It looks like Ticketmaster, one of the most evil corporations on the face of this planet, has decided that fighting scalping is too much of a pain in the butt. Instead, it will now become your one stop location to both buy and scalp tickets yourself. The UFC, no stranger to such practices, is now onboard:
The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) is partnering with Ticketmaster, a Live Nation Entertainment Company (NYSE: LYV), to create the official ticket resale marketplace for UFC. Fans now have the ability to buy and sell tickets to UFC live events via a secure resale platform powered by Ticketmaster technology.
The Official Resale Marketplace of the Ultimate Fighting Championship by Ticketmaster provides fans a trusted online destination where tickets for select events can be bought and sold safely. For tickets at select venues, the marketplace offers Ticketmaster’s barcode transfer technology where tickets fans purchase from resellers are verified by Ticketmaster for authenticity and then reissued with new barcodes for the buyer, guaranteeing the validity of the tickets. This unique, proven solution continues to generate overwhelmingly positive results for fans from a number of high-profile Ticketmaster clients, including the NFL, NBA and USTA.
“UFC is the best live event experience in the world and by partnering with Ticketmaster, our fans have a reliable, quick and convenient way to buy and sell UFC tickets,” UFC President Dana White said. “We are really excited to continue working with Ticketmaster to make buying and selling UFC tickets easier than ever.”
“UFC is one of the most forward thinking and fan-focused sports organizations in the world, and they understand that the resale market can be done better, so they are working with us to deliver the Official Resale Marketplace of UFC,” said Jared Smith, chief operating officer of Ticketmaster. “Our highest priority is to deliver the most fan-friendly ticket purchasing experience in the industry. By utilizing our technology to provide secure, convenient access to tickets, we’re able to do just that for UFC fans.”
Fans searching for tickets to UFC live events, including UFC’s sold-out Dec. 8 event at KeyArena in Seattle, can access the UFC Official Resale Marketplace at www.TicketsNow.com/UFC. For more information or current fight news, visit www.ufc.com. All bouts live and subject to change.
A look at the top bowl nosebleeds for UFC on FOX show seats going from $142 to $225 dollars per ticket … a slight hike from the $50 to $125 dollars they cost originally. Which is good for the fans! One thing I’m always hearing people say is they wish it cost more money to follow the UFC.
This stuff really used to bite my goat back in the day when tickets would be sold out before they even went on sale to the public. ‘Fortunately’ that is no longer the problem it once was, so at the very least you now have a half decent chance of buying your tickets before some scalping dillweed buys entire blocks and insta-flips them for twice their value on The Official Resale Marketplace of the Ultimate Fighting Championship by Ticketmaster.