- 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
Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts
Honors & Awards
Submission of the NightTerry Etim vs. Rafael dos Anjos | $75,000 bonus to dos Anjos
Fight of the NightKendall Grove vs. Mark Muñoz | $75,000 bonus to each fighter
Knockout of the NightBrad Blackburn vs. DaMarques Johnson | $75,000 bonus to Johnson
Silva vs. Maia , Davis vs. Gustafsson (5), Blackburn vs. Johnson (3)
Penn vs. Edgar I (9), Hughes vs. Gracie (8), Kelly vs. Veach (2)
Etim vs. dos Anjos (7), Grove vs. Muñoz (6), Story vs. Osipczak (4), Al Turk vs. Madsen (1)
Tapology members can make predictions for upcoming MMA & Boxing fights. UFC 112 is closed for new predictions. 4 total members made predictions on this event, breaking down as follows below.
Leaderboard of the best predictions by member: UFC 112 Leaderboard
UFC 112 Wiki Update 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.
Videos & Highlights
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.
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.
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.