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Starting with UFC 257, ESPN raising the price of UFC pay-per-views again

The return of #Conor #McGregor in 2021 will coincide with higher pay-per-view prices for UFC cards on ESPN+.

#On #Wednesday, the #Disney-owned network confirmed plans to increase the price of UFC pay-per-views going forward, raising them to $69.99 from the current price of $64.99. The increase will begin with the next major event, UFC 257, which is scheduled to take place on #Jan. 23.

UFC 257 features #McGregor in the headliner as he faces former interim lightweight champion #Dustin #Poirier in a rematch of their 2014 meeting. The event kicks off a trio of #January shows on #Fight #Island in #Abu #Dhabi.

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ESPN will also raise the price for annual ESPN subscriptions, upping the cost to $59.99 per year from the current price of $49.99, a 20 percent hike. #According to the initial report from #Variety, ESPN will allow renewals of annual subscriptions for existing subscribers at $49.99 until at least #March 2, 2021.

#This is the second price hike for UFC pay-per-views on ESPN since the promotion signed an exclusive deal with the broadcast network in 2019. #Prices were originally increased from $59.99 to $64.99, and now an additional $5 charge will be added for UFC pay-per-view broadcasts starting in 2021.

#Recently, the monthly subscription cost for ESPN+ was increased to $5.99 from $4.99.

#Overall, ESPN+ has reported 11.5 million subscribers as of #December, with nearly double the total number of subscribers added over the past year. The UFC has obviously played a huge part in the subscriber base for ESPN+ growing at such an exponential rate after the promotion moved to the network following the conclusion of its deal with FOX.

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