out of Wilmington, N.C. This fight is anticipated to be a display of skill and determination, with both fighters looking to make their mark.

The welterweight division will not disappoint, as Phil Rowe from Orlando, Fla., with a 10-4 record, is matched against Jake Matthews from Epping Victoria, Australia, who brings a 19-7 record to the octagon. Set for three five-minute rounds, this fight is expected to showcase the versatility and toughness of both welterweights.

Adding a local flavor to the event, New Jersey’s own Mickey Gall, with a 7-5 record, is poised to make a triumphant return to the Octagon. He faces Bassil Hafez, who comes in with an 8-4-1 record from Denver, Colo. This welterweight bout is set to ignite the crowd and add to the night’s already explosive lineup.