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UFC Fight Night 1

UFC Fight Night 1
  • Saturday 08.06.2005
  • U.S. Broadcast: Spike TV
  • Name: UFC Fight Night 1
  • Also Known As: UFC Ultimate Fight Night
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: Cox Pavilion
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • TV Ratings: 1,500,000 viewers
  • Number of MMA Bouts: 8
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Fight Card

Referees

  • John McCarthy
    Marquardt vs. Salaverry (8)Bonnar vs. Hoger (6)
  • Herb Dean
    Leben vs. Cote (7)Swick vs. Ray (3)
  • Cecil Peoples
    Quarry vs. Sell I (5)Florian vs. Karalexis (2)
  • Steve Mazzagatti
    Koscheck vs. Spratt (4)Fickett vs. Neer (1)

UFC Fight Night 1 Wiki Update Wiki

After the overwhelming success of The Ultimate Fighter 1 Finale on Spike TV, the UFC returned to the cable television network later that year for the first in a long-running series of free fight cards designed to feature up-and-coming and fan-favorite talents in the organization. The Spike TV series was christened the UFC’s Ultimate Fight Night.


Featured prominently on the main card of the first Fight Night were cast members from the first season of The Ultimate Fighter, including Nate Quarry, Stephan Bonnar, and Chris Leben. Skilled Pancrase veteran Nate Marquardt made his promotional debut on the card as well.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:54 PM ET
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