Matchup: Karo Parisyan (11-3) vs. Nick Diaz (9-2)
Date: August 21, 2004
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Recap: Young UFC® stars Karo Parisyan and Nick Diaz put it all on the line at UFC® 49, and for three rounds the two welterweights traded takedowns and momentum shifts in one of the most entertaining fights of the night. In the end, the aggressive Parisyan emerged victorious by scores of 30-27, 29-28, and 28-29.
Outcome: Parisyan by Split Decision