UFC pay-per-view events offered on ESPN+ will see an increase in price going forward, moving up by five dollars to a total of $69.99. Along with that, the annual subscription price for ESPN+, a service that hosts a majority of UFC’s live events in the American market, will increase from $49.99 to $59.99.
The changes in pricing for ESPN+ and their UFC PPV’s were first reported by Todd Spangler of Variety.
Per the report, the annual renewal price for ESPN+ will stay at the $49.99 price “until at least March 2[nd], 2021.”
The rise in PPV price marks the second time it has increase since UFC made the move to ESPN platforms in 2019. Originally priced at $59.99, the PPV events went up by five dollars in 2020.
ESPN+, a service that launched in 2018, has become a major hub for UFC events in recent years. While hosting the promotion’s biggest events under their PPV format, the platform has also been the host to most “Fight Night” shows.
Every UFC event in 2020 had most of it or at least some portion aired live on ESPN+.
ESPN+ was the host of 11 PPV events and 27 “Fight Night” events in 2020. Also, the program hosted preliminary bouts for two events that had main cards exclusively airing on ESPN.
The online network has had UFC programming as one of it’s biggest channels of content. The service has aired original content based around the sport, including the two most recent seasons of “Dana White’s Contender Series.”