Template:Infobox MMA event Ultimate Fight Night was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on August 6, 2005.[1] The event took place at Cox Pavilion in Paradise, Nevada[1] and was broadcast live on Spike TV in the United States and Canada.


It was the second-ever UFC event on free television,[2] with the telecast drawing a 1.5 overall rating in the United States.[3][4]

With his victory at the event, Nate Quarry became the first TUF participant to earn a title shot in the organization. He fought for the UFC Middleweight Championship against Rich Franklin at UFC 56.[5]

In The MMA Encyclopedia, Jonathan Snowden and Kendall Shields derided the main event as "one of the worst fights of all time."[6] Nate Marquardt tested positive for nandrolone at the post-fight drug test following his win over Ivan Salaverry.[7]


Preliminary cardEdit

Fickett wins by technical submission (rear naked choke) at 1:35 of round one. This bout was not aired on the broadcast.
Florian wins by technical knockout (doctor stoppage) at 2:52 of round two. This bout was not aired on the broadcast.

Main cardEdit

Koscheck wins by submission (rear naked choke) at 1:53 of round one.
Quarry wins by TKO (Punch) at :42 of round 1.
Bonnar wins by unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).
Leben wins by split decision (29–28, 27–29, 30–27).
Swick wins by KO (strikes) at :22 in round one.
Marquardt wins by unanimous decision (30–27, 29–28, 29–28).

Reported payoutEdit

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.[8]

  • 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)

See alsoEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 "UFC - Fight Night 1". Retrieved 2012-10-27. 
  2. Trembow, Ivan (2005-08-08). "Monday, August 08, 2005". Ivan's Blog. Retrieved 2012-10-27. 
  3. Trembow, Ivan (2005-08-10). "Ultimate Fight Night Draws a 1.5 Rating, Topping NFL Pre-Season Football and X-Games". Ivan's Blog. Retrieved 2012-10-27. 
  4. Gross, Josh (2005-08-09). ""Ultimate Fight Night" No. 1 Saturday Night". Retrieved 2012-10-27. 
  5. Hemminger, Brian (2012-02-22). "Nate Quarry talks MMA Uncensored Live and the next stage of his career (MMAmania exclusive)". Retrieved 2012-10-28. 
  6. Jonathan Snowden and Kendall Shields, The MMA Encyclopedia (ECW Press, Nov 1, 2010), [1].
  7. Robinson, Bryan (2012-02-21). "Nate Marquardt Signs With Strikeforce, Likely to Face Tyron Woodley for Welterweight Title". Retrieved 2012-10-28. 
  8. Trembow, Ivan (2005-08-12). "UFC, King of the Cage, and K-1 USA Salary Breakdown". Ivan's Blog. Retrieved 2012-10-27. 

External linksEdit

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