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Cheick Kongo Set To Face Dan Evensen At UFC 87

Cheick Kongo will face Dan Evensen at UFC 87 “Seek and Destroy” on August 9th in Minnesota. The fight was announced by Kongo yesterday on his MySpace page.

Kongo (11-4) made a big splash in the UFC by derailing MMA legend Mirko Cro Cop last September at UFC 75, but subsequently dropped a split decision to Heath Herring and is looking to get back on track with a win in Minnesota.

Evensen (10-2) who is entering the UFC from Bodog Fight, is currently riding a four fight win streak, but has yet to be tested against a fighter of Kongo caliber.

This is the third fight added to UFC 87 which features a heavyweight contest between Brock Lesnar and Mark Coleman and a lightweight eliminator fight between Kenny Florian and Roger Huerta; the winner of which will likely square off against the winner of this Saturday’s lightweight title match up between BJ Penn and Sean Sherk.