- FRANCA, KONGO ADDED TO UFC 87

June 13, 2008
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by MMAWeekly.com Staff
The Ultimate Fighting Championship on Friday announced several additional bouts for its UFC 87 event scheduled for Aug. 9 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn.

Added to the fight card are a heavyweight bout between Cheick Kongo, the man who sent Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic packing from the UFC, against Dan Evensen. Evensen makes his UFC debut on a four-fight winning streak.

Hermes Franca makes his return to the Octagon after fulfilling a year-long suspension in California for alleged steroid use. He will face Frankie Edgar, who lost his most recent bout dropping a unanimous decision to Gray Maynard at UFC Fight Night 13.

Also announced were bouts pitting Team Quest fighter Chris Wilson against American Top Teamer Steve Bruno at middleweight and Ultimate Fighter welterweights Ben Saunders and Jared Rollins against each other.

Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre headlines UFC 87, defending his belt against American Kickboxing Academy fighter John Fitch. Other feature bouts include a lightweight contenders bout with Kenny Florian and Roger Huerta fighting for a shot at the title currently held by B.J. Penn and former WWE star Brock Lesnar making his second UFC start facing veteran Heath Herring.

UFC 87 Bouts (officially announced):
-Georges St. Pierre vs. Jon Fitch
-Kenny Florian vs. Roger Huerta
-Brock Lesnar vs. Heath Herring
-Frankie Edgar vs. Hermes Franca
-Cheick Kongo vs. Dan Evensen
-Steve Bruno vs. Chris Wilson
-Ben Saunders vs. Jared Rollins

UFC 87 Bouts (unannounced):
-Mac Danzig vs. Clay Guida
-Karo Parisyan vs. TBA
-Andre Gusmao vs. TBA

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