Completed Event

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
  • Event Pages: Sherdog | Wikipedia
  • UFC: Facebook | Twitter | Wikipedia | Official Site | YouTube

Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Referees

  • Steve Mazzagatti
    St. Pierre vs. Hieron Hughes vs. Verissimo (5)
  • John McCarthy
    Shamrock vs. Leopoldo II (8)Tanner vs. Baroni II (4)
  • Mario Yamasaki
    Trigg vs. Hallman (7)Serra vs. Menjivar (3)
  • Herb Dean
    Mir vs. Sylvia (6)Prangley vs. Stout (2)

UFC 48 Wiki Update Wiki

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
Wiki Contributors:

  • MMA Junkie : UFC on FOX 14 winner Albert Tumenov explains callout of Rick Story
  • MMAFighting.com : Ovince St. Preux vs. Patrick Cummins slated for UFC on FOX 15
  • MMAFighting.com : Been Diaz and confused for so long it’s not true…
  • MMAFighting.com : Dana White: Anthony Johnson 'beating Alexander Gustafsson the way he did makes no sense whatsoever’
  • MMA Junkie : The List: The stoppages that came way, way too late
  • MMA Weekly : Nick Diaz M.I.A. at UFC 183 Festivities, Dana White Blames Himself
  • MMA Weekly : Diego Sanchez Breaks Collarbone in Training, Undergoes Surgery
  • MMAFighting.com : Dana White: UFC targeting May for Jon Jones vs. Anthony Johnson
  • Middle Easy : Anderson Silva just caught you looking at his legs and wants you to stop
  • MMA Junkie : UFC working on champ Jon Jones vs. Anthony Johnson for May, likely UFC 187
  • Middle Easy : Nick Diaz misses UFC 183 media workouts. Diaz disturbingly absent from staged UFC airport video
  • MMA Weekly : Dana White Says Jon Jones vs. Anthony Johnson in the Works for May
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC spokesman: Nick Diaz 'elected' not to get on flight, will miss open workouts
  • MMAFighting.com : Dana White on Nick Diaz's disappearing act: ‘I did it to myself’
  • MMA Junkie : Headliner Nick Diaz no-shows UFC 183 open workouts
  • MMA Junkie : Manager: Diego Sanchez expected to be sidelined 4-6 weeks after collarbone surgery
  • MMA Weekly : UFC on FOX 14 Official TV Ratings Highest Since January of 2014
  • MMAFighting.com : Alexis Dufresne cut from the UFC
  • MMA Weekly : Nick Diaz UFC 183 Interview: ‘I Probably Won’t Want to Stay at Middleweight’
  • MMA Junkie : UFC says CM Punk's first opponent won't be 'some guy off the street'