UFC 57: Liddell vs. Couture 3 was a combined martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Champion on February 4, 2006. It was held at the Mandalay Bay Occasions Center on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada, and broadcast live on pay-per-view in the United States.
Headlining the card was an awaited rubber match in between top UFC stars and previous coaches of The Ultimate Fighter Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture, extensively promoted and marketed as MMA’s first major trilogy.
UFC 57 had 9 bouts set up. The event was headlined by a clash between Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture. In the co-main occasion, Brandon Vera handled Justin Eilers. The night started with Keith Jardine taking on Mike Whitehead, followed by Branden Lee Hinkle vs. Jeff Monson.
It was the UFC’s biggest grossing gate to date, $3.3 million, in addition to a price of over 400,000 pay-per-view buys. The divulged fighter payroll for the occasion was $667,000.