2002 in Sports - Mixed Martial Arts

Mixed Martial Arts

The following is a list of major noteworthy MMA events during 2002 in chronological order.

Date Event Alternate Name/s Location Attendance PPV Buyrate Notes
January 11 UFC 35: Throwdown Uncasville, Connecticut, US 9,600 35,000
February 22 Pride The Best Vol. 1 Tokyo, Japan
February 24 Pride 19: Bad Blood Saitama, Japan
March 22 UFC 36: Worlds Collide Las Vegas, Nevada, US 10,000 55,000 This event featured the last UFC appearance's from Pat Miletich and Pete Williams.
April 28 Pride 20: Armed and Ready Yokohama, Japan
May 10 UFC 37: High Impact Bossier City, Louisiana, US 7,200 50,000
June 22 UFC 37.5: As Real As It Gets Las Vegas, Nevada, US 3,700 This event featured the first appearance of longtime UFC announcer Joe Rogan.
June 23 Pride 21: Demolition Saitama, Japan
July 13 UFC 38: Brawl at the Hall Saitama, Japan 3,800 45,000
July 20 Pride The Best Vol. 2 Tokyo, Japan
August 28 Pride Shockwave Dynamite! Tokyo, Japan 91,108 Event featured a Royce Gracie vs. Hidehiko Yoshida Jujutsu match and two K-1 kickboxing matches. This event holds the highest attendance for a predominately MMA event.
September 27 UFC 39: The Warriors Return Uncasville, Connecticut, US 7,800 45,000
September 29 Pride 22: Beasts From The East 2 Nagoya, Japan
October 20 Pride The Best Vol. 3 Tokyo, Japan
November 22 UFC 40: Vendetta Las Vegas, Nevada, US 13,265 150,000 This event was the first to gain mainstream converge for a MMA event in the USA. The event also was noted as an important fiscal milestone for Zuffa and the UFC.
November 24 Pride 23: Championship Chaos 2 Tokyo, Japan
December 23 Pride 24: Cold Fury 3 Fukuoka, Japan

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