2002 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

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  • March 23 – death of Ben Hollioake, Surrey and England player, in a car crash
  • June 1 – death of Hansie Cronje, South African player still involved in match-fixing controversy, in an air crash
  • New Zealand are forced to abandon their tour of Pakistan after a bomb explodes outside their hotel in Karachi
  • County Championship (England and Wales) – Surrey CCC

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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, United States 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, United States 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, United States 7,200 50,000
June 22 UFC 37.5: As Real As It Gets   Las Vegas, United States 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, United States 7,800 45,000
September 29 Pride 22: Beasts From The East 2   Nagoya, Japan
November 22 UFC 40: Vendetta   Las Vegas, United States 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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See also 2002 ATP Tour, 2002 WTA Tour

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