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UFC 105: Couture vs Vera

  • Antonio Nogueira, left, slips a punch thrown by Randy Couture in their fight at UFC 102 mixed martial arts match on Saturday Aug. 29, 2009 at the Rose Garden in Portland, Ore. Nogueira won the match by unanimous decision.

    Breaking down UFC 105: Couture vs. Vera

    November 13, 2009

    Both Randy Couture and Brandon Vera opted for six-week camps rather than eight-week camps following their fights in August. Saturday will be the first time Couture will fight at 205 pounds since 2006, but the former champ says he’s had no problem dropping the weight

  • Dan Henderson and Michael Bisping battle in their fight at UFC 100 Saturday at Mandalay Bay. Henderson won with a second-round knockout.

    Bisping says he’s confident, moved on from loss

    November 12, 2009

    Michael Bisping says he can’t quite put his finger on it — but something just didn’t feel right when he stepped into the Octagon to face Dan Henderson at UFC 100 in July. And when everything isn’t feeling right against a guy like Henderson, bad things are bound to happen.

  • Ross Pearson, right, takes on Andre Winner at The Ultimate Finale: 9 on June 20 at The Pearl in Las Vegas. Pearson defeated Winner by unanimous decision and in turn earned a six-figure UFC contract. His first fight under that deal is in Manchester, England, on Saturday night against Aaron Riley at UFC 105.

    From fantasy to reality, TUF winner Pearson set for UFC debut

    November 11, 2009

    Surrounded by a few hundred liquored-up patrons who had just ended a hard day on the job, Ross Pearson used to fight in working men's clubs in the United Kingdom. With plumes of smoke in the air and grown men yelling, he'd put on his show, then join those he'd entertained for a pint or two. His fight on Saturday night against Aaron Riley at UFC 105 in Manchester, England, couldn't possibly present a different atmosphere than where the 25-year-old was doing battle just two years ago.

  • Mike Swick celebrates a second-round TKO win over Ben Saunders at UFC 99 in Lanxess Arena in Germany on June 13, 2009.

    Swick better after concussion, looking to Hardy

    November 10, 2009

    With all the recent shuffling in the UFC’s schedule due to injuries, cases of mono and A-Team movies, it’s been easy to forget about an injury that occurred earlier this year. One that really screwed up the title picture in its welterweight division.

  • Brandon Vera attends a media breakfast on Friday, Oct. 23 in Los Angeles. Vera has agreed to face Randy Couture in the main event of UFC 105 in Manchester, England.

    Q&A with UFC light heavyweight Brandon Vera

    November 4, 2009

    Brandon Vera wasn't high on the idea of fighting with virtually no break after UFC 101. But he says he couldn't pass up an opportunity to fight Randy Couture. While in Los Angeles for UFC 104, Vera took the time to answer questions about Couture and his career.