Fans will join the UFC’s return to Abu Dhabi’s “Fight Island” in three events starting next week.
And at the beginning of Friday in the United States, tickets were already gone shortly after they went on sale. UFC 257 January 23. At Etihad Arena on Yas Island. The event features a rematch between former lightweight and featherweight champion Conor McGregor and former interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier.
Tickets starting at $ 795 in United Arab Emirates Dirham (about US $ 216) and ending at 4,995 AED ($ 1,360) All displayed as sold out On the official website of Etihad Arena.
The website also contains a wealth of health and safety rules that fans must comply with, and although the total number of tickets available has not been announced, the site says “to comply with social distance rules. The number of seats has been reduced. “
Tickets will continue to be available ABC1 UFC Next saturday, and ESPN20 UFC, Will be held on Wednesday, January 20th. ABC1’s UFC will feature a featherweight battle between former champion Max Holloway and Calvin Kattar. Four days later, Michael Chiesa will meet UFC’s Neil Magny at the ESPN20 main event.Tickets start at $ 595 AED ($ 162 USD)
The three events will be the first UFC fans to attend since March 2020. After overcoming the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic and canceling the event, White and UFC eventually hosted a series of fanless events in Jacksonville, Florida, making Las Vegas’ UFC Apex a semi-permanent home. did. , Even without a fan. In addition, the UFC twice in 2020 visited Abu Dhabi’s “Fight Island” in a multi-event in search of a fanless fight card.
But the finale of the three events in Abu Dhabi in just seven days is the UFC 257. It features a rematch between former lightweight and featherweight champion Conor McGregor and former interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier.
McGregor is the UFC’s biggest draw. He headlined all but three of his 12 UFC careers, including the last seven in pay-per-view. In January 2020, he fought Donald Cerrone and produced the reported 1 million pay-per-view purchases. This is the lowest number since UFC 189 made the 825,000 reported purchases for his provisional featherweight title against Chad Mendes. The loss of his UFC 229 submission to Khabib Nurmagomedov generated the reported purchase of 2.4 million UFC records.
The UFC is likely to suffer significant losses, primarily in Las Vegas, where the McGregor fight usually produces a total of live gates. His fight against UFC 246 Serone has a live gate of over $ 11 million at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. UFC 229 at T-Mobile Arena and UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden in New York each generated a total of over $ 17 million in live gates. This is an MMA record and a garden gate record.
– MMA Sports
Fan tickets for the rematch between McGregor and Poirier will sell out soon
https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021/01/ufc-257-conor-mcgregor-dustin-poirier-rematch-fan-tickets-sold-out-abu-dhabi-fight-island Fan tickets for the rematch between McGregor and Poirier will sell out soon