So much has been rumored, announced and changed over the past few hours in regards to UFC 105 and 106. For those who don’t tune in to our events section, the two fight cards have filled out and now include intriguing match-ups sure to turn these events into major draws.
UFC 105 will take place live from the M.E.N. Arena in Manchester, England a week before 106 and is rumored to be airing for free via Spike TV in the U.S.
Let’s run down the recent developments:
– Wanderlei Silva unlikely and leaving Bisping without an opponent, TUF 9 winner Ross Pearson rumored to face Aaron Riley, TUF 9 finalist Damarques Johnson possibly fighting Peter Sobotta and British rising star Paul Kelly could see Dennis Siver in the Octagon.
Event: UFC 105
Date: November 14, 2009
Location: M.E.N. Arena in Manchester, England (UK)
Broadcast: Spike TV in US
Michael Bisping vs. TBA
Ross Pearson vs. Aaron Riley
Damarques Johnson vs. Peter Sobotta
Paul Kelly vs. Dennis Siver
– Tito Ortiz makes his Octagon return against Mark Coleman and Shane Carwin is rumored confirmed to be moved from his 104 bout with Cain Velasquez to face champ Lesnar for the title.
Event: UFC 106
Date: November 21, 2009
Location: Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas
Champ Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin (for UFC heavyweight title)
Tito Ortiz vs. Mark Coleman