MMA legend Randy Couture will make his next appearance in the Octagon against light heavyweight Brandon Vera. The two will meet in the headlining fight at UFC 105 in Manchester, England on Nov. 14.
Couture recently suffered his second loss in a row against fellow legend of the sport, heavyweight Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira at UFC 102 in Portland. Previously, Randy fell victim to current champ Brock Lesnar at UFC 91. As “The Natural” has in the past, he will jump a weight class following the most recent defeat and look for new momentum at lower weight.
Vera stands to gain a lot from a win over Couture, but finds himself in a somewhat “must-win” situation. Brandon has stated he seeks top hold the belts at both light heavy and heavyweight, but has much inconsistency to overcome before doing so. Vera’s killer instinct seems to have vanished over the past couple years and he’ll need more than what was showcased against Krzysztof Sosynski to have his hand raised in England.