UFC 112 Results & Live Play-by-Play

Apr 10, 2010
Sherdog.com’s UFC 112 “Invincible” play-by-play will kickoff at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT.

In the main event, Anderson Silva will attempt to make his sixth title defense against challenger Demian Maia. Also, don't forget to check out the MMA Forums to discuss the event.

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Quick preliminary results:
Jon Madsen def. Mostapha Al-Turk Decision (Unanimous:29-28 x3) R3 5:00
Paul Kelly def. Matt Veach Submission (Guillotine Choke) R2 3:41
DaMarques Johnson def. Brad Blackburn TKO (Strikes) R3 2:08
Rick Story def. Nick Osipczak Decision (Split) R3 5:00
Phil Davis def.Alexander Gustafsson Submission (Anaconda Choke) R1 4:55

News:
Paul Taylor has withdrawn from his bout with John Gunderson.

Kendall Grove vs. Mark Munoz
Round 1
Kendall keeps Munoz at bay early with his long reach. Munoz shoots and takes Grove down with a slick double. Munoz throttles Grove with a right hand and the Hawaiian stands to his feet. Grove connects with an uppercut that drops Munoz to his knees. Munoz is hurt. Munoz grabs an ankle and Grove balances himself as he drops right-handed hammerfists down on the head. Referee Marc Goddard warns Grove for holding the fence. Munoz switches to a double and Grove defends beautifully. Goddard separates the fighters. Munoz lazily attempts a double without dropping levels and Grove rolls for an anaconda choke. Munoz escapes and shoots again. Grove this time slaps on a guillotine. The hold is tight, but Munoz frees his head. Grove again works for a guillotine at the end of the round.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Grove
Greg Savage scores the round 10-8 Grove
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-8 Grove

Round 2
Munoz blasts Grove with a right hand. Grove returns the favor with a knee to the head as Munoz attempts a shot. Grove hops on his back and transitions to an armbar. Munoz escapes and lays the wood on Grove with two right hands. Munoz dives into the guard and misses a right hook. From Grove’s closed guard, Munoz pounds the body with his right hand and misses a haymaker. Munoz stands and holds the left foot of Grove to defend the upkick. Munoz goes back to guard and begins to tee off with both hands. Grove is hurt. Grove rolls over to avoid punishment following a right hand. Munoz keeps punching until Goddard pulls him off at the 2:50 mark of round two.

Terry Etim vs. Rafael dos Anjos
Round 1
A head kick from Etim is blocked. Etim goes to the outside of dos Anjos’ lead leg with a low kick. Dos Anjos shoots and Etim locks on an arm-in guillotine. Etim closes his guard and squeezes with all his might. Etim has a loose body triangle while holding the choke. Dos Anjos frees the grip of Etim and escapes. Etim looks for an armbar and dos Anjos has none of it. He pulls his arm out and passes to side control. Referee Goddard warns dos Anjos for kneeing the spine and restarts the fighters on their feet. Etim closes the distance and dos Anjos flops and looks for a heel hook. Etim defends and takes the top position. Dos Anjos shows an offensive guard, looking for a kneebar from the bottom as time expires.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Etim
Greg Savage scores the round 10-9 Etim
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Etim

Round 2
Etim works the lead leg of dos Anjos with low kicks early in round two. Etim connects with a knee to the chin. Etim follows with a low kick that is caught by dos Anjos, who takes Etim to the canvas. Dos Anjos passes to side control. Dos Anjos goes to knee-on-belly and Etim puts him back in half guard. Dos Anjos passes and ties up the head. The Brazilian connects with elbows and a right hand. More elbows rain down from dos Anjos. Dos Anjos goes back to knee-on-belly. Dos Anjos goes to the mount. Dos Anjos lands an elbow and a punch before Etim gets to half guard. Dos Anjos passes again and goes back to work with elbows from side control. Dos Anjos advances to north-south and sets up a kimura. Dos Anjos transitions to an armbar. The elbow is bent backwards and Etim taps at 4:30 of the second period.

Matt Hughes vs. Renzo Gracie
Round 1
Hughes backs Gracie away with his jab. Gracie connects with two left hooks. Hughes clinches with Gracie and pushes him against the fencing. Hughes knees the left thigh. Gracie gets off the cage and returns to the center of the Octagon. Hughes ties up his opponent again with an underhook. Gracie wants none of the clinch. He gets free and runs away to get distance; Hughes follows. The action is slow as neither fighter is able to connect with a strike. Missed punches and kicks are the flavor of the round.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-10
Greg Savage scores the round 10-10
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Gracie

Round 2
Hughes lands to Gracie’s left leg with two low kicks. Gracie opens up with his hands and fails to connect. Hughes scores with another low kick. The Abu Dhabi crowd boos both fighters as there still hasn’t been a flush strike in this bout. Hughes lands a left and a right. Gracie throws a right-hand lead that falls short by a foot. The crowd boos again. Hughes lands a low kick and is hit by a straight right. Gracie drops down for a single and Hughes stuffs it. Hughes moves Gracie to the fence as time runs out.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Hughes
Greg Savage scores the round 10-9 Hughes
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Hughes

Round 3
Hughes is trying to win this fight with low kicks. He lands a stiff one to start round three. Hughes lands a right hand and backs away. Hughes cuts the cage off and lands another low kick. Hughes feints with a takedown and connects with a right hand before going to the clinch. Referee Herb Dean warns Gracie for holding the shorts. Hughes opens up with his hands and lands an uppercut. And another. Hughes goes back to Gracie’s leg with a kick. Hughes lands two more low kicks that knock Renzo down. Hughes kicks the leg and Renzo falls again. Renzo sticks his hand out and Hughes helps him to his feet. The crowd appreciates the sportsmanship. Gracie retreats to the cage and Hughes smells blood. Hughes jabs and lands two right hands to the chin. Gracie falls and Dean steps in to save him at 4:40 of round three.

B.J. Penn vs. Frankie Edgar
Round 1
Penn stands in the center of the Octagon as the challenger circles around him. Both fighters seem tentative to let their hands go through the first 90 seconds. The lightweights trade jabs and Edgar misses a front kick. Edgar grazes a left hook off the chin of Penn. Edgar shuffles his feet and scores with another left hook. Edgar sneaks in a low kick. Edgar shoots and Penn stuffs it. Penn roughs Edgar up with some brief dirty boxing before Edgar retreats. Edgar steps forward and Penn scores with a left. Penn lands a right hand. Edgar again comes forward and Penn connects with a left hook. Penn jabs and lands. Penn has a small ding under his left eye.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Penn
Greg Savage scores the round 10-9 Penn
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Penn

Round 2
Penn jabs with his left hand to kickoff the second period. Penn lands a hard left hand and Edgar fails on a shot. Penn checks a low kick. Penn’s jab has set the tempo. He lands it at will from a wide array of ranges as Edgar moves laterally. Penn mixes in his left hook and keeps Edgar away. Another left-hook lead finds its target for the champion. Edgar is moving beautifully, but whenever he plants to strike, Penn’s jab greets him. Edgar takes Penn down with a single, but he doesn’t pounce. Penn stands up and lands an uppercut at the bell as Edgar grazes a right hook.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Penn
Greg Savage scores the round 10-9 Penn
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Penn

Round 3
Edgar is soaking wet and referee Dean calls time to wipe him down. The round begins and Penn lights Edgar up with a left and a right hook. Edgar connects with a left hook as Penn feinted. Edgar sneaks in another left hook and it leaves its mark on Penn’s right eye. Penn now has small cuts and swelling under both eyes. Edgar fakes a right hand and drops levels for a single. Penn effortlessly defends it and cracks Edgar with a right hook. Edgar feints with a single and connects with a kick to the body. Penn stuffs another takedown. A low kick from Edgar is checked.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Penn
Greg Savage scores the round 10-9 Penn
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Penn

Round 4
Edgar takes control of the center of the cage for the first time in the bout. He backs Penn up against the fence, but the champion’s jab keeps him at a safe distance. Penn blocks a head kick. The fighters clash heads at the 2:40 mark. Luckily, neither fighter is cut. Penn is in complete control as his jab and short right stop any Edgar offense in its tracks. Edgar rushes in and misses a wild left and a jumping knee. Edgar’s right eye is busted up from a left hook.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-10
Greg Savage scores the round 10-9 Edgar
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Penn

Round 5
Edgar gets a much-needed takedown early in the final frame. He can not hold Penn down, as the champion springs back up to his feet quickly. Penn scores with a low kick that makes Edgar grimace. Edgar lands a double jab and a right-hand lead. Edgar drops down for a single and Penn shucks him off. Again Edgar drops for a takedown and Penn stops it. Edgar lands a low kick and a left hand. Edgar’s jab finds a home on the chin of Penn. He connects again with the jab. Penn lands a left hand and a knee to the body.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Edgar (49-47 Penn)
Greg Savage scores the round 10-9 Edgar (48-47 Penn)
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Edgar (49-46 Penn)

The scores are announced, and they’re shocking:
50-45
48-47
49-46

All for Frankie Edgar, the new UFC lightweight champion.

Anderson Silva vs. Demian Maia
Round 1
A feeling-out process unfolds for the first 100 seconds. Silva lands a low kick that nearly knocks Maia off his feet. Silva misses a spinning-back kick and then begins to shuffle his feet. Silva drops a knee to the canvas, trying to bait Maia in. Silva dances around Maia and connects with a right hand. Silva stocks Maia and floors him with a jumping knee. Maia flopped after tasting Silva’s power. Silva starts to taunt Maia. He backs him to the fence with a right hand and sprawls on a takedown.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Silva
Greg Savage scores the round 10-9 Silva
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Silva

Round 2
Silva is playing with Maia. He shows a karate stance and then transitions directly into a hardcore boxing game. He clips Maia with a right hand and the challenger dives for a desperate single attempt. Silva easily defends and backs away. Silva lands a hard low kick. Maia dives in for two more takedowns and Silva just steps away. Silva is frustrated with Maia’s lack of gameness. Silva waves him on angrily and Maia refuses to be baited in. The crowd boos as Silva just stands stationary, waving his opponent on. Silva grows more angry as he screams at Maia to bring it on. This is such a strange scene. Silva continues to voice his displeasure and then he kicks Maia’s feet right out from under him.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Silva
Greg Savage scores the round 10-9 Silva
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Silva

Round 3
Maia is bleeding on the bridge of his nose. Silva kicks the body early in round three. A short right hand connects with Maia’s nose and it’s opened up. Maia continues to do nothing and the crowd lets both fighters hear it. Silva is toying with challenger, kicking his body and legs at strange angles. Silva dances and charges. He roughs Maia up with his hands and stops a shot. Maia misses a left hook and fails on another takedown. Silva seems content to just cruise and embarrass his challenger through the first three rounds.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Silva
Greg Savage scores the round 10-9 Silva
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Silva

Round 4
Maia, sporting a bloody nose and a mouse under his left eye, lands a left-hand lead. Silva takes the first two minutes of the round. He does absolutely nothing. He misses two right-hand counters with 2:45 remaining in the frame. Silva begins to just dance around the cage, refusing to engage at all as Maia chases him down. Maia dives in with a lunging right hook that Silva easily bocks. Silva steps away and taunts him.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-10
Greg Savage scores the round 10-9 Silva
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Maia

Round 5
Maia’s left eye is closed. Maia lands a left and a right hook. Maia is swinging for the fences, and he’s connecting on the champion. A left hook scores for Maia. The challenger loses all momentum with a weak single attempt. Silva defends and walks away. Maia transitions from a single to pulling guard. He sucks Silva in, but Silva will not be held into the guard. He elbows the head and steps up and out of danger. Maia takes the center of the cage and chases after Silva. The champion runs away and referee Dan Miragliotta calls time. He confronts Silva and threatens to take a point if he runs around the cage again. Time expires.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-10 (50-47 Silva)
Greg Savage scores the round 10-10 (50-46 Silva)
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Maia (48-47 Silva)

Anderson Silva takes a unanimous decision, the scores are not announced.
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