Ultimate Fight Night 3
was a mixed martial arts
event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship
on January 16
. 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
. 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.
- Von Flue wins by technical submission (choke) 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 :11 of round one. The bout, although preliminary, 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.
- Leben wins by technical knockout due to strikes at 1:44 of round one.
- Burkman wins by submission (guillotine choke) at 1:07 of round one.
- Bonnar wins by submission (kimura) at 4:30 of round one.
- Sylvia wins by unanimous decision.
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