Zuffa Confirms UFC 105: Manchester, England, Likely Free In US

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DCRage
7/16/09 1:47:31PM
UFC UK President Marshall Zelaznik recently confirmed to Versus that UFC 105 in England is set for November 14. It will be held at the Manchester Evening News Arena in Manchester, England with a main event TBA. In the US, Zelaznik says it likely will air free on Spike.

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Irish_Pride
7/16/09 1:58:25PM
Awesome. I'm glad it's free. I can't be ordering every fight. I ain't made of money. Now, that it's free I doubt the main event will be a superstar matchup.
DCRage
7/16/09 2:02:03PM
I was just saying on another board that if it is free we probably have Hendo to thank for it. Had Bisping won it's almost certain the main event would've been Bisping-Silva for the title and then it probably would've been PPV. At this point I'd say we could still see Bisping headlining, maybe even Dan Hardy.
(And probably circle this date for the debuts of TUF 9 winners Ross Pearson & James Wilks)
1daveufc
7/16/09 2:33:27PM

Posted by Irish_Pride

Awesome. I'm glad it's free. I can't be ordering every fight. I ain't made of money. Now, that it's free I doubt the main event will be a superstar matchup.

It cud have a superstar matchup after all UFC 100 was free over here.
1daveufc
7/16/09 2:34:43PM
Am gan try get me a ticket for this
KaibaThedon
7/16/09 2:56:49PM
i love the free broadcasts!!

gonna start at 12pm our time though, which is good cuz then i don't have to wait a whole day to watch ufc..
BarryScott
7/16/09 4:46:05PM

Posted by 1daveufc


Posted by Irish_Pride

Awesome. I'm glad it's free. I can't be ordering every fight. I ain't made of money. Now, that it's free I doubt the main event will be a superstar matchup.

It cud have a superstar matchup after all UFC 100 was free over here.



I guarantee you UFC 105 will have a poor main event, just like all the other recent UK UFC's.

Great, the UFC screws the UK again, and there's no doubt in my mind that the tickets will be just as expensive as they were for events like UFC 100

Not having great fighters is annoying, but when the price for the tickets is just as high as regular UFC event's then it just takes the piss.
Twenty20Dollars
7/16/09 4:53:39PM
Im still optomistic about there being a decent main event for this card. I mean Hendo vs Ramapage was free.
prozacnation1978
7/16/09 6:44:34PM
dan hardy vs jon fitch for contender status!!!

bisping vs okami!! or akiyama or even belcher!!
WheelchairBandit
7/16/09 11:23:13PM
I could REALLY dig Wandy vs. Bisping......

WB.
Jesse_Canadian_MMA
7/17/09 1:03:01AM
I think Hardy will be the main event
moob
7/17/09 8:01:59AM
I really hope some quality American based fighters can endure the plane journey over and make this a decent card.
prozacnation1978
7/17/09 9:55:21AM
i could probably name 10 fighters on the card for sure
but yeah you brits needs some new fighters not same old fighters each card like a davis, etim, taylor, kelly, hathaway, bisping, hardy, add a wilks and probably pearson and winner as well
BarryScott
7/17/09 1:58:59PM
If this event was going to have a good Main Event they would have announced it already, they do this with the majority of UK events, wait for the fans to buy the tickets and then tell them who's fighting
DCRage
7/18/09 4:50:46PM
According to Junkie, these fighters are "tentatively slotted" for 105, and they shouldn't be surprises: Bisping, Ross Pearson, James Wilks, Dan Hardy. Opponents TBA.
Kpro
7/18/09 5:02:25PM

Posted by BarryScott

If this event was going to have a good Main Event they would have announced it already, they do this with the majority of UK events, wait for the fans to buy the tickets and then tell them who's fighting



Nice. Mr Negativity was finally banned.
breakdown5
7/18/09 11:43:47PM
I hope they show it live, but they normally tape delay the UK fights and show them during prime time. Its free though, so I can't really complain.

JCQFYEPMXARDSLD
7/19/09 1:54:45AM

Posted by Kpro


Posted by BarryScott

If this event was going to have a good Main Event they would have announced it already, they do this with the majority of UK events, wait for the fans to buy the tickets and then tell them who's fighting



Nice. Mr Negativity was finally banned.



That's Mr Ben_Hutch to you
MMAcca
7/19/09 1:55:16AM
Bisping will almost certainly headline/co-headline this card as he's almost on home turf. The Wolfslair is about a half hour drive away.

It would be good to see him face a quality opponent and not just a can to get him back in the W column just because he's a poster boy.

Somebody like Wanderlei Silva, or the loser of Maia/Marquadt or even Sexyama.
JCQFYEPMXARDSLD
7/19/09 1:58:43AM

Posted by MMAcca

Bisping will almost certainly headline/co-headline this card as he's almost on home turf. The Wolfslair is about a half hour drive away.

It would be good to see him face a quality opponent and not just a can to get him back in the W column just because he's a poster boy.

Somebody like Wanderlei Silva, or the loser of Maia/Marquadt or even Sexyama.



Yeah i'm thinking Bisping will headline it too.

Bisping vs. Sexyama would be an awesome fight but definitely isn't Main Event worth, ah well.

The event will probably have 7 fights which involve UK guys.
MMAcca
7/19/09 2:10:44AM

Posted by JCQFYEPMXARDSLD


Posted by MMAcca

Bisping will almost certainly headline/co-headline this card as he's almost on home turf. The Wolfslair is about a half hour drive away.

It would be good to see him face a quality opponent and not just a can to get him back in the W column just because he's a poster boy.

Somebody like Wanderlei Silva, or the loser of Maia/Marquadt or even Sexyama.



Yeah i'm thinking Bisping will headline it too.

Bisping vs. Sexyama would be an awesome fight but definitely isn't Main Event worth, ah well.




As long as there is an equally strong co-main event i think that would be fine.
JCQFYEPMXARDSLD
7/19/09 2:13:23AM

Posted by MMAcca


Posted by JCQFYEPMXARDSLD


Posted by MMAcca

Bisping will almost certainly headline/co-headline this card as he's almost on home turf. The Wolfslair is about a half hour drive away.

It would be good to see him face a quality opponent and not just a can to get him back in the W column just because he's a poster boy.

Somebody like Wanderlei Silva, or the loser of Maia/Marquadt or even Sexyama.



Yeah i'm thinking Bisping will headline it too.

Bisping vs. Sexyama would be an awesome fight but definitely isn't Main Event worth, ah well.




As long as there is an equally strong co-main event i think that would be fine.



If the ticket's aren't as expensive as they usualy are and we get a poor card then I won't complain. It's the fact that they charge such high prices for such awful cards that annoys me. Tickets to UFC 95 cost the same as tickets to UFC 84, UFC 91, UFC 100 etc......It's just a giant piss take.
MMAcca
7/19/09 2:37:58AM
I thoughts ticket prices were the same/similar for all UFC events
JCQFYEPMXARDSLD
7/19/09 2:39:58AM

Posted by MMAcca

I thoughts ticket prices were the same/similar for all UFC events



They are, and that's my point.

Tickets for Bisping vs. Leben (UFC 89) should be less than tickets for Ortiz vs. Machida, Wandy vs. Jardine and Penn vs. Sherk (UFC 84).
MMAcca
7/19/09 7:20:25AM

Posted by JCQFYEPMXARDSLD


Posted by MMAcca

I thoughts ticket prices were the same/similar for all UFC events



They are, and that's my point.

Tickets for Bisping vs. Leben (UFC 89) should be less than tickets for Ortiz vs. Machida, Wandy vs. Jardine and Penn vs. Sherk (UFC 84).



Why ?