UFC implements new Apex seating policy for fighters’ families, friends on fight nights

Members of the UFC roster were notified Tuesday of the implementation of a new ticketing policy for family and friends during events at the UFC Apex.

In a memo obtained by MMA Junkie on Tuesday, UFC chief business officer Hunter Campbell notified fighters and their teams that beginning with UFC Fight Night 240 on Saturday, fighters will receive four tickets for family and friends to watch their individual fights only.

“Beginning with UFC FIGHT NIGHT this Saturday, April 6, athletes who compete on cards at UFC APEX will receive four (4) seats for friends and family to watch their fight only,” Campbell wrote. “Following the bout, your guests will be escorted out of APEX. This practice will be in effect for all events at UFC APEX going forward.

“UFC Event Operations VIP Hosts will coordinate all details with you during fighter check-in of your respective fight weeks at the host hotel. All details will be provided, including specific arrival times for your guests.”

UFC fighters typically receive four complimentary tickets for events on the road. However, tickets were not typically guaranteed to the athletes at the UFC Apex prior to this policy implementation. According to numerous people with knowledge of the procedures, family and friends more times than not purchased premium-priced tickets to in order to attend.

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC Fight Night 240.

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