So if you are a full on MMA and UFC fan like me, then no doubt you are always keeping an eye on the List of UFC Events to see if there is any fight cards that you want to actually attend live in person – then after that you probably are wondering how much are UFC tickets?
Well in today’s post you are going to get a full analysis of the upcoming UFC 231 Holloway vs Ortega event coming up on Saturday 8th December at the Scotiabank Arena, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada – as well as also getting all the ticket information for the card.
This should be a truly great fight card on the face of it already, and with over a month and a half to go till the event comes round I expect some really good additions to be made to the card.
Max Holloway is one of the best UFC champions in the organisation in terms of the cementing of his championship status coming fresh off back to back wins over legendary Jose Aldo. Holloway is on an amazing 12 fight win streak and despite having to pull out of a last minute title fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223, which seems to have some well documented health concerns, Holloway is a true champion.
But Brian Ortega is on an absolute streak himself, in fact he is undefeated in MMA with his record standing at 14-0 coming off impressive victories over Frankie Edgar at UFC 222 as well as defeating Cub Swanson and Renato Carneiro before that – he has an unbelievable Jiu-Jitsu game, as well as having an ever developing stand up game and general game.
Check out this video to get yourself buzzed for this amazing looking event –
So whos fighting on the whole card?
- Max Holloway vs. Brian Ortega TITLE FIGHT – This is currently slated as the main event and unless a bigger fight is announced for the card, then it will stay that way. It should have happened months ago back in July at UFC 226 but due to Max being very ill the fight had to be re-scheduled – stylistically its a fascinating striker vs grappler type of fight, which often can be some of my favourites.
Holloway will be doing all he can to keep it on the feet, as he should have an advantage there, but still he should not underestimate Ortega’s striking as Frankie Edgar found out. Ortega will likely be looking to take this fight to the ground at some point, where he should have a sizeable advantage.Its a tough fight to call, but I am personally going to go with Ortega to continue his undefeated record and become the new UFC Featherweight title. I think Holloway’s health concerns are a big factor for me, as well as Ortega being a true specialist with his Jiu-Jitsu. Sure If Holloway can keep it on the feet he definitely can out point or even KO Ortega, but I don’t see it I see a late submission from Ortega to get the job done.
- Valentina Shevchenko vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk TITLE FIGHT – This is a fight I have wanted to see for some time now, as former UFC Straweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk goes head to head with one of the best female martial artists in MMA full stop in Valentina Shevchenko.
Shevchenko has already won two Muay Thai bouts between the two women years ago before their MMA careers began, and I feel that psychological edge will make a big difference in this fight. Both women have phenomenal stand up of course, but I believe Shevchenko has more tools, better grappling, Wrestling and will be physically stronger as she is used to fighting much bigger women at 135 pounds.
Also Jedrzejczyk has seemed much more frail since getting beaten by Rose Namajunas twice, so all this considered I am going with Shevchenko by unanimous decision with a mixture of striking and take downs.
- Then on top of these two massive fights on the main card we have great fights on the under card such as: Chad Laprise vs. Dhiego Lima, Hakeem Dawodu vs. Kyle Bochniak, Devin Clark vs. Aleksandar Rakic, Claudia Gadelha vs. Nina Ansaroff, Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Gilbert Burns, Katlyn Chookagian vs. Jessica Eye.
- Then as I mentioned at the top, the main card should be getting filled out soon with more top quality fights!
So what are the tickets costing for this one?
UFC and MMA events in general tend to have varying ticket prices, because it really all comes down to what arena the event is being held at as the UFC owners have varying running costs for different arenas. It also depends where you want to sit in the arena – the closer to the cage then the more the ticket prices increase and also it depends how many star name fighters are fighting on the card.
That being said, the ticket prices for this UFC 231: Holloway vs Ortega card on Saturday 8th December at the Scotiabank Arena, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada are currently ranging from $87 – 3,235 so its a really affordable fight card!
Scotiabank Arena is a great venue too, so if you want to start looking at the seating plans for the arena so you can work out where you want to sit for the UFC’s return to Canada then you can do that on this cool site.
Start the holiday season with a bang!
We all love a winter wonderland around Christmas time right? Well what better way to get geared up for the holiday season then with a banging UFC pay-per-view in Canada which really could have plenty of snow on the night!
It should be a special night, this UFC 231: Holloway vs Ortega card on Saturday 8th December at the Scotiabank Arena, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada is already looking good enough to book tickets, and with plenty of time in between now and the event – there should be a lot more great fights to be added to the card and who knows maybe an even bigger main event could be announced over the coming weeks!
So if you are ready to book yourself tickets to this great looking fight card, then you can do that right HERE.
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