July was a busy month for MMA fans, with Affliction Entertainment putting on their first ever MMA event, then the UFC countering with a free Fight Night the same evening, to EliteXC’s second promotional event on CBS last weekend. The UFC gives fans a weekend off before it picks up again next weekend with UFC 87. And, MMA fans will need that week off because the Minnesota card is stacked with important bouts for many fighters.
The week begins on Thursday, as Spike TV will be airing “UFC 87 – Seek and Destroy Countdown” at 11PM EST. Then on Friday, the fighters will hit the scales at the Target Center at 1PM CT.
Here are the bouts scheduled for UFC 87:
Ben Saunders vs. Ryan Thomas
Steve Bruno vs. Chris Wilson
Andre Gusmao vs. Jon Jones
Cheick Kongo vs. Dan Evense
Luke Cummo vs. Tamdan McCrory
Demian Maia vs. Jason McDonald
Manny Gamburyan vs. Rob Emerson
Kenny Florian vs. Roger Huerta
Brock Lesnar vs. Heath Herring
Jon Fitch vs. Georges St-Pierre (UFC Welterweight Champion)
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