Between Brock Lesnar bowing off the card and the Vancouver Canucks playing in the Stanley Cup Finals on the same night, things ain’t looking so hot for UFC 131 tickets. Compared to the insane orgy of buying and scalping that goes on for most UFC events, UFC 131 is practically chaste, still saving it’s official tickets for whoever might want them.
Last time the UFC was in Vancouver, the place sold out almost immediately. But that had a lot to do with Fight Club members trying to resell tickets on the secondary market – they learned from that experience that Vancouver isn’t the MMA town that Montreal and Toronto are:
Vancouver hosted UFC 115 in June of last year. The event became one of the quickest sellouts in UFC history, with all tickets purchased within 30 minutes of being released.
But members of the Ultimate Fighting Championship Fight Club — a membership-based fan club that offers priority access to tickets — saturated the re-sale market by purchasing virtually all of the available seats, leaving the general public to turn to second-hand ticket sellers.
Official ticket prices to UFC 115 ranged from $75 to $601, but, seats were selling for between $69 and $475 on resale sites four days before the event.
This time, there are over 1200 tickets on Stubhub which are probably going to end up selling for cheaper than you can get them at Ticketmaster. So for once, this whole scalping thing might work out well for you, the average fan.