Photos by Ken Pishna – MMAWeekly.com
Georges St. Pierre
on Saturday night at UFC 87 clearly defined his roll as the No. 1 welterweight
fighter in the world with his domination of the No. 2 welterweight in the
world, Jon Fitch. In doing so, however, he has aligned a superfight between
himself and current UFC lightweight champion B.J. Penn. The bout has been
confirmed by UFC president Dana White and is likely to take place at the promotion’s
year-end event in late December.
professional wrestler Brock Lesnar clearly established himself as a force in
the UFC’s heavyweight division at UFC 87, punishing Heath Herring over the
course of their three-round fight. Lesnar won a unanimous decision and the
praise of White, who at the post-fight press conference declared, “Brock Lesnar
is a mixed martial artist.”
lightweight contenders Kenny Florian and Roger Huerta also battled it out on
Saturday night with Florian earning a unanimous decision and a shot at B.J.
Penn’s lightweight belt, once the Hawaiian has met his challenge against St.
Pishna was on location in Minneapolis to capture all of the action in this exclusive UFC 87 photo gallery.
Pierre def. Jon Fitch by Unanimous Decision (50-43, 50-44, 50-44)
Lesnar def. Heath Herring by Unanimous Decision (30-26 on all cards)
def. Manny Gamburyan by KO at 0:12, R1
Florian def. Roger Huerta by Unanimous Decision (30-27 on all cards)
def. Jason MacDonald by Submission (rear naked choke) at 2:44, R3
McCrory def. Luke Cummo by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Kongo def. Dan Evensen by TKO (strikes on the ground) at 4:55, R1
def. Andre Gusmao by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Wilson def. Steve Bruno by Unanimous Decision (30-27) on all cards
-Ben Saunders def. Ryan Thomas by
Submission (armbar) at 2:28, R2
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