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]

UFC 105: Couture vs. Vera
UFC 105 Couture vs Vera poster.jpg
The poster for UFC 105: Couture vs. Vera.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateNovember 14, 2009
VenueEvening News Arena
CityManchester, United Kingdom
Total gate$2,000,000[1]
Event chronology
UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun UFC 105: Couture vs. Vera UFC 106: Ortiz vs. Griffin 2


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.[citation needed][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 million viewers on Spike TV.[11]


Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Randy Couture def Brandon Vera Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Dan Hardy def Mike Swick Decision (unanimous) (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 2:27
Lightweight Ross Pearson def Aaron Riley TKO (doctor stoppage) 2 4:38
Preliminary card
Welterweight John Hathaway def Paul Taylor Decision (unanimous) (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
Lightweight Andre Winner def Rolando Delgado KO (punch) 1 3:22

Bonus awardsEdit

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

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Morgan, John. "UFC 105 breaks European attendance record in front of "educated" U.K. crowd". MMAjunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2009-11-17. Retrieved 2009-11-11.
  2. ^ "UFC 105". Ufc.com. Retrieved 2009-09-09.
  3. ^ "Zuffa confirms UFC 105 for Manchester, England on November 14; will likely air free on Spike TV". Mmamania.com. Retrieved 2009-07-16.
  4. ^ "Penn vs. Sanchez to headline UFC 105". insidefights.com. Retrieved 2009-08-21.
  5. ^ Morgan, John. "Penn vs. Sanchez targeted for UFC's third show in November; White hints at new broadcast deal". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2009-08-27.
  6. ^ "BJ Penn vs. Diego Sanchez Now Slated for UFC 107 on December 12 in Memphis". MMAFrenzy.com. 2009-01-02. Retrieved 2009-09-03.
  7. ^ Sherdog.com. "Update: Nogueira-Cane Likely for UFC 106". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2009-09-12.
  8. ^ https://www.cp24.com/swick-to-face-hardy-at-ufc-105-in-november-1.438432
  9. ^ Mike Swick vs. Dan Hardy to determine No. 1 contender for Georges St-Pierre Archived 2009-10-01 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ "Full "UFC 105: Couture vs. Vera" card announced, Johnson vs. Sobotta scrapped". Mmajunkie.com. 2009-09-29. Archived from the original on 2012-07-10. Retrieved 2009-09-29.
  11. ^ http://mmajunkie.com/news/16902/ufc-105-on-spike-tv-peaks-with-3-7-million-viewers-tops-strikeforce-in-young-male-demos.mma
  12. ^ "UFC 105 Bonuses". sherdog.com. Retrieved November 14, 2009.

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