MMA enthusiasts are expressing astonishment over the exorbitant price of tickets for UFC 295.
Scheduled for November 11 at Madison Square Garden in New York, the event features Jon Jones defending his heavyweight title against former two-time champion Stipe Miocic. Despite only five additional fights being announced, tickets are already on sale and fetching astronomical sums.
One devoted fan, in a jaw-dropping move, shelled out $112,236.80, equivalent to just over £90,000, to secure a seat at the highly anticipated event. This figure surpasses the amount anyone else has paid to witness a live UFC event in 2023 by a staggering fourfold.
In a previous instance earlier this year, a UFC 287 ticket commanded a price of £24,560 ($31,730). Even the most affordable tickets for UFC 295, which place spectators in less desirable seats, come with a hefty price tag of £693 ($864). This has left some fans priced out of attending UFC 295, and they have taken to social media to express their shock and disbelief at the situation.
One fan humorously remarked on the £90,000 ticket by saying, "Sitting beside Dana?? Lol." Another commented, "Just so Jones can win in 20 seconds." Yet another quipped, "They are smoking crack. This card isn't stacked, and nobody wants to see this fight that bad lol." A fourth person added, "The prices are so unfair it's crazy; the cheapest is like 900 bucks, unbelievable."
A Twitter user summed up the general sentiment, stating, "That's disgusting, man!!"
While more high-profile bouts are expected to be added to UFC 295, including the possible participation of Leon Edwards, who is rumored to defend his welterweight title against Colby Covington in the co-main event, fans are still demanding significant fight announcements from the UFC in an effort to address their concerns about the perceived overpricing of Jones vs. Miocic tickets.