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Discussing the Aftermath of UFC 87


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It’s only been two days since the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s debut show in Minnesota and the after-effects of the event are already being hotly-discussed around the MMA world. While the show may not have delivered in terms of brutal and quick stoppages, each fight that took place was filled with technical exchanges and exciting moments. There wasn’t much more the hardcore fan could ask for.

However the results of the bouts, primarily those that took place on the televised main card, have left questions in terms of the futures of some fighters. Will Georges St. Pierre actually rematch B.J. Penn later this year? What’s next for Brock Lesnar, Kenny Florian, and Roger Huerta? Here’s my thoughts on the answers to those…

Will St. Pierre and Penn fight before the end of the year?

Yes. Without a doubt. It’s a fight that even UFC President Dana White has been going crazy about even before St. Pierre fought and defeated Jon Fitch this past weekend. We all know Penn is stubborn when it comes to his goals and it seems like his dream to become a multi-division champion won’t be leaving him anytime soon. St. Pierre is currently at the top of his game in every aspect, especially mentally, meaning that he won’t be turning down any kind of fight at the moment.

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UFC 87 Post-Fight Press Conference Video

Here’s some video from last night’s UFC 87 post-fight press conference, courtesy of ESPN. Georges St. Pierre discusses his successful title defense over Jon Fitch in the above video. Comments from Brock Lesnar, Kenny Florian, and Roger Huerta are after the jump.

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St. Pierre Defeats Fitch; Penn Rematch Looms


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Casting the ghosts of disappointing defeats aside, Georges St. Pierre flourished in his first successful UFC welterweight title defense, dominating top contender Jon Fitch over five rounds en route to a unanimous decision win in front of a sold-out crowd Saturday night at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

St. Pierre (17-2) set the tempo early, quickly taking down Fitch (17-3), a former standout wrestler at Purdue University. After a few more meetings with the mat, Fitch was sent there once again courtesy of a straight right from St. Pierre. The Canadian pounced on his opponent and did his best to finish the fight but Fitch, proving true to his reputation, regained his composure and fought on.

“He showed why I said that,” St. Pierre said after the fight when referring to Fitch’s toughness. “It was his first title shot and he did awesome. He’ll be back. I told him that this might be the best thing to ever happen to him.”

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UFC 87: Seek and Destroy Live Results

We will be going live at 8:00 PM ET tonight with live results of UFC 87: Seek and Destroy, which will take place at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The show’s televised main card will air on pay-per-view and Yahoo! Sports starting at 10 PM ET.

The event will be headlined by Georges St. Pierre defending his UFC welterweight title against gritty top contender Jon Fitch, who will be challenging Royce Gracie’s age-old record for consecutive wins. Additional featured fights include Brock Lesnar vs. Heath Herring and Kenny Florian vs. Roger Huerta.

Be sure to leave comments throughout the night. Detailed live results are after the jump. 

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Previewing UFC 87: Seek and Destroy


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Just two weekends after Anderson Silva destroyed James Irvin on cable television, the Ultimate Fighting Championship returns with it’s latest offering: UFC 87: Seek and Destroy, which is headlined by Georges St. Pierre defending his UFC welterweight title against gritty top contender Jon Fitch, who will be challenging Royce Gracie’s age-old record for consecutive wins.

The UFC didn’t come alone on it’s first trip to the state of Minnesota - hometown products Roger Huerta and Brock Lesnar have come to participate in the biggest fights of their respective careers. Huerta will challenge Kenny Florian for the assumed right to take on UFC lightweight champ B.J. Penn while Lesnar will look to bounce back from an embarrassing first defeat against experienced veteran Heath Herring.

Here’s a little breakdown of what you can expect and what you should watch for during tonight’s event. The televised main card will air on pay-per-view and Yahoo! Sports starting at 10 PM ET. MMA on Tap will have complete play-by-play coverage of the event starting at 8 PM ET, so be sure to check back here throughout the night.

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UFC 87: Seek and Destroy Weigh-In Results


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The official weigh-in results for tomorrow night’s UFC 87: Seek and Destroy, which will take place at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, are below. The show’s televised main card will air on pay-per-view starting at 10 PM ET. All fighters successfully made weight.

Main Card:

Georges St. Pierre (170 lbs) vs. Jon Fitch (170 lbs lbs)
Heath Herring (250 lbs) vs. Brock Lesnar (265 lbs)
Kenny Florian (155 lbs) vs. Roger Huerta (155 lbs)
Jason MacDonald (185 lbs) vs. Demian Maia (185 lbs)
Rob Emerson (155 lbs) vs. Manny Gamburyan (155 lbs)

Preliminary Fights:
Cheick Kongo (235 lbs) vs. Dan Evensen (244 lbs)
Luke Cummo (167 lbs) vs. Tamdan McCrory (170 lbs)
Andre Gusmao (205 lbs) vs. Jon Jones (205 lbs)
Chris Wilson (170 lbs) vs. Steve Bruno (170 lbs)
Ben Saunders (170 lbs) vs. Ryan Thomas (170 lbs)

UFC 87 Pre-Fight Press Conference Video

Here’s video from yesterday’s pre-fight press conference for UFC 87: Seek and Destroy, courtesy of ESPN. Georges St. Pierre and Jon Fitch discuss their UFC welterweight title bout in the above video. Clips featuring Brock Lesnar, Heath Herring, Kenny Florian, and Roger Huerta are after the jump.

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Countdown to UFC 87 Airs Tonight

“Countdown to UFC 87”, the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s usual event preview show, will premiere tonight at 11 PM ET on Spike TV. You can check out a preview of the episode here. The show will focus on the three biggest main card fights that will take place this Saturday night: Georges St. Pierre vs. Jon Fitch, Roger Huerta vs. Kenny Florian, and Heath Herring vs. Brock Lesnar. Interviews and video of all fighters training in their respective hometowns are expected to be shown.

Herring: “Lesnar Isn’t My First Rodeo”

In the above video courtesy of ESPN, UFC heavyweight contender Heath Herring discusses his upcoming showdown with professional wrestler turned mixed martial artist Brock Lesnar at this Saturday’s UFC 87: Seek and Destroy, which will take place at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Herring also touches on how he believes Lesnar is a one-dimensional fighter and why he thinks his ten years of experience will pay off in this fight.

Dana White Previews UFC 87

Here’s something a little different. UFC President Dana White has decided to keep a video blog of his doings in this week leading up to Saturday night’s UFC 87: Seek and Destroy, which will take place at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In the above video, White discusses what he plans to do with the videos and previews the three big fights on UFC 87’s main card: Brock Lesnar vs. Heath Herring, Kenny Florian vs. Roger Huerta, and Georges St. Pierre vs. Jon Fitch.

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