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*UFC*112*Maia vs. Silva*Penn vs. Edgar*Hughes vs. Gracie*4/10 (Edited 04/10/10 03:21PM by Scott)

*UFC*112*Maia vs. Silva*Penn vs. Edgar*Hughes vs. Gracie*4/10 <span style="font-size:12px;">(Edited 04/10/10 03:21PM by Scott)</span> Photo
Two titles. One night. 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 off against  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. UFC® 112 INVINCIBLE – Saturday, April 10, live on Pay-Per-View from Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.




Featured by: Jess at 4/02/10 9:36PM
Scored by Michael_G on 04/10/10 at 06:29AM | Closed on 04/10/10 at 03:30PM
FanIQ Pts? 8 | MMA, Anderson Silva, BJ Penn | Multiple Choice Prediction Poll
Team Breakout:
Correct Answer23 Fans 
  1. Who wins? Middleweight Championship Bout (10 points)
Correct96%a. (Champion) Anderson Silva (25-4)
4%b. (Challenger) Demian Maia (12-1)
  2. Who wins? Lightweight Championship Bout (10 points)
87%a. (Champion) B.J Penn (15-5-1)
Correct13%b. (Challenger) Frankie Edgar (11-1)
  3. Who wins? (10 points)
Correct70%a. Matt Hughes (44-7)
30%b. Renzo Gracie (UFC Debut)
  4. Who wins? (10 points)
39%a. Terry Etim (14-3)
Correct61%b. Rafael Dos Anjos (13-4)
  5. Who wins? (10 points)
57%a. Kendall Grove (14-6)
Correct43%b. Mark Munoz (7-1)
  6. Who Wins? (10 points)
65%a. Alexander Gustafsson (9-0)
Correct35%b. Phil Davis (5-0)
  7. Who Wins? (10 points)
Correct57%a. Paul Taylor (10-5-1)
Correct43%b. John Gunderson (22-7)
  8. Who wins? (10 points)
Correct39%a. Paul Kelly (10-2)
61%b. Matt Veach (11-1)
  Tiebreaker: How many of the 8 fights end in submission or knockout
Correct 5

  
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#1 | 1618 days ago

Not being too wild with these picks. I have a hard time believing that Maia will survive the first round. Sorry Frank, but BJ is just too good. Hughes can pull this one out with some good ground control. Decision for Hughes.
1. (Champion) Anderson Silva (25-4)  2. (Champion) B.J Penn (15-5-1)  3. Matt Hughes (44-7)  4. Terry Etim (14-3)  5. Mark Munoz (7-1)  6. Phil Davis (5-0)  7. Paul Taylor (10-5-1)  8. Matt Veach (11-1)  
#2 | 1618 days ago

MacDoogie wrote:
Not being too wild with these picks. I have a hard time believing that Maia will survive the first round. Sorry Frank, but BJ is just too good. Hughes can pull this one out with some good ground control. Decision for Hughes.
I think Maia will be knocked out before he even gets out of the dressing room
1. (Champion) Anderson Silva (25-4)  2. (Champion) B.J Penn (15-5-1)  3. Renzo Gracie (UFC Debut)   4. Terry Etim (14-3)  5. Kendall Grove (14-6)  6. Alexander Gustafsson (9-0)  7. Paul Taylor (10-5-1)  8. Paul Kelly (10-2)  
#3 | 1618 days ago

(Edited by hapkido_warrior)

I just don't see how Maia can possibly beat anderson...he doesn't have the control to get silva to the ground and even if he did...i'm not fully convinced that maia has a better ground game then silva. Secondly, he has no chance in stand up, i know he's tried to work boxing but i just don't see a scenario where he even gets silva to the ground..where his only 'advantage' is. If he clinches or shoots he will probably wake up to joe rogan shouting in his face about what happened.

I think BJ definitely has it over frank, who just isn't ready for the title shot yet in my opinion. I think he needs more experience and some more varied fights. I think hughes has got renzo, unless the gracie's have finally realized that they need more then a fantastic jiu-jitsu game then they're going to continue to get dominated fight after fight. I see it going down some what like hughes last fight with royce, I think he finishes it by ground and pound in the first round.
 

I'm highly surprised at how terrible this card is considering it's their first event in dubai...i see a lot of mismatches or bad picks, some of the prelim fights have some intense guys though, so for the UFC's sake I hope they put on a great show and maybe get some extra attention.

1. (Champion) Anderson Silva (25-4)  2. (Champion) B.J Penn (15-5-1)  3. Matt Hughes (44-7)  4. Terry Etim (14-3)  5. Kendall Grove (14-6)  6. Phil Davis (5-0)  7. John Gunderson (22-7)  8. Matt Veach (11-1)  
#4 | 1615 days ago

I think BJ and Anderson will finish their fights quickly.
1. (Champion) Anderson Silva (25-4)  2. (Champion) B.J Penn (15-5-1)  3. Matt Hughes (44-7)  4. Terry Etim (14-3)  5. Kendall Grove (14-6)  6. Alexander Gustafsson (9-0)  7. Paul Taylor (10-5-1)  8. Matt Veach (11-1)  
#5 | 1610 days ago

Im actually anticipating Gustafsson and Davis the most. These guys have alot of hype around them coming in. Especially Davis.
1. (Champion) Anderson Silva (25-4)  2. (Champion) B.J Penn (15-5-1)  3. Matt Hughes (44-7)  4. Terry Etim (14-3)  5. Mark Munoz (7-1)  6. Phil Davis (5-0)  7. Paul Taylor (10-5-1)  8. Matt Veach (11-1)  
#6 | 1601 days ago

I didn't see the fight but apparently Penn was robbed....anybody who watched what was your take?
1. (Champion) Anderson Silva (25-4)  2. (Champion) B.J Penn (15-5-1)  3. Renzo Gracie (UFC Debut)   4. Terry Etim (14-3)  5. Kendall Grove (14-6)  6. Alexander Gustafsson (9-0)  7. Paul Taylor (10-5-1)  8. Paul Kelly (10-2)  
#7 | 1601 days ago

Penn destroyed R1, landing lots of jabs and then gaining dominance in a clinch at the end
R2, same thing except edgar gets one takedown-which bj escaped in a scramble right away
R3- same thing, edgar starts striking a little different but doesn't land much effective
R4- edgar landed some effective hits, BJ had a couple good counters and landed a few jabs, i'd say this is the first round to go to edgar- but only by a tiny margin
R5- more of the same, pretty even on the feet, edgar's takedown attempts are either shucked off or bj scrambles away and it seemed pretty even i scored it a tie.
so the way i saw it, BJ firmly won round 1 and 2, won round 3 by a small margin and tied with edgar in 5...so yeah, i have no idea what fight the judges were watching again.
1. (Champion) Anderson Silva (25-4)  2. (Champion) B.J Penn (15-5-1)  3. Matt Hughes (44-7)  4. Terry Etim (14-3)  5. Kendall Grove (14-6)  6. Phil Davis (5-0)  7. John Gunderson (22-7)  8. Matt Veach (11-1)  
#8 | 1601 days ago

Michael_G wrote:
I didn't see the fight but apparently Penn was robbed....anybody who watched what was your take?

Personally, I thought the fight was a draw.  Neither fighter did much of anything to really justify being declared the winner.  However, of the two fighters, I thought Edgar did just a little bit more then Penn did so I wasnt totally shocked that Edgar walked away the champ.

1. (Champion) Anderson Silva (25-4)  2. (Champion) B.J Penn (15-5-1)  3. Matt Hughes (44-7)  4. Rafael Dos Anjos (13-4)  5. Kendall Grove (14-6)  6. Alexander Gustafsson (9-0)  7. John Gunderson (22-7)  8. Matt Veach (11-1)  
#9 | 1601 days ago

Scott wrote:

Personally, I thought the fight was a draw.  Neither fighter did much of anything to really justify being declared the winner.  However, of the two fighters, I thought Edgar did just a little bit more then Penn did so I wasnt totally shocked that Edgar walked away the champ.

I'd say Edgar's pace was faster and he did more to advance the fight, so he was more aggressive, but BJ controlled the octagon, outstruck him the first 3 rounds and escaped or stuffed all of edgar's takedowns.
1. (Champion) Anderson Silva (25-4)  2. (Champion) B.J Penn (15-5-1)  3. Matt Hughes (44-7)  4. Terry Etim (14-3)  5. Kendall Grove (14-6)  6. Phil Davis (5-0)  7. John Gunderson (22-7)  8. Matt Veach (11-1)  
#10 | 1601 days ago

i am completely shocked that Edgar walked away the champ. i always felt that Kenny Florian and Diego Sanchez were better fighters than Edgar and BJ disposed of them quickly, so i thought he would handle Frankie with no problem.
1. (Champion) Anderson Silva (25-4)  2. (Champion) B.J Penn (15-5-1)  3. Matt Hughes (44-7)  4. Terry Etim (14-3)  5. Kendall Grove (14-6)  6. Alexander Gustafsson (9-0)  7. Paul Taylor (10-5-1)  8. Matt Veach (11-1)  
#11 | 1601 days ago

Anderson made Maia look like a joke. he was just showing off for most of the fight. can't wait to see him fight GSP. don't know who'd i'd root for in that one.
1. (Champion) Anderson Silva (25-4)  2. (Champion) B.J Penn (15-5-1)  3. Matt Hughes (44-7)  4. Terry Etim (14-3)  5. Kendall Grove (14-6)  6. Alexander Gustafsson (9-0)  7. Paul Taylor (10-5-1)  8. Matt Veach (11-1)  
#12 | 1601 days ago

this reminded me of the Thales Letes fight.
1. (Champion) Anderson Silva (25-4)  2. (Champion) B.J Penn (15-5-1)  3. Matt Hughes (44-7)  4. Terry Etim (14-3)  5. Kendall Grove (14-6)  6. Alexander Gustafsson (9-0)  7. Paul Taylor (10-5-1)  8. Matt Veach (11-1)  
#13 | 1600 days ago

I mean, I can see why the judges awarded frankie the win. BJ did fight frankie's fight and not his and frankie was the more aggressive grappler of the two but again, it all goes back to which part of the game is more valuable. It always seems like the judges pick one aspect of the game that will be most valuable to them in each fight, some fights a couple takedowns is worth more then dominating striking and threatening submissions, other days a good flurry or one good punch seems to be worth more then overall control and dominance through out the round. Sometimes it's about who pushes the tempo and who's defending and countering and who's attacking. It seems to randomly go off in one of these directions.

Frank got more takedowns and I would say landed a few more power hits, but bj escaped or shucked all of those takedowns and consistently landed punches even if they weren't big hits. So it is a tough call and I wouldn't exaclty call this bj getting 'robbed'.

1. (Champion) Anderson Silva (25-4)  2. (Champion) B.J Penn (15-5-1)  3. Matt Hughes (44-7)  4. Terry Etim (14-3)  5. Kendall Grove (14-6)  6. Phil Davis (5-0)  7. John Gunderson (22-7)  8. Matt Veach (11-1)  
#14 | 1596 days ago

adrisoto86 wrote:
Anderson made Maia look like a joke. he was just showing off for most of the fight. can't wait to see him fight GSP. don't know who'd i'd root for in that one.
Anderson is a joke. when will they throw someone who can actually fight at this guy.
#15 | 1596 days ago

Alpha_Dawg wrote:
Anderson is a joke. when will they throw someone who can actually fight at this guy.
Dana White has confirmed that Chael Sonnen is his next opponent and supposedly he's also going to fight GSP in the near future. He also said if Anderson ever acts like that again, he'll be cut from the UFC.
1. (Champion) Anderson Silva (25-4)  2. (Champion) B.J Penn (15-5-1)  3. Matt Hughes (44-7)  4. Terry Etim (14-3)  5. Kendall Grove (14-6)  6. Alexander Gustafsson (9-0)  7. Paul Taylor (10-5-1)  8. Matt Veach (11-1)  
#16 | 1596 days ago

Alpha_Dawg wrote:
Anderson is a joke. when will they throw someone who can actually fight at this guy.

they've thrown plenty of people who can actually fight at this guy, he may act ridiculous but no one can deny he is light years ahead of most of the fighters around right now. They should've just given the fight to Maia when anderson started hiding behind the ref, that should be an instant DQ, and point should have been flying away for all that running he was doing.

chael sonnen is a good match, he might be able to get silva to the ground a land some good shots. I just hope he doesn't get submitted before he can get into a rhythm.

1. (Champion) Anderson Silva (25-4)  2. (Champion) B.J Penn (15-5-1)  3. Matt Hughes (44-7)  4. Terry Etim (14-3)  5. Kendall Grove (14-6)  6. Phil Davis (5-0)  7. John Gunderson (22-7)  8. Matt Veach (11-1)  
#17 | 1595 days ago

Alpha_Dawg wrote:
Anderson is a joke. when will they throw someone who can actually fight at this guy.
I hope sonnen beats his a$$. Anderson may beat light years ahead of anyother wrestler, but He is still beatable, and the way he acted in the last fight he deserves to be knocked around just for the fact he made the sport look like a joke.

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