The UFC is home to some of the most exciting sporting events of the entire year. There’s no getting around the pure electric energy, as this sport pits some of the most athletic individuals in the world against each other. There is something primal and addicting about watching these MMA fighters put it all on the line in spectacular shows of strength, cunning, strategy, and endurance.
The UFC is the leading event in MMA (mixed martial arts) with the most views and tickets sold. Getting UFC tickets for some fans can represent a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity they will carry with them forever. Not only that, but certain champions have gone on to achieve global fame and recognition, being revered as some of the best athletes in the world.
Fighters like Conor Mcgregor and Anderson Silva have taken their place among the superstars of the athletic world. While the UFC is not the largest league or the most viewed sporting event in the world, it is the most-viewed MMA event in the United States. The pay-per-view numbers pass a million dollars in ticket sales regularly. It’s estimated that the UFC can generate up to 300,000 viewers per pay-per-view, which doesn’t include the in-person UFC tickets sold.
This year, if you are planning on having a viewing party for the UFC at your home, you may have your work cut out for you. This is a great way to do something fun with your friends and family and create great memories you will hold onto for years to come. If you have wanted to host a UFC viewing party, here is everything you need to know!
- Get The Invites Out Early
The UFC is home to some of the most loved MMA events of the year, and like most sporting events, if someone isn’t going in person – chances are they are putting together plans to watch it with others. This particular sport is a stranger to streaming parties or packing out local sports bars. So, if you plan to host a UFC viewing party this year, do your guest list a favor and get that invite out early.
Most people who are passionate about the MMA will be proactive and look for ways to view the party with their friends, so get to them before they make plans. This can ensure that the people you want will have the space and availability to be there. You won’t regret getting these invites out early so that your friends and family can know not to schedule another viewing party or buy tickets for the live event itself!
- Food is Important
This is like the Superbowl of MMA, and just like a good Superbowl party, food is imperative. There is nothing wrong with putting some ‘bring this’ on your invites, but having core foods to provide is always the way to go. For an MMA fight, you can eat easy foods that most of your friends and family want from a bar, like wings, chips, dips, and salsas.
You can also take it to the next level and grill up some dogs and burgers or throw some fries in the oven. Even though it’s a UFC fight and the energy is going to be high, don’t forget about the people on the guest list that may want a veggie platter or who would typically order something that hasn’t been deep-fried out at a bar. Having a little variety for your guests to choose from can go a long way.
- Make Sure Your Equpiment Wokrs
One of the biggest factors in running a successful UFC watch party is ensuring your equipment is up and running. If you want to use a projector out on the lawn so you can have even more people and take advantage of beautiful weather – make sure that projector is up and running well!
Your friends and loved ones won’t hold it against you if something goes wrong that’s truly out of your control; however, if by neglect, an error prevents the view of the fight – you’ll have some explaining to do.
- Make Sure You Order the Fight
You have to pay for most of these fights, so just make doubly sure you aren’t doing this the day of the fight. Have this and your technical equipment figured out and tested well before! Nothing is more frustrating than a problem with ordering the game the day of and having a possible delay.
The most important thing to remember is just to have fun. If you get invites out early, provide some core food and drink, and test runs all of the technical aspects – you can sit back and enjoy a great time!