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UFC 46: Supernatural was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on January 31, 2004, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event was broadcast live on pay-per-view in the United States, and later released on DVD.

UFC 46: Supernatural
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The poster for UFC 46: Supernatural.
Information
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateJanuary 31, 2004
VenueMandalay Bay Events Center
CityLas Vegas, Nevada
Attendance10,700[1]
Total gate$1,377,000[1]
Buyrate80,000[1]
Total purse$540,500[2]
Event chronology
UFC 45: Revolution UFC 46: Supernatural UFC 47: It's On!

Contents

HistoryEdit

Headlining the card was a UFC Light Heavyweight Championship bout between Randy Couture and Vitor Belfort. The evening marked the UFC debut of future welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre.

ResultsEdit

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Vitor Belfort def. Randy Couture (c) TKO (doctor stoppage) 1 0:54 [a]
Welterweight B.J. Penn def. Matt Hughes (c) Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 4:37 [b]
Heavyweight Frank Mir def. Wes Sims KO (knee and punches) 2 4:21
Catchweight (175 lb) Renato Verissimo def. Carlos Newton Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Lee Murray def. Jorge Rivera Submission (triangle armbar) 1 1:45
Preliminary card
Welterweight Georges St-Pierre def. Karo Parisyan Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Josh Thomson def. Hermes França Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Matt Serra def. Jeff Curran Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00


Fighter PayoutsEdit

The total fighter payroll for UFC 46 was $540,500.[2]

  • Vitor Belfort: $130,000 ($100,000 for fighting; $30,000 win bonus)
  • Randy Couture: $120,000 ($120,000 for fighting; win bonus would have been $80,000)
  • Frank Mir: $90,000 ($60,000 for fighting; $30,000 win bonus)
  • Matt Hughes: $55,000 ($55,000 for fighting; win bonus would have been $55,000)
  • B.J. Penn: $50,000 ($25,000 for fighting; $25,000 win bonus)
  • Carlos Newton: $30,000 ($30,000 for fighting; win bonus would have been $0)
  • Matt Serra: $16,000 ($8,000 for fighting; $8,000 win bonus)
  • Renato Verissimo: $10,000 ($5,000 for fighting; $5,000 win bonus)
  • Josh Thomson: $8,000 ($4,000 for fighting; $4,000 win bonus)
  • Lee Murray: $6,000 ($3,000 for fighting; $3,000 win bonus)
  • Georges St-Pierre: $6,000 ($3,000 for fighting; $3,000 win bonus)
  • Hermes Franca: $6,000 ($6,000 for fighting; win bonus would have been $6,000)
  • Wes Sims: $5,000 ($5,000 for fighting, win bonus would have been $5,000)
  • Jorge Rivera: $3,000 ($3,000 for fighting; win bonus would have been $3,000)
  • Karo Parisyan: $3,000 ($3,000 for fighting; win bonus would have been $3,000)
  • Jeff Curran: $2,500 ($2,500 for fighting; win bonus would have been $2,000)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "UFC 46: Supernatural". Tapology.com. Retrieved 2012-10-20.
  2. ^ a b Trembow, Ivan (2004-10-17). "Full Breakdown of Fighter Salaries for UFC 46, UFC 47, UFC 48, and UFC 49". MMAWeekly.com. Ivan's Blog. Retrieved 2012-10-20.

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