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UFC 87: Cheick Kongo vs. Dan Evensen

Cheick KongoCheick Kongo will fight UFC newcomer Dan Evensen at UFC 87 “Seek and Destroy” on August 9th in Minnesota. Kongo announced the bout earlier today on his official MySpace page.

Kongo (11-4-1) is 4-2 inide the UFC octagon including a notable upset over Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic in September 2007 at UFC 75 as well as UFC wins over Gilbert Aldana, Christian Wellisch, and Assuerio Silva. He was last in action in March at UFC 82, losing via split decision to Heath Herring.

Evensen (10-2) is a Bodog Fight veteran who is currently riding a four-fight win streak with wins over Jermiah Constant, Dominic Richard, John George, and Konstantin Gluhov. He last fought in November 2007 at Bodog Fight “USA vs. Russia”, defeating Gluhov via unanimous decision.

UFC 87 features a heavyweight main event between Brock Lesnar and Mark Coleman as well as lightweight bout between title contenders Kenny Florian and Roger Huerta.

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