Ajax loader

Completed Event

UFC 37.5: As Real As It Gets

UFC 37.5
  • Saturday 06.22.2002
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: Bellagio Hotel and Casino
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Mike Goldberg, Jeff Osborne, Joe Rogan
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Attendance: 3,700
  • Number of MMA Bouts: 6
  • Promotion Links:
  • Event Links:

Fight Card

Referees

  • John McCarthy
    Liddell vs. Belfort (6)Radach vs. Serra (5)Lawler vs. Berger (3)
  • Kipp Kollar
    Spratt vs. Light (4)Fryklund vs. Ruas (2)
  • Cecil Peoples
    Edwards vs. Pierini (1)

UFC 37.5 Wiki Update Wiki

In one of the most bizarre events in the company's history, UFC 37.5 was a last-minute event put on in the Summer of 2002 for the sole purpose of getting the best fight of the night aired on Fox Sports Net's The Best Damn Sports Show Period. That fight ended up being the one between Robbie Lawler and Steve Berger, which therefore holds the distinction of being the first fight ever aired on U.S. cable television.


The card only had six fights, and was not aired on Pay Per View until a later date. The odd numbering for the event was due to the fact that UFC 38 was already being marketed for its debut in England the following month.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:54 PM ET
Wiki Contributors:

  • MMA Weekly : Men’s Heavyweight MMA Top 10 Rankings (over 205 pounds)
  • MMA Weekly : Men’s Light Heavyweight MMA Top 10 Rankings (205-pound limit)
  • MMA Weekly : Men’s Middleweight MMA Top 10 Rankings (185-pound limit)
  • MMA Weekly : Men’s Welterweight MMA Top 10 Rankings (170-pound limit)
  • MMA Weekly : Men’s Lightweight MMA Top 10 Rankings (155-pound limit)
  • MMA Weekly : Men’s Featherweight MMA Top 10 Rankings (145-pound limit)
  • MMA Weekly : Men’s Bantamweight MMA Top 10 Rankings (135-pound limit)
  • MMA Weekly : Men’s Flyweight MMA Top 10 Rankings (125-pound limit)
  • MMA Weekly : Women’s Bantamweight MMA Top 10 Rankings (135-pound limit)
  • MMA Weekly : Women’s Flyweight MMA Top 10 Rankings (125-pound limit)
  • MMA Weekly : Women’s Strawweight MMA Top 10 Rankings (115-pound limit)
  • MMAFighting.com : ‘Mayhem’ Miller arrested for felony vandalism, in danger of facing jail sentence
  • MMA Junkie : Photos: Inside Chuck Liddell's training camp ahead of Tito Ortiz trilogy fight
  • MMA Junkie : UFC Moncton main event breakdown: Volkan Oezdemir, Anthony Smith clash in high-pressure affair
  • MMA Junkie : Fabio Maldonado may be 'The Iron Hillbilly,' but Nikita Chistyakov's life sounds like a country song
  • MMA Junkie : MMA highs and lows of the week: More UFC 230 changes and PFL surprises
  • MMA Junkie : Mark De La Rosa vs. Jordan Espinosa, Hannah Cifers, Thiago Moises among UFC Denver changes
  • MMAFighting.com : On last fight of Brave CF deal, Bruno Malfacine feels ready for whatever comes next
  • MMA Weekly : Anthony Smith Ready to Step in if Something Happens to Jon Jones or Alexander Gustafsson
  • MMA Junkie : Report: 'Mayhem' Miller faces four years in prison after another brush with law