UFC 105 Live Blog: Randy Couture vs. Brandon Vera Round-by-Round Updates

This is the UFC 105 live blog for Randy Couture vs. Brandon Vera, the main event on tonight's Spike TV card.

Following a loss to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 102, Couture moves back down to light heavyweight against fellow weight class hopper Vera.

The live blog begins below.


Round 1: Vera immediately lands a kick and they clinch. Couture presses Vera against the cage. The referee separates them with three minutes left. Couture shoots. Couture pulls Vera down from clinch. Vera stands back to his feet. Couture has a front headlock and throws knees. They separate with 15 seconds left and Couture goes right back in clinch.

FanHouse scores the round 10-9 for Couture.

Round 2: Couture gets kicked low and poked in the eye at the same time. Couture wants the clinch. Vera kicks him off, but Couture moves in with double underhooks. Vera reverses, but Couture presses Vera back against the cage. The referee separates them at 2:33. Vera throws a high kick. Vera lands a leg kick to the body. Vera hurts with a right. Couture holds his stomach and falls. Vera enters Couture's guard. The fight is stood up. Couture clinches Vera against the cage. Couture dirty boxes.

FanHouse scores the round 10-9 for Vera.

Round 3: Vera leg kicks. Couture unloads punches on Vera, who has his back against the fence. Couture wants the takedown. Couture sneaks punches in clinch. The referee separates them at 2:15. Vera lands a kick to Couture's body. Vera throws high kick and lands another kick to the body. Couture clinches to avoid further damage. Couture throws uppercuts that are blocked. Vera takes Couture down from clinch. Vera has full mount, with just a little over 30 seconds left. Couture gives up his back and escapes. Vera with a knee in clinch. Vera lands an uppercut.

FanHouse scores the round 10-9 for Vera and the fight 29-28 for Vera.

The judges see it differently ... Couture wins by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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