“UFC Fight Night 18” will mark the organization’s first-ever event at the Sommet Center in Nashville, Tennessee, and they intend to make a big splash. In a surprising move, the MMA powerhouse has decided to lower ticket prices for their April 1st promotion, hoping to set an all-time Fight Night attendance record.
Tickets for the Spike TV event start at just $20, with the floor seats topping out at $200.
By comparison, tickets for their upcoming pay-per-view promotion, “UFC 96: Jackson vs. Jardine” on March 7th at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, range from $37 to $352.
The Sommet Center seats up to 20,000 fans for center-stage events. It was formerly known as both the Nashville Arena and Gaylord Entertainment Center, however underwent a multi-million dollar overhaul in 2007.
FN 18 will be headlined by former WEC welterweight champ Carlos Condit taking on Martin Kampmann and “The Ultimate Fighter 8” winners Ryan Bader and Efrain Escudero making their official UFC debuts.