UFC 47

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UFC 47: It’s On!
The poster for UFC 47: It’s On!.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateApril 2, 2004
VenueMandalay Bay Events Center
CityLas Vegas, Nevada
Total gate$1,444,020[1]
Total purse333,000[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 recurrence 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.


Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Chuck Liddell def. Tito Ortiz KO (punches) 2 0:38
Welterweight Chris Lytle def. Tiki Ghosn Submission (bulldog choke) 2 1:55
Lightweight Yves Edwards def. Hermes França Decision (split) (29–28, 29–28, 28–29) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Andrei Arlovski def. Wesley Correira TKO (punches) 2 1:15
Welterweight Nick Diaz def. Robbie Lawler KO (punch) 2 1:31
Heavyweight Mike Kyle def. Wes Sims KO (punch) 1 4:59
Preliminary card
Heavyweight Jonathan Wiezorek def. Wade Shipp TKO (punches) 1 4:40
Lightweight Genki Sudo def. Mike Brown Submission (triangle armbar) 1 3:31

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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