Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will today (Sat., April 10, 2010) pull the trigger on its first-ever trip to Abu Dhabi when the Octagon makes its outdoor debut at the Concert Arena from Ferrari World on Yas Island.
UFC 112: "Invincible" will feature two world title fights, including middleweight champion Anderson Silva taking on Demian Maia and lightweight kingpin BJ Penn, putting his belt on the line against Frankie Edgar.
Legendary welterweights Matt Hughes and Renzo Gracie are also booked to collide on the PPV main card, which kicks off at 10 p.m. ET.
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UFC 112 QUICK RESULTS
Anderson Silva defeats Demian Maia via Unanimous Decision
Frankie Edgar defeats BJ Penn via Unanimous Decision (50-45, 48-47, 49-46)
Matt Hughes defeats Renzo Gracie via TKO (Strikes) Round 3
Mark Munoz defeats Kendall Grove via technical knockout (strikes) in round two
Rafael dos Anjos defeats Terry Etim via Submission via (Arm Bar) Round 2
Ricky Story defeats Nick Osipczak via unanimous decision
John Gunderson vs. Paul Taylor(Taylor was a last-minute medical scratch)
Jon Madsen defeats Mostapha Al Turk via unanimous decision
Paul Kelly defeats Matt Veach via submission (guillotine choke) in round two
Phil Davis defeats Alexander Gustafsson via submission (anaconda choke) in round one
DeMarques Johnson defeats Brad Blackburn via technical knockout (strikes) in round three
UFC 112 PLAY-BY-PLAY LIVE MAIN CARD COMMENTARY:
UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva vs. Demian Maia (185-pound limit)
Round one: Nothing going on at all but dancing to start. Right from Silva. Side kick to the leg from Silva. Big leg kick from Silva. Spinning back kick from Silva. Big straight right from Silva and then a big leg kick and another. Leg kick from Silva. Big straight right from Silva, drops down and tries to pull guard. Flying knee from Silva drops Maia. Big leg kicks from Silva with Maia on his back. Big right from Silva and Maia to the mat again. Maia has literally done nothing except for trying to pull guard. 10-9 Silva easy he is playing with Maia.
Round two: Front kicks from Silva and he is landing some rights now. Huge leg kick drops Maia to the mat. Silva looks almost disinterested. Big leg kick from Silva again. Maia shoots and he is stuffed. Kick from Silva while Maia is on the mat. Maia shoots and misses again. Maia shoots and misses again. Silva is screaming for Maia to try and fight. Silva is disrespecting Maia big time. Right from Silva then a leg kick and a right hand. Silva still waiving Maia in. The crowd is booing and Maia looks afraid. Kick from Silva again. Maia shoots and misses again. Silva screaming "come on". Big straight right. Big leg kick from Silva. Big right from Silva again. Thats the bell and this is a sorry showing. This isnt a fight what so ever. Maia is afraid to do anything and Silva is clowning around and landing shots at will. 10-8 Silva.
Round three: Maia is busted up and bleeding from his face. Front kick from Silva and a high kick which is blocked. Leg kick from Silva. Maia's nose is busted. Leg kick from Silva. Inside leg kick from Silva. Another leg kick from Silva. Spinning back kick from Silva. Silva lands a head kick and then a leg kick. Maia shoots at the air again. Leg kick from Silva. Nice left from Maia first thing he has even done all fight. Jab from Silva then a right left combo lands. Punch to the thigh from Silva. Leg kick from Silva. Big right from Silva. Maia shoots and gets nothing. Thats the bell and this is a joke, Maia looks like someone off the street who came in and is trying to beat the best in the world. 10-9 Silva.
Round four: Thigh kick from Silva. Nice left hook from Maia. Silva just dancing around. Silva needs to just finish the fight but he seems content to just play games. Anderson is doing nothing and I have no clue what is going on this is the oddest fight ive ever seen. Jab from Maia. The crowd is now cheering for Maia. Leg kick from Silva. Jab from Silva. Thigh kick from Silva. Jab from Silva. Leg kick from Maia. Silva seemingly could finish this fight whenever he wants to but he is just dancing around in circles. The crowd cheering for Maia again. Thats the bell, Silva is confusing everyone watching right now. Maia could have honestly won that round by default. 10-9 Maia.
Round five: Maia's eye is swollen shut. Nice left from Silva. High kick from Silva. Maia whiffs on a take down. Maia dives in and lands a big right and a left then a uppercut!!! Maia caught Silva. Maia charges in again and lands a left and gets thrown to the mat and lands a punch from his knees!!! Maia is showing guts. Maia misses a left and he is still gushing blood from his nose. Spinning back kick from Silva and the crowd is chanting from Maia. Silva looks like he could be tired from what i have no idea. Maia shoots and has a hold of a leg and has Silva pressed against the cage. Silva slips out. Nice right from Silva. The ref stops the fight and warns Silva that he will loose and point if he keeps avoiding the fight. Thats the bell and the crowd is letting Anderson Silva have it. Maia won that round 10-9. The crowd is chanting for Maia. Silva literally shut down towards the end of the 3rd round and barely threw any strikes from then on. He just danced all fight, and now the crowd is chanting for GSP. The crowd is soundly boo'n Silva once he is announced the victor.
Final result: Anderson Silva defeats Demian Maia via Unanimous Decision
UFC Lightweight Champion BJ Penn vs. Frankie Edgar (155-pound limit)
Round one: Jab from Edgar. Big leg kick from Edgar. He is bouncing in and out like a rabbit. Big leg kick from Edgar. Nice hook from BJ. Jab from Edgar. Jab from Penn. Another stiff jab from Penn. BJ with a jab. Nice jab left hook from Edgar. Penn with a right. Edgar has amazing movement early. He looks extremely confidant on his feet. Nice leg kick from Edgar and Penn with a counter hook. Edgar grabs a leg and Penn makes him pay with 3 hard uppercuts. Nice combo from Penn which caps off with a left hook. Nice right hook from Penn. BJ is starting to find his range. Nice counter left from Penn. Nice combo from Edgar. Jab from Penn. Nice left hook from Penn. Penn hip tosses Edgar. Penn has a small cut under his left eye. Thats the round, Edgar looks great on his feet but Penn landing more strikes. 10-9 Penn.
Round two: Nice left from Penn. Jab from Penn. Front kick from Edgar misses and Penn lands a sharp left. Edgar with a take down attempt but nothing there. Penn checks a kick. Nice right from Penn. Edgar steadfast in coming forward. Nice left from Edgar. Penn with a left of his own. Nice uppercut from Penn. Edgar with a good left hook. Nice left hook and right hook combo from Penn. Penn is starting to throw shots with bad intentions now. Nice left hook from Edgar. Edgar with a right. Leg kick from Edgar. Edgar ducks under and gets a take down but Penn bounces right back to his feet. Left hook from Penn. Nice right from Edgar at the bell, that round was very close. It could go either way id lean towards Penn for his power on his punches but Edgar is mixing it up well and doesnt look over matched. 10-9 Penn.
Round three: Penn seems to have found his distance and timing in that last round well see how that carries over in round 3. Left hook from Edgar. Big counter left from Penn. He seems to be throwing 3 punches for every 1 punch Edgar throws. BJ with a left hook. Jab from Penn. Counter left from BJ. Jab from Edgar. Nice hook from Edgar. Another good left hook from Edgar. High kick from Edgar blocked. Superman punch from Edgar followed by a take down attempt but nothing there. Nice left from Edgar and he is finding his mark with his hook. Body kick from Edgar. Bj with a right. BJ with a knee to the body in the clinch. Penn just barely misses with a bomb of a right hand. That's the bell again, that was the closest round thus far in the fight but BJ is still controlling the action. 10-9 Penn but Edgar is starting to get off.
Round four: BJ Penn's corner told him to take it to the ground in between rounds. He now has a mouse under both eyes. Body kick from Edgar, he goes for a take down but bails right away. Body kick from Edgar. Nice combo from Edgar. Body kick from Edgar. Edgar gets stuffed on a take down attempt too. Nice left from Penn. Leg kick from Edgar. Head kick from Edgar just misses. Jab from Penn. Nice combo from Penn and Edgar lands a right. Take down attempt from Edgar but again nothing there Penn lands a right on the break. Body shot from Edgar. Nice counter right from Penn and then a sharp jab. Leg kick checked by Penn. Edgar pushes forward and looks for a flying knee. Left hook from Penn. Good counter left from Penn. Big left hook from Penn. Jab from Edgar. Both men land left hooks at the end of the round. BJ is slowing down a bit and has a sleeve on his left knee which could be affecting him a bit. Edgar still moving just as fast as round 1 and he took that round because of it. 10-9 Edgar.
Round five: Here we go last round. Nice combo from Edgar. Left from Penn. Penn misses a hook and Edgar gets a take down!!! Penn right back up but that has to score points for Edgar. Jab from Penn. Jab from Edgar. Edgar beginning to come on strong now. Left hook from Edgar. Jab from Edgar right from Penn. Nice leg kick from BJ. Penn favoring his left knee a bit. Nice left from Penn and a uppercut from Edgar. Great right from Edgar. Kick from Penn blocked. Left from Penn. Penn stuffs a take down, and another and lands a left hook. Nice hook from Edgar. Jab from Penn. Nice left hook and leg kick from Edgar. Jab from Penn. Big right from Penn. 1 minute left. Jab from Edgar. Body kick from Edgar. Nice right from Penn. Body shot from Penn. Right from Penn. Jab from Edgar. BJ lands a big left right combo and then charges in with a big knee and left hook to finish the fight. Wow amazing fight Frankie Edgar really held his own and finished the fight better than Penn. This last round was very close but id say Edgar won it. 10-9 Edgar. This will be a razor close decision.
Final Result: Frankie Edgar defeats BJ Penn via Unanimous Decision (50-45, 48-47, 49-46)
Matt Hughes vs. Renzo Gracie (170-pound limit)
Round one: Kick from Hughes misses. Both men hesitant. Right from Gracie to the body. Wow big left connects for Renzo then a right to the body. Big right left combo from Renzo! He's landing some good punches on the button. Hughes pushes him against the cage. They break. Left hook from Hughes misses and Renzo with a good right to the body, Hughes pushes Gracie against the cage and their clinched up. They break apart again. Big leg kick from Hughes. Leg kick from Renzo checked by Hughes. 1 minute left. Knee from Renzo. Nice leg kick from Hughes. Nice right from Hughes but not much on it. Front kick from Gracie. Thats the bell, interesting 1st round both men seem content to stand and strike. Renzo landed more clean shots by far. 10-9 Gracie.
Round two: Nice double jab from Renzo. Leg kick from Hughes. Another good leg kick from Hughes lands HARD. Left hook from Renzo, Hughes grabs double underhooks and gets a brief take down. Renzo scrambles to his feet very impressively. Big leg kick from Hughes and their working for him right now. Body shot from Gracie and Hughes again with a leg kick. Jab from Gracie. Good straight right from Renzo. Leg kick from Gracie now. Nice left hook straight right from Hughes. Renzo with a right, Hughes a leg kick. Leg kick again from Hughes. Nice left from Renzo. Nice left and leg kick combo from Hughes. Nice from Renzo connects. Gracie attempts a take down and Hughes briefly goes for a choke and abandons that idea and lands an uppercut. Thats the round, much closer round and Hughes controlled with his leg kicks. Not much action overall and still a stand up affair to this point. 10-9 Hughes.
Round three: Final round underway. An uneventful fight thus far. Leg kick by Hughes. Jab from Hughes followed with a leg kick. Nice left from Hughes. Jab from Renzo then a right. Renzo feeling the affects of the leg kicks now. Hughes with another big one. Nice right clips Renzo. Hughes backs away for some reason. Big leg kick from Hughes. Big uppercut from Hughes and their tied up against the cage. Hughes lands a HUGE right and then a left right combo and Renzo is hurt!!! Hughes backs away for some reason, now he lands another left and big leg kick!! Renzo is hurt bad. Big leg kick again from Hughes then a left, and now another leg kick from Hughes drops Renzo to his back!!!! Hughes doesnt pounce, Renzo gets stood up by the ref and Hughes lands another big leg kick which drops Renzo to the mat again! Hughes wont attack. Back on their feet leg kick uppercut from Hughes. Right from Hughes drops Renzo to his back again, but Hughes will not attack from there. Two more vicious leg kicks from Hughes. Double jab BIG uppercut left hook and another uppercut from Hughes and thats it the fight is over!! Matt Hughes with a TKO win. Renzo's leg is battered and he just couldnt stand on his feet any longer it was only a matter of time.
Final result: Matt Hughes defeats Renzo Gracie via TKO (Strikes) Round 3
Kendall Grove vs. Mark Munoz (185-pound limit)
Round one: Grove looks intense, Munoz looks relaxed. Let's see if there is any foreshadowing. Both fighter start cautiously, shadowboxing an taking things easy. Munoz dives for a takedown with his worldclass skills and takes the lanky Hawaiian to the ground. Grove is able to make his way to his feet quickly, but Munoz lands a few good strikes on his way up. Munoz goes in for another takedown almost immediately, which Grove times perfectly with a huge uppercut that rocks the collegiate wrestling standout. Munoz is hurt! Grove goes in for the kill, but Munoz turtles to defend any additional punishment. He's just hanging onto the leg of Grove, attempting to get his wits about him. The referee breaks them apart because of the lack of action. Munoz lands a nice right, and a left, on the feet and dives in for another takedown. Grove sprawls and gets Munoz in a guillotine. He rolls Munoz, but it's not tight enough and he's able to escape. Back to the feet and Munoz goes for yet another takedown. Grove, again, defends nicely, and locks-in another guillotine. This one looks tight! Munoz somehow escapes and the round ends with him sucking wind.
Round two: Munoz comes out looking for another takedown, but settles for a big right hand. And another one, which sends Vaseline flying of "The Spyder's" face. Grove gets Munoz in a Muay Thai clench and drills him with a knee to the face. Munoz drops and Grove takes his back instantly, looking for a rear naked choke or some other submission. Munoz somehow squirts out from the bottom and lands in Grove's full guard. Here comes the ground and pound! Munoz is relentless, working the body and the face in almost equal amounts. Both fighters take a break and Munoz and gets to his feet while Grove keeps him at bay from the ground with his long limbs. Munoz dives in with a huge punch that stuns Grove. It's a Blitzkrieg ... a flurry of punches that Grove simply can't escape. He rolls to his belly and Munoz boxes his ears until the referee steps in and stops it. That's it! Great come-from-behind victory for Munoz.
Final result: Mark Munoz defeats Kendall Grove via technical knockout (strikes) in round two
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Terry Etim (155-pound limit)
Round one: Etim with inside leg kick. High kick from Etim. Leg kick from Dos Anjos. Etim inside leg kick again. High kick from Eitm, Dos Anjos shoots for the take down. Etim has a guillotine choke locked in tight but Dos Anjos seems to be holding off. Etim just doesnt seem to have the right placement on this choke. Dos Anjos pops his head out after almost a minute and half in a choke. Dos Anjos now landing big knees from side control. The ref stands them up now. Superman punch from Dos Anjos. Great straight left from Dos Anjos and now their tied up against the cage. Etim drags it to the floor and is stacked up on Dos Anjos and then frees his leg from a close heel hook and is now on top in butterfly guard. Etim gets to full guard and is now throwing some punches. Dos Anjos angling his body for a submission but the bell rings. Awesome 1st round good action Etim gets the nod but not by much. 10-9 Etim.
Round two: Inside leg kick from Dos Anjos and Etim with one too. Leg kick from Dos Anjos. Etim with a spinning back kick. Left from Dos Anjos. Beautiful knee from Etim. Dos Anjos catches a leg and gets the take down. Side control for Dos Anjos. Dos Anjos with a forearm across the neck of Etim. Dos Anjos jumps into half guard and throws some punches. Dos Anjos back into side control and is locking in an old school cradle lock. Back to regular side control. Elbows from Dos Anjos. Dos Anjos jumps into half guard and is landing some good blows. Good elbows from Dos Anjos. Dos Anjos with good control and continuous elbows. North south position now for Dos Anjos. Dos Anjos looking for an arm bar now and he has it extended!!! Thats it Dos Anjos gets the submission!! Etim taps, great ground showing from Dos Anjos.
Final result: Rafael Dos Anjos defeats Terry Etim via Submission (Arm Bar) Round 2