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.

UFC 77: Hostile Territory
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The poster for UFC 77: Hostile Territory.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateOctober 20, 2007
VenueU.S. Bank Arena
CityCincinnati, Ohio
Total gate$2,540,000
Event chronology
UFC 76: Knockout UFC 77: Hostile Territory UFC 78: Validation


The main event featured Anderson Silva defending his Middleweight Championship against Cincinnati native and 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 vs. Sylvia fight, former amateur wrestler and WWE wrestler Brock Lesnar announced he had signed with the UFC.[5]

The scores for the Black vs. 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.


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) (29–27, 29–28, 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 (punches) 2 2:47
Middleweight Alan Belcher def. Kalib Starnes TKO (doctor stoppage) 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, 29–28, 28–29) 3 5:00
Lightweight Matt Grice def. Jason Black Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 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 awardsEdit

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

See alsoEdit


  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. Archived from the original on 2007-10-23. Retrieved 2007-10-20.
  6. ^ UFC Roundup: Post-UFC 77 News and Notes | MMAFrenzy.com

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