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UFC 105: Couture vs Vera

UFC 105
  • Saturday 11.14.2009
  • U.S. Broadcast: Spike TV
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: Manchester Evening News Arena
  • Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $2,000,000
  • Attendance: 16,693
  • TV Ratings: 2,900,000 viewers (3,700,000 peak)
  • MMA Bouts: 11
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Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Honors & Awards

    Black on white 26x21
  • Fight of the Night
    Michael Bisping vs. Denis Kang   |   $40,000 bonus to each fighter
  • Submission of the Night
    Terry Etim vs. Shannon Gugerty   |   $40,000 bonus to Etim
  • Knockout of the Night
    Paul Kelly vs. Dennis Siver   |   $40,000 bonus to Siver
  • Black on white 26x21

Referees

  • Marc Goddard
    Couture vs. Vera (11)Pearson vs. Riley (7)Riddle vs. Osipczak (4)
  • Kevin Mulhall
    Hardy vs. Swick (10)Hathaway vs. Taylor (6)Gustafsson vs. Hamman (2)
  • Dan Miragliotta
    Bisping vs. Kang (9)Etim vs. Gugerty (5)Kelly vs. Siver (3)
  • Leon Roberts
    Brown vs. Wilks (8)Delgado vs. Winner (1)

Fight Predictions

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UFC 105 Wiki Update Wiki

In one of the biggest free fight cards ever aired on Spike TV, UFC 105, featuring UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture’s return to light heavyweight, was held in raucous Manchester, England. In the main event, Couture battled Vera in a disappointing clinch battle to emerge with a controversial Unanimous Decision win. In other action, British stars Dan Hardy and Michael Bisping emerged victorious from their battles with respected veterans Mike Swick and Denis Kang, respectively.


For his victory, Hardy was awarded a title shot against Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre, which would take place in March of 2010.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:57 PM ET
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Videos & Highlights

    Promo Video  |  UFC 105: Couture vs. Vera promo video report dead link

    Watch the official UFC video preview for UFC 105, featuring Randy Couture vs. Brandon Vera and Mike Swick vs. Dan Hardy.

  • Video Blog  |  Dana White UFC 105 video blog day 4 report dead link

    Watch the official video blog for UFC 105: Couture vs. Vera with UFC President Dana White.

  • Video Blog  |  Dana White UFC 105 video blog day 5 report dead link

    Watch the official video blog for UFC 105: Couture vs. Vera with UFC President Dana White.

  • Video Blog  |  Dana White UFC 105 video blog day 3 report dead link

    Watch the official video blog for UFC 105: Couture vs. Vera with UFC President Dana White.

  • Video Blog  |  Dana White UFC 105 video blog day 2 report dead link

    Watch the official video blog for UFC 105: Couture vs. Vera with UFC President Dana White.

  • Video Blog  |  Dana White UFC 105 video blog day 1 report dead link

    Watch the official video blog for UFC 105: Couture vs. Vera with UFC President Dana White.

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