UFC 87 will air live August 9th at 10pm EST on PPV. UFC 87 marks the beginning of some very talent laden cards for the UFC. This card has the UFC Welterweight title on the line, a LightWeight #1 contenders match, and a fight to see if Brock Lesnar is indeed for real.
The main card consists of the following matches:
Georges St. Pierre vs. Jon Fitch(UFC WW Title Match)
Brock Lesnar vs. Heath Herring
Roger Huerta vs. Kenny Florian
Manny Gamburyan vs. Rob Emerson
Jason MacDonald vs. Demian Maia
The only fight on the main card that I’m not really interested in is the Gamburyan/Emerson fight. I wish that fight was on the pre-lims because I don’t think it will be competitive at all. However, I guess they are trying to give Gamburyan some exposure so I’m not mad at that. Also on the under card, Cheick Kongo and IFL standout Andre Gusmo make an appearance.
This card should do well PPV wise…GSP has crossed over into the ’star’ category and Brock Lesnar will surely draw in some fans as well. The UFC 87 countdown show will air tonight on Spike TV at 11pm EST. The word is that a good portion of the show is dedicated to the Roger Huerta/Kenny Florian matchup. So be sure to check that out if you are not familiar with either fighter. That fight has fight of the year written ALL over it. I’ll be posting the results of the fights as they happen on Saturday night, so be sure to bookmark the site and check back with me then. Also, feel free to leave your predictions for each fight in the comments section.