UFC 77

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UFC 77: Hostile Territory
A poster or logo for UFC 77: Hostile Territory.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date October 20, 2007
Venue U.S. Bank Arena
City Cincinnati, Ohio
Attendance 16,054
Total gate $2,540,000
Buyrate 325,000[1]
Event chronology
UFC 76: Knockout UFC 77: Hostile Territory UFC 78: Validation

UFC 77: Hostile Territory was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). The event took place on Saturday, October 20, 2007 at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Background[edit]

The main event featured Anderson Silva defending his Middleweight Championship against former champion Rich Franklin in a rematch of their October 2006 meeting at UFC 64, which Silva won by technical knockout.[2] The name "Hostile Territory" came from the defense of Anderson Silva's UFC middleweight title against Cincinnati native Rich Franklin.[3]

The co-main event was a heavyweight match-up between former two-time Heavyweight Champion Tim Sylvia and undefeated Brandon Vera.[4]

Before the Vera-Sylvia fight, former amateur wrestler and WWE superstar Brock Lesnar announced he had signed with the UFC.[5]

The scores for the Black/Grice match were initially announced as 29–28 for Black, 29–28 for Grice, and 28–28, and the bout was ruled a split draw. An announcement was then made in the arena that the scores had been miscalculated and Grice was awarded the victory.

Results[edit]

Main card (PPV)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Anderson Silva (c) def. Rich Franklin TKO (knees) 2 1:07 [a]
Heavyweight Tim Sylvia def. Brandon Vera Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Alvin Robinson def. Jorge Gurgel Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–27, 29–27) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Stephan Bonnar def. Eric Schafer TKO (strikes) 2 2:47
Middleweight Alan Belcher def. Kalib Starnes TKO (cut) 2 1:39
Preliminary card
Middleweight Yushin Okami def. Jason MacDonald Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Demian Maia def. Ryan Jensen Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:40 [b]
Welterweight Josh Burkman def. Forrest Petz Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Matt Grice def. Jason Black Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
  1. ^ For the UFC Middleweight Championship.
  2. ^ This bout aired on the PPV broadcast following the Silva vs. Franklin fight.


Bonus awards[edit]

At the end of this event, $40,000 was awarded to each of the fighters who received one of these three awards.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MMAPayout.com Blue Book". MMAPayout.com. Retrieved 2012-08-30. 
  2. ^ Stupp, Dann (July 16, 2007). "Liddell vs. Silva on ... then off ... then on again (maybe)". Dayton Daily News. Retrieved 2007-08-10. 
  3. ^ Curtis, Tim (August 14, 2007). "UFC coming to Cincinnati". Cincinnati Enquirer. Retrieved 2007-08-15. 
  4. ^ Arias, Carlos (August 22, 2007). "Can GSP bounce back?". Orange County Register. Retrieved 2007-08-23. 
  5. ^ "UFC signs former WWE star Brock Lesnar". 411mania.com. Retrieved 2007-10-20. 
  6. ^ UFC Roundup: Post-UFC 77 News and Notes | MMAFrenzy.com

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