GEORGES ST. PIERRE
Georges St, Pierre, Brock Lesnar and Kenny Florian were all victorious at UFC 87 Saturday night.
St. Pierre didn’t get a knockout against Jon Fitch but was dominant. He did a masterful job of combining his standup and wrestling. The judges had the card 50-43, 50-44, and 50-44 in favor of St. Pierre. Fans are now interested in a GSP matchup against lightweight UFC champion B.J. Penn.
Former pro wrestler Brock Lesnar came up with the biggest win of his legitimate sports career. Lesnar defeated Heath Herring in front of a hometown crowd in Minneapolis. It was a do-or-die effort for Lesnar, a former college wrestling champion, who was coming off a loss to Frank Mir. Lesnar is now the UFC’s most marketable heavyweight.
Also, Kenny Florian proved to be the more seasoned fighter in his unanimous decision victory over Roger Huerta. In what was expected to be the fight of the evening, Huerta proved he may not be quite ready for prime time. Florian won all three rounds for a 30-27, 30-27 30-27 win.