The UFC has officially announced the long rumored and unofficially confirmed UFC 77. The event, which carries the name “Hostile Territory” will invade the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio on October 20th. The name is an obvious attempt to describe the situation current middleweight champion Anderson Silva will face this fall when he steps into the octagon at the event to face Cincinnati-native Rich Franklin in front his hometown fans. Though many have criticized the bout because it isn’t taking place on neutral ground it will serve as a true test of Silva’s dominance and can prove is Silva is up to the task of defending his title in such a biased setting.
Members on the UFC Fight Club can begin to purchase tickets on August 22nd at 10am eastern time. 4 days later the general public can snatch up tickets staring at 10am on August 26th. Though not announced UFC newsletter subscribers should be able to purchase tickets on August 24th but more on that when if becomes official.