Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) UK President Marshall Zelaznik recently confirmed with Versus.com that UFC 105 will be held on November 14 from the Manchester Evening News (MEN) Arena in Manchester, England.
Zelaznik also confirmed the event would likely be shown for free on Spike TV.
UFC 105 could play host to a number of different scenarios based on what transpired earlier this month at UFC 100. There were rumors of a potential Michael Bisping vs. Anderson Silva middleweight title fight to headline the show, however Dan Henderson took care of that by toe-tagging "The Count" via second round knockout back on July 11.
With Bisping and his title aspirations currently headed to the back of the line, the UFC will likely stack the card with local talent including "The Outlaw" Dan Hardy and The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 9 winners Ross "Real Deal" Pearson and James "Lightning" Wilks.
It will be the first show held at the MEN Arena since UFC 70: "Nations Collide" that featured one of the sport's biggest upsets when Gabriel Gonzaga defeated Mirko Filipovic via crushing head kick.
With UFC 105 in the works, that leaves a tentative date and line up for the next eight events, including:
UFC 101 from the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pa., on August 8, 2009, featuring BJ Penn vs. Kenny Florian for the UFC Lightweight Championship.
UFC 102 from the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon, on August 29, 2009 featuring Randy Couture vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.
UFC Fight Night 19 from the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Ok., on September 16, 2009, featuring a main event featuring Nate Diaz vs. Melvin Guillard.
UFC 103 from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, on September 19, 2009, featuring a main event TBD.
UFC 104 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif., on October 24, 2009, featuring Lyoto Machida vs. Mauricio Rua for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship.
UFC 105 from the Manchester Evening News Arena in Manchester, England on November 14, 2009, featuring a main event TBD.
UFC 106 from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Nov. 21, 2009, featuring a main event TBD.
The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 10 Finale from the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 5, featuring a main event TBD.
The promotion has not yet announced a date or venue for its annual year-end supershow, which typically brings together many of its top talents in fantasy matches much like it did for UFC 92: "The Ultimate 2008."
Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for more information on UFC 105 and other future events as it becomes available.