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

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.