The Ulitmate Fighting Championship headed to the Middle East Saturday with UFC 112 Invincible playing to a big crowd on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.
The top of the card saw fights between .J. Penn vs. Frankie Edgar (lightweight championship bout), and Anderson Silva vs. Demian Maia for the Middleweight championship. As always, if you don’t want to know the result, head straight to the video further down the page.
The Silva fight wasn’t great, with Silva dominating from the outset, then spending the second half of the fight playing with Maia and not really trying. That action resulted in warnings from the referee, and UFC president Dana White embarrassed and disgusted.
Edgar defeated Penn via unanimous decision, although the points don’t show that it was fairly competitive.
UFC 112 Results
- Heavyweight bout: Jon Madsen vs. Mostapha Al Turk
- Madsen defeated Al Turk via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
- Lightweight bout: Paul Kelly vs. Matt Veach
- Kelly defeated Veach via submission (guillotine choke) at 3:41 of round 2.
- Welterweight bout: DaMarques Johnson vs. Brad Blackburn
- Johnson defeated Blackburn via TKO (strikes) at 2:08 of round 3.
- Welterweight bout: Nick Osipczak vs. Rick Story
- Story defeated Osipczak via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).
- Light Heavyweight bout: Alexander Gustafsson vs. Phil Davis
- Davis defeated Gustafsson via submission (anaconda choke) at 4:55 of round 1. This bout aired on the PPV broadcast following the Terry Etim vs. Rafael dos Anjos fight.
- Middleweight bout: Kendall Grove vs. Mark Muñoz
- Munoz defeated Grove via TKO (strikes) at 2:50 of round 2.
- Lightweight bout: Terry Etim vs. Rafael dos Anjos
- dos Anjos defeated Etim via submission (armbar) at 4:30 of round 2.
- Welterweight bout: Matt Hughes vs. Renzo Gracie
- Hughes defeated Gracie via TKO (strikes) at 4:40 of round 3.
- Lightweight Championship bout: B.J. Penn (c) vs. Frankie Edgar
- Edgar defeated Penn via unanimous decision (50-45, 48-47, 49-46) to win the UFC Lightweight Championship.
- Middleweight Championship bout: Anderson Silva (c) vs. Demian Maia
- Silva defeated Maia via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 49-46) to retain the UFC Middleweight Championship. The scorecard of the Anderson Silva vs Demian Maia fight was not given when the decision was announced. Anderson Silva broke the record for the most consecutive title defenses with 6.
UFC 112 Video
Anderson Silva vs. Demian Maia video
Matt Hughes vs. Renzo Gracie video