by Damon Martin – MMAWeekly.com
With Oct. 20 rapidly approaching, the Ultimate Fighting Championship on Tuesday announced the finalized card for UFC 77: Hostile Territory set to take place at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati.
The additional fights add on to a card already featuring a main event between current UFC middleweight champion and MMAWeekly.com No. 1 ranked fighter Anderson “The Spider” Silva and former champion Rich “Ace” Franklin.
Former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia returns to face Brandon Vera in a heavyweight bout with the winner likely moving into title contention.
Also previously announced is a welterweight match-up between Josh Burkman and Forrest Petz.
The undercard features many popular UFC fighters such as Stephan Bonnar, Jason MacDonald, and fighting in his adopted hometown, Jorge Gurgel, who also owns one of the largest MMA schools in the Midwest, located in Cincinnati.
Here is the full fight card, as officially announced by the UFC:
–Anderson Silva vs. Rich Franklin
–Tim Sylvia vs. Brandon Vera
–Josh Burkman vs. Forrest Petz
–Stephan Bonnar vs. Eric Schafer
–Kalib Starnes vs. Alan Belcher
–Jason MacDonald vs. Yushin Okami
–Jorge Gurgel vs. Alvin Robinson
–Demian Maia vs. Ryan Jensen
–Matt Grice vs. Jason Black