UFC 47

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UFC 47: It's On!
A poster or logo for UFC 47: It's On!.
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date April 2, 2004
Venue Mandalay Bay Events Center
City Las Vegas, Nevada
Attendance 11,437[1]
Total gate $1,444,020[1]
Buyrate 105,000[1]
Total purse 333,000[2]
Event chronology
UFC 46: Supernatural UFC 47: It's On! UFC 48: Payback

UFC 47: It's On! was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on April 2, 2004, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event was broadcast live on pay-per-view, and later released on DVD.


Headlining the card was the long-awaited match between Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz.

The title "It's On!" refers to Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz's long-running negotiations leading up to the fight. Fans had been awaiting the fight for more than a year, and while both fighters had their own stories as to why it took so long, the fight finally took place in 2004. Ortiz claims that as friends and former training partners, he and Liddell had made a pact never to fight. Liddell claims there was no such pact, that he would fight anyone anytime, and accused Ortiz of ducking the fight.

A match-up between Tim Sylvia and Andrei Arlovski for the then-vacant UFC Heavyweight Championship was scheduled for the event, but Sylvia was pulled due to a reoccurrence of positive drug samples just a day before the event. Arlovski was re-booked on short notice in a non-title fight against Wesley Correira, who was pulled from a scheduled main card fight with Mike Kyle to replace Sylvia. Wes Sims stepped in on a day's notice to face Mike Kyle at this event as well.[3] The Sylvia–Arlovski match-up was finally re-booked for the Interim Heavyweight Championship at UFC 51 in February 2005.

This was the first card to feature "On The Mat" with Marc Laimon, a brief instructional video demonstrating the triangle choke.


Preliminary card[edit]

Sudo wins by submission (triangle choke/armbar) at 3:31 of the first round.
  • Heavyweight bout: Jonathan Wiezorek vs. Wade Shipp
Wiezorek wins by TKO at 4:39 of the first round.

Main card[edit]

Kyle wins by KO at 4:59 of the first round.
Diaz wins by ref stoppage (KO) at 1:29 in the second round.
Arlovski wins by ref stoppage (TKO) at 1:15 in the 2nd round.
Edwards wins by split decision. Judges scored the bout 29–28, 28–29, and 29–28.
Lytle wins by bulldog choke at 1:55 in the second round.
Liddell wins by KO (punches) at :38 of the second round.

Fighter Payroll[edit]

The total fighter payroll for UFC 47 was $333,000.[2]

  • Tito Ortiz: $125,000 ($125,000 for fighting; win bonus would have been $50,000)
  • Chuck Liddell: $100,000 ($50,000 for fighting; $50,000 win bonus)
  • Andrei Arlovski: $23,000 ($15,000 for fighting; $8,000 win bonus)
  • Genki Sudo: $16,000 ($8,000 for fighting; $8,000 win bonus)
  • Wes "Cabbage" Correira: $12,000 ($12,000 for fighting; win bonus would have been $12,000)
  • Yves Edwards: $12,000 ($6,000 for fighting; $6,000 win bonus)
  • Robbie Lawler: $8,000 ($8,000 for fighting; win bonus would have been $8,000)
  • Hermes Franca: $6,000 ($6,000 for fighting; win bonus would have been $6,000)
  • Nick Diaz: $6,000 ($3,000 for fighting; $3,000 win bonus)
  • Mike Kyle: $6,000 ($3,000 for fighting; $3,000 win bonus)
  • Wes Sims: $5,000 ($5,000 for fighting; win bonus would have been $5,000)
  • Chris Lytle: $4,000 ($2,000 for fighting; $2,000 win bonus)
  • Jonathan Wiezorek: $4,000 ($2,000 for fighting; $2,000 win bonus)
  • Mike Brown: $2,000 ($2,000 for fighting; win bonus would have been $2,000)
  • Tiki Ghosn: $2,000 ($2,000 for fighting; win bonus would have been $2,000)
  • Wade Shipp: $2,000 ($2,000 for fighting; win bonus would have been $2,000)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "UFC 47: It's On!". Tapology.com. Retrieved 2012-10-20. 
  2. ^ a b Trembow, Ivan (2004-10-17). "Full Breakdown of Fighter Salaries for UFC 46, UFC 47, UFC 48, and UFC 49". MMAWeekly.com. Ivan's Blog. Retrieved 2012-10-20. 
  3. ^ Reillt, Joe (2004-04-01). "Tim Sylvia out of UFC 47, Wes Sims in". Wrestling101. Retrieved 2012-10-20. 

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