If you thought being a UFC fan was expensive before, it will cost even more.
Newsday reported Wednesday that ESPN increases the price of UFC pay-per-views on the ESPN + streaming service by $ 5, from $ 69.99 to $ 74.99. The price hike is expected to begin with UFC 270 on January 22.
In addition to the increase in individual pay-per-views, the ESPN + pay-per-view package – which includes a pay-per-view event and an annual subscription – go up too from $ 89.98 to $ 99.98.
New pay-per-view pricing marks the third time ESPN has raised prices as UFC fans have been hit by a gradual increase since ESPN became the exclusive home of UFC pay-per-view in April 2018. After starting at $ 59.99, UFC pay-per-view prices increased to $ 64.99 in early 2020 and then to $ 69.99 in early 2021.
$ 74.99 is the highest regular price ever for UFC pay-per-views.
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The pay-per-view rise comes after a year 2021 in which UFC President Dana White boasted of the promotion setting a single-year pay-per-view record with around 8.6 million.
UFC 270 is the promotion’s first pay-per-view of 2022 and features two title fights. UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou and interim champion Ciryl Gane will unify the title in the main event, while flyweight champion Brandon Moreno will put his belt on the line in a trilogy with former champion Deiveson Figueiredo.