That was fast.
Less than one week ago, MMAmania.com’s Adam Guillen was telling you all the ways in which mixed martial arts (MMA) fans (that’s you!) could scoop up tickets to UFC 229, which takes place inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Oct. 6, 2018. And if you didn’t take advantage of any of those “private” presales, well, it appears as though you our shit outta luck.
That’s because tickets to UFC 229, which went on sale to the general public last Friday (Aug. 17, 2018), are basically now all gone, according to Dave Meltzer at MMAFighting.com. In the process, the Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor-led pay-per-view (PPV) event is already second-largest gate in UFC history, surpassing the Nevada MMA gate record, set at UFC 200 of $10,746,248.
So what’s the largest gate in UFC history? It’s UFC 205, which, of course, was headlined by none other than Mr. McGregor. Meltzer breaks down the reason UFC 229 will not eclipse that event:
The all-time record, which this show won’t break is the one set for UFC 205 on November 12, 2016, the company’s first-ever event in New York, held in Madison Square Garden. That show set the all-time record for any event ever held in the world’s most famous arena, doing $17.7 million. McGregor captured the UFC lightweight title beating Eddie Alvarez. McGregor was later stripped of the title for failing to defend it, and Nurmagomedov became champion beating Al Iaquinta on April 7 at the Barclays Center in the New York City borough of Brooklyn.
Not all hope is lost, though: According to the report, “there were still a small amount of tickets left at the AXS ticket web site at $990 and up, as of Saturday afternoon.” So if you have a $1,000 to blow and you want to have a night you may never remember in “Sin City,” get busy. Right now.
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