Let the games begin.
Tickets for UFC 229, which features a highly-anticipated lightweight championship main event between current titleholder Khabib Nurmagomedov and former two-division champion Conor McGregor, will go on sale this Friday, Aug. 16, to the general public at 1 p.m. ET.
Members of the UFC Fight Club program will have first dibs Wednesday at 1 p.m. ET on www.ufcfightclub.com, and UFC newsletter subscribers are next in line for a Thursday presale at 1 p.m. ET through UFC.com.
Ticket prices at www.axs.com are listed at $2,505, $2,005, $1,505, $1,005, $755, $555, $405, $355, $305, $255, and $205, not including fees. There will be a maximum of eight tickets allowed per customer.
UFC 229 will also air live on pay-per-view on Oct. 6 at 10 p.m. ET from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Fight Pass prelims are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET, followed by FOX Sports 1 prelims at 8 p.m. ET.
Nurmagomedov, unbeaten in 26 pro bouts including 10 UFC appearances, looks for the first defense of his lightweight championship after winning a vacant title by defeating Al Iaquinta at UFC 223 in April. That belt was vacated by McGregor (21-3) due to the Irishman’s inactivity (he has not competed in MMA since winning the championship with a second-round TKO of Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 in November 2016, though he was involved in a blockbuster boxing bout with Floyd Mayweather Jr. last August) and his behavior during the fight week for UFC 223.
Along with several associates, McGregor showed up unexpected at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on April 5 following an official media day and proceeded to create chaos in the loading area. McGregor himself threw a dolly at a bus that was carrying Nurmagomedov, shattering a window and injuring fighters Michael Chiesa and Ray Borg.
McGregor recently entered a plea with the state of New York to resolve his legal matters and resume his fighting career.
See the current card for UFC 229 below:
Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
Derrick Lewis vs. Alexander Volkov
Sergio Pettis vs. Jussier Formiga
Michelle Waterson vs. Felice Herrig
Ovince Saint Preux vs. Dominick Reyes
Lina Lansberg vs. Yana Kunitskaya