UFC 37

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UFC 37: High Impact
A poster or logo for UFC 37: High Impact.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date May 10, 2002
Venue CenturyTel Center
City Bossier City, Louisiana
Attendance 7,200
Buyrate 50,000
Event chronology
UFC 36: Worlds Collide UFC 37: High Impact UFC 37.5: As Real As It Gets

UFC 37: High Impact was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship at the CenturyTel Center in Bossier City, Louisiana on May 10, 2002. The event was seen live on pay per view in the United States, and was later released on home video.

History[edit]

The card was headlined by a Middleweight Title Bout between Murilo Bustamante and Matt Lindland, and featured the first UFC appearances of Robbie Lawler and Ivan Salaverry.

The fight between Bustamante and Lindland has led to the contest being known as the infamous "double tap" fight. Bustamante had Lindland hooked cleanly in an armbar early in the fight, then released it after what seemed to be a tap, followed by a shout to stop the action by John McCarthy. Lindland claimed it wasn't a tap, which controversially led McCarthy to restart the fight. Many thought that this was a mistake by McCarthy to stop the fight considering it was probably the only way for Lindland to escape the armbar.

Bustamante was stripped of the title in October 2002 after signing with PRIDE, thereby vacating the UFC Middleweight Championship belt.

Results[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Murilo Bustamante (c) def. Matt Lindland Submission (Guillotine Choke) 3 1:33 [a]
Heavyweight Ricco Rodriguez def. Tsuyoshi Kosaka TKO (punches) 2 3:25
Lightweight B.J. Penn def. Paul Creighton TKO (punches) 2 3:23
Middleweight Phil Baroni def. Amar Suloev TKO (punches) 1 2:55
Lightweight Caol Uno def. Yves Edwards Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Preliminary card
Middleweight Ivan Salaverry def. Andrei Semenov TKO (punches) 3 2:27
Welterweight Benji Radach vs. Steve Berger No Contest 1 0:27 [b]
Welterweight Robbie Lawler def. Aaron Riley Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
  1. ^ For the UFC Middleweight Championship. Bustamante had Lindland hooked cleanly in an armbar early in the fight, then released it after what seemed to be a tap, followed by a shout to stop the action by John McCarthy. Lindland claimed it wasn't a tap, which controversially led McCarthy to restart the fight. This has led to the contest being known as the infamous "double tap" fight. Bustamante was stripped of the title in October 2002 after signing with PRIDE, thereby vacating the UFC Middleweight Championship belt.
  2. ^ Radach was declared the winner by TKO at 0:27 of the first round, but the fight was later ruled a No Contest by the Louisiana State Athletic Commission.


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