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“UFC 105: Couture vs. Vera” results and play-by-play commentary

We have your “UFC 105: Couture vs. Vera ” official results, which takes place today, Saturday, Nov. 14, at the M.E.N. Arena in Manchester, England.

The headliner for this card has the ageless Randy “The Natural” Couture taking on the much younger Brandon “The Truth” Vera. Other notable fights include Mike Swick vs. Dan Hardy and Michael Bisping vs. Denis Kang.

The main card will air live here in the U.S. via tape delay beginning at 7pm CT / PT on Spike TV.

However, we here at ProMMA.info will be bringing you the real time results as they happen beginning at approximately 12:30 p.m. ET/ 9:30  a.m. PT. And our real time play-by-play will coincide with the main card which begins at 3:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. PT.

EVENT IS COMPLETE – RESULTS AFTER THE JUMP…

UFC 105 quick results:

  • Andre Winner def. Roli Delgado  by KO (Punches) Rd 1 (3:22)
  • Alexander Gustafsson def. Jared Hamman by KO (Punches) Rd 1 (0:41)
  • Dennis Siver def. Paul Kelly by TKO (Punches) Rd 2 (2:53)
  • Nick Osipczak def. Matt Riddle by TKO (Punches) Rd 3 (3:53)
  • Terry Etim def. Shannon Gugerty by submission (guillotine choke) Rd 2 (1:24)
  • John Hathaway def. Paul Taylor by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
  • Ross Pearson def. Aaron Riley by TKO (doctor stoppage) Rd 2 (4:38)
  • Matt Brown def. James Wilks by TKO (punches) Rd 3 (2:27)
  • Michael Bisping def. Denis Kang by TKO (punches) Rd 2 (4:24)
  • Dan Hardy def. Mike Swick by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
  • Randy Couture def. Brandon Vera by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Round-by-round commentary:

Ross Pearson vs. Aaron Riley

Round 1 – Ross Pearson clearly took the first round with superior striking. Pearson used an effective muay thai plum delivering knees, elbows, and punches. Pearson also used effective kicks. Riley’s knees buckled at one point, and could not seem to put anything together. Pearson was the aggressor.

Round 2 – The Englishman Pearson displayed a repeat performance of round one. Pearson outclassed Riley with pinpoint striking and very effective dirty boxing. Pearson opened a cut on Riley with a flying knee that led to the doctor stopping the fight. This was Pearson’s first UFC fight since winning The Ultimate Fighter 9 lightweight division.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Ross Pearson def. Aaron Riley by TKO (doctor stoppage) Rd 2 (4:38)

James Wilks vs. Matt Brown

Round 1 – Wilks was welterweight winner of TUF 9. Great first round of action as Matt Brown started off getting the better of Wilks in the stand up. Wilks tied Brown up with the clinch, where Brown landed a big elbow. Brown went for a guillotine, Wilks got a takedown, and a cut was opened on Wilks.

Round 2 – Wilks took a ton of punishment in this round, first getting dropped by a flying knee then eating a huge punch combination from Brown. Brown went to the ground with Wilks after putting him down with punches, Wilks then reversed him and showed lots of grit and determination. Brown sunk on a triangle as the bell rang.

Round 3 – An incredible performance by Matt Brown. Wilks goes for a standing kimura and drops to the mat with Brown where he keeps the kimura locked on. It looks deep but Brown rolls out, gets on top, and goes for a guillotine, lets it go, mounts, and pounds out a TKO victory.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Matt Brown def. James Wilks by TKO (punches) Rd 3 (2:27)

Michael Bisping vs. Denis Kang

Round 1 – Bisping looks PUMPED. Kang looks like he’s “walking his dog” says Rogan. Kang dropped Bisping early in the round with a big right hand. The rest of the round was spent on the ground with Bisping defending Kang’s mount attempts. Bisping attempted an armbar a couple of times. Kang did little damage on the ground.

Round 2 - Holy shit. Michael Bisping discovered a new talent – ground and pound. It looked like Kang was going to start the round by out punching Bisping, but Bisping had different plans. He shot in and took Kang down, not once, but three times, each time landing significant ground and pound punches. During this process he opened Kang up and bloodied his face. It was third takedown that finished Kang off, as he tried to get back to his feet, he ate too many shots and the ref was forced to stop it. Great showing by “The Count.” Probably the best showing of his career says Joe Rogan, and I have to agree.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Michael Bisping def. Denis Kang by TKO (punches) Rd 2 (4:24)

One thing that really impressed me in the Kang vs. Bisping fight was the knowledgeable fans. They were actually cheering when Bisping would defend Kang’s attempts to mount and when Bisping would get full guard. Good to see the knowledge progression of the average fan.

Mike Swick vs. Dan Hardy

Round 1 – Interesting round. Swick ate a punch right off the bat that rocked him. After that the rest of the round was a clinch game until about the last twenty seconds when Swick landed a nice punch. Lots of knees thrown during the clinch.

Round 2 – Hardy wobbled Swick early with a couple of big shots, but for some reason instead of continuing with the strikes, Hardy tied Swick up in the clinch and was attempting a takedown. Near the end of the round Swick landed a huge left hook but Hardy seemed to take it well.

Round 3 – They both lost. Both guys landed a few good shots early in the round. Hardy got a takedown, the ref stood it up and then neither one did anything the remainder of the round. It drives me nuts when fighters let it coast in the last round because maybe in their mind they believe they already have it won. Neither fighter looked hungry in the last round and seemed content to let it go to the judges. Bullshit. Other than that, good fight. Hardy now gets a title shot against GSP.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Dan Hardy def. Mike Swick by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Randy Couture vs. Brandon Vera

Randy came in tonight with a new woman on his arm, and she is a looker, no doubt about it… hot. How hard is it mentally to stand there and look across the cage, knowing you have to fight the legend Randy Couture?

Round 1 – Very uneventful first round. Randy got caught off the bat with a hard punch, then he immediately tied Brandon up for the remainder of the round, pressing him against the cage. No damage done. Randy did get a trip takedown.

Round 2 – Randy gets poked in the eye and hit in the groin right off. Time is called. The restarts and clinch. Ref separates them and Vera lands a big kick to the body that buckles Randy to the ground. Vera gets on top but they get stood up. More clinch game, and Randy lands some nice dirty boxing punches. Randy does have a cut over his eye. Close round but Randy did get dropped with that body kick.

Round 3 – Randy lands some nice punches before he clinches up. Finally, two guys that know how to pour it on at the end and finish with a bang. Vera landed some big body kicks in this round and one to the head that was blocked but still shook Randy. Vera got a takedown near the end of the round but Randy got up and they banged it out until the bell sounded. Randy as usual was effective with dirty boxing. After the bout Randy said the body kick in round two did put him down and said he got caught with it again in the third. Vera left the ring immediately after the fight, before the decision, and sat down on the edge of the stairs, evidently very disappointed.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Randy Couture def. Brandon Vera by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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