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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.

UFC Headed Back to Canada by Year’s End?


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Months after holding an uber-successful event at Montreal’s Bell Centre which marked records for the fastest and biggest sellout in UFC history, it seems the promotion is attempting to return to Canada for another event before the end of the year.

UFC President Dana White revealed the news yesterday while coming out of a meeting concerning the potential event. He stated that he is pinpointing a return to the Great White North sometime in either November or December. The UFC is also rumored to be considering a trip to Portland, Oregon for their November show as well.

Should Georges St. Pierre come away victorious in his welterweight title defense against Jon Fitch this weekend in Minnesota, an end of the year event could have St. Pierre face UFC lightweight champion B.J. Penn in a rematch of their March 2006 bout, where St. Pierre won a razor-close split decision.

Many have estimated that the 21,390 the UFC drew to the Bell Centre earlier this year was no fluke and that the majority of those who purchased tickets resided outside of the province of Quebec. While a St. Pierre-Penn II would be huge in general, it would be of the biggest importance in Canada. So… Olympic Stadium anyone?

(For those in Canada - Dana White will be featured in-studio tomorrow afternoon on Rogers Sportsnet’s “Sportsnet Connected” program, which airs daily from 6 AM-1 PM ET.)

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.

Fitch Talks GSP, Keys to Victory

Jon Fitch discusses his upcoming UFC welterweight title bout against current champion Georges St. Pierre, which will take place on August 9th in Minnesota, in the above video courtesy of ESPN. Fitch also touches on why he believes St. Pierre’s recent unwillingness to stand and strike gives him in advantage in the fight, his keys to victory, and how many of his fans, friends, and family he believes will be in attendance that night.

GSP Talks Fitch; Refutes Affliction Rumors

Reigning UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre discusses his upcoming title defense against top contender Jon Fitch at UFC 87: Seek and Destroy on August 9th in the above video courtesy of ESPN. St. Pierre also touches on how he plans on actually successfully making a title defense this time around and how Fitch doesn’t have anyone at this camp (San Jose’s American Kickboxing Academy) that will be able to put the kind of pressure on him during training that St. Pierre intends to put on him during the fight.

I’m also not sure how these rumors got started, probably because of his relationship with Affliction Clothing as a sponsor, but with only two fights remaining on his current deal with the UFC, many were speculating that St. Pierre would opt to leave the company after his contract was up. St. Pierre refuted those rumors on MMA Weekly Radio last night, stating that his management team is currently in talks with the UFC about an extension and that he “would like to retire with the UFC” as well.

Mayweather Bests St. Pierre for ESPY


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Longtime pound-for-pound boxing king Floyd Mayweather Jr. has reportedly bested reigning UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre for ESPN’s “Best Fighter” ESPY award. The awards were handed out earlier this week at a cerermony Wednesday night in Los Angeles.

The news comes from a report from The Fight Network. St. Pierre became the third mixed martial artist to be nominated for the award. Former UFC champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Randy Couture were both in the running for last year’s award but also fell short of Mayweather.

Mayweather bested fellow boxers Kelly Pavlik, Joe Calzaghe and female fighter Holly Holm as well as St. Pierre to win the award for the second year in a row. The ESPY awards are scheduled to air this Sunday at 9:00 PM ET on ESPN.

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