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Tomasz Drwal vs Andre Gusmao UFC 87 fight official

Tomasz Drwal vs Andre Gusmao UFC 87
Promising up-and-coming light heavyweight talents Andre Gusmao (5-0) and Tomasz Drwal (14-2) are set to clash at UFC 87: "Seek and Destroy" at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn., on August 9.

Gusmao is an undefeated fighter who most recently competed in the International Fight League (IFL). In fact, his first round knockout win (knee) of Mike Ciesnolevicz sealed the victory for the Renzo Gracie-led New York Pitbulls at the 2007 Team Championship Final in September.

He was supposed to make his Octagon debut at UFC 81: "Breaking Point" against David Heath; however, contractual obligations with the IFL prevented him from competing in the 205-pound bout. It appears that the red tape has now been lifted.

Drwal was actually inserted to replace Gusmao against Heath, but the Polish fighter sustained a knee injury during training and had to withdraw from the bout. "The Gorilla" dropped his Octagon debut to Thiago Silva at UFC 75: "Champion vs. Champion" via technical knockout in a spirited effort back in September 2006.

It’s good to see him return, as well as Gusmao finally in the fold -- this is good fight between two rising young stars.

To check out the latest UFC 87 fight card, which is headlined by the welterweight championship fight between Georges St. Pierre and challenger Jon Fitch, click here.

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