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UFC 87 - SEEK & DESTROY
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August 8, 2008 It's the Ultimate Fighting Championship's first trip to Minnesota's Target Center for UFC 87: Seek and Destroy, and all the stars are out for an explosive night of nonstop UFC action. Welterweight Champion Georges Rush St-Pierre defends his title against tough-as-nails Jon Fitch, and in one of the most anticipated fights in the history of the lightweight division, Kenny Ken-Flo Florian takes on Roger El Matador Huerta. Also, Minneapolis'own Brock Lesnar gets a rough homecoming in the form of The Texas Crazy Horse, Heath Herring. Also features Cheick Kongo, Demian Maia, and a clash between Ultimate Fighter stars as Manny Gamburyan battles Rob Emerson.
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None of the fights are boring in this match up. They are all active and impressive displays of MMA ability.
Demian Mia puts on a very impressive chess match with Jason MacDonald.
Brock Lesnar spits at the camera and foams at the mouth, I didn't like that but WWE/WWF fans might. Still a very impressive fight. Brock might have stolen Jon Fitch's fight style but it was still a really impressive fight. Brock is very agile for a big guy.
GSP beats the hell outta Jon Fitch and Jon gets a few good licks in too. Very nice fight and I don't like GSP or Jon Fitch so this was a real surprise to me. Get this DVD, it's totally worth the price. Even the Prelim fights aren't boring.
One thing that dissappoints me is they had a pretty nice crossover to the main event that I haven't seen on any other DVD.
Huerta vs Florian. Thought to be one of the more exciting fights of the year, some people were questioning just how exciting it would be and it turned out to not be one of the greatest fights(still a very good one though). Basically what this fight came down to was game plans. Huerta usually has a tendency to go crazy in his fight and always looks to KO someone with a punch or a knee everytime he throws one. Anyone who knows the way Florian fights knows that he is a master of game plans and is one of the most intelligent fighters in MMA. I was looking at this fight knowing Huerta's game plans from before would not work with Kenny because he is such a smart fighter and will not brawl with Huerta whenever a punch is thrown. So the question is does Huerta change up his style for this fight or does Florian's masterful game plan succeed?
Lesnar vs Herring. Brock Lesnar, 0-1 in UFC at the time, was returning from his loss to Frank Mir at 81 by submission to take on the Texas Crazy Horse, Heath Herring, who was coming off a split decision win over Cheick Kongo at UFC 82. Herring was coming from a brand new training camp and claimed to be in the best shape of his life. As for Lesnar, the dude is just a beast of a wrestler and one tough guy. The fight starts off with a bang that I think no one expected. There were so many questions unanswered as to whether or not Lesnar is the real deal. I think this fight proves that.
GSP vs Fitch. Did anyone think this fight would go the other way? We all know how great GSP is but Fitch was coming to this fight to show he would be a great champion and he does to a certain extent. GSP was coming off his rematch win to Matt Serra and Fitch was coming off a not so great win to Chris Wilson. While Fitch is one tough dude, he doesnt seem to put GSP in defense at all the entire fight. He just takes a 5 round whoopin. Great fight for fans of GSP.
According to Dana White, the pre-lim fights weren't that great at all. The DVD is still worth buying though because the main card was so good.
Fight Card includes:
George St Pierre (16-2) vs. Jon Fitch (19-2)
Brock Lesnar (1-1) vs. Heath Herring (28-13)
Kenny Florian (9-3) vs. Roger Huerta (20-1-1)
Manny Gamburyan (8-2) vs. Rob Emerson (7-6)
Demian Maia (7-0) vs. Jason MacDonald (20-9)
Luke Cummo (6-5) vs. Tamdan McCrory (8-1)
Cheick Kongo (11-4-1) vs. Dan Evensen (10-2)
Andre Gusmao vs. Jon Jones (6-0)
Steve Bruno (11-3) vs. Chris Wilson (13-4)
Ben Saunders (5-0-2) vs. Ryan Thomas (9-1)
You get to see Jon Fitch, on an 8 fight (all in the UFC) winning streak looking to break Royce Gracie's consecutive win record, stepping up to face GSP, the current dominant WW Champion. What ensues is a grueling battle of attrition.
Then you have Brock Lesnar who attracts a lot of attention and sales boosts for the UFC coming off a loss to Frank Mir. In this fight he shows what a beast he can be if he truly hones his skills.
The rest of the card is filled with action that ranges from spectacular KOs to slick submissions. A worthy DVD to place on your shelf.
- There's nothing worth watching on the second disk. Out of 10 fights, only the one between George St-Pierre and Jon Fitch is excellent. Jon proved he was a very tough opponent in all 5 rounds. GSP could not deliver a knockout. UFC 87 DVD set is worth buying just because of this match.
- The highly-anticipated heavyweight fight between Brock Lesnar and Heath Herring is a huge disappointment. It's an one-sided match. Brock was too big, too strong for Heath. He was 15 pounds heavier than Heath. Brock always dominated the fight. Heath could never counter attack. This match is boring.