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.
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Round 1: Saunders lands some knees to start things off. He follows with a right that lands but Thomas responds with a right of his own. Thomas shoots for a takedown but Saunders stuffs it. They clinch against the cage before separating. Saunders then drops Thomas with a right hand. Saunders pounces on Thomas but gets caught in a modified triangle. Saunders gets out and climbs into Thomas’ guard. Saunders takes Thomas’ back and fights for a rear naked choke until time runs out. MMA on Tap scores the round 10-9 Saunders.
Round 2: Saunders stuffs another one of Thomas’ takedowns and throws him to the mat. Saunders controls Thomas for a few moments before deciding to stand up. Saunders lands a right high kick that stuns Thomas. Thomas shoots in for a sloppy takedown but Saunders easily stops it. Thomas rocked again with a knee. Thomas lands a nice combination but gets caught with a body kick that hurts him. Saunders takes Thomas down and quickly locks in an armbar that forces Thomas to tap at the 2:28 mark of round two.
Winner: Ben Saunders - Submission (Armbar)
Round 1: They clinch early. Bruno separates and shoots in for a takedown but Wilson stuffs it and lands some nice elbows. Wilson scores a takedown. Bruno pulls half-guard. They stand up and Wilson lands a body kick. Bruno lands a leg kick. They go back and forth with another pair of kicks just before clinching. Wilson hurts Bruno with a knee. Wilson takes Bruno down and takes his back. Bruno does a good job of defending and Wilson works for the choke until the round’s end. MMA on Tap scores the round 10-9 Wilson.
Round 2: Bruno shoots for a takedown early. Wilson stuffs it and lands a knee. Wilson takes Bruno’s back again but they quickly stand up. Bruno drops down for another takedown but it’s stopped. They clinch and Wilson lands another hard knee. They clinch and separate. Wilson lands an uppercut that sends Bruno to the canvas. Bruno survives Wilson’s attempt to stop the fight and stands up. Two more Bruno takedown attempts are stuffed before the end of the round. MMA on Tap scores the round 10-9 Wilson.
Round 3: Both fighters seem fairly tired to start the round. Wilson drops Bruno again with an uppercut during an exchange. Wilson pounces and takes Bruno’s back, working for another choke from behind. Bruno stands up but Wilson quickly takes him down again. They stand up and Bruno finally scores a takedown. He doesn’t do much witih it and they stand back up. Wilson stuffs two more takedowns attempts from Bruno. Wilson flips Bruno to the mat and lands some punches and elbows before the final horn. MMA on Tap scores the round 10-9 Wilson and the fight 30-27 Wilson. The judges agree.
Winner: Chris Wilson - Unanimous Decision
Round 1: Jones shoots in for a takedown to start things off but Gusmao stuffs it. Gusmao lands some knees in the clinch. They separate and exchange kicks. Jones trips Gusmao to the canvas but Gusmao quickly gets back up. They clinch again and Jones lands some punches during some dirty boxing. Jones inadvertently knees Gusmao in the ground. Jones gets a few more shots in before the referee calls a timeout to let Gusmao recover. Replays show questionable contact to the groin. The fight is restarted. Gusmao connects with a combination. Jones attempts a spinning backfist that misses but connects with another with seconds left in the round. MMA on Tap scores the round 10-9 Jones.
Round 2: They clinch to start the round and Jones hits Gusmao in the groin again with a knee. The fight is stopped and restarted. Jones hits another judo throw and puts Gusmao down. Gusmao quickly gets back up however. They exchange on the feet and each land some punches before clinching against the cage. Jones tries another spinning backfist that just misses. After a few moments, Jones lands another spinning backfist that grazes Gusmao’s face. Gusmao throws a flurry just before the round ends. MMA on Tap scores the round 10-9 Jones.
Round 3: They exchange strikes to begin the final round. Jones scores a takedown but yet again, Gusmao is quick to stand up. They clinch and separate. Jones tries a spinning back kick. They exchange and Jones lands a right. They clinch and Jones tags Gusmao with a hard knee. They separate and again go toe-to-toe. Gusmao tries a takedown but it’s stuffed. Jones takes Gusmao down and moves to side control. Jones tries to mount Gusmao but eventually opts to stand up. Jones kicks at Gusmao before jumping into his guard. Gusmao tries a sloppy triangle that Jones gets out of. Gusmao in desperation slides up for an omoplata but the round ends. MMA on Tap scores the round 10-9 Jones and the fight 30-27 Jones. Two out of the three judges agree with the exception of Jeff Mullen, who scores the bout 29-28.
Winner: Jon Jones - Unanimous Decision
Round 1: Kongo lands a kick and puts Evensen into the fence in the round’s opening moments. Kongo takes Evensen down. Kongo stands and kicks at Evensen’s legs. Nothing comes of it so referee Yves Lavigne stands them up. They clinch against the cage. Evensen tries a guillotine but Kongo gets out. Kongo scores another takedown. Once again, Kongo stands and kicks at Evensen’s legs until Lavigne stands them up. Once the bout is restarted, Evensen rushes at Kongo and Kongo counters with a right that drops him. Kongo pounces on Evensen and pounds away until Lavigne waves things off at the 4:55 mark.
Winner: Cheick Kongo - TKO (Strikes)
Round 1: McCrory misses with a wild right to start things, allowing Cummo to clinch. They exchange knees up against the cage. McCrory scores a takedown and immediately takes Cummo’s back. He fights for a choke but Cummo does a great job of defending. They scramble and Cummo pulls guard. They exchange positions on the ground until McCrory achieves mount and then tries an armbar. Cummo fights the hold and then gets on top of McCrory, where he remains until the end of the round. MMA on Tap scores the round 10-9 McCrory.
Round 2: McCrory takes Cummo down right away. McCrory moves to side control but Cummo quickly regains guard. They scramble and McCrory ends up with Cummo’s back again. McCrory suddenly locks in another armbar. McCrory has the arm fully extended but Cummo somehow does not tap and ends up on top of McCrory. McCrory looks for another armbar but can’t get it. He sweeps Cummo and throws some punches from top position until the horn sounds. MMA on Tap scores the round 10-9 McCrory.
Round 3: McCrory shoots in for a takedown after throwing some punches but Cummo stuffs it and winds up on top. They stand and McCrory drops for a takedown. Cummo stuffs it and throws a knee. The knee allows McCrory to take Cummo down. McCrory moves to side control and then mount and tries a kimura. They scramble and McCrory tries an armbar and then an omoplata. Cummo gets out of it and they stand up. McCrory gets another takedown. Cummo throws up a triangle and has it locked in tight. McCrory picks Cummo up and slams him, getting out of the hold just before the round ends. MMA on Tap scores the round 10-9 McCrory and the fight 30-27 McCrory. The judges agree.
Winner: Tamdan McCrory - Unanimous Decision
Round 1: MacDonald stalks Maia early. They clinch and Maia pulls MacDonald down. After a few moments, Maia locks in an extremely deep triangle. MacDonald fights it and eventually gets out. MacDonald takes Maia’s back and sinks in a rear naked choke. Maia flips out and pulls guard. Maia tries to stand and MacDonald pushes him back down. MacDonald locks in a guillotine. Maia gets out and gets on top before switching to MacDonald’s back. Maia locks in a rear naked choke. MacDonald fights it and gets out before the end of the round. MMA on Tap scores the round 10-9 Maia.
Round 2: They swing away to start the round and Maia cracks MacDonald with a left. They clinch against the cage. Maia tries some knees and takes MacDonald down. Maia mounts MacDonald and Maia throws some punches. Maia hits MacDonald with two lefts and MacDonald covers up. Maia pounding away but MacDonald survives. Maia continues to control on top but MacDonald avoids much of the punishment. Both men are cut now. They scramble and MacDonald gets on top just before the end of the round. MMA on Tap scores the round 10-9 Maia.
Round 3: MacDonald lands a right cross to start but Maia takes him down. MacDonald gets a guillotine but Maia quickly gets out and tries a guillotine of his own. MacDonald escapes and gets on top. MacDonald takes Maia’s back but Maia rolls over and then takes MacDonald down. Maia mounts MacDonald and lands some elbows. MacDonald gives up his back and Maia softens him up with punches. Maia locks in a rear naked choke and forces MacDonald to tap out. The time is 2:28 of the third round.
Winner: Demian Maia - Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Round 1: They exchange kicks to start. A high kick from Florian is blocked. Huerta with two leg kicks and Florian takes Huerta down. Huerta tries to buck Florian off but Florian lands in mount. Florian takes Huerta’s back and throws some punches. Huerta shakes Florian off and stands up. Florian blocks a body kick. Florian misses a superman punch and high kick combo. Huerta lands a knee and a right hand. They clinch and dirty box. They clinch again and Florian throws a knee before stepping away. Florian lands a trio of right hands before the end of the round. MMA on Tap scores the round 10-9 Florian.
Round 2: They flurry to start the round. Florian is in and out with combos. Huerta sticks with his kicks. They clinch and each look for the takedown before separating. Florian shoots for a takedown and gets a right on the way in. Huerta stuffs it and punishes Florian with elbows. Florian takes Huerta down and takes his back. Two big rights land for Florian. Huerta spins out and they stand. Florian trips Huerta to the mat and lands two rights as Huerta gets back up. Huerta tries to take Florian down and Florian lands an elbow and some uppercuts in the clinch. They go toe-to-toe until the end of the round. MMA on Tap scores the round 10-9 Florian.
Round 3: Florian lands an upkick right off the bat. Florian takes Huerta down but Huerta gets up. Florian lands a flying knee and a right. Florian cracks Huerta with a left and Huerta mocks him. Florian takes Huerta down but Huerta gets up. Florian grazes Huerta with a knee and then lands a high kick. Florian catches Huerta with another front kick. Huerta desperately swinging away but nothing lands. Huerta cracks Florian with a left and a right. Huerta lands a leg kick but slips and gets back up. They both rock each other during an exchange. Florian takes Huerta down but stands up. Florian jabs away until the end. MMA on Tap scores the round 10-9 Florian and the fight 30-27 Florian. The judges concur.
Winner: Kenny Florian - Unanimous Decision
Round 1: Gamburyan swings wildly as he darts towards Emerson. Emerson counters with a right hook that drops Gamburyan. Emerson cracks Gamburyan with a left hand as he rises up and knocks Gamburyan out. Yves Lavigne jumps in and informs Gamburyan of the bad news as he wakes up. The stoppage comes at only 0:12.
Winner: Rob Emerson - KO (Punch)
Round 1: Lesnar tries a flying knee from the start. Lesnar drops Herring with a straight right. Herring flips and gets up. They clinch against the cage and Lesnar gets Herring in a guillotine. Herring gets out and Lesnar quickly takes him down. Lesnar throws some punches and takes Herring’s back. Lesnar landing punches from underneath. Herring tries to roll into guard but Lesnar flips him to his back. Lesnar controls him until the end of the round. MMA on Tap scores the round 10-8 Lesnar.
Round 2: Lesnar charges for a takedown right away but Herring stuffs it. They clinch and Lesnar takes Herring down, climbing on his back quickly. They scramble and Lesnar moves to side control. Lesnar lands two rights and they scramble again with Lesnar taking Herring’s back. Lesnar mounts Herring and Herring gives up his back. Herring rolls and winds up on his back in half-guard. Herring rolls and stands up. Herring punches to the body and Lesnar lands two heavy knees. Herring misses with an uppercut and Lesnar takes Herring down to end the round. MMA on Tap scores the round 10-9 Lesnar.
Round 3: Herring lands a body kick to start the round. Lesnar throws Herring to the ground. Lesnar with knees to the body. Herring goes for a kimura but Lesnar mounts him. Herring rolls and Lesnar tries for a rear naked choke but Herring gets out. Herring stands up and catches Lesnar with a right but Lesnar takes him down once again. They scramble and Lesnar mounts Herring. Just before the round ends, Lesnar hops off Herring and starts mocking him, laughing at him as the horn sounds. Lesnar continues the disrespect, “roping” Herring as he is checked on by his corner. Still, total domination by Lesnar. MMA on Tap scores the round 10-9 and the fight 30-26 for Lesnar.
Winner: Brock Lesnar - Unanimous Decision
Round 1: St. Pierre takes Fitch down right away to start things off. Fitch controlling St. Pierre’s hands well. St. Pierre lands an elbow, followed by two rights. Fitch stands up and St. Pierre takes him down again. Fitch gets back up and St. Pierre cracks him with a left. St. Pierre drops Fitch with a straight right. St. Pierre tees off on a downed Fitch. St. Pierre lands vicious elbows. Fitch survives and ties St. Pierre up. Fitch tries to get up but St. Pierre’s punches keep him down. Fitch stands up and St. Pierre rocks him with lefts and rights. Fitch pulls guard and St. Pierre continues the punishment. St. Pierre moves to side control and then mounts Fitch. Fitch scrambles and they hold until the round ends. MMA on Tap scores the round 10-8 St. Pierre.
Round 2: They exchange to start the round. Fitch lands a body shot. St. Pierre with a superman punch and leg kick. St. Pierre with a jab. Fitch blocks a head kick. Fitch with another body shot. St. Pierre with a jab and a leg kick. St. Pierre just misses with a spinning back kick. St. Pierre lands a left. Fitch follows with a right. Fitch lands a right and then a left. Fitch with another right. St. Pierre lands a body kick. Fitch stuffs a takedown attempt. Fitch lands a combination. St. Pierre counters with a left and then buckles Fitch with a right. St. Pierre tries another spinning back kick just before the round’s end. MMA on Tap scores the round 10-9 St. Pierre.
Round 3: St. Pierre connects with a right to start the round. St. Pierre then drops Fitch with a right to the temple just as Fitch counters with a left. St. Pierre pounces and takes Fitch’s back. St. Pierre goes for a rear naked choke but Fitch gets out and ends up on top. Fitch lands some strikes. They scramble and St. Pierre ends up on top. St. Pierre lets Fitch up. St. Pierre lands a heavy leg kick. St. Pierre with a high and low kick. They clinch and St. Pierre lands a left. St. Pierre follows with a right and a knee that hurts Fitch. St. Pierre drops Fitch with a high kick. Fitch gets back up and leans against the cage. They go toe-to-toe until St. Pierre slams him down just before the round ends. MMA on Tap scores the round 10-8 St. Pierre.
Round 4: Fitch lands a knee to start the round. Both are cut around their left eyes. Fitch swinging and missing. St. Pierre lands a right cross. Fitch lands a body kick. They jab. Fitch lands a superman punch. St. Pierre kicks the groin of Fitch but they continue. Fitch lands a jab. They continue to exchange. Fitch tries to take St. Pierre down but St. Pierre backs up on one foot to the fence. St. Pierre muscles Fitch to the ground and goes into his guard. St. Pierre drops for a heel hook in the final seconds but the horn sounds. MMA on Tap scores the round 10-9 St. Pierre.
Round 5: St. Pierre lands a left hook to begin the final round. St. Piere with a right and then another left hook. St. Pierre catches Fitch with a spinning back fist and then takes him down. St. Pierre stays busy with body shots on the ground. St. Pierre postures up and lands two heavy lefts. St. Pierre lands two more lefts before Fitch stands up. St. Pierre shoots in for another takedown and gets it. Fitch slides up for a triangle but St. Pierre breaks it. Fitch tries to stand but St. Pierre pushes him back down. They scramble until the round ends. MMA on Tap scores the round 10-9 St. Pierre and the fight 50-43 for St. Pierre. The judges all agree in fashion.
Winner: Georges St. Pierre - Unanimous Decision