The UFC’s decision to move UFC 232 from Las Vegas, Nevada to Inglewood, California over Jon Jones’ latest drug testing fiasco has left Vegas ticket-buyers in a pretty crummy situation. Many fans from around the world had long booked their flights and hotel accommodations specifically for this year-end PPV to be held at the T-Mobile Arena, only for the switcheroo to be announced on Sunday.
UFC 232 is now being held at The Forum in Inglewood, which is about 285 miles away from Vegas, and with not as many available seats as T-Mobile Arena. It has been confirmed that tickets for this event will go on sale Wednesday, but Vegas ticket buyers will get a special pre-sale before the general public.
Tickets for UFC 232: JONES vs. GUSTAFSSON 2 at The Forum in Inglewood go on sale Wednesday, Dec. 26 via www.ticketmaster.com. A special pre-sale will be available to UFC 232 Las Vegas ticket buyers beginning at 12 p.m. PT. UFC Fight Club® members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets at 2 p.m. PT. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning at 3 p.m. PT.
According to Damon Martin, tickets will be priced at $76, $96, $131, $181, $231, and $306. It’ll certainly be a much smaller gate than had it remained in Las Vegas, but there’s also going to be a hell of a drop in pay-per-view revenue if this was UFC 232: Cyborg vs. Nunes compared to keeping Jones vs. Gustafsson 2 intact.
Needless to say, there are plenty of justifiably angry and upset fans over this whole situation.
This was our family vacation with floor seats for 3.The tickets get reimbursed in the next 7-10 days, while LA tickets go on sale on Wednesday.Already paid flight/hotel to Vegas along with other shows. We had tickets to UFC200 and the same thing happened to Jones but UFC stayed.— Tim Bilbrey (@tbilbrey1) December 24, 2018
Me an my mate @Kriscairns5 are flying out Boxing Day from London an it’s cost thousands. We still haven’t been told by the UFC and not sure what to do an what’s easier, any help would be appreciated— Jamie Harper (@JamieHarper12) December 24, 2018
$1200 on flights from florida, $800 for hotel for the weekend, $300 for a car for the week...now a free Saturday night in Vegas— 50 shades of Greg (@gyellin) December 24, 2018
My wife and I had fight, flight, hotel, and car rental. At least the fight and car rental are refundable. This would have been our 3rd fight this year. Still trying to figure out logistics to make LA but it will cost me at least an extra $1000 for the weekend.— Yeffrey (@jeff_helmer) December 24, 2018
So when I book this, it was 1 of the most exciting days of my life. My first UFC event live. So much for that. Most upset by the fact that the UFC haven't tried to notify me at all. Can I still go in California? #UFC232 #UFC @joerogan @BrendanSchaub @arielhelwani @bokamotoESPN pic.twitter.com/WFMjztD9xT— Ryan Hunt (@ryanjordanhunt) December 24, 2018
I'm French, and in France MMA show are forbidden. I had booked a trip to Vegas, hotel nights for my wife, my two kids (they practice BJJ here !) and myself when only the Cyborg/Nunes fight was known ! It was supposed to be our collective Christmas present. UFC is unforgivable— Thomas Pagotto (@MasterMaroh) December 24, 2018