UFC 49

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UFC 49: Unfinished Business
The poster for UFC 49: Unfinished Business.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateAugust 21, 2004
VenueMGM Grand Arena
CityLas Vegas, Nevada
Attendance12,100 (paid 8,597)[1]
Total gate$1,293,035[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.


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.


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]


  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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