Fans in the UK are not happy about overpriced UFC tickets being sold by secondary ticketing sites.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship will visit the United Kingdom for the first time this year as it hosts the UFC on ESPN+ 5. The MMA event will be headlined by a welterweight fight featuring Jorge Masvidal and Liverpudlian Darren Till.
But MMA fans might have missed the opportunity to watch the show live as they have found out that the tickets for UFC London are being sold two or three times of its original price by secondary parties.
Darren Till will be staying in the welterweight division for his fight with Jorge Masvidal at UFC London and his plans to move at 185 will not happen at least until March.
The 26-year old expressed his interest on moving to different weight class after a failed attempt to dethrone Tyron Woodley at UFC 228. Till was submitted by the welterweight champ in the second round, which gave him his lone loss in his UFC record and ended a six-fight winning streak, which includes victories over Thompson and Cerrone.
He has collected five wins, one loss, and a draw since his UFC debut in 2015. “The Gorilla” will try to return in the win column as he is set to fight in front of his home fans on March 16 at The O2 Arena in London.
However, the home fans may miss the chance of supporting their local hero live as secondary ticketing sites are selling tickets for UFC London two or three times their price.
It was found out that Viagogo, an online ticket marketplace, was responsible for this mess, which forced MMA fans to air their dismay on social media. From the ticket’s original price of £80, it is being sold by up to £721 through the online marketplace.
Check out some of the feistiest reactions from the Twitter-verse regarding the selling of overpriced tickets in the posts below:
YO #UFCLONDON @ufc thanks for allowing touts and subhuman scum to nab all the tickets and put them on for sale for mental profits. Real FANS don’t use @viagogo or @StubHubUK put them on @Twickets for face value. Got my alert set and fingers crossed we get to see @darrentill2
— Robert Wootton (@robertwootton) February 1, 2019
Absolutely gutted didn’t get tickets for UFC London, ticket touts ruin it for the fans once again, literally double and triple the price on sites like viagogo 5 minutes after being up for sale #UFCLondon @danawhite @seanshelby
— Martin Jones (@MartJones93) February 1, 2019
@darrentill2 @ufc @danawhite was sat in a queue for over an hour on 02 website from 10am, forced to look at viagogo etc, their prices are insane, should be illegal. Was so buzzing for my first live UFC event with one of my favourite fighters headlining. So shit
— Andy (@AndrewO96406062) February 1, 2019
— Steg Kelly (@StegK88) February 1, 2019
Feel sorry for the fans who got robbed out of tickets today for #UFCLondon Hope everyone got what they wanted.
— Jim Edwards (@MMA_Jim) February 1, 2019
Ticket buying websites like Viagogo should be illegal. Just buying all the stock before any fans can get tickets, and then jacking up the price by double or even triple its original value.
What’s the fucking point of even having ticketmaster or AXS if it all getting vented off.
— Jack.T (@Jack_tevo) February 1, 2019
— Nathan Cambrook (@ncambrook) February 1, 2019
2 minutes after tickets went on sale, Viagogo has tickets up for double the face value. Fucking sickening. We wait this long for a solid card and event in London and this is what happens to true fans. Guess ill have to wait till next year.@darrentill2 @TheProspectMMA @danawhite pic.twitter.com/qjajlnETiP
— J2X (@J2XCK) February 1, 2019
@UFCEurope can’t get tickets for London 2019 with out having to go through ticket touts?? At 10am today viagogo had 104 tickets left, 6% of what they originally had and were selling them at £170 for seats at the back of the arena!? Why are you letting them have so many? So unfair
— Hollie Hunt (@HollieHunt11) February 1, 2019
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