UFC 50

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UFC 50: The War of '04
The poster for UFC 50: The War of '04.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateOctober 22, 2004
VenueTrump Plaza
CityAtlantic City, New Jersey
Event chronology
UFC 49: Unfinished Business UFC 50: The War of '04 UFC 51: Super Saturday

UFC 50: The War of '04 was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on October 22, 2004, at the Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The event was broadcast live on pay-per-view in the United States, and later released on DVD.


Headlining the card were Tito Ortiz and Patrick Côté. Côté was a late replacement for Lion's Den fighter Guy Mezger, who pulled out of the event after being taken to the hospital due to stroke-like symptoms. [1] Patrick Côté was moved from the undercard to the main event.

The event included another episode of "On The Mat", teaching the Kimura. This event was also featured on the first season of The Ultimate Fighter.

This event became notable due to the announcement of the reality-based series The Ultimate Fighter by Dana White, which premiered in January the following year.


Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Tito Ortiz def. Patrick Côté Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–26, 30–26) 3 5:00
Middleweight Rich Franklin def. Jorge Rivera Submission (armbar) 3 4:28
Welterweight Matt Hughes def. Georges St-Pierre Submission (armbar) 1 4:59 [a]
Welterweight Frank Trigg def. Renato Verissimo TKO (elbows) 2 2:11
Middleweight Evan Tanner def. Robbie Lawler Submission (triangle choke) 1 2:22
Preliminary card
Middleweight Ivan Salaverry def. Tony Fryklund Submission (body triangle) 1 1:36
Light Heavyweight Travis Lutter def. Marvin Eastman KO (punch) 2 0:43 [b]
  1. ^ For the UFC Welterweight Championship. Hughes becomes the UFC Welterweight champion filling the vacant title. Hughes had previously lost the title to BJ Penn, but Penn had been stripped of the belt after signing with K-1.
  2. ^ Lutter was a replacement for Patrick Côté, who filled in for Guy Mezger in the main event.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1]

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