UFC 105

UFC 105

UFC 105: Couture vs. Vera
A poster or logo for UFC 105: Couture vs. Vera.
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 1
  • Results 2
  • Bonus awards 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


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

  • Official UFC past events page
  • UFC events results at Sherdog.com

External links

  1. ^ a b Morgan, John. "UFC 105 breaks European attendance record in front of "educated" U.K. crowd". MMAjunkie.com. 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. ^ Gilbert, Mark (2009-09-28). "Dan Hardy to face Mike Swick at UFC 105". London: The Sun. Retrieved 2009-09-28. 
  9. ^ Mike Swick vs. Dan Hardy to determine No. 1 contender for Georges St-Pierre
  10. ^ "Full "UFC 105: Couture vs. Vera" card announced, Johnson vs. Sobotta scrapped". Mmajunkie.com. 2009-09-29. 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. 


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

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

Bonus awards

  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.


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

[10] was cancelled due to a military commitment for Sobotta.DaMarques Johnson and Peter Sobotta. A previously announced bout between UFC 111 This fight took place at [9]