Posted On:5/18/2008 8:40pm
UFC to Minnesota: Mixed martial arts bouts scheduled for August at Target Center
MINNEAPOLIS - The Ultimate Fighting Championship has added another state to its expanding reach.
The UFC will come to Minnesota for the first time this summer, when hometown heavyweight hopeful Brock Lesnar competes in the main event against Mark Coleman on Aug. 9 as part "UFC 87: Seek and Destroy" at Target Center.
"It's a huge market," UFC president Dana White said. "We promote the whole card, but obviously Brock's a big piece of it."
Lesnar, a former University of Minnesota wrestler who trains in the Twin Cities and will turn 30 in July, lost his UFC debut in February to defending champion Frank Mir.
"I had a good showing there," Lesnar said. "I don't think I would ever lose to him again."
Also, Roger Huerta will face Kenny Florian in a featured lightweight fight that will move the winner one step closer to a shot at the 155-pound title. The 25-year-old Huerta, who also trains in the Minneapolis area, was a wrestler at Division III Augsburg College.
Looks like the winner of Huerta vs Florian gets the next shot at the 155lb title.
Who do you guys think takes this?
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Posted On:5/18/2008 8:54pm
Style: San Shou
Posted On:5/19/2008 7:23am
Style: Goju-Ryu, BJJ, MT
Let the Florian/anyone Lesnar's fighting-hatefest begin!!
Posted On:5/19/2008 7:43am
Style: Fish Oil
This is the perfect opportunity for someone to come out to Seek and Destroy.
I hope someone takes it.
Posted On:5/19/2008 7:54am
Florian and Lesnar.
Curiosity killed the cat. But damn it had a blast.
Posted On:5/19/2008 8:31am
Huerta by Tel-elbow, Lesnar by posing.
Yes, I am smarter than you are.
Posted On:5/19/2008 8:45am
Style: TKD, BJJ
I really want to see Huerta demolish Florian in brutal and spectacular fashion. That's going to be a great fight for Jits IMO.
Also, I'd like to see Lesnar win one and get some momentum. The guy has a lot of potential and I don't want to see it blown by them feeding him to more experienced guys too early.
I understand that his name is a big draw with the WWE crowd, but I think he's way too inexperienced to be a main event right now.
Posted On:5/19/2008 8:47am
Style: Heal-Jitsu..yet again :-(
K-Flo is going to spank the pretty off of Huerta
Posted On:5/19/2008 9:01am
Style: creonte on hiatus
I'm a shameless Huerta nug-hugger, but I have a feeling Florian is gonna win this one. It's going to be one hell of a fight.
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Posted On:5/19/2008 9:16am
Kenny Florian is going to **** that ************ up.
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