Article

UFC 87 Card Taking Shape with Addition of Four Bouts

Thomas Gerbasi, UFC - Heavyweight contender Cheick Kongo and lightweight standouts Frankie Edgar and Hermes Franca will be back in action on Saturday, August 9th, competing in bouts recently added to the UFC 87: “Seek and Destroy” card at Minnesota’s Target Center.
By Thomas Gerbasi

Heavyweight contender Cheick Kongo and lightweight standouts Frankie Edgar and Hermes Franca will be back in action on Saturday, August 9th, competing in bouts recently added to the UFC 87: “Seek and Destroy” card at Minnesota’s Target Center.

France’s Kongo will look to rebound from his split decision loss to Heath Herring in March as he takes on UFC newcomer Dan Evensen. The Norway product comes to the Octagon with a 10-2 record that includes four wins in a row, three by knockout.

In an intriguing lightweight matchup, once-beaten New Jersey contender Frankie ‘The Answer’ Edgar will square off against former title challenger Hermes Franca, who will be fighting for the first time in over a year on August 9th.

Also added to UFC 87 - which is headlined by the welterweight title fight between Georges St-Pierre and Jon Fitch, the lightweight showdown between Kenny Florian and Roger Huerta, and a heavyweight bout between hometown hero Brock Lesnar and Heath Herring – are welterweight matchups pitting Chris Wilson against Steve Bruno, and an all-Ultimate Fighter clash between Ben Saunders and Jared Rollins.

Tickets for UFC 87 are on sale now.
Sunday, April 26
2PM
NZST
Montréal, Québec

Media

Recent
UFC correspondent Megan Olivi recaps Friday's UFC 186 weigh-ins, including all the staredown highlights, including an intense exchange between Michael Bisping and CB Dollaway.
24/04/2015
Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and No. 1 contender Rory MacDonald were the guest fighters for the UFC 186 Q&A session. Check out the highlights.
24/04/2015
UFC 186 weigh-in at Metropolis on April 24, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
24/04/2015
UFC commentator Joe Rogan previews the co-main event for UFC 186 between the returning legend Rampage Jackson and Fabio Maldonado.
24/04/2015