The official weigh-in event for UFC 105: "Couture vs. Vera" is set to take place at the Manchester Evening News (MEN) Arena in Manchester, England, on Friday, Nov. 13, 2009.
It is currently scheduled to air LIVE right here on MMAmania.com, as well as on several other online destinations, via streaming video. The first fighter is expected to tip the scale at 11 a.m. ET.
As usual, MMAmania.com will provide the latest coverage of the UFC 105 weigh-ins, as well as provide a detailed recap of the festivities as soon as they conclude.
UFC 105: "Couture vs. Vera" will feature a main event between former heavyweight champion, Randy "The Natural" Couture, returning to light heavyweight to battle Brandon "The Truth" Vera. In addition, hometown favorite Michael "The Count" Bisping will take on Pride FC standout, Denis Kang, in the co-featured fight of the night.
Welterweights Mike Swick and Dan Hardy are also booked to get busy inside the Octagon to help clarify the suddenly murky 170-pound number one contender situation.
Here is the current UFC 105 fight card:
205 lbs.: Randy Couture (16-10) vs. Brandon Vera (11-3)
Main card (Televised):
185 lbs.: Michael Bisping (17-2) vs. Denis Kang (32-11-1)
170 lbs.: Dan Hardy (22-6) vs. Mike Swick (14-2)
170 lbs.: Matt Brown (10-7) vs. James Wilks (6-2)
155 lbs.: Ross Pearson (9-3) vs. Aaron Riley (28-11-1)
Under card (May not be broadcast):
155 lbs.: Terry Etim (13-2) vs. Shannon Gugerty (12-3)
170 lbs.: John Hathaway (11-0) vs. Paul Taylor (10-4-1)
170 lbs.: Matt Riddle (3-0) vs. Nick Osipczak (4-0)
155 lbs.: Roli Delgado (6-4-1) vs. Andre Winner (9-3-1)
205 lbs.: Jared Hamman (10-1) vs. Alexander Gustafsson (8-0)
For those fortunate enough to be across the pond for the promotion’s return trip to the UK, remember that the weigh-in is FREE to attend and open to the public.
In addition, UFC Fight Club members will be able to attend an exclusive Q&A session with current welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre prior to the weigh in festivities.
Remember that MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action on fight night (Saturday, Nov. 14), which is slated to air at 8 p.m. ET on Spike TV (via tape delay).
It’s going to be a fun day of fights so don’t miss it. And remember to check us out for all the pre, during and post-fight UFC 105 coverage you can handle.