UFC 49

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UFC 49: Unfinished Business
A poster or logo for UFC 49: Unfinished Business.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date August 21, 2004
Venue MGM Grand Arena
City Las Vegas, Nevada
Attendance 12,100 (paid 8,597)[1]
Total gate $1,293,035[1]
Buyrate 80,000[1]
Total purse $535,000[2]
Event chronology
UFC 48: Payback UFC 49: Unfinished Business UFC 50: The War of '04

UFC 49: Unfinished Business was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on August 21, 2004, at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event was broadcast live on pay-per-view in the United States, and later released on DVD.

History[edit]

It featured the anticipated rubber match between Light Heavyweight Champion Vitor Belfort and Randy Couture, following a disappointing doctor's stoppage in their last encounter at UFC 46.[3]

This event featured the last UFC fight in the lightweight division until UFC 58 on March 4, 2006.

Results[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Randy Couture def. Vitor Belfort (c) TKO (Doctor stoppage) 3 5:00 [a]
Middleweight Joe Riggs def. Joe Doerksen Submission (Elbows) 2 3:39
Light Heavyweight Chuck Liddell def. Vernon White KO (Punch) 1 4:05
Middleweight David Terrell def. Matt Lindland KO (Punches) 1 0:24
Heavyweight Justin Eilers def. Mike Kyle KO (Punch) 1 1:14
Preliminary card
Welterweight Chris Lytle def. Ronald Jhun Submission (Guillotine Choke) 2 1:17
Welterweight Karo Parisyan def. Nick Diaz Decision (Split) 3 5:00
Lightweight Yves Edwards def. Josh Thomson KO (Flying Head Kick and Punches) 1 4:32
  1. ^ For the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. Couture becomes the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion for the second time.


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "UFC 49: Unfinished Business". Tapology.com. Retrieved 2012-10-21. 
  2. ^ 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 2012-10-21. 
  3. ^ "UFC 46 - Supernatural". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2012-10-21. 

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