Anderson Silva’s showboating and refusal to engage overshadowed an otherwise great night of fights, including Frankie Edgar’s stunning upset of BJ Penn to take the UFC Lightweight Championship. Full results and more are below.
Anderson Silva def. Demian Maia by unanimous decision.
Frankie Edgar def. BJ Penn by unanimous decision.
Matt Hughes def. Renzo Gracie by TKO (strikes) at 4:40 of Round 3.
Rafael Dos Anjos def. Terry Etim by submission (armbar) at 4:40 of Round 2.
Mark Munoz def. Kendall Grove by TKO (strikes) at 2:50 of Round 2.
Phil Davis def. Alexander Gustafsson by submission (anaconda choke) at 4:55 of Round 1.
Rick Story def. Nick Osipczak by split decision.
DaMarques Johnson def. Brad Blackburn by TKO (strikes) at 2:08 of Round 3.
Paul Kelly def. Matt Veach by submission (guillotine choke) at 3:41 of Round 2.
Jon Madsen def. Mostapha Al Turk by unanimous decision.
The John Gunderson vs. Paul Taylor bout was scratched because Taylor was not medically cleared to fight.
Bonuses in the amount of $75,000 were doled out following UFC 112 – DeMarques Johnson was awarded Knockout of the Night for his TKO finish of Brad Blackburn, Rafael dos Anjos secured Submission of the night for chaining submission attempts together and finishing with an armbar. Mark Munoz and Kendall Grove won Fight of the Night bonuses for their back-and-forth tilt.
Following UFC 112, UFC President Dana White announced official attendance of 11,008 and estimated gate receipts of $3.5 million.
We went 3-2 with our picks on Saturday, extending our record in 2010 to 41-17.
Anderson Silva (-600) vs Demian Maia (+400)
FIGHT! Pick: Silva Resulting Outcome: CORRECT
BJ Penn (-800) vs Frankie Edgar (+500)
FIGHT! Pick: PennResulting Outcome: INCORRECT
Matt Hughes (-450) vs Renzo Gracie (+300)
FIGHT! Pick: GracieResulting Outcome: INCORRECT
Kendall Grove (+125) vs Mark Munoz (-155)
FIGHT! Pick: Munoz Resulting Outcome: CORRECT
Phil Davis (-500) vs A. Gustafsson (+325)
FIGHT! Pick: DavisResulting Outcome: CORRECT
UFC 112 was the first UFC event held in the Middle East and also the first UFC event held in an open-air arena.