UFC Ultimate Fight Night 3

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Ultimate Fight Night 3
A poster or logo for Ultimate Fight Night 3.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date January 16, 2006
Venue Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
City Paradise, Nevada
Attendance 1,008
Total gate $144,600[1]
Event chronology
UFC 56: Full Force Ultimate Fight Night 3 UFC 57: Liddell vs Couture 3

Ultimate Fight Night 3 was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on January 16, 2006. The event took place at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Paradise, Nevada, and was broadcast live on Spike TV in the United States and Canada. The main event between Tim Sylvia and Assuerio Silva was touted as a match to determine the next contender for the UFC Heavyweight Championship, then held by Andrei Arlovski. The two-hour broadcast drew a 1.7 overall rating. The disclosed fighter payroll for Ultimate Fight Night 3 was $183,000.

During the broadcast, UFC President Dana White announced a bout between Matt Hughes and Royce Gracie, which later occurred at UFC 60.

Results[edit]

Preliminary card[edit]

Von Flue wins by technical submission (Von Flue choke)[2] at 1:17 of round three. This bout was not aired on the broadcast.
Fisher wins by technical knockout (doctor's stoppage due to broken jaw) at the end of round one. This bout, although preliminary was aired on the broadcast.
Ludwig wins by technical knockout due to a punch at 0:06 of round one. The bout was aired on the broadcast.
Neer wins by submission (triangle choke) at 4:20 of round one. This bout, although preliminary was aired on the broadcast.

Main card[edit]

Burkman wins by submission (guillotine choke) at 1:07 of round one.
Leben wins by technical knockout due to strikes at 1:44 of round one.
Bonnar wins by submission (kimura) at 4:30 of round one.
Sylvia wins by unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 29–28).

Bonus Awards[edit]

Official Paydays[edit]

Tim Sylvia: $80,000

Stephan Bonnar: $24,000

Jason Von Flue: $10,000

Josh Burkman: $10,000

Chris Leben: $10,000

Duane Ludwig: $8,000

Assuerio Silva: $8,000

Spencer Fisher: $8,000

Drew Fickett: $6,000

James Irvin: $5,000

Jorge Rivera: $5,000

Alex Karalexis: $3,000

Aaron Riley: $3,000

Jonathan Goulet: $3,000

Total Fighter Payouts: $183,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=2363
  2. ^ http://www.firstpost.com/topic/person/alex-karalexis-von-flue-choke-by-ron-hudson-video-ymTuEgER3Ms-47448-1.html

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