It will cost fans $49.95 to watch “Bellator NYC” in high definition on June 24.
Bellator president Scott Coker revealed the price tag for their second pay-per-view broadcast on “The MMA Hour.” Coker did not disclose how much they will be charging to watch the show in standard definition.
Bellator 120, the promotion’s PPV debut in May of 2014, cost between $30-$45 (depending on your cable provider) and reportedly generated roughly 100,000 buys.
If you’re in the New York area and insist on watching Chael Sonnen (pictured) face bitter rival Wanderlei Silva in-person inside Madison Square Garden, a cageside seat currently goes for $1,006. The nosebleeds are priced at $66.
In comparison, the UFC’s Broadway debut at MSG this past November, nabbed $1,506 for cageside tickets. The cheapest seats went for $250.
The UFC charged $49.95 (SD) and $59.95 (HD) for UFC 205, their current standard price points, which was headlined by UFC cash cow Conor McGregor challenging then-lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez.
Bellator 180 won’t have much competition in the month of June. UFC 212, which features a featherweight title unification bout with Max Holloway and Jose Aldo, on June 3 is the only other MMA PPV for the month.
UFC 213 is scheduled for July 8, but no bouts have been confirmed for that event.
Is Sonnen vs. Silva, an aged Fedor against Matt Mitrione and a couple of title tilts enough to get your $49.95?
Here is the card’s current lineup:
James Gallagher vs. Chizo Machida
Lorenz Larkin vs. Douglas Lima (Bellator welterweight champion)
Brent Primus vs. Michael Chandler (Bellator lightweight champion)
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Mitrione
Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva