The Ultimate Fighting Championship officially announced the finalized UFC 87: “Seek and Destroy” fight card taking place at the Target Center in Minneapolis on Aug. 9, headlined by the UFC welterweight title bout between champion Georges St-Pierre and challenger Jon Fitch.
Kenny Florian and Roger Huerta square off in a lightweight match up that could determine the number one contender to vie for BJ Penn’s title. Collegiate wrestling champion and professional wrestling superstar Brock Lesnar returns to the Octagon taking on UFC and Pride veteran Heath Herring.
In preliminary action, Ben Saunders was originally scheduled to take on fellow “The Ultimate Fighter” season six housemate Jared Rollins, but Rollins has been replaced by Ryan Thomas who will be making his UFC debut.
French heavyweight Cheick Kongo looks to bounce back from his loss to Heath Herring at UFC 82 against Dan Evensen while Andre Gusmao steps into the Octagon for the first time against Jon Jones.
Main Card Bouts:
-Georges St. Pierre (#1 Welterweight in the World)* vs. Jon Fitch (#2 Welterweight in the World)*
-Kenny Florian vs. Roger Huerta
-Brock Lesnar vs. Heath Herring
-Demian Maia vs. Jason MacDonald
-Manny Gamburyan vs. Rob Emerson
-Cheick Kongo vs. Dan Evensen
-Andre Gusmao vs. Jon Jones
-Steve Bruno vs. Chris Wilson
-Tamdan McCrory vs. Luke Cummo
-Ben Saunders vs. Ryan Thomas
Main card airs in the United States on pay-per-view for $44.95
*Based on MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings