UFC Ultimate Fight Night

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UFC Ultimate Fight Night
UFC Ultimate Fight Night.jpg
The poster for UFC Ultimate Fight Night.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateAugust 6, 2005
VenueCox Pavilion
CityLas Vegas, Nevada
Estimated viewers2,000,000
Total purse$136,000
Event chronology
UFC 53: Heavy Hitters UFC Ultimate Fight Night UFC 54: Boiling Point

UFC Ultimate Fight Night (also known as UFC Fight Night 1) was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on August 6, 2005. The event took place at University of Nevada's Cox Pavilion, Las Vegas, Nevada and was broadcast live on Spike TV in the United States and Canada.


It was the second-ever UFC event on free television,[1] with the telecast drawing over two million viewers for a 1.5 overall rating in the United States.[2][3]

With his victory at the event, Nate Quarry became the first The Ultimate Fighter participant to earn a title shot in the organization. He fought for the UFC Middleweight Championship against Rich Franklin at UFC 56.[4]

Nate Marquardt tested positive for nandrolone at the post-fight drug test following his win over Ivan Salaverry.[5]


Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Nate Marquardt def. Ivan Salaverry Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00 [a]
Middleweight Chris Leben def. Patrick Côté Decision (split) (29–28, 30–27, 27–29) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Stephan Bonnar def. Sam Hoger Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Nate Quarry def. Pete Sell TKO (punch) 1 0:42 [b]
Welterweight Josh Koscheck def. Pete Spratt Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 1:53
Middleweight Mike Swick def. Gideon Ray TKO (punches) 1 0:22
Preliminary card
Welterweight Kenny Florian def. Alex Karalexis TKO (doctor stoppage) 2 2:52
Welterweight Drew Fickett def. Josh Neer Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 1:35
  1. ^ Marquardt tested positive for the banned substance nandrolone in his post-fight drug test.
  2. ^ Both Sell and the crowd vocally disagreed with referee Cecil Peoples' stoppage of the fight.

Reported payout[edit]

The following is the reported payout to the fighters as reported to the respective Athletic Commission. Individual payouts are listed below. The numbers only include figures that the UFC disclosed to the state athletic commission; fight bonuses, sponsorship fees, and other unofficial bonuses were not disclosed. The total fighter payroll for UFC Ultimate Fight Night was $136,000. [6]

  • Stephan Bonnar: $24,000 ($12,000 for fighting; $12,000 win bonus)
  • Nathan Marquardt: $20,000 ($10,000 for fighting; $10,000 win bonus)
  • Kenny Florian: $12,000 ($6,000 for fighting; $6,000 win bonus)
  • Chris Leben: $10,000 ($5,000 for fighting; $5,000 win bonus)
  • Nate Quarry: $10,000 ($5,000 for fighting; $5,000 win bonus)
  • Josh Koscheck: $10,000 ($5,000 for fighting; $5,000 win bonus)
  • Mike Swick: $10,000 ($5,000 for fighting; $5,000 win bonus)
  • Ivan Salaverry: $8,000 ($8,000 for fighting; win bonus would have been $8,000)
  • Patrick Cote: $5,000 ($5,000 for fighting; win bonus would have been $5,000)
  • Sam Hoger: $5,000 ($5,000 for fighting; win bonus would have been $5,000)
  • Alex Karalexis: $5,000 ($5,000 for fighting; win bonus would have been $5,000)
  • Pete Sell: $4,000 ($4,000 for fighting; win bonus would have been $4,000)
  • Pete Spratt: $4,000 ($4,000 for fighting; win bonus would have been $3,000)
  • Drew Fickett: $4,000 ($2,000 for fighting; $2,000 win bonus)
  • Gideon Ray: $3,000 ($3,000 for fighting; win bonus would have been $3,000)
  • Josh Neer: $2,000 ($2,000 for fighting; win bonus would have been $2,000)

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