After the controversial ending to Machida vs. Rua, the UFC is looking to bounce back hard in their next event (November 14th; Manchester, England), which features three very compelling bouts on the main card. Headlining UFC 105 will be Randy Couture‘s return to the light-heavyweight division against Brandon Vera, who describes the match as "what we’ve been training for since day one." A win for Vera may finally establish his legitimacy at 205; a win for Couture staves off retirement for at least one more fight and puts him on the path to a title shot.
Supporting the main event will be Michael Bisping vs. Denis Kang. Bisping is looking to erase the memory of his knockout loss to Dan Henderson in July, while Kang wants to introduce himself to UFC fans in this fight (despite the fact that he’s already fought in the Octagon twice) and feels he can do everything better than the Count. Also, Mike Swick and Dan Hardy meet up in a classic U.S. vs. U.K. battle. Hardy has been training his boxing with Freddie Roach — could it be the advantage he needs to survive Quick’s onslaught?
The full UFC 105 lineup is after the jump…
Randy Couture vs. Brandon Vera (HW)
Mike Swick vs. Dan Hardy (WW)
Michael Bisping vs. Denis Kang (MW)
James Wilks vs. Matt Brown (WW)
Ross Pearson vs. Aaron Riley (LW)
Terry Etim vs. Shannon Gugerty (LW)
Paul Taylor vs. John Hathaway (WW)
Nick Osipczak vs. Matthew Riddle (WW)
Paul Kelly vs. Dennis Siver (LW)
Alexander Gustafsson vs. Jared Hamman (LHW)
Andre Winner vs. Rolando Delgado (LW)