Completed MMA Event

UFC 112: Invincible

UFC 112
  • Saturday 04.10.2010
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: Concert Arena at Ferrari World
  • Location: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $3,500,000
  • Attendance: 11,008
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 500,000 | TV Ratings:
  • MMA Bouts: 10
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Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Honors & Awards

  • Submission of the Night
    Terry Etim vs. Rafael dos Anjos   |   $75,000 bonus to dos Anjos
  • Fight of the Night
    Kendall Grove vs. Mark Muñoz   |   $75,000 bonus to each fighter
  • Knockout of the Night
    Brad Blackburn vs. DaMarques Johnson   |   $75,000 bonus to Johnson


  • Dan Miragliotta
    Silva vs. Maia (10)Davis vs. Gustafsson (5)Blackburn vs. Johnson (3)
  • Herb Dean
    Penn vs. Edgar I (9)Hughes vs. Gracie (8)Kelly vs. Veach (2)
  • Marc Goddard
    Etim vs. dos Anjos (7)Grove vs. Muñoz (6)Story vs. Osipczak (4)Al Turk vs. Madsen (1)


UFC 112 Wiki

In another watershed moment for MMA’s leading promotion, the UFC hosted its first event at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. It was the UFC’s first foray into the Middle East as well as its first outdoor event, in a stadium newly constructed especially for the promotion.

UFC 112 featured a triple-play of stars: a Middleweight Championship fight between Anderson Silva and Demian Maia; a Lightweight Championship fight between BJ Penn and Frankie Edgar; and a Welterweight 3-rounder between legends Matt Hughes and Renzo Gracie. Edgar shocked the world by winning a controversial Unanimous Decision to take the belt from Penn, and Hughes finished the ring-rusty Gracie with a series of punishing leg kicks. But then, just when it seemed the high-risk, high-profile event would go off without a hitch, 185lb. champion Anderson Silva hijacked the affair, putting on the most controversial and roundly criticized performance of his career by first taunting and then entirely disengaging from Maia over the course of five rounds. During his fight, the crowd alternated between chants of “Maia,” and “GSP,” in protest of Silva’s in-cage antics.

Following the event, a furious UFC President Dana White stated that he considered UFC 112 to be the most embarrassing event the company had ever put on, and claimed that, should Silva conduct himself in a similar manner ever again, he would be cut from the promotion, win or lose.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:55 PM ET
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Videos & Highlights

    Highlight  |  ESPN MMA Live UFC 112 Highlight and Recap Video report dead link

    ESPN's MMA Live team recaps UFC 112 in this news video from its popular series.

  • Highlight  |  ESPN MMA Live UFC 112 Preview Show report dead link

    ESPN's MMA Live crew previews the upcoming Abu Dhabi show in its weekly video segment.

  • Promo Video  |  UFC 112: Invincible Full video preview report dead link

    Watch the full video preview for UFC 112 featuring Anderson Silva vs. Demian Maia and BJ Penn vs. Frankie Edgar 1.

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