UFC 112

UFC 112: Invincible was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on April 10, 2010, on Yas Island, 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 ruled out due to a large cut suffered at UFC 109 in his fight 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]


Preliminary card

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 (strikes) 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 Etim vs. dos Anjos fight.

Main card

Munoz defeated Grove via TKO (strikes) at 2:50 of round 2.
dos Anjos defeated Etim via submission (armbar) at 4:30 of round 2.
Hughes defeated Gracie via TKO (strikes) 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 (50–45, 50–45, 49–46) to retain the UFC Middleweight Championship. The scorecard of the fight was not given when the decision was announced (although was later mentioned on articles regarding the fight). Silva also broke the record for the most consecutive title defenses with 6 and extended his own record of consecutive UFC wins to 11.

Bonus Awards

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

  • Fight of the Night: United States Kendall Grove vs. United States Mark Muñoz
  • Knockout of the Night: United States DaMarques Johnson
  • Submission of the Night: Brazil 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. http://mmajunkie.com/news/18665/ufc-112-in-abu-dhabi-draws-11008-attendance-for-estimated-3-5-million-live-gate.mma. Retrieved April 14, 2010. 
  2. ^ Loy, Tim (April 15, 2010). "Meltzer: UFC 112 a 'major PPV success'". MMA For Real. http://www.mmaforreal.com/2010/4/15/1423759/meltzer-ufc-112-a-major-ppv-success. Retrieved May 16, 2010. 
  3. ^ "UFC 112". ufc.com. http://www.ufc.com/index.cfm?fa=eventDetail.Home&eid=2890. Retrieved January 27, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Concert Arena Photos". MMAFighting.com. April 9, 2010. http://www.mmafighting.com/photos/concert-arena-photos/. Retrieved April 9, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Shoulder injury forces Vitor Belfort out of UFC 112 title fight with Anderson Silva". mmajunkie.com. February 11, 2010. http://mmajunkie.com/news/17916/shoulder-injury-forces-vitor-belfort-out-of-ufc-112-title-fight-with-anderson-silva.mma. Retrieved February 11, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Anderson Silva, Ed Soares excited about "old school" matchup in new UFC 112 title fight.". mmajunkie.com. February 13, 2010. http://mmajunkie.com/news/17937/anderson-silva-ed-soares-excited-about-old-school-matchup-in-new-ufc-112-title-fight.mma. Retrieved April 14, 2010. 
  7. ^ "UFC 112: Invincible" card loses Paul Taylor due to medical issues". mmajunkie.com. April 10, 2010. http://mmajunkie.com/news/18660/opponents-trainer-ufc-112-card-loses-paul-taylor-due-to-medical-issues.mma. Retrieved April 10, 2010. 
  8. ^ "UFC 112 bonuses: Johnson, Dos Anjos, Munoz and Grove earn $75,000 fighter awards". mmajunkie.com. April 11, 2010. http://mmajunkie.com/news/18663/ufc-112-bonuses-johnson-dos-anjos-munoz-and-grove-earn-75000-awards.mma.