UFC Ticket Prices – The Background

If you’re like me, you look forward to the time when MMA takes its rightful spot alongside football, basketball, baseball and hockey as a core sport in the U.S.

Though broad coverage has come a long way on sites like Yahoo Sports (Cagewriter) and USA Today, UFC is still isolated in a niche held back from the mainstream perhaps due to the misperceptions surrounding the aggressive nature of the sport – people don’t realize what MMA really stands for and that fact that at its highest level it truly is an ‘art’. However the niche that gets it is passionate about the sport and corresponding to that passion, UFC ticket prices tend to average significantly higher than more traditional sports on the secondary ticket market and the face value prices are quite high as well.

With the Ultimate Fighting Championships recent acquisitions of the WEC and Strikeforce, Zuffa (UFC owner) is poised to continue it’s success selling tickets and pulling in high gates.


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With that in mind, I wanted to provide a full look into UFC ticket prices to make buying decisions easier and to make it easier to look at price/demand trends over time. This guide will also make it easy to see which fighters and fights are the biggest draw to fans.

UFC Ticket Prices on the Secondary Market

If you are familiar with SeatGeek, you know that we have some of the best data available about ticket prices on the re-sale market. We are experts in this space – we need to be as it fuels our Deal Score algorithm and ticket price forecasts. Average UFC ticket prices are something we have been tracking for over a year now and it is personally one of my favorite sports to measure demand on, so let’s take a deeper look at the price data.

UFC 118 ticket prices (Frankie Edgar vs BJ Penn): $242 > Past UFC 118 ticket price coverage

UFC 119 ticket prices (Frank Mir vs Mirko Cro Cop: $124 > Past UFC 119 ticket price coverage

UFC 120 ticket prices: no data available – UK event

UFC 121 ticket prices (Brock Lesnar vs Velasquez): $252 > Past UFC 121 ticket price coverage

UFC 122 – no ticket data (event was in Germany)

UFC 123 ticket prices (Quintin Rampage Jackson vs Lyot0 Machida): $252 > Past UFC 123 ticket price coverage

UFC 124 ticket prices (GSP vs Koschek): $249 > Past UFC 124 ticket price coverage

UFC 125 ticket prices (Frankie Edgar vs Gray Maynard): $269 > Past UFC 119 ticket price coverage

UFC 126 ticket prices (Silva vs Belfort: $577* (New Year’s Eve event)

UFC 127 ticket prices (no secondary market data because it was in Australia)

UFC 128 ticket prices (Shogun Rua vs Jon Jones): $270 > Past UFC 128 ticket price coverage

UFC 129 ticket prices (Georges St. Pierre vs Jake Shields): $336 > Past UFC 119 ticket price coverage

UFC 154 ticket prices (Georges St. Pierre vs Carlos Condit): $190 > Ticket price coverage for the upcoming UFC 154

This section will continue to be updated

Upcoming UFC Event Tickets

Date
Event
Saturday 3:30 AM UFC 151 Mandalay Bay Events CenterLas Vegas, NV tickets from $406

Make sure to check back here for additional information on all future events.

UFC Ticket Price Graph(s)

UFC 129 ticket prices

UFC Face Value Ticket Prices

UFC 129 Face Value Prices

Floor Section C: $800
Floor Section B: $600
Floor Section D: $300, $400
Lower Level: $225, $175, $150
Upper Level: $75, 50

This section will continue to be updated

Why are UFC Tickets in Such High Demand?

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Have further questions about UFC ticket prices or have requests for data for story? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with me at chad at seatgeek.com.
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