UFC 105 Results and Live Play-by-Play

Nov 14, 2009
Sherdog.com reports from the Manchester Evening News Arena in North West England with live UFC 105 results and play-by-play. Former UFC heavyweight and 205-pound champion Randy Couture will take on Brandon Vera in the main event.

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Winner vs. Delgado.
Andre Winner vs. Roli Delgado
Round 1
Delgado throws a right head kick that grazes Winner, who drops his hands and taunts Delgado. Winner melts Delgado with a right hand and follows him to the mat, but quickly retreats once Delgado traps one of his arms. Delgado looks alright and knees Winner from the clinch along the cage. Winner wobbles Delgado with a short left cross, but the bearded Delgado shakes it off. He does not shake off the jab, overhand-right combo that puts him to sleep at 3:22 of the first round. Referee Leon Roberts intervenes, giving Andre Winner and his countrymen a knockout win to open the night.

Alexander Gustafsson vs. Jared Hamman
Round 1
Gustafsson and Hamman come out bombing. Hamman is landing some wild overhand rights, but the big Swede doesn't back down. Referee Kevin Mulhall steps in to warn Gustafsson for poking Hamman in the eye. The fight is restarted and Hamman eats a huge straight-right hand that floors him. Gustafsson follows him to the canvas and finishes him with punches. Mulhall calls it at just 41 seconds. Gustafsson remains perfect with a knockout win in his UFC debut.

Paul Kelly vs. Dennis Siver
Round 1
Siver batters Kelly with an array of strikes, but most notably a pair of left hooks. Kelly closes the distance and grabs a front headlock and knees to the legs and body of Siver, sending a chorus of cheers up from the English crowd with each shot. Siver continues to get the better of the striking exchanges, but Kelly scores a takedown with just 15 seconds left in the round. Sherdog.com scores the round 10-9 for Siver.

Round 2
Siver and Kelly trade punches and Kelly, again, tries to take the fight to the mat. Unsuccessful, Kelly is force to stand and Siver takes advantage. He lands a picture-perfect spinning-back kick to the midsection that folds Kelly in two and puts him on his seat. Siver swarms before backing away and inviting Kelly to stand. In obvious pain, Kelly struggles to his feet only to be overwhelmed by Siver strikes. Referee Dan Miragliotta stops the bout at 2:53 of the second frame. Kelly stays down on the mat for a couple minutes as he is tended to. He leaves the cage with help of his team, who are holding a bucket in front of him in case he has to vomit.

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Matt Riddle vs. Nick Osipczak
Round 1
Riddle and Osipczak exchange low kicks. Riddle, with a huge smile on his face, pushes forward into a body lock and then a single-leg takedown. Osipczak is active off his back, but riddle lands some nice elbows. The fight is stood up by referee Marc Goddard after a head butt to the body by Riddle. Riddle takes the fight back to the mat and gets reversed with about 20 seconds left in the round. Osipczak takes mount and Riddle can only hang on. Round one goes to Osipczak 10-9 on the Sherdog card.

Round 2
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Osipczak vs. Riddle.
Osipczak lands a right head kick to lead off the second stanza. Riddle scores a takedown, but is stood back up because of a lack of action. Riddle tries to answer, but Osipczak lands a right hand that forces Riddle to shoot. Osipczak sprawls and forces riddle to his back. He controls from the top and batters him with shots until the round ends. 10-9 Osipczak.

Round 3
Riddle ducks under a right hand and scores a takedown. He is unable to advance position or strike and is stood up. Riddle gets another takedown and moves to Osipczak's back. The Brit gets his guard back and sweeps to mount. He pounds away while Riddle feverishly tries to extricate himself. Goddard decides Riddle has had enough and steps in at 3:53 of
the final round, giving Osipczak the TKO win.

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Etim vs. Gugerty.
Terry Etim vs. Shannon Gugerty
Round 1
The fighters circle for nearly a minute, exchanging measured shots before Gugerty rushes in for a takedown. Etim clinches along the cage and lands a nice short-left elbow. Referee Dan Miragliotta breaks them and Etim starts to stalk Gugerty in earnest. He snaps his head back with a jab after punctuating a punching combo with a nice low kick. Gugerty stays out of range for the rest of the round and scores with a takedown in the closing seconds. The close first round gets a 10-10 on the Sherdog card.

Round 2
Round two begins with an Etim head kick that is partially blocked by Gugerty. He follows it with a low kick that spins his foe. Gugerty shoots in, but Etim grabs an underhook and jumps into an arm-in guillotine. Gugerty tries to fight it, off but Etim adjusts the choke by rolling over and locking in a body triangle. Gugerty can not resist any longer and taps out at 1:24 of the second frame.

Paul Taylor vs. John Hathaway
Round 1
Hathaway scores an early takedown after a brief exchange and settles into Taylor's guard. Taylor tries to break free but is put right back down by Hathaway. Referee Kevin Mulhall doesn't believe there is enough action on the ground and stands the bout back up. Hathaway immediately plants Taylor with another takedown. Hathaway gets to work on the mat, punching Taylor from the top position. Taylor is warned by Mulhall for an upkick while Hathaway is grounded. Hathaway is not affected and continues to punch from the top. Round one goes to Hathaway on the Sherdog card, 10-9.

Round 2
Hathaway scores with a right hand and takes Taylor down. He elbows the head repeatedly as Taylor attempts to tie him up. Hathaway moves to side control and elbows some more before Taylor gets his guard back. Hathaway stands, and Taylor goes for a leglock. Hathaway easily escapes and punishes Taylor for the mistake. Hathaway lands in half-guard and batters Taylor with punches and elbows. A game Taylor valiantly tries to fight back, but Hathaway has been too much to this point. Hathaway takes round two 10-9 on the Sherdog card.

Round 3
Hathaway takes the fight back to the mat to start off round three. He is abusing Taylor from half-guard again. Taylor backs up against the cage in hopes of using it to aide him back to his feet but Hathaway pulls his legs out and flattens him. He then punches away from the top again. Hathaway stands in Taylor's guard along the cage and punches before sinking back into his guard to continue the one-sided assault. Hathaway is having his way again in the third, just teeing off from inside the guard with a minute left in the fight. Taylor rallies up to his feet for a brief moment but is pushed back to the mat as the final horn sounds. Hathaway takes round three again on the Sherdog.com scorecard 10-9.

The official scores are 30-27 (twice) and 30-26 for Hathaway, who takes the unanimous decision.


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Ross Pearson vs. Aaron Riley
Round 1
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Pearson vs. Riley.
Lots of feinting in the first minute from the orthodox Pearson and the southpaw Riley, but nothing lands clean. Pearson lands two short right hands, and comes back with a low kick. Riley lunges with his left hand and misses, and Pearson retaliates with a head kick which is partially blocked. Pearson gets the collar tie on Riley, and swings him into the fence, landing punches and knees. Pearson is all over Riley against the fence, bashing him with knees and punches to the head and body. At range, Pearson continues to land short punches, and puts a loud kick into Riley’s midsection. Pearson continues his multi-faceted attack, with a head kick, followed by a volley of punches that Riley can’t seem to escape. Riley goes for a half-hearted single-leg attempt, which Pearson easily shakes off. Pearson easily sucks Riley into the clinch again, and lands another handful of knees before the horn sounds.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Pearson
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Pearson
Loretta Hunt scores the round 10-9 Pearson

Round 2
Lazy Riley kicks allow Pearson to land a series of right hand counters, pushing Riley into the fence again. Riley lands a series of stern elbows in the clinch, while Pearson puts a knee into his gut. They separate, and resume boxing from distance, with nothing landing until a clean left hook from Pearson. Pearson doubles his right hand, and lands both on Riley, who has been two steps behind the whole bout. Riley continues to throw lunging left hooks and miss. Pearson grabs Riley’s neck as he wades in, and lands a volley of knees, punctuated with a flush jumping knee that smashes Riley’s nose. Blood instantly begins to flow out of Riley’s nostrils, prompting referee Marc Goddard to call for a doctor check. The doctor takes one look at Riley’s bloody nose, and says, “That’s got to go,” making Ross Pearson the victor at 4:38 of the second round.

James Wilks vs. Matt Brown
Round 1
Brown bulls Wilks into the fence, but Wilks quickly pummels, putting Brown’s back against the cage. Brown lands a stern elbow over the top, and Wilks drops levels for a takedown. Brown defends, but as he turns away, Wilks jumps on his back for a moment. They each have over-unders again, as Wilks fights for a takedown without success until Leon Roberts breaks the pair up. Brown flurries with his hands, landing with two clean right crosses before Wilks pushes him into the fence again. Wilks again can’t find the takedown, and Leon Roberts again separates them. Wilks lands a clean head kick and a cross, forcing Brown back into the cage, but even with double underhooks, can’t get Brown on the floor. Another single-leg takedown attempt from Wilks is defended by Brown, who locks up a guillotine with a figure-four grip standing, wrenching it tight before Wilks finishes the takedown. Brown quickly scoots up the fence to his feet as the round ends. Wilks has some swelling under his left eye.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-10
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Wilks
Loretta Hunt scores the round 10-10

Round 2
Both fighters more active from range early, Wilks landing jabs, but Brown lands a clean counter hook. Brown explodes with a flying knee, and a staggered Wilks slowly falls to the mat. Brown pounces on top, pounding away on Wilks, who is able to compose himself enough to go for an Achilles lock, which Brown thwarts, and escapes to his feet. Wilks is now visibly tired, as Brown shakes off his takedown attempt. Brown lands two nice chopping elbows, but the tired Wilks keeps his punches straight, forcing “The Immortal” into the fence again as he seeks a single-leg takedown. The left side of Wilks’ face continues to swell underneath the eye as he continues to fruitlessly grind Brown into the fence until Leon Roberts separates them again. On the reset, Brown easily lands a six-punch combination -- one to the body and five to the head -- that rocks Wilks and forces him to sloppily shoot in. Brown continues to pound on top, but Wilks still has enough presence to bridge and roll Brown straight into side control. The visibly gassed Wilks can’t land much offense on top as Brown regains guard. Wilks dives into Brown’s guard, straight into a tight triangle as the horn goes.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Brown
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Brown
Loretta Hunt scores the round 10-9 Brown

Round 3
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Brown vs. Wilks.
The pair trade straight punches, which land without much mustard. Wilks’ punches remain straight despite now coming at half speed. The pair ends up clinched against the fence again, and Wilks is able to wrangle a standing kimura on Brown, and drops to guard. Wilks gets full guard, and tries to sweep Brown to full mount with the kimura, but can’t get his arm close enough to his body to crank it. Brown rolls and escapes, and it appears that the kimura was the last salvo Wilks had in him. Wilks goes for a desperate takedown, and Brown squats on a guillotine, pushing himself into top control. Brown easily takes mount on the exhausted Wilks, and begins to rip away with right hooks. Wilks rolls to his stomach and offers no defense to Brown’s torrent of punches, forcing Leon Roberts to intervene at 2:27 of the third round.

Michael Bisping vs. Denis Kang
Round 1
A Bisping head kick is the first significant strike of the bout, but is blocked. Lots of anxious feinting and missed jabs from both fighters. Bisping comes forward straight into a short right hook which puts him on the mat. Kang dives into his full guard, and immediately begins to work on top. Kang methodically works his way to side control, and looks to power his way to mount before Bisping regains half guard. Kang relentlessly trying to pass, flirting with quarter guard and full mount, but the Brit continues to regain position on the bottom. Kang finally gets to a better mount, and lands a nice elbow and punches to follow, but Bisping continues to show great hip escapes, getting back to full guard. Bisping continues to trap Kang’s right arm and looks for armbars, but Kang diligently pounds on top. A third armbar attempt from Bisping is closer, but allows Kang to momentarily pass to side control. The round ends with Kang smothering in half guard.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Kang
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Kang
Loretta Hunt scores the round 10-9 Kang

Round 2
A pair of early Bisping head kicks meet nothing but air. A lunging overhand right from Kang lands on Bisping. Kang continues to look for the short right hook as Bisping comes in. Bisping drops levels for a takedown, transitions to a single-leg takedown, and finishes in Kang’s full guard. Bisping postures up and liberally throws down rights and lefts as Kang tries desperately to escape. Kang finally gets back to his feet, but is cut and looks shaken. Bisping gets another takedown, and mashes on top again as Kang rolls to escape, being pounded the whole way. The tide of the fight has quickly turned in favor of the former “Ultimate Fighter” winner. With a minute to go, Bisping gets an effortless double leg, and continues to pound on Kang, who looks completely inert and helpless. As Dan Miragliotta warns Kang that he needs to defend himself, he gets to his feet, only to be pelted with more knees and punches that force him right back down to all fours. Miragliotta steps in to rescue the overwhelmed Kang at 4:24 of the second round, giving Bisping the emphatic win.

Mike Swick vs. Dan Hardy
Round 1
After a short feeling out process, Swick lunges into the clinch, and Hardy catches him with a short right hook. The punch doesn’t stop Swick, and the pair pummel against the fence, trading knees to the legs and body. Hardy presses Swick into the fence, and tries to get to the Thai clinch, but can’t. Swick lands an errant knee to the groin of Hardy, forcing a short recovery break for the Brit. Swick again feints, and dives in for a takedown. Hardy pushes off Swick’s hip, and thwarts the attempt again. Hardy lands a knee to the body, and Swick continues to pursue the takedown from the clinch. Both fighters take turns pushing the other’s back into the fence, but neither can land substantial strikes. With 10 seconds to go, Hardy lands a chopping elbow and the pair flurry with punches, just grazing one another before the horn sounds.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-10
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Hardy
Loretta Hunt scores the round 10-9 Swick

Round 2
As Swick pushes in on Hardy, Hardy lands a left hook, and Swick goes rubbery for a moment, forcing “The Outlaw” to pounce. Hardy attacks with punches, but Swick gets a hold of him, and the pair resume their clinchfest along the fence. Swick has a collartie, but Hardy chips away with punches and knees to the bread basket. Swick throws a few right hands over the top. The pace much more substantial in close through the first half of the round. It is now Hardy looking for a takedown, as Swick puts a knee to his gut. Kevin Mulhall separates the pair with two minutes to go in the round. Swick slips through a head kick which was blocked by Hardy. The pair trade low kicks. A Superman punch from Swick doesn’t fails to land, but Hardy throws a right-handed windmill that allows Swick to land a short left. Hardy lunges forward with a pair of hooks, and Swick puts his jab on his face. Clinching up against the fence, Hardy lands a flush elbow and punch to punctuate the round.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Hardy
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Hardy
Loretta Hunt scores the round 10-9 Hardy

Round 3
Hardy throws a low kick, Swick attempts a one-two over the top which misses. A Hardy right hook prompts Swick to start flurrying. A barrage of knees lands for Swick, and the AKA product lands a flush combination on Hardy’s face which don’t seem to faze the Brit. The pair throw hooks at the same time, and while Swick’s seems to land cleaner, it is he who ends up rocked. Hardy pushes Swick into the cage, picks him up and finishes a double-leg takedown, fighting through a lukewarm guillotine attempt from Swick. Hardy lands some elbows from full guard before Kevin Mulhall stands them up. Hardy lands another left hook. Swick begins to come forward after a tentative 90 seconds, landing a short cross as he dives into Hardy, and the bout ends with the pair clinched along the fence.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Hardy (30-28 Hardy)
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Hardy (30-27 Hardy)
Loretta Hunt scores the round 10-9 Hardy (29-28 Hardy)

30-27, 30-27 and 29-28 are the official scores, giving the unanimous decision to Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy, now the UFC’s number one welterweight contender. No judges names are given.

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Randy Couture vs. Brandon Vera
Round 1
Vera lands a quick kick, and flurries on Couture with punches, putting him on his heels. As Vera swims to his neck, Couture gains control in the body clinch up against the fence. Vera using an overhook and wrist control to stop Couture’s takedown advances. Marc Goddard calls for a break at the pair grind to a halt against the cage, but Couture immediately ducks under a Vera punch, and pushes him into the fence again. Couture secures double underhooks, and gets a takedown, but Vera quickly shifts back up the cage. Couture secures a front headlock, and lands two knees to Vera’s head before changing levels in pursuit of another takedown. Couture gets a hold of a single leg, but can’t pull Vera off of the fence and finish the takedown. Couture lands a left hand over the top as he releases the leg. Marc Goddard separates the pair again with 20 seconds to go, but Couture again clinches up immediately.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-10
Brian Knapp scores the round Couture 10-9
Loretta Hunt scores the round Couture 10-9

Round 2
A low kick by Vera lands south of Couture’s belt line, and simultaneously, Couture catches a thumb to the eye. Fortunately, “The Natural” appears unfazed by the inadvertent double foul. Vera switches to southpaw, allowing Couture to rush forward, and push him into the fence again. After a moment with Couture’s back on the fence, Vera is again reverse, with Couture grinding him into the fence, trying to drag him off his back leg and finish the elusive takedown. Marc Goddard breaks the pair up again. Vera lands a jab, and sinks a nice left body kick. A knee to the body from Vera folds Couture in half, sending him reeling across the cage. Vera attacks Couture, forcing him to his back, and into his full guard. Couture clings to Vera off of his back, and Goddard stands them up. The pair trade lazy left overhands. Clinching again, Couture finally starts to dirty box a bit, putting together some right uppercuts and hooks before the round ends.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Vera
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Vera
Loretta Hunt scores the round 10-9 Vera

Round 3
Vera lands an inside low kick on a bobbing Couture. Undaunted, Couture comes forward with a flurry of hooks and uppercuts, punching away as Vera covers up against the fence. Couture now dirty boxing more ably. Vera still showing stalwart takedown defense as he fends off a double-leg takedown. Couture lands a clean left elbow. Couture’s right uppercut and left elbow continue to land and Vera looks to control his wrist in the clinch. Marc Goddard separates the pair once again. Vera lands a pair of crisp body kicks, but Couture is able to get a collar tie in the middle of the cage, and land some uppercuts and knees to the body. Vera initiates the clinch this time, pushing Couture into the fence, and dropping for a double-leg takedown. The crowd beginning to boo the grinding pace of the fight, as Marc Goddard warns the pair for inactivity. Vera hits a beautiful kneetap on Couture, putting “The Natural” on his back and quickly taking mount. Couture overhooks Vera’s left arm, and sweeps him before he can mount any offense. Scrambling back to their feet, the pair trade knees to the body, and grazing hooks before the bell.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Vera
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Vera
Loretta Hunt scores the round 10-9 Vera

All three judges score the bout 29-28 for the winner by unanimous decision, Randy “The Natural” Couture. A crestfallen Brandon Vera exits the cage, and dejectedly sits on the perimeter of the Octagon hanging his head after the decision is announced.
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