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UFC 46: Supernatural

UFC 46
  • Saturday 01.31.2004 at 10:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: Mandalay Bay Events Center
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Eddie Bravo
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $1,377,000
  • Attendance: 10,700
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 80,000 | TV Ratings:
  • Number of Bouts: 8
  • Event Pages: Sherdog | Wikipedia | The UG
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UFC 46 Wiki Update Wiki

In another successful Pay Per View effort for the UFC, Light Heavyweight Champion Randy Couture lost his championship belt in freak fashion when challenger Vitor Belfort lacerated Couture’s eyelid just 49 seconds into the first round. When ringside doctors examined Couture's eye, they determined that he could not continue, awarding Belfort the TKO victory.


In what would be a sign of things to come, UFC 46 marked the promotional debut of top Canadian prospect and future Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre. He dominated respected veteran Karo Parisyan on the unaired preliminary card in what was considered a modest upset at the time.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:58 PM ET
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UFC 46 Fight Card

Bout   Info
Vitor Belfort   defeats   Randy Couture   via KO/TKO, Cut
Main Event | Title Fight | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs (93.0 kg)
  0:49 Round 1 of 5 Bout Page
Referee: John McCarthy
BJ Penn   defeats   Matt Hughes   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke
Co-Main Event | Title Fight | Welterweight | 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
#83 Greatest Fight of All Time
#17 Greatest Submission of All Time
#15 Biggest Upset of All Time
#7 Greatest Welterweight MMA Fight of All Time
  4:39 Round 1 of 5 Bout Page
Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Renato Verissimo   defeats   Carlos Newton   via Decision, Unanimous
Main Card | Catchweight | 175 lbs (79.4 kg)
  3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Referee: Larry Landless
Frank Mir   defeats   Wes Sims   via KO/TKO, Punches
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
  4:21 Round 2 of 3, 9:21 Total Bout Page
Referee: John McCarthy
Lee Murray   defeats   Jorge Rivera   via Submission, Triangle Armbar
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
  1:45 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Georges St. Pierre   defeats   Karo Parisyan   via Decision, Unanimous
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
  3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Josh Thomson   defeats   Hermes França   via Decision, Majority
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
  3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Referee: Larry Landless
Matt Serra   defeats   Jeff Curran   via Decision, Unanimous
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
  3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
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