UFC 105: Couture vs. Vera
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.
This event aired on the same day, via tape delay, on Spike in the U.S.
A previously rumoured Lightweight Championship bout between BJ Penn and Diego Sanchez 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. It was later announced that the bout will take place at UFC 107.
A bout between Antônio Rogério Nogueira and Luiz Arthur Cane was moved to UFC 106. Dong Hyun Kim was forced to pull out of his bout with Dan Hardy due to an injury. He was replaced by Mike Swick.
The winner of Mike Swick vs. Dan Hardy is said to receive a title shot at Georges St. Pierre in early 2010. A previously announced bout between Peter Sobotta and DaMarques Johnson was cancelled due to a military commitment for Sobotta.