UFC 167 the most 'in-demand' ticket since 2009

 

Georges St-Pierre is without the doubt the PPV king and also the gate revenue king as his PPV bouts have garned some of the UFC's largest PPV buys and ticket revenue. UFC 167 is the first time in four years that St-Pierre has headlined a PPV card in Vegas and according Seat Geek, a ticket to the show is hot commodity right now:

At an average ticket price of $580 per ticket, UFC 167 is the most in-demand UFC event in history. Prices on the secondary market are nearly double what they were for UFC 166 in Houston last month, which drew an average resale price of $302 per ticket.

The cheapest tickets available for UFC 167 right now are listed at $299 per ticket for seats in the corner of the 200-level at the MGM Grand, but we've seen people pay as much as $2,800 per ticket for floor seats next to the cage.

Before UFC 167, UFC 137 (Penn vs. Diaz) at Mandalay Bay had been the most expensive ticket in UFC history, having drawn an average resale price of $578 per ticket.

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BrattMamley site profile image  

11/15/13 4:02 PM by BrattMamley

And unfortunately there's not a single article on the front page of ESPN.com about UFC 167. Not only does nobody watch Fox Sports 1 but I think that ESPN is even less likely to give MMA any coverage now that Fox has established they are trying to compete with ESPN. The less ESPN covers the sport, the less mainstream it is.

MMALOGIC site profile image  

11/15/13 4:02 PM by MMALOGIC

I think you're right.  It's likely posturing to not overpay for askren and to take a dig at bellator.  I believe Joe Silva will make askren an offer... whether askren will like the offer is another question.

YHTOMIT2001 site profile image  

11/15/13 3:43 PM by YHTOMIT2001

My dad is buying this card. Which is interesting bc he doesn't really follow MMA too much outside of watching me fight. He's a big boxing fan and the only UFC he's ever bought until now was Couture/Toney.

shaqitup site profile image  

11/15/13 2:46 PM by shaqitup

The card does have 2 of their top 5 draws, and another fairly large draw. Along with Rory, Kos, and Cerrone, who are all fairly large names.

AMartinez20 site profile image  

11/15/13 2:44 PM by AMartinez20

Tell us LOGIC

Reasonable site profile image  

11/15/13 2:41 PM by Reasonable

He doesn't hate Bellator. He is paid to carry a message to these boards. Just doing his job.

Reasonable site profile image  

11/15/13 2:40 PM by Reasonable

I believe it. I have heard it being talked about on Sports Radio and a lot of reporters mentioning they will be there. This proves that the sport is craving stars, not the promoting organization.

BrattMamley site profile image  

11/15/13 2:21 PM by BrattMamley

All good. Glad to see some positive news about buzz for an event with all these crappy tv ratings lately.

VitorpeepeetasteStrongTRT site profile image  

11/15/13 2:21 PM by VitorpeepeetasteStrongTRT

MMALOGIC, this is off topic but I'm interested in your take on the Askren situation because I haven't seen you post much about it in the dedicated threads. Putting your dislike for Bellator aside since Askren has no ties to the organization anymore, do you think he should get a contract? Do you think that Dana's answer at the scrum was some sort of negotiation posturing?

MMALOGIC site profile image  

11/15/13 2:16 PM by MMALOGIC

Yeah, Ticket sales for 166 were fantastic.  The show sold out in like half hour.  The ppv's were just not right.