UFC Ultimate Fight Night 3

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Ultimate Fight Night 3
The poster for Ultimate Fight Night 3
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateJanuary 16, 2006
VenueHard Rock Hotel and Casino
CityLas Vegas, Nevada
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 Las Vegas, 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.


Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Tim Sylvia def. Assuerio Silva Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Stephan Bonnar def. James Irvin Submission (kimura) 1 4:30
Welterweight Josh Burkman def. Drew Fickett Submission (guillotine choke) 1 1:07
Middleweight Chris Leben def. Jorge Rivera TKO (punches) 1 1:44
Preliminary Card
Welterweight Josh Neer def. Melvin Guillard Submission (triangle choke) 1 4:20
Welterweight Duane Ludwig def. Jonathan Goulet KO (punch) 1 0:11 [a]
Welterweight Spencer Fisher def. Aaron Riley TKO (doctor stoppage) 1 5:00
Welterweight Jason Von Flue def. Alex Karalexis Technical Submission (Von Flue choke) 3 1:17 [b]
  1. ^ The UFC records the official bout time at 0:11. Dana White and UFC officials have admitted[2] the actual KO time was 0:06. The NSAC cannot retroactively amend bout times
  2. ^ This bout was not aired on the broadcast.

Bonus awards[edit]

Reported payouts[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

Disclosed Fighter Payroll: $183,000

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-09-26.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Fastest knockout in UFC, Duane Ludwig thrilled to be recognized by Dana White". mmamania.com. April 28, 2017. Retrieved April 28, 2017.

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