Ticket prices set to start at $405 for McGregor’s UFC return

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Tickets for Conor McGregor’s UFC return at UFC 303 on June 29 are set to go on sale on Friday (April 26) with prices starting at $405 (£325/€380).

The figure, as reported by Forbes, does not include fees, taxes, and dynamic pricing changes and is for seats in the upper level of the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada.

The Irishman has not fought in the UFC since July 2021 when he lost to Dustin Poirier but is making a highly anticipated return against former three-time Bellator lightweight world champion Michael Chandler.

Prices for regular tickets range peak at $3,005 for the centre riser section of the 20,000-seat venue compared to the $2,000 maximum at UFC 300 which took place in the same arena.

UFC 300 generated gate receipts of more than $16.5m from a sold-out crowd which was the third largest live gate revenue in UFC history.

The two highest were UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden in November 2016 and UFC 229 at T-Mobile Arena in October 2018.

Both were headlined by McGregor, with the first seeing him become a two-division champion when he knocked out Eddie Alvarez to win the lightweight title. In Nevada at UFC 229, he lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Fans have reacted negatively to the lofty prices for the upcoming event on social media.

UFC 303 has an undercard bout between Michelle Waterson-Gomez and Gillian Robertson in the women’s straw weight category that was postponed “for unknown reasons”.

Joe Pyfer and Marc-André Barriault are also due to go head-to-head in the men’s middleweight division.