UFC 25

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UFC 25: Ultimate Japan 3
A poster or logo for UFC 25: Ultimate Japan 3.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date April 14, 2000
Venue Yoyogi National Gymnasium
City Tokyo, Japan
Event chronology
UFC 24: First Defense UFC 25: Ultimate Japan 3 UFC 26: Ultimate Field of Dreams

UFC 25: Ultimate Japan 3 was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on April 14, 2000 at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan.

History[edit]

The event was the third UFC event to be held in Japan. UFC 25 was headlined by a fight between Tito Ortiz and Wanderlei Silva, held to determine the new Light Heavyweight Champion following Frank Shamrock's retirement from the UFC. The Octagon announcer was local Sanshiro Matuyama instead of the regular Bruce Buffer.

The event featured the first UFC appearance of future UFC Middleweight Champion Murilo Bustamante, as well as future PRIDE fighter Ikuhisa Minowa. This event also contained an interview with John Perretti, the UFC matchmaker at the time.

UFC 25 was initially seen live on pay-per-view. Many years later, UFC 25 was finally released as part of a DVD collection (UFC 21–30).

Results[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Tito Ortiz def. Wanderlei Silva Unanimous decision 5 5:00 [a]
Heavyweight Ron Waterman def. Satoshi Honma Unanimous decision 3 5:00
Middleweight Sanae Kikuta def. Eugene Jackson Submission (armbar) 1 4:39
Middleweight Murilo Bustamante def. Yoji Anjo Submission (arm triangle choke) 2 0:31
Preliminary Card
Lightweight Laverne Clark def. Koji Oishi Majority decision 3 5:00
Middleweight Ikuhisa Minowa def. Joe Slick TKO (referee stoppage due to cut) 3 1:54
  1. ^ Ortiz became the new UFC Light Heavyweight Championship.


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