|Event:||UFC 37: High Impact|
|Date:||Fri., May. 10, 2002|
|Location:||Bossier City, Louisiana|
UFC 37 is officially in the books. ‘High Impact’-led card took place at the CenturyTel Center in Bossier City, Louisiana, 20 years ago. The eight-fight-event featured some excellent fights and a several of nice finishes, punctuated by Murilo Bustamante’s Submission (Guillotine Choke) victory over Matt Lindland. In the co-main event, Ricco Rodriguez defeated Tsuyoshi Kosaka in round 2 by TKO (Punches).
UFC 37 bonus awards
Traditionally, UFC has handed out bonuses for Fight of the Night, Submission of the Night, and Knockout of the Night. The bonuses ranged from $20,000 up to $120,000. In 2014, the promotion has announced the Performance of the Night bonuses will replace the existing Knockout and Submission of the Night awards. The bonuses will be $50,000 each. There are two types of awards:
- Fight of the Night is awarded to both fighters in the best fight of the night.
- Performance of the Night is awarded to fighters who put on the most thrilling individual performance.
Let’s take a closer look at the official UFC 37 bonus winners below:
There were eight fights at UFC 37: High Impact, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to , who will be leaving the CenturyTel Center in Bossier City, Louisiana with an extra $50,000. was awarded the Fight of the Night.
Did you know: Zuffa purchased the UFC in 2001 from Semaphore Entertainment Group for $2 million.
UFC 37 fighter payouts
The salaries below are not official, but only an estimate. These payouts do not reflect the entire compensation for the event, as athletes may receive money from other undisclosed endorsements, Reebok sponsorship pay, and PPV points that some top-level fighters collect. Moreover, deductions for items such as insurance and licenses are not accounted for.
The list of fighter pay from UFC 37:
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 37 event is PENDING.
UFC 37 attendance and gate
There were 7,200 fans inside the CenturyTel Center for UFC 37 on May 10. The reported gate for the event is: Undisclosed. The buyrate and viewership data is: 50,000.