UFC 112

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UFC 112: Invincible
UFC 112 Poster.jpg
The poster for UFC 112: Invincible.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateApril 10, 2010
VenueConcert Arena, Yas Island
CityAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Total gate$3,500,000[1]
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, in 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.


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]


Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Anderson Silva (c) def. Demian Maia Decision (unanimous) (50–45, 50–45, 49–46) 5 5:00 [a]
Lightweight Frankie Edgar def. B.J. Penn (c) Decision (unanimous) (50–45, 48–47, 49–46) 5 5:00 [b]
Welterweight Matt Hughes def. Renzo Gracie TKO (leg kicks and punches) 3 4:40
Lightweight Rafael dos Anjos def. Terry Etim Submission (armbar) 2 4:30
Middleweight Mark Muñoz def. Kendall Grove TKO (punches) 2 2:50
Preliminary card
Light Heavyweight Phil Davis def. Alexander Gustafsson Submission (anaconda choke) 1 4:55
Welterweight Rick Story def. Nick Osipczak Decision (split) (29–28, 29–28, 28–29) 3 5:00
Welterweight DaMarques Johnson def. Brad Blackburn TKO (body kick and punches) 3 2:08
Lightweight Paul Kelly def. Matt Veach Submission (guillotine choke) 2 3:41
Heavyweight Jon Madsen def. Mostapha al-Turk Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00

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


  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. Archived from the original on 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. Archived from the original on July 10, 2012.

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