With just six days before showtime, the world’s premier MMA organization has finally completed the roster for their highly anticipated “UFC 112: Invincible” event next Saturday.
The April 10th show takes place inside the Concert Arena in the United Arab Emirates, the UFC’s debut promotion with their new Abu Dhabi-based partners, Flash Entertainment.
Although the non-televised heavyweight fight between Jon Madsen and Mostapha Al Turk had been rumored for quite some time, the scrap was just now made official.
A pair of title bouts will headline the card. Lightweight champion BJ Penn puts his strap on the line against Frankie Edgar in the evening’s co-main event, and middleweight king Anderson Silva will defend his crown against Brazilian jiu jitsu specialist Demian Maia in the night’s main attraction.
Despite being significant favorites to retain their belts, both Penn (-700) and Silva (-600) have claimed they are not looking past their worthy challengers.
Don’t forget that it’s an early start this Saturday, with the live pay-per-view broadcast beginning at 1PM ET/10AM PT. However, a same-day replay will also be made available during the UFC’s customary 10PM ET/7PM PT time slot.
Here are the fighters slated for the event:
DaMarques Johnson vs. Brad Blackburn
Jon Madsen vs. Mostapha Al Turk
Paul Kelly Vs. Matt Veach
Nick Osipczak vs. Rick Story
John Gunderson vs. Paul Taylor
Phil Davis vs. Alexander Gustafsson
Kendall Grove vs. Mark Munoz
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Terry Etim
Matt Hughes vs. Renzo Gracie
Frankie Edgar vs. BJ Penn (UFC Lightweight Champion)
Demian Maia vs. Anderson Silva (UFC Middleweight Champion)