Conor-Khabib Near Record For UFC In Vegas
After what some would call a disappointing year for the UFC, Conor McGregor’s return to the Octagon may be the highest grossing event the UFC has held in Nevada.
According to research done by Dave Meltzer, UFC 229 is near a sell out with limited seats selling for between $2,000-2,505 via their ticket company AXS. While on the secondary market, the average price for tickets is between $995-$1000 depending upon the site, with the cheapest ticket on the secondary market coming in at $636, with front row seats going for upwards of $28,000.
According to Stubhub, 35% of sales for the event headlined by McGregor taking on Khabib Nurmagomedov, have come from outside of the United States, with Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Russia, and Australia being the international purchase points. Only 5% of Stubhub purchases have come from Ireland, and 3% coming from Russia.
This event only trails UFC 205, the company’s debut in Madison Square Garden, which was headlined by McGregor taking on Eddie Alvarez.
Initial Report: MMA Fighting