UFC 105

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UFC 105: Couture vs. Vera
A poster or logo for UFC 105: Couture vs. Vera.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date November 14, 2009
Venue Evening News Arena
City Manchester, United Kingdom
Attendance 16,693[1]
Total gate $2,000,000[1]
Event chronology
UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun UFC 105: Couture vs. Vera UFC 106: Ortiz vs. Griffin 2

UFC 105: Couture vs. Vera was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on November 14, 2009 in Manchester, United Kingdom at the Manchester Evening News Arena.[2] This event aired on the same day, via tape delay, on Spike in the U.S.[3]

Background[edit]

A previously rumoured Lightweight Championship bout between B.J. Penn and Diego Sanchez[4] did not take place at this event. At the UFC 102 press conference White said it was likely that the fight will be moved to a third event in November which was at the time still unannounced.[5] It was later announced that the bout would take place at UFC 107.[6]

A bout between Antônio Rogério Nogueira and Luiz Arthur Cane was moved to UFC 106.[7] Dong Hyun Kim was forced to pull out of his bout with Dan Hardy due to an injury. He was replaced by Mike Swick.[8]

The winner of Mike Swick vs. Dan Hardy was said to receive a title shot at Georges St. Pierre in early 2010.[9] This fight took place at UFC 111. A previously announced bout between Peter Sobotta and DaMarques Johnson was cancelled due to a military commitment for Sobotta.[10]

UFC 105 drew an average of 2.9 millions viewers on Spike TV. [11]

Results[edit]

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Randy Couture def Brandon Vera unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Dan Hardy def Mike Swick unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Michael Bisping def Denis Kang TKO (knees to the body and punches) 2 4:24
Welterweight Matt Brown def James Wilks TKO (punches) 3 2:26
Lightweight Ross Pearson def Aaron Riley TKO (doctor stoppage) 2 4:34
Preliminary card
Welterweight John Hathaway def Paul Taylor unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–26) 3 5:00
Lightweight Terry Etim def Shannon Gugerty submission (guillotine choke) 2 1:24
Welterweight Nick Osipczak def Matthew Riddle TKO (punches) 3 3:53
Lightweight Dennis Siver def Paul Kelly TKO (spinning back kick and punches) 2 2:53
Light Heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson def Jared Hamman KO (punches) 1 0:41 [a]
Lightweight Andre Winner def Rolando Delgado KO (punch) 1 3:22 [b]
  1. ^ This bout aired on the live broadcast and Spike TV broadcast following the Bisping vs. Kang fight.
  2. ^ Though this bout aired on the live broadcast and Spike TV broadcast following the Wilks vs. Brown fight, the bout was not featured on the DVD release.


Bonus awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $40,000 bonuses.[12]

  • Fight of the Night: Michael Bisping vs. Denis Kang
  • Knockout of the Night: Dennis Siver
  • Submission of the Night: Terry Etim

Entrance music[edit]

Fighter Artist Title Album
Aaron Riley Paul Oakenfold "Ready Steady Go" Bunka
Alexander Gustafsson Cypress Hill "Illusions" Cypress Hill III: Temples of Boom
Andre Winner 50 Cent "OK, You're Right" Before I Self Destruct
Brandon Vera The Black Eyed Peas "Bebot" Monkey Business
Dan Hardy Cock Sparrer "England Belongs to Me" Shock Troops
Denis Kang Cupid "Super Korean" Second Round (Single)
Dennis Siver Papa Roach "Last Resort" Infest
James Wilks Dilated Peoples "Kindness for Weakness" 20/20
Jared Hamman Pennywise "Bro Hymn" Pennywise
John Hathaway The Black Keys "Your Touch" Magic Potion
Matt Brown RZA "You Can't Stop Me Now" You Can't Stop Me Now
Matthew Riddle Rick Derringer "Real American" The Wrestling Album
Michael Bisping Blur "Song 2" Blur
Mike Swick 2Pac "Ambition Az a Ridah" All Eyez on Me
Nick Osipczak Dizzee Rascal "Jus' A Rascal" Boy In Da Corner
Paul Kelly Kings of Leon "Use Somebody" Only by the Night
Paul Taylor The Jam "Town Called Malice" The Gift
Randy Couture Led Zeppelin "Kashmir" Physical Graffiti
Rolando Delgado U2 "Beautiful Day" All That You Can't Leave Behind
Ross Pearson The Black Eyed Peas "I Gotta Feeling" The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies)
Shannon Gugerty Cold War Kids "Something Is Not Right with Me" Loyalty to Loyalty
Terry Etim Phil Collins "In The Air Tonight" Face Value

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