As with any dream matchup, ticket demand is high, and currently the cheapest ticket on the secondary market to see the fight is $1,500.While that makes it one of the most expensive “combat” events — mixed martial arts or boxing — that TicketIQ has tracked over the last eight years, demand isn’t nearly as robust as promoters would have liked.
A few weeks ahead of the last mega Vegas fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao in 2015, the cheapest ticket was $4,000, more than double current prices for Mayweather-McGregor. That fight had a title on the line, and was between the two best boxers of their generation.
But, despite a series of reality-TV worthy press junkets hyping this fight, neither bots nor humans have been interested in paying face prices. A week after tickets first went on sale, nearly 2,000 tickets hit the secondary market. These tickets were priced at roughly a 30-percent discount to “face price,” and since then, prices are down another 30 percent. With nearly 1,500 tickets still available, it’s likely that prices will continue to fall in the days leading up to the fight.
In the 10 days before Mayweather-Pacquiao, average prices fell 17 percent. If the same happens for or Mayweather-McGregor, the cheapest ticket for fight night would be close to $1,000.