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Whilst the temporary outdoor site for UFC 112 is expected to be demolished on Monday, the venue at Concert Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, provided a healthy financial return for the UFC coffers.

UFC 112 marked the UFC Middle East debut following the UAE government-owned Entertainment Flash’s acquisition of a 10 percent stake in Zuffa (parent company of the UFC) earlier this year. Concert Arena was created as a one off, outdoor, temporary location specifically for UFC 112 and will be demolished next week.

The outdoor location hosted Saturday’s event and attracted an attendance of 11,008, for a live gate of estimated $3.5 million.

UFC 112 showcased two title fights, Anderson Silva defended his middleweight title with a unanimous decision win over Demian Maia. This was a fight which delivered very little but raised many questions about the future of Anderson Silva. Anderson Silva‘s constant refusal to engage Maia and his almost continuous berating of the challenger resulted in boos and jeers from the erstwhile receptive and polite crowd.

Frankie Edgar beat BJ Penn in a display of superb footwork and relentless workmanship to capture lightweight belt.

Full results for UFC 112 HERE

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UFC fighter Paul Taylor sparring & talking to Fighters Only’s John Jo O’Regan about UFC 112 in Abu Dabi, moving gyms to Kaobon and his move to lightweight.  Paul Taylor will be fighting John Gunderson at UFC 112 in Abu Dabi on Sat 10th April. UK viewers can see all the action of UFC 112 including Paul Taylor vs John Gunderson, live on ESPN at the very civilized time of 17.00 on Sat 10th April.

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Terry Etim fights Rafael Dos Anjos at UFC 112 in Abu Dabi on Sat 10th April.  Fighters Only’s John Jo O’Regan caught up with Terry Etim to hear his views on Kaobon, his Mauy Thai, the Brazilian grappling discipline of Lutre Livre, UFC 112 and his opponent Rafael Dos Anjos.

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Paul Kelly interviewed by Fighters Only’s John Jo O’Regan pre UFC 112. Paul Kelly talks about what that spinning back kick felt like, UFC 112, strength, conditioning and how his move to lightweight is going. Paul Kelly takes on Matt Veach at UFC 112 in Abu Dabi on Sat April 10th.

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