UFC 87

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UFC 87: Seek and Destroy
A poster or logo for UFC 87: Seek and Destroy.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date August 9, 2008
Venue Target Center
City Minneapolis, Minnesota
Attendance 15,087
Total gate $2,252,000
Buyrate 625,000[1]
Event chronology
UFC: Silva vs. Irvin UFC 87: Seek and Destroy UFC 88: Breakthrough

UFC 87: Seek and Destroy was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on August 9, 2008, at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Background[edit]

The card was headlined by a welterweight championship bout between champion Georges St-Pierre and challenger Jon Fitch.[2] UFC Hall of Famer Mark Coleman was first scheduled to fight Brock Lesnar, but an Achilles tendon injury forced him to withdraw. Heath Herring stepped in to fight Lesnar instead.

Future UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones made his UFC debut at this event after stepping in to replace Tomasz Drwal who pulled out of his bout with Andre Gusmao due to injury.

Results[edit]

Preliminary card[edit]

Saunders defeated Thomas via submission (armbar) at 2:28 of round 2.
Wilson defeated Bruno via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).
  • Light heavyweight bout: Andre Gusmao vs. Jon Jones
Jones defeated Gusmao via unanimous decision (30–27, 29–28, 30–27).
Kongo defeated Evensen via TKO (punches) at 4:55 of round 1. This bout aired on the PPV broadcast following the Gamburyan vs. Emerson fight.
McCrory defeated Cummo via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 29–28).

Main card[edit]

Maia defeated MacDonald via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:44 of round 3.
Emerson defeated Gamburyan via KO (punches) at 0:12 of round 1.
Florian defeated Huerta via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).
Lesnar defeated Herring via unanimous decision (30–26, 30–26, 30–26).
St-Pierre defeated Fitch via unanimous decision (50–44, 50–43, 50–44).

Bonus awards[edit]

At the end of the night, the UFC awarded $60,000 to each of the fighters who received one of these three awards.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Meltzer, Dave (2008-12-12). "Lesnar blasts UFC toward record year - Yahoo Sports Canada". Ca.sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
  2. ^ "Lesnar-Coleman Headlines UFC 87 in Minnesota on August 9". UFC.com. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]

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