Prices surrounding UFC programming have only continued to go up.
ESPN+, the subscription service that hosts all UFC pay-per-view events and most “Fight Night” cards, will see an increase in its monthly fee, starting next month.
ESPN+ will go from $6.99 USD to $9.99, starting August 23rd. News of the change was first reported by Gerry Smith of Bloomberg.
ESPN+ has been the home for UFC content since the promotion entered into a deal with the company in 2019. The platform currently airs the majority of UFC “Fight Night” events and is the exclusive home for purchasing PPV cards hosted by the promotion.
Other UFC cards, some of which air on ESPN or ABC, will often also be simulcast on the ESPN+ platform, providing a route for many to watch shows despite not having access to cable television.
Content like “Dana White’s Contender Series” and “The Ultimate Fighter” is also available through an ESPN+ subscription.
The risky sudden adjustment in price, which is a 43 percent increase in total, is just the most recent change that has made watching UFC events more expensive.
In January, UFC’s PPV events increased by five dollars, making the total price of an event $74.99. This marked the second time since 2020 that the price for a PPV show went up.