Ultimate New Year's Eve Dec 31

Dec 15, 2004
LAS VEGAS – A decade of dominating New Year’s Eve continues Dec. 31 when the Ultimate Fighting Championship celebrates its 10th consecutive year of bringing viewers the ultimate pay-per-view event on the ultimate night of the year: Ultimate New Year’s Eve ’04.

This annual six-hour taped show features the very best action of the world’s top mixed martial artists in 40 complete fights at UFC events from 2002 through 2004 on pay-per-view starting at 10 p.m. EST, on Friday, Dec. 31. Look for bone-jarring action selected from UFC 40: Vendetta through UFC 49: Unfinished Business.

Ultimate New Year’s Eve ’04 will be available on iNDemand, DirecTV, Dish Network, Bell ExpressVu, Echostar, TVN and Viewer’s Choice Canada for the suggested retail price of $29.95. An encore performance will begin immediately after the telecast.

UFC 40: Vendetta includes the classic Light Heavyweight Title bout between Ken Shamrock and Tito Ortiz, while UFC 41: Onslaught features the heavyweight championship match-up between Tim Sylvia and Ricco Rodriguez.

UFC 42: Sudden Impact shows the clash between light heavyweights Evan Tanner and Rich Franklin; UFC 43: Meltdown takes you inside the Octagon for the UFC Interim Light Heavyweight Championship between Randy Couture and Chuck Liddell, and the exciting fight between Vitor Belfort and Marvin Eastman.

UFC 44: Undisputed relives the championship bout between Sylvia and Gan McGee and other heavyweights Andrei Arlovski and Vladimir Matyushenko, while UFC 45: Revolution revolves around the Matt Hughes- Frank Trigg welterweight championship match-up.

The fighters give it their all in UFC 46: Super Natural when heavyweight Frank Mir fights Wes Sims, and in UFC: It’s On! when Liddell and Ortiz fight in the main event and Robbie Lawler and Nick Diaz square off in a welterweight bout. UFC 48: Payback! recalls the fight between Shamrock, a UFC Hall of Famer, and Kimo Leopoldo and, finally, the evening’s excitement ends with UFC 49: Unfinished Business and the thrilling kicks showcased in Liddell vs. Vernon White, and Yves Edwards vs. Josh Thomson.

Top UFC legends like Tank David Abbott and Cabbage Correira, and stars like Dave Terrell, Georges St. Pierre, Karo Parisyan, Carlos Newton, Tiki Ghosn, Matt Lindland and Phil Baroni also are featured. Top mixed martial artists such as Justin Eilers, Pete Spratt, Mike Kyle and Chris Lytle all make their way once again into the Octagon in these vivid highlights.

On TV this Jan. 17 watch for the premiere of UFC’s reality show The Ultimate Fighter on Spike TV. The 15-episode series, which airs Monday nights at 11 p.m., is hosted by top recording artist Willa Ford. The show will follow 16 athletes as they train, workout and live together. The final four fighters will meet in championship matches in a middleweight division and a light-heavyweight division to determine who will win UFC contracts.

UFC 51: Super Saturday
Following Ultimate New Year’s Eve ’04, the UFC’s next pay-per-view telecast will be UFC 51: Super Saturday LIVE at 10 p.m. EST, Feb. 5, 2005 from the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Tickets for the all-star, nine-fight card are now on sale at the Mandalay Bay Box Office (877-632-7400), at all Ticketmaster locations, and on the internet at www.ticketmaster.com and www.mandalaybay.com.

Tickets for this event are priced at $350, $250, $150, $75 and $35. To order tickets by telephone call 877-880-0880 or 702-891-7777. Ticket purchases are subject to transaction fees. UFCâ 51: Super Saturday will be available LIVE on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. EST on iNDemand, DirecTV, Dish Network, TVN, Bell ExpressVu and Viewers Choice Canada. The suggested retail price is $29.95.
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