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Couture-Vera Official to Headline UFC 105 in November

Brandon VeraA previously-reported light heavyweight matchup between Randy Couture and Brandon Vera was made official on Monday to headline UFC 105 on November 14 in Manchester, England.

A hall of famer and five-time champion, Couture (16-10) returned to the Octagon in 2007, winning back-to-back bouts over Tim Sylvia and Gabrial Gonzaga, but has since suffered two-straight losses to Brock Lesnar and most-recently in August Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.

Vera (11-3), a former heavyweight contender, dropped down to 205-pounds following losses to Tim Sylvia and Fabricio Werdum and has since gone 3-1, defeating Reese Andy, Mike Patt, Krzysztof Soszynski, while suffering a loss to Keith Jardine.

The Spike TV-televised event also includes Michael Bisping vs. Denis Kang and Dan Hardy vs. Dong Hyun Kim, as well as TUF 9 winner James Wilks and Ross Pearson.

The current lineup for UFC 105 features:

  • Randy Couture vs. Brandon Vera
  • Michael Bisping vs. Denis Kang
  • Dan Hardy vs. Dong Hyun Kim
  • James Wilks vs. Matt Brown*
  • Ross Pearson vs. Aaron Riley*
  • DaMarques Johnson vs. Peter Sobotta*
  • Paul Kelly vs. Denis Siver*
  • Andre Winner vs. Roli Delgado*
  • Terry Etim vs. Shannon Gugerty*
  • Paul Taylor vs. John Hathaway*
  • Nick Osipczak vs. Matt Riddle*
  • Alexander Gustafsson vs. Jared Hamman*

*Not officially announced

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