“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…

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UFC 105 weigh-in results and photos

Photo by Sherdog.com - The ageless Randy Couture vs. Brandon Vera
Photo by Sherdog.com - The ageless Randy Couture vs. Brandon Vera

The fighter weigh-ins took place Friday at the M.E.N. Arena in Manchester, England, in preparation for Saturday’s “UFC 105: Couture vs. Vera” card at the same location. On Nov. 14, and airing via tape delay on Spike TV, the ageless Randy “The Natural” Couture moves back down to light heavyweight to give Brandon Vera the opportunity of a lifetime. Both Vera and Couture weighed in at exactly 204 lbs. In fact, putting an end to a bad trend, all fighters made weight on their first attempt.

Although ProMMA.info’s play-by-play starts as the fights begin airing on Spike TV at 8 p.m. ET Saturday, we will have the initial “quick” fight results starting at approximately 12:30 a.m. ET / 9:30 a.m. PT. Here are the official UFC 105 weigh in results (more photos after the jump):

MAIN CARD
•Randy Couture 204 lbs. vs. Brandon Vera 204 lbs.
•Dan Hardy 171 lbs. vs. Mike Swick 170 lbs.
•Michael Bisping 186 lbs. vs. Denis Kang 185 lbs.
•Matt Brown 170 lbs. vs. James Wilks 169 lbs.
•Ross Pearson 156 lbs. vs. Aaron Riley 155 lbs.

PRELIMINARY CARD (may not be televised)
•John Hathaway 170 lbs. vs. Paul Taylor 170 lbs.
•Terry Etim 155 lbs. vs. Shannon Gugerty 155 lbs.
•Nick Osipczak 170 lbs. vs. Matthew Riddle 171 lbs.
•Paul Kelly 156 lbs. vs. Dennis Siver 155 lbs.
•Alexander Gustafsson 203 lbs. vs. Jared Hamman 204 lbs.
•Roli Delgado 156 lbs. vs. Andre Winner 155 lbs.

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UFC 105 conference call audio & quotes

ProMMA.info was on the line with the UFC 105 conference call today as Dan Hardy, Mike Swick, Michael Bisping, and Denis Kang fielded questions from the MMA media.

Each of the fighters are part of the UFC 105 main card, headlined by Randy Couture vs. Brandon Vera, and which takes place in Manchester, England, on Saturday, Nov. 14, and will air via tape delay on Spike TV.

UFC 105 Conference Call:
[podcast]http://promma.info/audio/ufc105.mp3[/podcast]

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Michael Bisping’s return to consciousness

Admittedly, Michael “The Count” Bisping is embarrassed by his knockout loss to Dan Henderson at UFC 100 back in July. The Count is ready to put the past behind him and start rebuilding his reputation by taking on a tough Denis Kang at UFC 105. Kang is coming off a unanimous decision victory over “Professor … Read more

UFC 105 in-depth video preview

Here is an in-depth preview of the upcoming UFC 105 event which takes place in Manchester, England, on Nov. 14. The event is headlined with a light heavyweight fight between former champion and MMA legend Randy Couture taking on the very capable and youthful Brandon Vera. Also on the card, England’s own Michael Bisping will … Read more

Randy Couture vs. Brandon Vera to headline UFC 105 on Spike TV

Brandon Vera will face Randy Couture at UFC 105 on Spike TV.
On Nov. 14 Brandon Vera will face Randy Couture in the UFC 105 main event on Spike TV.

Legendary five-time UFC champion Randy “The Natural” Couture will headline a fight card on Spike TV for the first time on Saturday, November 14 (8:00pm ET/PT same day tape) in the main event of UFC 105.  Emanating from the MEN Arena in Manchester, England, Couture will square off against highly-regarded veteran Brandon “The Truth” Vera in a bout in the light heavyweight division.

The 46 year old Couture (16-10) is a former UFC light heavyweight and heavyweight champion, and will be making his return to the 205 lb weight class after fighting the last 2 ½ years as a heavyweight.

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UWC, MFC, Sportfight, CageSport and Boxing Picks

John Dodson will face Pat Runez on Saturday
John Dodson will face Pat Runez on Saturday

Recap
Last weekend I righted the ship. The pressure was on, but I still went 11-2 (3NC). My overall record is now 90-24 (13NC). My picking rate is headed in the right direction again at 79%. This week we take a look at some great cards. In action are everyone’s favorite CageDiva Miesha Tate, top flyweight contenders and Butterbean. As always do not be afraid to voice your opinion in the comments section.

UWC 7 – Redemption
Mike Easton (7-1) vs. Chase Beebe (12-4)

A lot of people are excited about Mike Easton, because he has all the physical tools. He is also a very skilled grappler with dynamite knees in the clinch. However, he is not going to be able to deal with Chase Beebe’s wrestling game. Easton has ended up on the bottom in his last few fights, but against Beebe he will be stuck down there and punished. If Beebe avoided being caught by Rani Yahya, then he came avoid Easton’s ground game. Five-round bantamweight fights are always a good show.
Pick = Chase Beebe

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UFC 100 fighter salaries

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the fighter salaries for UFC 100 as promoters are required by law to submit the salary information to the athletic commission.

Also included are bonuses of a record $100,000 for Fight of the Night to Yoshihiro Akiyama and Alan Belcher, Knockout of the Night to Dan Henderson and Submission of the Night to Tom Lawlor. The total payroll for UFC 100 was: $1,790,000 with a live gate of $5.1 million.

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Hendo says Bisping “hits like a bitch”

If Michael Bisping had a chance to win his fight with Dan Henderson at UFC 100, most people would probably agree it would have been on the feet.

Once the fight started Bisping appeared tentative and unwilling to stand in the pocket. He stayed on his bicycle for the entire first round. He appeared a bit hesitant. When he did engage it was quickly in, then quickly back out.

When top UFC fighters like Lyoto Machida and Anderson Silva employ similar strategies often referred to as “elusive,” their movements are natural and fluid, and when they attack it is precise, without hesitation, and accurate.

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UFC 100 results and play-by-play

Well, it’s finally here. All the hype comes to a climax tonight as “UFC 100: Lesnar vs. Mir 2” goes down at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nev.

PRO MMA (promma.info) will be providing live results and play-by-play commentary on all the action, so why not follow along and let us know your thoughts on all the bouts as they take place.

Quick Results:

UFC Heavyweight Championship
Brock Lesnar def. Frank Mir by knockout rd2
UFC Welterweight Championship
Georges St. Pierre def. Thiago Alves by unanimous decision
Dan Henderson def. Michael Bisping by knockout rd2
Jon Fitch def. Paulo Thiago by unanimous decision
Yoshihiro Akiyama def. Alan Belcher by split decision
Mark Coleman def. Stephan Bonnar by unanimous decision
Jim Miller def. Mac Danzig by unanimous decision
Shannon Gugerty def. Matt Grice by guillotine choke rd1
Tom Lawlor def. CB Dollaway by guillotine choke rd1
Dong Hyun Kim def. T.J. Grant by unanimous decision
Jon Jones def. Jake O’Brien by guillotine choke rd2

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