UFC 112

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UFC 112: Invincible
A poster or logo for UFC 112: Invincible.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date April 10, 2010
Venue Concert Arena, Yas Island
City Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Attendance 11,008[1]
Total gate $3,500,000[1]
Buyrate 500,000[2]
Event chronology
UFC Fight Night: Florian vs. Gomi UFC 112: Invincible UFC 113: Machida vs. Shogun 2

UFC 112: Invincible was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on April 10, 2010, on Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.[3] Due to the time zone difference in Abu Dhabi, UFC 112 was shown live on pay-per-view in the United States at 1 pm ET (10 am PT), with a replay at the regular time of 10 pm ET (7 pm PT).

The event was the first held in the Middle East following the purchase of a 10 percent stake in the UFC parent company Zuffa by Abu Dhabi government-owned Flash Entertainment.[1] It was also the first UFC event to be held outdoors in an open-air arena.[4] The Concert Arena (at the Ferrari World theme park) was erected as a temporary venue for the event and was torn down the following week.

Background[edit]

Vitor Belfort was expected to fight Anderson Silva for the Middleweight Championship; however, Belfort injured his shoulder during training and was unable to fight at the event.[5] It was thought that Silva would instead take on Chael Sonnen, but he was unable to take the short notice fight due to lacerations obtained in a UFC 109 bout with Nate Marquardt. Silva ended up fighting Demian Maia.[6]

A bout between Paul Taylor and John Gunderson was cancelled on the day of the fight because of health issues that Taylor faced after cutting weight.[7]

Results[edit]

Preliminary card[edit]

Madsen defeated Al Turk via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).
Kelly defeated Veach via submission (guillotine choke) at 3:41 of round 2.
Johnson defeated Blackburn via TKO (body kick and punches) at 2:08 of round 3.
Story defeated Osipczak via split decision (29–28, 28–29, 29–28).
Davis defeated Gustafsson via submission (anaconda choke) at 4:55 of round 1. This bout aired on the PPV broadcast following the Etim vs. dos Anjos fight.

Main card[edit]

Munoz defeated Grove via TKO (punches) at 2:50 of round 2.
dos Anjos defeated Etim via submission (armbar) at 4:30 of round 2.
Hughes defeated Gracie via TKO (leg kick & punches) at 4:40 of round 3.
Edgar defeated Penn via unanimous decision (50–45, 48–47, 49–46) to become the new UFC Lightweight Champion.
Silva defeated Maia via unanimous decision (49-47, 48-47, 49–46) to retain the UFC Middleweight Championship.

Bonus Awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $75,000 bonuses.[8]

  • Fight of the Night: Kendall Grove vs. Mark Munoz
  • Knockout of the Night: DaMarques Johnson
  • Submission of the Night: Rafael dos Anjos

Entrance music[edit]

Fighter Artist Title Album
Anderson Silva DMX "No Sunshine" Exit Wounds (soundtrack)
Alexander Gustafsson Cypress Hill "Illusions" Cypress Hill III: Temples of Boom
BJ Penn Israel Kamakawiwo'ole "Hawaii '78" into "E Ala E" E Ala E
Brad Blackburn Michael Jackson "Bad" Bad
DaMarques Johnson Clutch "Mice and Gods" Robot Hive: Exodus
Demian Maia Lobão "Vida Bandida" Vida Bandida
Frank Edgar The Notorious B.I.G. Kick in the Door Life After Death
Jon Madsen Rammstein "Du Hast" Sehnsucht
Kendall Grove Chamillionaire "Good Morning" Venom
Mark Munoz The Black Eyed Peas "Bebot" Monkey Business
Matt Hughes Hank Williams Jr. "A Country Boy Can Survive" The Bocephus Box
Matt Veach Eminem "Beautiful" Relapse
Mostapha Al Turk Unknown Unknown Unknown
Nick Osipczak Dizzee Rascal "Jus' A Rascal" Boy In Da Corner
Paul Kelly Florence & The Machine & Dizzee Rascal "You Got The Dirtee Love" Single
Phil Davis Jay-Z "Blueprint 2" The Blueprint 2: The Curse
Rafael Dos Anjos DMX "Get It On The Floor" Grand Champ
Renzo Gracie Aida al Manhali "Salaam Allah"  ???
Rick Story Avenged Sevenfold "Scream" Avenged Sevenfold
Terry Etim Phil Collins "In The Air Tonight" Face Value

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "UFC 112 in Abu Dhabi draws 11,008 attendance for estimated $3.5 million live gate". mmajunkie.com. April 11, 2009. Retrieved April 14, 2010. 
  2. ^ Loy, Tim (April 15, 2010). "Meltzer: UFC 112 a 'major PPV success'". MMA For Real. Retrieved May 16, 2010. 
  3. ^ "UFC 112". ufc.com. Retrieved January 27, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Concert Arena Photos". MMAFighting.com. April 9, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Shoulder injury forces Vitor Belfort out of UFC 112 title fight with Anderson Silva". mmajunkie.com. February 11, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Anderson Silva, Ed Soares excited about "old school" matchup in new UFC 112 title fight.". mmajunkie.com. February 13, 2010. 
  7. ^ "UFC 112: Invincible" card loses Paul Taylor due to medical issues". mmajunkie.com. April 10, 2010. 
  8. ^ "UFC 112 bonuses: Johnson, Dos Anjos, Munoz and Grove earn $75,000 fighter awards". mmajunkie.com. April 11, 2010. 
  9. ^ "MMA Entrances". MMA Entrances. May 8, 2010. 
  10. ^ Stephenson, Kye (April 12, 2010). "UFC 112 Fighter Entrance Songs". BumpyKnuckle.com.