UFC 286 will be headlined by the eagerly anticipated trilogy fight between Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman. The event is set to take place in London on March 18.
Tickets for the event were made available today, with MMA journalist Jed Goodman reporting that over 40,000 people were in the online queue to purchase tickets.
But the queue may begin to dwindle once people begin to see the extortianate prices that they will be made to pay. According to Goodman, the lowest reported price for a ticket is between £344.95-£481.80, with the highest being £4,581.25.
Goodman posted the news on Twitter,writing:
"40K+ currently in the #UFC286 tickets queue."
See the tweets below:
The staggering prices seem to have caught fans off guard, with an array of reactions online ranging from humor to shock.
Popular MMA page @TheArtOfWar posted the following meme:
"Me and the boys looking at the UFC 286 prices"
"UFC 286 scalpers after selling £100 tickets for 4 grand"
@Michael_Pole and @Elana9211 appear to have had second thoughts about attending the event after seeing the prices.:
With global inflation rising and an imminent recession believed to be on its way, the outrageously priced tickets are sure to add to the already controversial start to the UFC's year.
From the Dana White-NYE slapping incident and Francis Ngannou's surprising departure to the negative reactions to the newly created Power Slap League, 2023 could be topsy-turvy one for the MMA leader.
Arnold Allen admits he could have fought Max Holloway at UFC 286
Arnold Allen put the promotion's featherweight division on notice when he dismantled Dan Hooker inside one round at UFC London last March. A fight with Calvin Kattar was then booked to headline UFC Fight Night 213, but an unfortunate knee injury sustained by Kattar halted the bout prematurely.
Since Allen's debut in the UFC in 2015, he has steadily risen through the rankings, and now occupies No.4 in the division.
'Almighty', who has been tipped by Michael Bisping as a future UFC champion, recently revealed that he was offered a 'dream' fight with Max Holloway at UFC 286. He was forced to turn the fight down due to an injury, which he recently admitted during an interview with Sky Sports.
"So I [injured my ribs], and I hadn't been offered anyone for London yet. And I was sitting there thinking, 'Please don't offer me for London, it's not gonna work.' Then got offered for London and had to turn it down... It was Max [Holloway]."
Watch the interview below: