After several weeks of speculation about the rumored fight card, the UFC has now announced the official fight card for UFC 77 which is slated to take place on October 20, 2007 at US Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. No big surprises here, other than the fact that it’s now official.
The main event will feature a rematch between Anderson Silva and Rich Franklin in a title bout for the UFC Middleweight Champion. This should make for a great fight especially since Franklin has chosen to isolate himself to seriously focus on training for this fight.
The co-main event will mark the return of both Tim Sylvia and Brandon Vera. Sylvia has not seen any action since undergoing surgery after losing the Heavyweight belt to Randy Couture back at UFC 68. Vera makes his return to the Octagon, putting his perfect MMA record on the line after nearly a year of absence. Both fighters are known to love to stand and trade so this one should be a dandy. Expect some fireworks to go off in this bout.
- Rich Franklin vs. Anderson Silva (Middleweight Championship Match)
- Tim Sylvia vs. Brandon Vera
- Eric Schafer vs. Stephan Bonnar
- Alan Belcher vs Kalib Starnes
- Jason MacDonald vs. Yushin Okami (swing bout)
- Alvin Robinson vs. Jorge Gurgel
- Josh Burkman vs. Forrest Petz
- Matt Grice vs. Jason Black
- Demian Maia vs. Ryan Jensen