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UFC 87: Seek and Destroy

UFC 87
  • Saturday 08.09.2008
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: Target Center
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $2,252,000
  • Attendance: 15,087
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 625,000 | TV Ratings:
  • MMA Bouts: 10
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Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Honors & Awards

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  • Fight of the Night
    Georges St. Pierre vs. Jon Fitch   |   $60,000 bonus to each fighter
  • Knockout of the Night
    Manny Gamburyan vs. Rob Emerson   |   $60,000 bonus to Emerson
  • Submission of the Night
    Demian Maia vs. Jason MacDonald   |   $60,000 bonus to Maia
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Referees

  • Yves Lavigne
    St. Pierre vs. Fitch (10)Gamburyan vs. Emerson (8)Maia vs. MacDonald (6)Kongo vs. Evensen (4)
  • Dan Miragliotta
    Lesnar vs. Herring (9)Florian vs. Huerta (7)Cummo vs. McCrory (5)
  • Darryl Guthmiller
    Gusmao vs. Jones (3)Saunders vs. Thomas (1)
  • Nick Gamst
    Wilson vs. Bruno (2)

UFC 87 Wiki Update Wiki

In the featured event of the Summer of 2008, UFC 87 led with three of the most-anticipated fights of the year, as Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre defended his title in a Fight of the Night effort against Jon Fitch, while Brock Lesnar earned his first UFC win over Heath Herring and Kenny Florian stopped the undefeated run of Roger Huerta.


The main event fight between St-Pierre and Fitch was one of the best fights of the year, not because it was competitive, but rather because Fitch endured an incredible amount of physical damage, refusing to give in over the course of five rounds against one of the best fighters in the world.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:57 PM ET
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Videos & Highlights

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    Watch the official promo video for UFC 87, featuring Georges St-Pierre vs. Jon Fitch and Brock Lesnar vs. Heath Herring.

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