UFC 25: Ultimate Japan 3 was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on April 14, 2000 at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan.


The event was the third UFC event to be held in Japan. UFC 25 was headlined by a fight between Tito Ortiz and Wanderlei Silva, held to determine the new Light Heavyweight Champion following Frank Shamrock's retirement from the UFC. The Octagon announcer was local Sanshiro Matuyama instead of the regular Bruce Buffer.

The event featured the first UFC appearance of future UFC Middleweight Champion Murilo Bustamante, as well as future PRIDE fighter Ikuhisa Minowa. This event also contained an interview with John Perretti, the UFC matchmaker prior to his replacement, the famous Dana White.

UFC 25 was initially seen live on pay-per-view. Many years later, UFC 25 was finally released as part of a DVD collection (UFC 21–30).


Preliminary Card

Clark wins by majority decision at 15:00.
Minowa wins by TKO (referee stoppage due to cut) at 1:54 of the third round.

Main Card

Waterman wins by unanimous decision at 15:00.
Kikuta wins by submission (armbar) at 4:39 of the first round.
Bustamante wins by submission (arm triangle choke) at 0:31 of the second round.
Ortiz wins by unanimous decision at 25:00.

External links

Ultimate Fighting Championship events

                               Upcoming events are in italics

Major events
Fight Nights
(on Spike TV)
UFC on Versus
UFC on Fox
UFC on Fuel TV
Fight Nights
(on Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2
or UFC Fight Pass)
The Ultimate Fighter
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