Jon Fitch (Photo: mmaweekly.com)
UFC 87: Seek and Destroy – Minneapolis – Target Center – Aug. 9, 2008
Georges St-Pierre dominated Jon Fitch at UFC 87, the company’s first show in Minnesota.
GSP cleaned up on the judges’ scorecards: 50-43, 50-44 and 50-44. Fitch was a very worthy opponent, racking up 16 wins in a row to earn the title shot.
Kenny Florian won his fifth straight fight in the lightweight division, beating Roger Huerta by unanimous decision.
Brock Lesnar scored his first win in the Octagon with a unanimous decision over Heath Herring. Despite his inexperience, Lesnar got a shot at the UFC heavyweight title three months later.
In other pay-per-view fights, Rob Emerson knocked out Manny Gamburyan in 12 seconds; and Demian Maia beat Jason “The Athlete” MacDonald with a rear naked choke in Round 3.
Jon “Bones” Jones made his UFC debut with a unanimous decision over Andre Gusmao on the pre-show.
Cheick Kongo scored a TKO over Dan Evenson in a heavyweight fight with five seconds left before the end of Round 1.
In other preliminary fights, Tamdan McCrory beat Luke Cummo by unanimous decision; Ben Saunders defeated Ryan Thomas with armbar in Round 2; and “The Professor” Chris Wilson beat Steve Bruno by unanimous decision.