UFC 105

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


Fight card changes

A previously rumoured Lightweight Championship bout between BJ Penn and Diego Sanchez[4] did not take place at this event. At the UFC 102 press conference White said it is 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] A previously announced bout between Peter Sobotta and DaMarques Johnson was cancelled due to a military commitment for Sobotta.[10]


Preliminary card

Winner defeated Delgado via KO (punch) at 3:22 of round 1. 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.
Gustafsson defeated Hamman via KO (punches) at 0:41 of round 1. This bout aired on the live broadcast and Spike TV broadcast following the Bisping vs. Kang fight.
Siver defeated Kelly via TKO (strikes) at 2:53 of round 2.
Osipczak defeated Riddle via TKO (punches) at 3:53 of round 3.
Etim defeated Gugerty via submission (guillotine choke) at 1:24 of round 2.
Hathaway defeated Taylor via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–26).

Main card

Pearson defeated Riley via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 4:34 of round 2.
Brown defeated Wilks via TKO (punches) at 2:26 of round 3.
Bisping defeated Kang via TKO (punches and knees) at 4:24 of round 2.
Hardy defeated Swick via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 29–28).
Couture defeated Vera via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).

Bonus awards

Fighters were awarded $40,000 bonuses.[11]

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


  1. ^ a b Morgan, John. "UFC 105 breaks European attendance record in front of "educated" U.K. crowd". MMAjunkie.com. http://mmajunkie.com/news/16858/ufc-105-breaks-european-attendance-record-in-front-of-educated-u-k-crowd.mma. Retrieved 2009-11-11. 
  2. ^ "UFC 105". Ufc.com. http://www.ufc.com/index.cfm?fa=eventDetail.FightCard&eid=2367. Retrieved 2009-09-09. 
  3. ^ "Zuffa confirms UFC 105 for Manchester, England on November 14; will likely air free on Spike TV". Mmamania.com. http://mmamania.com/2009/07/16/zuffa-confirms-ufc-105-for-manchester-england-on-november-14-will-likely-air-free-on-spike-tv/. Retrieved 2009-07-16. 
  4. ^ "Penn vs. Sanchez to headline UFC 105". insidefights.com. http://insidefights.com/2009/08/21/source-penn-vs-sanchez-to-headline-ufc-105/. 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. http://mmajunkie.com/news/15992/penn-vs-sanchez-targeted-for-ufcs-third-show-in-november-white-hints-at-new-broadcast-deal.mma. 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. http://mmafrenzy.com/11471/bj-penn-vs-diego-sanchez-now-slated-for-ufc-107-on-december-12-in-memphis/. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 
  7. ^ Sherdog.com. "Update: Nogueira-Cane Likely for UFC 106". Sherdog.com. http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/nogueira-cane-slated-for-ufc-105-19635. Retrieved 2009-09-12. 
  8. ^ "Dan Hardy to face Mike Swick at UFC 105". The Sun. http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/ufc/2657555/Dan-Hardy-to-face-Mike-Swick-at-UFC-105.html. Retrieved 2009-09-28. 
  9. ^ http://mmajunkie.com/news/16323/mike-swick-vs-dan-hardy-likely-to-determine-no-1-contender-for-georges-st-pierre.mma
  10. ^ "Full "UFC 105: Couture vs. Vera" card announced, Johnson vs. Sobotta scrapped". Mmajunkie.com. 2009-09-29. http://mmajunkie.com/news/16336/ufc-105-fight-card-including-televised-main-card-officially-announced.mma. Retrieved 2009-09-29. 
  11. ^ "UFC 105 Bonuses". sherdog.com. http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/UFC-105-Bonuses-20944. Retrieved November 14, 2009.