Almeida-Garbrandt and Barao-Stephens announced for Fight Night in May.

image It was announced by the UFC this past Saturday that they would have an event in Las Vegas on May 29. Announced for the card was a bantamweight main event between two young, rising prospects in Thomas Almeida and Cody Garbrandt. Also announced for the co-main event of the evening was a featherweight fight between Renan Barao and Jeremy Stephens. Almeida, coming off a knockout win over Anthony Birchak, will be looking to extended his record and unbeaten streak to 21-0, whilst Team Alpha Male product, Cody Garbrandt will be also looking to extended his win streak to 9-0 in MMA. This fight is a pivotal one on the road to a title fight. Renan Barao makes his featherweight debut versus Jeremy Stephens on the card. Barao, who has been relatively inactive since his win  streak came to an end at the hands of TJ Dillashaw in May of 2014, hasn't fought since a losing effort in the rematch versus Dillashaw in June of last year, and is moving up a weight class due to weight-cutting issues of late. Stephens will be looking to earn the biggest win of his career versus the former bantamweight champion. UFC Fight Night 88 takes place live from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on May 29. The card will air live on Fox Sports 1.

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