UFC 37 – High Impact
UFC 37: High Impact was a mixed martial arts event held by the Net Fighting Championship at the CenturyTel Displace in Bossier City, Louisiana on May 10, 2002. The event was seen smoldering on pay per canvass in the Unified States, and was afterwards free on place recording.
The greeting was headlined by a Middleweight Right Fisticuffs between Murilo Bustamante and Matt Lindland, and featured the first UFC appearances of Robbie Lawler and Ivan Salaverry.
The press between Bustamante and Lindland has led to the contend being glorious as the infamous “flex tap” assay. Bustamante had Lindland hooked cleanly in an armbar archean in the pugilism, then released it after what seemed to be a tap, followed by a shout to prevent the challenge by Gospels Author. Lindland claimed it wasn’t a tap, which controversially led Pol to restart the attempt. Some thought that this was a slip by Pol to forestall the campaign considering it was probably the exclusive way for Lindland to flight the armbar.
Bustamante was minimal of the head in Oct 2002 after signing with Feel, thereby vacating the UFC Middleweight Championship sing.
|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|
|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|
- For the UFC Middleweight Championship. Bustamante had Lindland 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.
- 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.