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UFC 77: Josh Burkman vs. Forrest Petz

josh burkman Josh Burkman (8-4) and Forrest Petz (13-4) will meet in a welterweight bout at UFC 77: "Hostile Territory" in Cincinnati, Ohio, on October 20, according to a recent MySpace bulletin from "The People's Warrior."

The 170-pound clash finalizes the UFC 77 fight card from the U.S. Bank Arena.

Burkman is coming off of a unanimous decision loss to Karo Parisyan at UFC 74 this past May. The former contestant on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) — who also dates UFC ring girl Arianny Celeste — possesses a decent record inside the Octagon (4-2) since his debut in 2005.

Petz is from nearby Cleveland, Ohio, and will look to put together back-to-back UFC wins for the first time in his career. "The Meat Cleaver" recently outpointed the game Luigi Fioravanti on all three judges scorecards at UFC Fight Night 10 back in June.

Both Burkman and Petz share a common opponent, Sam Morgan, who Burkman crushed with a slam and Petz earned a unanimous decision.

For more on UFC 77, which features the 185-pound title fight between middleweight champion Anderson Silva and Rich Franklin, as well as the heavyweight return of Brandon Vera against Tim Sylvia, click here.

Thanks to UFCmania reader "Seamus" for the assist.

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