UFC 129 fans get burned on tickets

By Mark Hebert

Fans still looking for UFC 129 seats in Toronto will have to pay up — way up — for tickets.

Originally, tickets for the April 30 event were sold for $40 to $800, but scalpers are selling them online for as much as $6,000. Hentley Small, 35, said he failed to buy tickets last week.

“They sold 40,000 of the 42,000 tickets to Fight Club members,” the Scarborough resident said.

“They shouldn’t even have had a public on-sale date if they’re just going to sell them all to Fight Club members.”

While the event is a sellout, hundreds of tickets are being offered on websites like stubhub.com. “We don’t own the tickets,” said Mike, who works for StubHub. He didn’t want his last name used. “We do not own the marketplace.”

He added that it’s not unusual to see tickets resell for higher prices. “It changes from seller to seller and event to event,” Mike said.

On Craigslist.ca, prices range from $99 to $2,700.




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