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UFC 286 average ticket prices rank as second highest in sports only behind Super Bowl

UFC 286 looks to be a massive return to London, England in more ways than one.

New Welterweight champion, Leon Edwards, is returning home for his first title defense and trilogy bout against Kamaru Usman on March 18, 2023, inside the O2 Arena. For anyone wanting to see the highly anticipated conclusion to the rivalry in person, however, they’ll have to shell out a pretty penny.

According to a study done by Slots Online Canada, the average ticket price to attend UFC 286 will be the highest for any sporting event in 2023 behind only Super Bowl LVII at $4,460 per ticket.

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UFC 286 will be the promotion’s first event back in London for 2023 and UFC’s first pay-per-view (PPV) in the city since Oct. 2016 when the then-Middleweight titleholder, Michael Bisping, successfully defended his title via unanimous decision in a rematch against Dan Henderson. UFC went to London twice in 2022, resulting in some of the more memorable moments of the year in mixed martial arts (MMA).

In the upcoming main event, a win for Usman would act as a successful rebound and reclaiming of the title. On the other side, Edwards intends to extend his current unbeaten streak to 12 since he first fought Usman in Dec. 2015.

UFC 286’s full fight card below:

  • 170 lbs.: Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman
  • 155 lbs.: Justin Gaethje vs. Rafael Fiziev
  • 125 lbs.: Joanne Wood vs. Luana Carolina
  • 170 lbs.: Gunnar Nelson vs. Bryan Barberena
  • 185 lbs.: Marvin Vettori vs. Roman Dolidze
  • 145 lbs.: Jack Shore vs. Makwan Amirkhani
  • 155 lbs.: Sam Patterson vs. Yanal Ashmoz
  • 125 lbs.: Muhammad Mokaev vs. Jafel Filho
  • 185 lbs.: Christian Leroy Duncan vs. Duško Todorović
  • 125 lbs.: Malcolm Gordon vs. Jake Hadley
  • 125 lbs.: Jennifer Maia vs. Casey O’Neill
  • 155 lbs.: Jai Herbert vs. Ľudovít Klein
  • 125 lbs.: Julianna Miller vs. Veronica Macedo

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CHAMPIONSHIP TRILOGY! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to The O2 in London England, on Sat., March 18, 2023, with newly-minted Welterweight kingpin, Leon Edwards, running it back with former 170-pound champion, Kamaru Usman, for a third (and likely final) time. In UFC 286’s pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event, all-action Lightweight knockout artists, Justin Gaethje and Rafael Fiziev, will lock horns with the winner inching closer to a future Lightweight title shot.

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Remember that will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 286 fight card right here, starting with the early ESPN+ “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard on ESPN2/ESPN+ at 3 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV.

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