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Cheick Kongo announces UFC 87 opponent

UFC heavyweight Cheick Kongo announced on his blog Sunday that his next opponent will be 3-time Bodog Fight competitor Dan Evenson.

The two will meet on Saturday, August 9 at UFC 87: Seek and Destroy at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Kongo (11-4-1) recently lost to Heath Herring by split decision at UFC 82 in March. Prior to the bout, Kong was 4-1 inside the Octagon, including a win over PRIDE 2006 Grand Prix champion Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic.

Evenson (10-2) will be making his UFC debut coming off an undefeated 2007, compiling four wins in the now-defunct Bodog Fight and IFO organizations.

The two other bouts confirmed for UFC 87 are Brock Lesnar vs. Mark Coleman, and Kenny Florian vs. Roger Huerta.