UFC Ultimate Fight Night 3

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Ultimate Fight Night 3
A poster or logo for Ultimate Fight Night 3.
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date January 16, 2006
Venue Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
City Las Vegas, 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 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. ^ Fastest finish in UFC history. 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, however this is considered the fastest finish and KO in UFC history.
  2. ^ This bout was not aired on the broadcast.

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