October 22, 2004
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Matt Hughes To Battle Georges St. Pierre For Ultimate Fighting Championship Welterweight Title Live
Atlantic City, NJ when Matt Hughes battles Georges St Pierre for the vacant Welterweight Championship
and Light Heavyweight Tito Ortiz returns to face Guy Mezger in Ultimate Fighting Championship® 50: The
the Boardwalk Hall box office in Atlantic City, at all Ticketmaster locations, www.ticketmaster.com or by
calling 1-800-736-1420. For general information, call 609-348-7000. Tickets are subject to transaction fees.
Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino, Trump Marina and Trump Taj Mahal are the hosts of the event. UFC® 50: The
War of 04 will be available LIVE on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. EDT on iNDemand, DirecTV, Dish Network, TVN,
Bell ExpressVu and Viewers Choice Canada. The suggested retail price is
Mezger and his Lion’s Den teammates. Mezger (30-13-2) from Houston, TX began this rivalry with a win over
Ortiz in his UFC debut at UFC 13. Mezger caught the inexperienced rookie with a guillotine choke. The two
would meet again at UFC 19 with a different outcome. Ortiz (11-4-0) from Huntington Beach, CA took
revenge on Mezger defeating him by TKO (strikes). Ortiz added insult to injury following the bout wearing a
Den type T-shirt that poked fun at Mezger and the Lions Den.
Hughes will be looking to reestablish his dominance in the welterweight division and regain his championship
belt. UFC rising star Georges St. Pierre wants to prove he belongs among the elite and start his reign as the
champ. Hughes (37-4-0) from Hillsboro, IL proved he was ready for another title shot defeating Renato
Verissimo by unanimous decision at UFC 48. St Pierre (7-0-0) from Montreal, Canada, who specializes in
wrestling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, surprised everyone at UFC 48 showing his stand up skills stopping Jay
by TKO (strikes) 1:45 into round one.
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- News release from the UFC website with some editing from us (color, highlights, etc...)
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