After Pre-Fight Presser, UFC 205 Tickets Reach Highest Price Points Yet

November 11, 2016


(UPDATE 11/11/16) UFC fans were treated with quite a show at UFC 205's pre-fight press conference on Thursday. With Conor McGregor and Eddie Alvarez exchanging pleasantries at Madison Square Garden before locking horns on Saturday night, title belts were stolen and chairs were tossed. The melee has seemed to poke the embers on the secondary ticket market, too, as UFC 205 tickets are now the most expensive they've been since going on sale on September 30.

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On TicketIQ, the average resale price for UFC 205 tickets is now $2,271.61. That marks a 16 percent jump from Thursday afternoon's average of $1,955.54. The cheapest available tickets to Saturday's event is now $871 each in Section 227. The most expensive tickets are listed in Section 8F (west of octagon) at a cool $22,800 each.

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Average Resale Price for UFC 205 Tickets Continues to Fall on Resale Market

(UPDATE 11/10/16) Waiting until the 11th hour to purchase UFC 205 tickets? That logic may pay off for those hoping to get the best deals on the landmark event in the Big Apple.

With just two days remaining before Madison Square Garden hosts the first-ever UFC event in New York City, prices for UFC 205 tickets on the secondary market are beginning to drop, albeit slightly. TicketIQ currently lists the average resale price for UFC 205 tickets at $1,955.54, marking a seven percent drop from Monday's average of $2,093.22.

While the average resale price has dropped over the last three days, the cheapest ticket price has slightly increased in that same time period. If looking for the cheapest seats at the World's Most Famous Arena they'll cost a cool $810, up $40 from Monday's get-in price of $770.


UFC 205 Tickets in NYC Still Pacing to Be Most Expensive for UFC Event Ever

(UPDATE 11/7/16) Excitement continues to build for UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden this Saturday, and tickets remain in big demand on the secondary market.

On TicketIQ, the average resale price for UFC 205 tickets at Madison Square Garden is now $2,093.22. That makes it the most expensive UFC event since at least 2010, when TicketIQ began tracking resale ticket data.

If looking just to get into the World's Most Famous Arena this weekend, the cheapest available tickets currently start from $770 each in Section 417. The most expensive tickets run for a cool $29,290 each in Section 2F, a floor-level view of the octagon.

UFC 205 will be Conor McGregor's first bout since UFC 202 in August. There he defeated Nate Diaz by majority rule. He'll face Eddie Alvarez in the marquee fight of the night for the UFC Lightweight Championship. Among other fights on the card include a Welterweight fight between Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson, a Women's Strawweight bout between Joanna Jędrzejczyk and Karolina Kowalkiewicz and a Middleweight fight between Chris Weidman and Yoel Romero.


Two Weeks out, UFC 205 Tickets Averaging Over $2,100 on Resale Market

(UPDATE 10/27/16) The UFC is coming to New York City, and the league's first major event in Manhattan will be a major investment for those searching for tickets on the secondary market.

With Conor McGregor and Eddie Alvarez set to headline the bill at Madison Square Garden on November 12, the average resale price for UFC 205 tickets on TicketIQ is now $2,146. If looking just to get past the gates at The World's Most Famous Arena, the cheapest tickets currently start from $706 each. It is the most expensive UFC event TicketIQ has tracked since 2010.

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While UFC 205 is posting record price points just two weeks out, there is nearly equal ticket demand for UFC 207 at T-Mobile Arena on December 30. Featuring the return of Ronda Rousey, UFC 207 is one of the most anticipated UFC events in the league history, and ticket prices are showing just that the two months prior. As it stands now the UFC 207 tickets are averaging $2,127, making it the second highest-priced UFC bill of the last seven years. Rousey will fight Amanda Nunes in the title bout while a Bantamweight Championship fight between current champion Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez is also confirmed thus far.

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Following Friday's Onsale, UFC 205 Pacing to Be Most Expensive UFC Event Ever

(UPDATE 9/30/16) Thinking of attending UFC 205? If so, expect to dish out some serious cash to be on hand.

UFC 205 tickets to the league's first-ever event in New York City officially went on sale to the general public on Friday morning, selling out in a matter of minutes on the primary market. That hype has led to a strong resale demand in the hours following the onsale, so much so that UFC 205 tickets are the most expensive TicketIQ has tracked for a UFC event since 2010, when the company began tracking secondary market data.

As it stands now, the average resale price for UFC 205 tickets is $2,035.16 - nearly double that of the record-setting UFC 137, when tickets averaged $1,148.03. If looking just to get past the gates at Madison Square Garden, the cheapest ticket is currently listed from $1,002 in Section 210, Row 19.

Of course, prices will likely begin to drop as more inventory becomes available, but preliminary pricing makes it appear that UFC 205 will continue as the top-priced UFC event of the last seven years and, perhaps, ever.

It's unsurprising that hype is through the roof for the November 12 event. Arguably the sport's most notable fighter, Conor McGregor steps into the octagon for the first time since his UFC 202 win over Nate Diaz. And with two other title bouts on the main card, the inaugural NYC event has every intention of living up to the excitement it's projecting.


Conor McGregor vs. Eddie Alvarez Headlines UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden; Tickets On Sale Friday

(ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED 9/27/16) The Ultimate Fighting Championship's maiden voyage to New York City will pack quite the punch this November.

Following April's landmark bill to legalize professional mixed martial arts in New York City, the UFC was quick to schedule an upcoming event at Madison Square Garden on November 12. That event will be UFC 205, and it was announced Monday night that Conor McGregor (20-3-0) and Eddie Alvarez (28-4-0) will headline the jam-packed card in just over seven weeks.

With UFC 205 tickets going on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. EST via Ticketmaster, the first-ever New York-based card is will be one of the most anticipated UFC events in the league's 23-year history. And with McGregor bidding to become the first fighter in UFC history to own two titles in two separate weight classed at once, it may very well be the most expensive UFC event ever held, too.

The fun won't end with just McGregor and Alvarez. After Monday night's reveal UFC president Dana White made quick work of breaking even more fight card news the following morning. New York native Chris Weidman (13-1-0) will also face Yoel Romero (11-1-0) in an exciting middleweight bout. In addition to Alvarez-McGregor, two other title fights will also be on the card: a welterweight battle between current champion Tyron Woodley (16-3-1) and Stephen Thompson (13-1-0) and a Women's Strawweight Championship bout between Joanna Jędrzejczyk (12-0-0) and Karolina Kowalkiewicz (10-0-0).

McGregor has fought in two of the top-priced UFC events on the secondary market over the last seven years. His participation in both UFC 194 and UFC 202 generated massive ticket demand, with both averaging nearly a $1,000 ticket at MGM Grand and T-Mobile Arena, respectively. Take a look at the most expensive UFC events on TicketIQ since 2010 below:

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Will tickets to UFC 205 reach even greater heights on the secondary market? Primary ticket pricing info for the general onsale has not yet been released, but UFC VIP Experience packages are available for purchase. Expect to pay up for those perks, however. Tickets start from a whopping $1,799 per person for the cheapest UFC 205 VIP package. If those prices are any indication as to how the secondary market will respond following Friday's onsale, the inaugural Midtown Manhattan event could very well set new record highs.

Check out the complete UFC 205 fight card below:

Fighters Weightclass
Eddie Alvarez (c) vs. Conor McGregor Lightweight
Chris Weidman vs. Yoel Romero Middleweight
Tyron Woodley (c) vs. Stephen Thompson Welterweight
Donald Cerrone vs. Kelvin Gastelum Welterweight
Frankie Edgar vs. Jeremy Stephens Featherweight
Liz Carmouche vs. Katlyn Chookagian Women's bantamweight
Rafael Natal vs. Tim Boestch Middleweight
Rashad Evans vs. Tim Kennedy Middleweight
Joanna Jedrzejcyzk (c) vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz Women's strawweight
Miesha Tate vs. Raquel Pennington Women's bantamweight