Ticket demand for Rousey still there for UFC 207
December 30, 2016
The average resale price for a ticket for today’s UFC 207 is $348. According to Nate Rattner at SeatGeek, it is nearly 3x hotter than a ticket to UFC 206 in Toronto (the average resale price was $124).
Per SeatGeek, here are the average resale prices for the top 5 UFC fights since 2010:
- UFC 205: $1233
- UFC 200: $1137
- UFC 202: $929
- UFC 194: $843
- UFC 189: $741
In comparison, here are the prices for Ronda Rousey fights on the secondary market per SeatGeek. Note that the last two UFC Rousey fights are not included here since SeatGeek does not track international events.
- UFC 184: $263 (vs. Zingano at Staples Center)
- UFC 175: $411 (vs. Davis, Weidman-Machida co-main)
- UFC 170: $205 (vs. McMann at Mandalay Bay)
- UFC 168: $545 (vs. Tate, Weidman-Silva II)
- UFC 157: $186 (debut vs. Carmouche at Honda Center)
According to Rattner, the median price on the secondary market dropped 5% from $417 to $389.
In comparison, per Julia Litz at Vivid Seats, the minimum ticket price on the secondary market is $152 and the median ticket price is $525.
A look on Ticketmaster as of 8:00am PT, had scattered seats available with the get-in price being $605.
Per Kevin Iole, T-Mobile Arena will sell standing room tickets which will be the first time the arena has done it in its short history. Iole also reported on that Dana White told him that the gate looks to be about $4.5 million and roughly 19,000 in attendance. Of course, with standing room sales, this could go up.
The ticket sales show you that the Ronda Rousey return is a big seller despite her media blackout. While the median price may have dipped a little on the secondary market, the news that they will sell standing room only tickets reflects the demand. The resale market does indicate that the tickets are “affordable” for a Rousey fight. This might be due to it being a Friday event, New Year’s Eve and not a strong co-main (although Cody-Cruz should be fun). Still, the demand for Rousey is there for her return.