UFC Ultimate Fighting Championship 2014 News and Updates
7/25/14 – If you want to witness one of the best MMA fights of the year, now would be the time to buy your UFC tickets. This Saturday, Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown are headlining a bout guaranteed by officials to be up for the Fight of the Year. UFC Fight Night tickets are still available, and you can get-in at the SAP Center in San Jose for as low as $26. That’s a small price to pay to see a match that UFC Hall of Famer Forrest Griffin doesn’t even want to call. Even still, tomorrow’s battle is just the start of what is going to be a stacked close to the 2014 UFC season.
UFC 178 will pit Conor McGregor against Dustin Poirier in a must-see non-title fight; after all, the Irishman McGregor predicts he’ll be featherweight champ by the end of the year. Headlining UFC 178 is Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier; the undefeated Olympic wrestler despises Jones, but can he contend with this future Hall of Famer? UFC 180 will sweep Mexico off its feet when Cain Velasquez defends his parents’ birthplace against veteran Werdum. Ronda Rousey, arguably the sport’s biggest star, is slated opposite Gina Carano this year, but the fight has yet to be booked. Another star-studded match is confirmed, however: buy UFC 181 tickets and witness Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort. The undefeated middleweight champ took MMA by storm when he downed Anderson Silva twice last year. “The Phenom” won’t make it easy on his opponent, as Belfort is hoping to become the third fighter in history to win a belt in two classes. Score UFC tickets to actually be at the championship fights that everyone will be talking about.
5/28/14 - On June 7, Ben Henderson (21-3-0), will headline against challenger, Rustam Khabilov (17-1-0) for the first set of UFC Fight Nights this summer. Henderson recently lost his lightweight belt to Anthony Pettis in UFC 164, see him in his shot for redemption with 2014 UFC tickets. Both fighters are known for their ground attacks, so this should be a very good fight that will go the distance in Albuquerque. The UFC Championship 174 will get underway a week later in Vancouver (6/14), featuring current champion Demetrious Johnson opposite Ali Bagautinov in the UFC Flyweight matchup. This is followed by UFC Fight Night on 5/28 and the UFC Championship 175 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino (6/5). The Middleweight competition will be headlined by current champ Chris Weidman, challenged by former UFC Heavyweight Champion, Lyoto Machida. The fighting will peak on July 6 with the Ultimate Fighter Finale 19: a mix of middleweight and lightweight contenders distributed between Team Frankie Edgar and Team BJ Penn at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Get your UFC tickets here on Razorgator for the best prices to the best bouts this summer!
2014 UFC Season
The most expensive Ultimate Fighting Championship tickets this year were UFC 160 tickets averaging $1006 to watch Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2. UFC 162 tickets brought in more than $4.8 million of revenue with an average ticket price of $735 to see Chris Weidman take the middleweight title away from Anderson Silva. Both fights took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
UFC 168 tickets are expected to reach an all-time high in price due to the fact that the event is the most anticipated rematch in MMA history. Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman II is set for December 28 at the coveted MGM Grand Hotel Garden Arena in Vegas. Silva is the odds-on favorite despite “The Spiders” loss to Weidman at UFC 162. Weidman will look to prove that his second round TKO to upset perhaps the greatest MMA fighter in the sport’s history was no fluke. Silva would like to reclaim his UFC middleweight title, one he had held for almost seven years.
To give you a good idea of just how high in demand UFC 160 & 162 tickets were, consider this: UFC on Fox Sports 1 tickets at TD Garden average $190, UFC on Fox Sports 2 tickets at Bankers Life Fieldhouse average $235, UFC 164 tickets at Bradley Center average $293, and UFC 165 tickets at Air Canada Centre average $323 on the resale market.