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UFC 48: Payback

UFC 48
  • Saturday 06.19.2004 at 11:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast:
  • 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): $901,655
  • Attendance: 10,000 (Paid: 6,528)
  • TV Ratings:
  • Number of Bouts: 8
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While the UFC 47 main event grudge match between Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell was the most lucrative Pay Per View match since the UFC 40 fight between Ortiz and Ken Shamrock, the UFC 48 main event between Shamrock and Kimo Leopoldo drew even more buys at 110,000.


In the main event of the evening, Shamrock defeated Leopoldo by kneeing him into submission in the clinch at the 1:23 mark of the first round. The event demonstrated the drawing power of the biggest names over the highest quality fighters, as neither Shamrock nor Leopoldo were still considered among the best light heavyweight fighters in the world. Shamrock, however, still managed to out-draw nearly every other fighter in the UFC in terms of North American fan interest.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:58 PM ET
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UFC 48 Fight Card

Bout   Info
Georges St. Pierre   defeats   Jay Hieron   via KO/TKO, Punches
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
  1:42 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Ken Shamrock   defeats   Kimo Leopoldo   via KO/TKO, Knee
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
  1:26 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Referee: John McCarthy
Frank Trigg   defeats   Dennis Hallman   via KO/TKO, Punches
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
  4:15 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Frank Mir   defeats   Tim Sylvia   via Submission, Armbar
Co-Main Event | Title Fight | Heavyweight | 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
#7 Greatest Submission of All Time
#17 Greatest Heavyweight MMA Fight of All Time
  0:50 Round 1 of 5 Bout Page
Referee: Herb Dean
Matt Hughes   defeats   Renato Verissimo   via Decision, Unanimous
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
  3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Evan Tanner   defeats   Phil Baroni   via Decision, Unanimous
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
  3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Referee: John McCarthy
Matt Serra   defeats   Ivan Menjivar   via Decision, Unanimous
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
  3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Trevor Prangley   defeats   Curtis Stout   via Submission, Neck Crank
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
  1:05 Round 2 of 3, 6:05 Total Bout Page
Referee: Herb Dean
Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts   Info
Georges St. Pierre   vs.   Jason Miller   Cancelled (Miller Withdrew)
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
  3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page

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