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UFC 112: Invincible is an upcoming mixed martial arts event to be held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on April 10, 2010 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The UFC has reported that the event will be held in an outdoor stadium, making it the first open air event in company history.

Main Card

* Middleweight Championship bout: Anderson Silva © vs. Demian Maia

* Lightweight Championship bout: B.J. Penn © vs. Frankie Edgar

* Welterweight bout: Matt Hughes vs. Renzo Gracie

* Lightweight bout: Terry Etim vs. Rafael dos Anjos

* Middleweight bout: Kendall Grove vs. Mark Munoz

Preliminary Card

* Light Heavyweight bout: Alexander Gustafsson vs. Phil Davis

* Lightweight bout: Paul Taylor vs. John Gunderson

* Welterweight bout: Nick Osipczak vs. Rick Story

* Welterweight bout: DaMarques Johnson vs. Brad Blackburn

* Lightweight bout: Paul Kelly vs. Matt Veach

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Seeing how Nate Marquardt destroyed Maia with one punch, I don't think he will last the first round with Silva.

Frankie Edgar is going to get destroyed. He is just there to up PPV sales with another title fight. Doesn't have the skills needed to win against BJ.

Renzo... I don't know. Hughes is probably going to outstrike him and leave it at that.

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Seeing how Nate Marquardt destroyed Maia with one punch, I don't think he will last the first round with Silva.

Frankie Edgar is going to get destroyed. He is just there to up PPV sales with another title fight. Doesn't have the skills needed to win against BJ.

Renzo... I don't know. Hughes is probably going to outstrike him and leave it at that.

I think Maia might surprise some people. Not enough to win, but I think it will be a bit tougher to Silva. With Nate's fight, Maia admitted that he wanted to test out his stand up, which was a mistake, and he knows it. I can't see him doing it again, he knows he's got a huge advantage on the ground. I just REALLLY hope it doesn't end up like Leites fight, where THallas just laid on the ground the whole time.

My Picks:

Anderson Silva

B.J. Penn

Renzo Gracie

Rafael dos Anjos

Kendall Grove

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I think Maia might surprise some people. Not enough to win, but I think it will be a bit tougher to Silva. With Nate's fight, Maia admitted that he wanted to test out his stand up, which was a mistake, and he knows it. I can't see him doing it again, he knows he's got a huge advantage on the ground. I just REALLLY hope it doesn't end up like Leites fight, where THallas just laid on the ground the whole time.

My Picks:

Anderson Silva

B.J. Penn

Renzo Gracie

Rafael dos Anjos

Kendall Grove

Silva being a black belt in BJJ will not make things easier for Maia on the ground. And I can just picture it: Maia shoots for a takedown, BAM! knee to the face and it's lights out.

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Here are the weigh-in results for tomorrow's UFC 112: Invincible PPV, everyone made weight?

MAIN CARD

* Champ Anderson Silva (185) vs. Demian Maia (184) - for middleweight title

* Champ B.J. Penn (155) vs. Frankie Edgar (154) - for lightweight title

* Matt Hughes (170) vs. Renzo Gracie (171)

* Rafael dos Anjos (156) vs. Terry Etim (154)

* Kendall Grove (185) vs. Mark Munoz (185)

PRELIMINARY CARD

* Phil Davis (204) vs. Alexander Gustafsson (205)

* John Gunderson (154) vs. Paul Taylor (155)

* Nick Osipczak (170) vs. Rick Story (169)

* Brad Blackburn (170) vs. DaMarques Johnson (170)

* Paul Kelly (156) vs. Matt Veach (155)

* Mostapha Al Turk (235) vs. Jon Madsen (252)

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Congrats to frankie edgar... I'm not a big Penn fan, mostly because of the whole "grease gate" thing, but although i recognize he's got amazing talent, he looked like the old BJ tonight. Maybe he underestimated Edgar, maybe he was just tired of it and needed this as an excuse to move up a weight class, who knows. But he did not look like the Penn that fought the last 3 fights, he was gassed at the end of 5 rounds, and edgar looked like he could go 5 more.

Now. Silva. So very very dissapointing. I place him amongst the best P4P fighters, but he has shown to be quite embarassing to the sport, very classless display tonight. If he's sooo talented, then why doesn't he just finish fights instead of all the douchebaggery. I think Rogan hit it right on the head tonight when he said that after 2 1/2 rounds, Silva got tired. I don't think Dana is at fault for setting up this fight. Technically speaking, Maia has the skills to be champion, should he not get a shot because he's not a world class striker? Of course not, he deserved a shot, whether it was a bad match up or not, he is incredibly talented and paid dues. I just wish he would have came out the first few rounds looking like he did in the last, he really turned it up for a few minutes.

Perhaps what i'm most shocked about tonight is this video below. I'm really REALLY impressed with Dana's comments. I assumed that post fight he would make comments like "oh well, that's anderson" considering Silva is running low on fights left on the contract. And a move to strikeforce for Silva would be HUGE for them. But he really shocked me with his comments, specifically that he left after 4 rounds and handed Ed Soares the belt and said "here, you can put it on him, i'm done" really showed me that he agreed with the fans on this one, which was nice.

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Dana White is just brilliant. Silva is no doubt one of the best fighters in the world but he acts like a ****ing clown in the ring. This isn't the WWE and what he does is just too far beyond that of confidence, it turns into arrogant cockiness.

There is nothing more in the world I would love to see than GSP shoot, take him down and choke him out.

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lol....

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The supporters of Silva are saying that he's not challenged by these fighters, so why even make an effort. What I (and many others) are saying is then why doesn't he simply knock em out if they're not a challenge?

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Oops I forgot this fight was this weekend. Seems like I didn't miss anything. :laugh:

other then a title change you missed nothing :rofl:

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Silva always said that Machida was like a brother to him. Guess they share the same style. I hope Shogun destroys him in UFC 113. Frankie Edgar didn't really "win". BJ lost. BJ just stood there and took it. Even when his corner said to take it to the ground, he did nothing.

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He gave his all against some one who didn't even care and he only just won, BJ will get a rematch beat him then fight GSP, he'll get destroyed by GSP then cry more, I also don't think GSP stands a chance against Anderson he's 4 inches taller and has a 2 inch reach advantage GSP will get picked apart same as everyone else, I hope though soon someone can challenge Anderson just so he's forced to take risks to win rather than just been a *****. :blink:

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Just watching the post fight press conference and Dana is mightily ****ed at Silva.

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He gave his all against some one who didn't even care and he only just won, BJ will get a rematch beat him then fight GSP, he'll get destroyed by GSP then cry more, I also don't think GSP stands a chance against Anderson he's 4 inches taller and has a 2 inch reach advantage GSP will get picked apart same as everyone else, I hope though soon someone can challenge Anderson just so he's forced to take risks to win rather than just been a *****. :blink:

I dont think it's as clear cut as you make it seem regarding GSP vs Silva. Sure i'm a GSP fan, and i hate Silva for what he did lastnight, but to say GSP would get destroyed or picked apart like other fighters have is a very uneducated statement. GSP picks apart people as much as Silva does, and he does it to people that are bigger than he is, fitch, alves, hardy... all bigger than GSP and didn't win a single round, similar to Silva's fights. If they were to fight, GSP WILL take him down, again and again.. what happens on the ground is what's up in the air. Silva has better BJJ, but GSP doesn't often get caught and is amazing at G&P. Personally as talented as Silva is, i think LHW is where he should be if he wants challenge, IMO a move to HW or WW is a huge mistake on his part and he will learn that quickly. He's just being overly cocky, I dont know what made him this way, but he used to be confident and want to challenge himself, now he seems as though he's got this god complex and it's really annoying. I hate Brock Lesnar, but i think a fight between brock and silva, silva wouldn't make it out of the first round, and that's coming from a guy who thinks Brock has little MMA talent.

Regarding the BJ fight, I really do think he took this fight lightly and had given up and needed an excuse to move on to other things, such as WW. However, he still doesn't stand a chance against GSP.

Also, watching the fight lastnight and watching fighters going for the takedowns, like gracie, maia, edgar... and you can notice such a HUGE difference in takedowns between them (most fighters) and the likes of GSP or even Lesnar and i wondered why this happens. If you watch "most" fighters, they will go for a single or double and then stand stationary and try to tip the opponent over, but when you watch gsp and/or brock and they go for a leg and bullrush people so they either fall or hit the cage and then get tipped, and i wondered why other fighters haven't adapted this method or use it more often. I'm not a wrestler so i'm no expert on the positions but it just seems so much more successful.

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Wow, a guy from Canada loves GSP, who would have thunk it? hehe

My dream fight would be GSP moving up to MW and taking on Anderson. I would have a lot more respect (not that I don't already) for GSP. But I agree, LHW would offer a lot of challenges, namely Rampage & Shogun.

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GSP is fine where he is. Silva moving down a weightclass instead of up is like Carwin deciding to drop down to middleweight and steamroll everyone. Case in point: BJ Penn used to fight in HW and then dropped to LW. BAM! Champion (not anymore...)

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