If you want to watch the Conor McGregor vs. Donald Cerrone UFC 246 pay-per-view (PPV), be ready to fork over some extra cash.
ESPN has announced that it will be raising its UFC PPV prices in 2020. Current prices of $59.99 will jump up to $64.99 starting with UFC 246: McGregor vs. Cerrone. UFC 246 takes place from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 18, 2020. Initially, PPV prices were lowered back down to $59.99 after the UFC inked an exclusive deal with ESPN as their broadcast partner for PPV events.
Speaking in a statement to Variety, ESPN representatives had this to say on their decision to raise prices back up.
“This price change represents a return to the price that UFC fans traditionally paid, prior to ESPN+ decreasing the PPV price for most of 2019.”
As for new ESPN+ subscribers, they will get a discounted rate when paying for UFC 246, along with a one-year subscription to the service at $84.98. An ESPN+ subscription remains the same price at $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year.
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