As promised, here are my post-show thoughts of UFC 77.
Overall Grade: B
Match of the Night: Silva vs. Franklin (I didn’t see Matt Grice vs. Jason Black but they got the $40,000 bonus for match of the night from the UFC)
Knockout of the Night: Anderson Silva
Submission of the night: Demian Maia
Anderson Silva TKOs (strikes) Rich Franklin at 1:07 of round 2
Franklin looked so much better this time against Silva then he did last time. He defended the clinch well (well, better than he did in the first match) and even took the fight to the ground at one point. You can tell Rich took the match serious and worked his ass off. He also showed a tremendous chin because he took some sick shots in the first round and was able to recover.