Your next UFC numbered event on Pay-Per-View is going to make a slightly larger dent in your wallet.
For the third time since the Ultimate Fighting Championship partnered up with ESPN, the cost of UFC PPV events is set to rise. $74.99 U.S. is the new price tag for PPV shows, starting with UFC 270.
Previously, UFC PPV shows had set back U.S. fans $69.99, via ESPN+, the exclusive United States distributor of Pay-Per-View events for the promotion.
One year prior, they’d jumped from $59.99 to $64.99.
UFC President Dana White has routinely claimed that 2021 was the promotion’s best year in terms of PPV sales. ESPN+, meanwhile, boasts 17.1 million subscribers as of November 2021. The base price of the streaming service appears to be unchanged, despite the extra cost to order UFC events.
UFC 270, the first event with the new, hefty price tag, is set to take place January 22, 2022 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Francis Ngannou faces Ciryl Gane in a heavyweight title unification bout atop the card. In the co-main event, flyweight champion Brandon Moreno squares off against ex-champ Deiveson Figueiredo for the third time.
Despite the change in UFC PPV price stateside, there’s no word as to whether events will cost more for international viewers. The UFC 270 card is currently priced at $64.99 CAD for viewers north of the border, via Fight Pass.