The Ultimate Fighting Championship travels to Abu Dhabi for the first time and fans there will witness one of the organization’s greatest events ever, as middleweight titleholder Anderson “The Spider” Silva faces the top groundfighter in the division, Jiu-Jitsu wizard Demian Maia. Lightweight champion BJ Penn looks to continue his dominant reign when he takes on Frankie Edgar in the double main event of UFC 112. Also, two legends meet for the first time when future UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes battles ground fighting master Renzo Gracie.
Two highly-touted prospects square off in this bout. Phil Davis transitioned from decorated collegiate wrestler to UFC fighter when he dismantled Brian Stann at UFC 109. Alexander Gustafsson also turned heads at 109 with a stunning KO victory.
Anderson Silva has won all 10 of his fights in the UFC and now looks for win number 11 against Demian Maia. If styles make fights then this is a must see as Silva, an excellent striker tries to retain his title against the submission specialist, Maia.
Two masters of MMA step into the Octagon and bring their vast pool of experience to bear on the mastery and game of their opponent. Will Gracie’s defense be enough for the wrestling dominance of Hughes?
John Madsen was able to endure the Ultimate Fighter house on the 10th season of the hit reality show, and scored a victory in the show’s finale. Madsen enters the Octagon for the second time when he faces the slumping Mostapha Al Turk.