UFC 25

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 Light Heavyweight Title Bout between Tito Ortiz and Wanderlei Silva, held to determine the Middleweight Champion following Frank Shamrock's retirement from the UFC.

The event featured the first UFC appearance of future UFC Middleweight Champion Murilo Bustamante, as well as PRIDE fighter Ikuhisa Minowa.

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).


* Lightweight bout: United States LaVerne Clark vs. Japan Koji Oishi

Clark wins by majority decision at 15:00.

* Middleweight bout: Japan Ikuhisa Minowa vs. United States Joe Slick

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

* Heavyweight bout: United States Ron Waterman vs. Japan Satoshi Honma

Waterman wins by unanimous decision at 15:00.

* Middleweight bout: Japan Sanae Kikuta vs. United States Eugene Jackson

Kikuta wins by submission (armbar) at 4:39 of the first round.

* Middleweight bout: Brazil Murilo Bustamante vs. Japan Yoji Anjo

Bustamante wins by submission (arm triangle choke) at 0:31 of the second round.

* UFC Light Heavyweight Championship bout: United States Tito Ortiz vs. Brazil Wanderlei Silva

Ortiz wins by unanimous decision at 25:00.