Completed MMA Event

UFC 77: Hostile Territory

UFC 77
  • Saturday 10.20.2007
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: U.S. Bank Arena
  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $2,540,000
  • Attendance: 16,054
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 325,000 | TV Ratings:
  • MMA Bouts: 9
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Fight Card

Honors & Awards

  • Knockout of the Night
    Anderson Silva vs. Rich Franklin II   |   $40,000 bonus to Silva
  • Submission of the Night
    Demian Maia vs. Ryan Jensen   |   $40,000 bonus to Maia
  • Fight of the Night
    Matt Grice vs. Jason Black   |   $40,000 bonus to each fighter


  • John McCarthy
    Silva vs. Franklin II (9)Bonnar vs. Schafer (6)Maia vs. Jensen (3)
  • Yves Lavigne
    Sylvia vs. Vera (8)Belcher vs. Starnes (5)
  • Mark Matheny
    Robinson vs. Gurgel (7)Okami vs. MacDonald (4)Grice vs. Black (1)


UFC 77 Wiki

Although he ranked as the lowest-drawing champion on the UFC’s roster in terms of Pay Per View buys, by 2007 Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva had proven with his demolitions of Rich Franklin, Travis Lutter, and Nate Marquardt that he was the best 185-pound fighter on the planet. In the main event of UFC 77, which took place in Franklin’s back yard of Cincinnati, Ohio, Silva duplicated his first victory over the former champion by finishing his opponent—again from the clinch—in the second round.

Realizing that he could not hope to defeat “The Spider,” Franklin would soon vacate the 185-pound weight class in search of superfights at catch weights and contention in the light heavyweight division.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:58 PM ET
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