For the third time since ESPN became the official broadcaster partner of the UFC … they have raised the Pay-Per-View price.
Now, according to Newsday, the price of a UFC PPV event will be a whopping $74.99, up from $69.99 in 2021. The price will start for UFC 270, which takes place on January 22, 2022, in Anaheim, CA.
ESPN has been the home for the UFC since April 2018, when a PPV cost $59.99. It was increased to $69.99 at the beginning of 2020 and fans were not happy then … and they are not happy now.
This comes at a time when illegal streaming is at an all-time high, and UFC president Dana White has stepped up his monitoring of the illegal streams.
At UFC 270, the first PPV set at the new price, fans will be paying to see two title fights.
UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou and interim champ Ciryl Gane meet to unify the heavyweight title after a long wait. And reigning flyweight champ Brandon Moreno faces the former champion, Deiveson Figueiredo, in their third (and hopefully final) match-up.
Additionally, on the undercard, we see stars like Georgia’s Ilia Topuria, former NFL player and controversial figure, Greg Hardy, fan-favorite Kay Hansen, and many more.