UFC 87: Seek and Destroy was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on August 9, 2008, at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is the twenty-first UFC event for the Pay-Per-View broadcast in high-definition.

UFC 87: Seek and Destroy
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The poster for UFC 87: Seek and Destroy.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateAugust 9, 2008
VenueTarget Center
CityMinneapolis, Minnesota
Total gate$2,252,000
Event chronology
UFC: Silva vs. Irvin UFC 87: Seek and Destroy UFC 88: Breakthrough


The card was headlined by a welterweight championship bout between champion Georges St-Pierre and challenger Jon Fitch.[2]

UFC Hall of Famer Mark Coleman was first scheduled to fight Brock Lesnar, but an Achilles tendon injury forced him to withdraw. Heath Herring stepped in to fight Lesnar instead.

Future UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones made his UFC debut at this event after stepping in to replace Tomasz Drwal who pulled out of his bout with Andre Gusmao due to injury.


Main card (PPV)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Georges St-Pierre (c) def. Jon Fitch Decision (unanimous) (50–43, 50–44, 50–44) 5 5:00 [a]
Heavyweight Brock Lesnar def. Heath Herring Decision (unanimous) (30–26, 30–26, 30–26) 3 5:00
Lightweight Rob Emerson def. Manvel Gamburyan KO (punches) 1 0:12
Lightweight Kenny Florian def. Roger Huerta Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Demian Maia def. Jason MacDonald Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 2:44
Preliminary card
Welterweight Tamdan McCrory def. Luke Cummo Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Cheick Kongo def. Dan Evensen TKO (punches) 1 4:55
Light Heavyweight Jon Jones def. Andre Gusmao Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Chris Wilson def. Steve Bruno Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Ben Saunders def. Ryan Thomas Submission (armbar) 2 2:28

Bonus awardsEdit

At the end of the night, the UFC awarded $60,000 to each of the fighters who received one of these three awards.[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Meltzer, Dave (2008-12-12). "Lesnar blasts UFC toward record year – Yahoo Sports Canada". Ca.sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2014-02-16.
  2. ^ "Lesnar-Coleman Headlines UFC 87 in Minnesota on August 9". UFC.com. Archived from the original on 2008-05-20.
  3. ^ Stupp, Dann (Aug 10, 2008). "UFC 87 bonuses: St. Pierre, Fitch, Maia and Emerson earn $60,000 each". Archived from the original on August 13, 2008. Retrieved August 11, 2008.

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