Ajax loader

Completed Event

UFC 50: The War of '04

UFC 50
  • Friday 10.22.2004 at 11:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: Trump Taj Mahal
  • Location: Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Mike Goldberg, Frank Mir
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Kerri Kasem
  • Attendance: 9,000
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: N/A | TV Ratings: 9,000
  • Number of MMA Bouts: 7
  • Event Pages: Sherdog | Wikipedia | The UG

Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Referees

  • John McCarthy
    Ortiz vs. Cote Hughes vs. St. Pierre I (5)Tanner vs. Lawler (3)
  • Mario Yamasaki
    Franklin vs. Rivera (6)Lutter vs. Eastman (1)
  • Herb Dean
    Trigg vs. Verissimo (4)Salaverry vs. Fryklund (2)

UFC 50 Wiki Update Wiki

Although it was expected to be a successful Pay Per View endeavor, UFC 50, which featured a main event pitting former Light Heavyweight Champion Tito Ortiz against Canadian knockout artist Patrick Cote, was one of the poorest-performing events in company history, drawing just 40,000 buys.


In hindsight, UFC 50’s poor Pay Per View showing is astounding considering the drawing power some of the fighters on the card would carry in the near future, including names like Matt Hughes, Georges St-Pierre, Rich Franklin, and the aforementioned Ortiz.


Cote was a late replacement opponent for Lion's Den fighter Guy Mezger, who was forced out of the contest after being taken to the hospital due to stroke-like symptoms, and eventually forced out of professional fighting as a result. Cote’s late fill-in may have contributed to the dip in purchase numbers, yet Cote put on a game performance considering the short notice.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:57 PM ET
Wiki Contributors:

  • MMA Weekly : Bryce Logan Prepared to ‘Finish Off’ Robby Ostovich at Victory FC 54
  • MMA Weekly : Ronda Rousey Says She Doesn’t Have to Smack Talk Anymore, Still Does (Video)
  • MMA Weekly : Jon Jones Reaches Anti-Doping Settlement with Nevada
  • MMA Weekly : Donald Cerrone: The Eye Injury was Real… Sort Of (video)
  • MMA Weekly : Matt Brown: I Asked to Fight Donald Cerrone (video)
  • MMA Weekly : Four New Bouts Added to Invicta FC 21
  • MMAFighting.com : Dana White: ‘I’m not afraid to give Georges St-Pierre more money’
  • MMA Weekly : Tim Kennedy Talks UFC 206, the MMA Athletes Association, and Retirement (video)
  • MMAFighting.com : Jon Jones reaches agreement with Nevada Athletic Commission, suspended one year
  • MMA Weekly : Kelvin Gastelum Recounts UFC 205 Weight Cut, Updates Progress for UFC 206 (video)
  • MMAFighting.com : Emil Meek not allowed to bring ax to UFC 206 media day
  • MMAFighting.com : Lando Vannata looks forward to working with Ido Portal following UFC 206
  • MMA Weekly : UFC 206: Holloway vs. Pettis Live Results and Fight Stats
  • MMAFighting.com : Jordan Mein explains why he decided to come out of retirement
  • MMAFighting.com : Matt Brown believes Donald Cerrone isn't an 'honorable, respectful martial artist'
  • MMAFighting.com : Donald Cerrone clears air on eye injury, meeting with Dana White, association stance, more
  • MMAFighting.com : Tim Kennedy doesn't agree with Bjorn Rebney's confrontational approach since MMAAA launch
  • MMA Weekly : UFC 206: Holloway vs. Pettis Media Day Face-Offs
  • MMAFighting.com : Kelvin Gastelum admits he was scared for his life during failed UFC 205 weight cut
  • MMA Weekly : Georgi Karakhanyan Faces Emmanuel Sanchez at Bellator 170