Ticket demand for UFC 183 up from 182

January 29, 2015

According to SeatGeek.com, tickets on the secondary market for UFC 183 are up 9% from UFC 182 with an average price of $460 per ticket.  In addition, there are still tickets available according to Ticketmaster with the best “get in” price for a ticket going for $238.

As of Thursday afternoon, the cheapest ticket on Ticketmaster to get into UFC 183 featuring Anderson Silva versus nick Diaz is $238.02.  The best available tickets on Ticketmaster are seats on the floor which go for $1,042.35.  Also as of Thursday afternoon, SeatGeek has the current pricing in the secondary market for UFC 183.  The lowest tickets are going for $210.  Of course, these likely come with broker fees.

UFC 182 which featured Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier drew an average price of $420 on the secondary market.  Notably, the prices for UFC 183 are the least expensive for Anderson Silva in the U.S. since August 2010 when Silva took on Chael Sonnen at UFC 117 in Oakland.  Silva-Sonnen I drew an average of just $198 on the resale market.

SeatGeek indicates that the decrease in Silva as a box office star may be due to his current losing streak.  In his first fight with Chris Weidman at UFC 162,, the average ticket on the secondary market was $519.  For the rematch at UFC 168, tickets averaged at $536.  Both of these fights were at the MGM Grand.  Saturday’s fight also takes place at the MGM Grand.

Via Seat Geek

Payout Perspective:

One might believe that the ticket prices are up from January’s event due to the influx of fans from Brazil and Super Bowl weekend. Although Anderson Silva fights have gone for over $500 per ticket in the last two events, those events occurred during key times during the UFC calendar (i.e., UFC 162 during International Fight Week and UFC 168 at “year-end show” which also included Rousey-Tate). UFC 183 comes on the heels of an event in the city 4 weeks ago so the increase in demand is a good sign.

6 Responses to “Ticket demand for UFC 183 up from 182”

  1. saldathief on January 29th, 2015 2:55 PM

    UFC 182 was a dead weekend in vegas

  2. tops E on January 30th, 2015 12:27 PM
  3. d on January 30th, 2015 4:42 PM

    Where’s Leon the Schmo? I’m amazed he’s not all over this postponement of the Weidman-Belfort card due to Weidman’s injury. He’s probably cumming in his pants, but of course the only problem is, it was just a rib injury and the fight was just pushed back a bit.

  4. Saldathief on January 30th, 2015 5:40 PM

    Big boxing announcement coming probably on the super bowl !!

  5. d on February 1st, 2015 7:20 PM

    Sal, nice prediction on the big boxing announcement for the SB!! Nostradumbass!! HAHAHA!!

  6. Diego on February 2nd, 2015 9:09 AM

    I was there an the arena was pretty full. I don’t know if it sold out, but it came close. It felt like the majority of fans were Brazilian, but maybe they were just the loudest. Good night of fights. The Woodley-Gastelum fight I could have done without, and one other on the undercard that was boring, but the rest were pretty good. And Nick was being Nick which is what I paid to see.

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