UFC 112 Results and Play-By-Play

UFC 112 posterThe Ultimate Fighting Championship makes its Middle East debut on Saturday, landing in the home of its new business partner, Flash Entertainment, in Abu Dhabi.

UFC 112 features two title fights, middleweight champ Anderson Silva defends against Demian Maia and lightweight titleholder B.J. Penn tries to fend off Frankie Edgar, and a welterweight feature bout pits Renzo Gracie against Matt Hughes.

UFC 112 airs live on pay-per-view at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET, with a delayed broadcast in the evening in the U.S. MMAWeekly.com will be providing live coverage of Saturday’s event, starting with the preliminary bouts, which are expected to start at approximately 7:30 a.m. PT / 10:30 a.m. ET.

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R1 – Silva starts his unorthodox, toying style, lands a back kick, Maia staying orthodox, but looks confused. Silva starts chopping at the legs of Maia, Silva with his hands at his sides. Silva just moving all over the place, almost mocking Maia, popping him with kicks and punches from crazy angles. Maia goes down on his back, Silva keeps his distance, kicking at Maia’s legs and hands, as Maia butt scoots across the Octagon.

MMAWeekly.com scores the round 10-9 for Silva

R2 – Maia comes out orthodox again, Silva at a very wide, apelike stance, acting very awkward, kicking out Maia’s leg. There has got to be no way to prepare for the looks that Silva is giving, the crazy stances and feints. Maia shoots and gets stuffed. Back up and then immediately dives for a leg and misses. Silva just pushing him off and taunting Maia, yelling at him to fight. Taunting him, mentally breaking him down. Silva throws a kick to the body then shucks off another desperate takedown attempt. Silva again yelling at Maia to fight, kicking at Maia’s calves and then pot-shotting him.

MMAWeekly.com scores the round 10-9 for Silva

R3 –Silva again starts taunting and pot-shotting with his jab and low (sweeping) kicks. Silva lands a spinning back kick, misses with another kick, slips, gains his balance, and starts in with his wild stance low leg kicks again. Silva actually punches Maia to the thigh moves away and continues to just toy with Maia, not really pushing to finish.

MMAWeekly.com scores the round 10-9 for Silva

R4 – Lots of dancing around for round four. Just lots of moving around the Octagon, Maia trying to dive in with punches, Silva avoiding, but not firing back, then acting like he’s upset that there’s no action. But he’s not really making a move to finish the fight himself. Maia throws his hands up and Silva does the same back.

MMAWeekly.com scores the round 10-9 for Maia

R5 – Maia shoots and misses the takedown. Maia rushes in and catches Silva with a couple punches. Moves in again and catches him with a wild left hook, Maia on his knees swinging away, Silva backs off. Shaking his head like he’s appreciative of Maia’s burst. Silva lands a spinning back kick. Maia swinging, but looking really tired. Silva walking away. Maia shoots and snags a leg, Silva steps out of it and backs away. Maia’s nose is busted up. The referee warns Silva for running away from Maia. Maia throws up his hands in frustration. Ref calls time and tells Silva that he’s going to take a point away if he keeps running.

The crowd is chanting “Maia, Maia” after the fight.

MMAWeekly.com scores the round 10-9 for Maia, the fight 48-47 for Silva

Anderson Silva def. Demian Maia by Unanimous Decision (No Scores Read), R5



R1 – Both men looking to box early, Edgar showing a lot of movement, Penn holding the center of the Octagon. Penn being patient starts to establish his jab. Edgar continuously moving gets caught with several uppercuts as he moves in trying to take Penn down. Edgar trying to find an opening, but eats several shots every time he moves in on Penn. Penn lands a shot to the body as the two clinch and then tosses Edgar aside just before the round ends.

MMAWeekly.com scores the round 10-9 for Penn

R2 – Edgar eats a stiff jab trying to move in for a takedown then backs off and starts searching again, constantly staying in motion. Penn seems content to hold the center of the Octagon, patiently waiting for Edgar. Penn doing a good job sticking Edgar with the jab and landing short two and three punch combinations. Edgar is showing good hand speed and movement, but isn’t as accurate as Penn. Edgar gets in and takes Penn down, pushing him, but Penn is immediately back to his feet, again in the center of the Octagon.

MMAWeekly.com scores the round 10-9 for Penn

R3 – Edgar moves, but is stung with a hard combination by Penn. A lot of pop in Penn’s jab, snapping Edgar’s head back. Edgar gets through with a couple individual punches, but isn’t landing the combinations that Penn does. Edgar getting more creative with his striking, throwing superman punch, trying to set up the takedown. Penn missing more in this round, and Edgar moves in and lands a kick to the body. Edgar has stepped up the movement even more now, throwing Penn off a bit.

MMAWeekly.com scores the round 10-9 for Edgar

R4 – Good body kick by Edgar. Edgar really mixing up, throwing combinations, and trying to shoot the takedown, but stuffed. Edgar lands the right hand off the combination, doing a much better now keeping Penn off guard. Penn still landing the jab though, but not as frequently as earlier in the fight. Penn lands a counter right and couple jabs. Edgar tries a jumping knee, but misses. Another good counter left from Penn.

MMAWeekly.com scores the round 10-10

R5 – Edgar scores the takedown, but Penn right back up. Edgar moves in with a good combination and just misses with the head kick. Good jab from Edgar, but a leg kick from Penn. Midway through the round and Edgar lands a strong right cross. Penn looks tired and a little frustrated. Edgar shoots, but gets shucked off, twice. Edgar lands a left hook and leg kick. Penn is managing his jab, but not much more offense than that. Edgar finding some sting in his own jab and follows with a kick to the body. Penn finishes strong with a right and knee, but is it enough?

MMAWeekly.com scores the round 10-9 for Edgar, the fight 48-48 for a draw.

Frankie Edgar def. B.J. Penn by Unanimous Decision (50-45, 48-47, 49-46), R3



R1 – Neither fighter willing to commit early, both gauging range. Loud chants of Renzo roll through the crowd. Gracie launches a boxing combination, but Hughes pushes him against the cage and dirty boxes him for a moment before they split. Again they clinch and Hughes pushes Gracie to the cage, this time kneeing his legs. Gracie tosses him off and separates. They dance around the center of the Octagon, Hughes landing a few individual leg kicks, and Gracie trying to get his boxing started.

MMAWeekly.com scores the round 10-9 for Hughes

R2 – Gracie tries to establish the jab, while Hughes goes back to his most effective move of round one, the leg kick, visibly stinging Gracie a couple of times early in the round. They clinch and trip to the ground, but are quickly back on their feet for the stand-up. Hughes again chopping at Gracie’s lead leg with the low kick. The crowd boos as there’s still no sustained action midway through the round. Gracie finally lands a leg kick of his own, but eats a short left hook from Hughes, who then goes back to the leg kicks on Gracie’s lead leg. Hughes land a good jab-leg kick combo before eating a straight right. Gracie shoots and almost gets caught in a guillotine. They clinch and Hughes pushes Gracie to the fence as the round ends.

MMAWeekly.com scores the round 10-9 for Hughes.

R3 – Hughes again starts chopping away at Gracie’s lead leg with the low kicks and Gracie does nothing to check the kicks or move away from them. Hughes lands a straight right, and Gracie looks very frustrated, can’t seem to get anything going. Hughes pushes him to the fence, lands a few knees, then pulls him away from the fence, keeping his weight on him, then separates and rocks Gracie with a strong boxing combination, but doesn’t really push to finish. Hughes throws the leg kick and Gracie falls to the mat. Referee Herb Dean motions from Gracie to get up and Hughes actually extends a hand to help him up. They start up and Hughes kicks out the leg again dropping Gracie, who gets back up, but is wavering, just trying to finish the fight. Hughes drops him again with a right hand, but backs off, making Gracie stand again. Hughes then moves in and drops Gracie once again with a boxing combination and the fight is waved off.

Matt Hughes def. Renzo Gracie by TKO (Strikes) at 4:40, R3



R1 – They start off trading kicks, but Dos Anjos quickly switches to shooting in for the takedown, but gets caught in a guillotine choke on the way down. Etim combines the choke with a triangle body lock, but Dos Anjos remains calm, eventually popping his head out. Dos Anjos immediately passes to side control and starts kneeing. Referee Mark Goddard warns Dos Anjos for kneeing too close to the spine and stands the fight back up. They clinch and Dos Anjos trips Etim down, but lands on bottom. Etim starts working from Dos Anjos’ guard, but isn’t able to amass much damage before the round ends.

MMAWeekly.com scores the round 10-9 for Etim.

R2 – Dos Anjos starts off with a couple strong inside leg kicks. They clinch and Etim lands a knee to the chin before getting taken down by Dos Anjos, who starts working from side control. Dos Anjos tries to gain mount, but moves back to side control and drops a couple hard elbows to the face of Etim then transitions to full mount. Etim quickly defends and gains half guard, but Dos Anjos moves back to side control and dropping elbows. He moves to north-south and tries for a Kimura on Etim’s left arm, can’t get it, and then transitions to an armbar for the finish.

Rafael Dos Anjos def. Terry Etim by Submission (Armbar) at 4:30, R2



R1 – As expected, Munoz quickly scores a takedown, but Grove is back to his feet quickly and made Munoz pay with an uppercut that hurt him. As Munoz continues to work for a second takedown, Grove punishes him with hammerfists. Munoz won’t give up on the shot, but they are separated when the action stalls. Grove sprawls out on a Munoz shot and nearly locks up a choke, but Munoz escapes and clips Grove with a couple punches. Munoz shoots again and gets caught in a guillotine choke, but once again escapes what looked to be a tight choke. Munoz won’t give up on the takedown, and again gets caught in a guillotine, but escapes before the bell.

MMAWeekly.com scores the round 10-9 for Grove

R2 – Munoz lands a strong right hand, but Grove drops him with a knee to the head from the clinch. Grove follows him down and takes Munoz’s back. Munoz escapes and starts ground and pound from Grove’s guard, punishing the body. Grove trying to kick Munoz off, but Munoz dives in and brutalizes Grove in a brutal assault until the referee stops the punishment.

Mark Munoz def. Kendall Grove by TKO (Strikes) at 2:50, R2



Main Bouts (On Pay-Per-View):
-Anderson Silva def. Demian Maia by Unanimous Decision (No Scores Read), R5
-Frankie Edgar def. B.J. Penn by Unanimous Decision (50-45, 48-47, 49-46), R3
-Matt Hughes def. Renzo Gracie by TKO (Strikes) at 4:40, R3
-Rafael Dos Anjos def. Terry Etim by Submission (Armbar) at 4:30, R2
-Mark Munoz def. Kendall Grove by TKO (Strikes) at 2:50, R2

Preliminary Bouts (Non-Televised):
-Phil Davis def. Alexander Gustafsson by Submission (Anaconda Choke) at 4:55, R1
-Paul Taylor (10-5-1) vs. John Gunderson (22-7) – CANCELLED
-Rick Story def. Nick Osipczak by Split Decision, R3
-DaMarques Johnson def. Brad Blackburn by TKO (Strikes) at 2:08, R3
-Paul Kelly def. Matt Veach by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 3:41, R2
-Jon Madsen def. Mostapha Al-Turk by Unanimous Decision, R3

(Preliminary results courtesy of Kevin Iole and MMAWeekly.com content partner Yahoo! Sports)