|Event:||UFC 77: Hostile Territory|
|Date:||Sat., Oct. 20, 2007|
|Venue:||U.S. Bank Arena|
UFC 77 is officially in the books. ‘Hostile Territory’-led card took place at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio, 15 years ago. The nine-fight-event featured some great fights and a few of nice finishes, punctuated by Anderson Silva’s TKO (Knees) victory over Rich Franklin. In the co-main event, Tim Sylvia defeated Brandon Vera in round 3 by Decision (Unanimous).
UFC 77 bonus awards
Traditionally, UFC has handed out bonuses for Fight of the Night, Submission of the Night, and Knockout of the Night. The bonuses ranged from $20,000 up to $120,000. In 2014, the promotion has announced the Performance of the Night bonuses will replace the existing Knockout and Submission of the Night awards. The bonuses will be $50,000 each. There are two types of awards:
- Fight of the Night is awarded to both fighters in the most exciting fight of the night.
- Performance of the Night is awarded to fighters who put on the most thrilling individual performance.
Let’s take a closer look at the official UFC 77 bonus winners below:
There were nine fights at UFC 77: Hostile Territory, only four athletes received the bonuses. The Performance of the Night bonus went to Anderson Silva and Demian Maia, who will be leaving the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio with an extra $50,000. Matt Grice Vs. Jason Black was awarded the Fight of the Night.
Did you know: Zuffa purchased the UFC in 2001 from Semaphore Entertainment Group for $2 million.
UFC 77 fighter payouts
The salaries below are not official, but only an estimate. These payouts do not reflect the entire compensation for the event, as athletes may receive money from other undisclosed endorsements, Reebok sponsorship pay, and PPV points that some top-level fighters collect. Moreover, deductions for items such as insurance and licenses are not accounted for.
The list of fighter pay from UFC 77:
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 77 event is PENDING.
UFC 77 attendance and gate
There were 16,054 fans inside the U.S. Bank Arena for UFC 77 on October 20. The reported gate for the event is: $2,540,000. The buyrate and viewership data is: 325,000.