UFC 50


October 22, 2004

Boardwalk Hall 

Atlantic City, New Jersey



Matt Hughes To Battle Georges St. Pierre For Ultimate Fighting Championship Welterweight Title Live 

on Pay-Per-View

Las Vegas, NV, August 10, 2004 - There’s going to be a war Friday, October 22 at Boardwalk Hall in

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

War of ’04.

Tickets for this all-star, eight-fight card, $350, $250, $150, $75 and $35, will go on sale Friday, August 13 at

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,

Echostar, Bell ExpressVu and Viewers Choice Canada. The suggested retail price is $29.95.

Ortiz, “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” makes his return to the Octagon in a continuation of a war with

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

Lions Den type T-shirt that poked fun at Mezger and the Lions Den.

The war continues and the battle lines are drawn for the Welterweight Championship bout. Former champion

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

Hieron by TKO (strikes) 1:45 into round one.

The remainder of the card will be announced as the bouts become official.

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Historic Boardwalk Hall, which first opened in 1929, received a $90 million renovation to transform the

building into a modern special events arena capable of variable seating for up to 13,800 people. The facility is

the home of the ECHL’s 2003 Kelly Cup Champion Boardwalk Bullies, in addition to hosting an array of other

events including concerts, boxing, family shows, and Atlantic City’s signature event, Miss America. Visit us

at www.boardwalkhall.com. for more information. Boardwalk Hall is an SMG-managed facility.



- News release from the UFC website with some editing from us (color, highlights, etc...)


card subject to change