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UFC 47: It's On!

UFC 47
  • Friday 04.02.2004 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: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $1,444,020
  • Attendance: 11,437
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 105,000 | TV Ratings:
  • Number of MMA Bouts: 8
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Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Referees

  • John McCarthy
    Liddell vs. Ortiz I (8)Kyle vs. Sims (3)
  • Mario Yamasaki
    Lytle vs. Ghosn (7)Arlovski vs. Correira (5)
  • Herb Dean
    Edwards vs. França (6)Wiezorek vs. Shipp (2)
  • Steve Mazzagatti
    Diaz vs. Lawler (4)Sudo vs. Brown (1)

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In one of the most exciting fight cards up to that time in the UFC’s history, UFC 47: It's On marked the long-awaited light heavyweight fight between former friends and training partners Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz, after months of misstarts and accusations that “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” was ducking “The Iceman.” It was the highest performing Zuffa, LLC-produced Pay Per View since UFC 40, drawing 105,000 buys. Leading up to the fight, which had been in negotiations for over a year, Liddell claimed that Ortiz, the former champion, had been ducking him because he feared what would happen if the two ever fought, while Ortiz claimed that--as training partners--the two had made a pact never to fight one another. Dana White, who brokered the fight, was particularly close to both fighters, having served as a former manager before his presidency of Zuffa. When the fight finally occurred, Liddell made good on his word, finishing Ortiz in the second round with a barrage of punches. The victory paced Liddell’s continuing ascendancy into crossover superstardom.

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