Ticket sales still strong despite card UFC 223 card changes

April 6, 2018

Fight week for UFC 223 has been full of excitement and ticket prices have gone up and down this week.

SeatGeek reports that ticket sales on the secondary market went up after it was announced that Max Holloway would replace Tony Ferguson to take on Khabib Nurmogomedov.

The median ticket prices according to SeatGeek, saw a 14% increase:

  • 3/31: $351
  • 4/1: $336
  • 4/2: $374
  • 4/3: $406

As of this past Sunday, the get-in price was $273.

After the Conor McGregor incident, prices were still up from March 31st but had come down since the Holloway announcement.  Per SeatGeek:

-Median Listing Price: $384

-Get-in Price: $146

-Avg. Resale Price: $272

Vivid Seats reported tickets after the McGregor incident started at$ 180.50.  The median ticket price was $ 462.98. And its most-expensive ticket is $4554

After Holloway was pulled from the event, SeatGeek reported a lower median price but a slightly higher average resale price.

-Median Listing Price: $356

-Get-in Price: $149

-Avg. Resale Price: $274

There are still tickets on Ticketmaster with a get-in price of $132.50.

Payout Perspective:

Dana White has indicated a $3 million gate which would exceed the last UFC event at the Barclay’s Center.  This may be due to the women’s championship fight and Khabib Nurmogomedov

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