- UFC 77 WEIGH-IN RESULTS ANS PICTURES (UPDATED)

October 19, 2007
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style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:#333333'>CINCINNATI – The
fighters for Saturday night’s Ultimate Fighting Championship 77 weighed-in on
Friday before a huge crowd at the U.S. Bank Arena.

style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:#333333'>The main event
features a rematch between current middleweight champion Anderson Silva and
former champion Rich Franklin.

style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:#333333'>A heavyweight
contenders’ bout between Tim Sylvia and Brandon Vera is also garnering much
attention following the exodus of former UFC heavyweight champion Randy
Couture.

style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:#333333'>Following delays in
receiving his work visa in Brazil and arriving late Thursday morning in
Cincinnati, there were obvious questions surrounding Silva coming into this
fight with Franklin. Of particular interest was whether or not the travel
difficulties would have an affect on his weight.

style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:#333333'>Those questions were
answered when Silva stepped on the scales weighing 184.5 pounds, while
Franklin, before a standing ovation, logged in at 184 pounds.

style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:#333333'>Despite Sylvia coming
in a rather light, at least for him, 260.5 pounds, he still dwarfed his
opponent with a 35-pound weight difference.

style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:#333333'>Josh Burkman
weighed-in for his welterweight preliminary bout with Forrest Petz at 171.5
pounds. There is a one-pound tolerance for non-title fights, but Burkman was
still a half-pound over that mark. He was given one hour to lose the final 0.5
pounds.

style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:#333333'>(UPDATE)
About
an hour after the weigh-ins, Burkman confirmed to MMAWeekly that he did make
weight on his second attempt. 

style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:#333333'>UFC Middleweight
Championship:
Anderson Silva – 184.5
Rich Franklin – 184

style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:#333333'>Heavyweight Bout:
Tim Sylvia – 260.5
Brandon Vera – 225.5

style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:#333333'>Light Heavyweight
Bout:
Eric Schafer – 203.5
Stephan Bonnar – 204

style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:#333333'>Middleweight Bout:
Kalib Starnes – 186
Alan Belcher – 186

style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:#333333'>Lightweight Bout:
Jorge Gurgel – 155
Alvin Robinson – 155.5

style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:#333333'>Middleweight Bout:
Yushin Okami – 186
Jason MacDonald – 184.5

style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:#333333'>Middleweight Bout:
Demian Maia – 185
Ryan Jensen – 185.5

style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:#333333'>Welterweight Bout:
Josh Burkman – 171.5
Forrest Petz – 170
(About an hour after the weigh-ins, Burkman confirmed to MMAWeekly that he
did make weight on his second attempt.)

style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:#333333'>Lightweight Bout:
Jason Black – 156
Matt Grice – 155

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