UFC 112 Live Blog: Anderson Silva vs. Demian Maia Round-by-Round Updates

This is the UFC 112 live blog for Anderson Silva vs. Demian Maia, the main event of today's UFC 112 pay-per-view from Abu Dhabi.

Silva, who will be defending for his sixth time, puts his middleweight belt on the line against one of the best jiu-ijtsu fighters in the world, Maia.

The live blog is below.





Round 1: Nothing thrown in first minute. The two are feeling each other out. Silva initiates at 3:45 with a quick kick. Silva lands a kick, spinning Maia back. Silva spinning backkick slides across Maia's stomach. Silva taunts Maia by ducking. Silva throws a jab. Maia shoots and misses completely. Silva lands a leg kick. Silva lands more leg kicks. Silva leaps with a punch. Silva is just messing around right now. Maia tries to pull guard. Silva lands a flying knee. More taunting and leg kicks while Maia bootscoots. Silva is just playing around with Maia at this point. Silva with two rights and Maia shoots and pull guards.

MMAFighting.com scores the round 10-9 for Silva.

Round 2: Maia jabs and Silva evades. Silva hunting Maia down. Silva lands a right. A leg kick trips Maia down. Silva is just embarrassing Maia. Silva is dancing and taunting. This is the most showboating in all his fights combined. Maia shoots and pulls guard. Maia shoots again and misses. Silva mocks run and the crowd laughs. Maia jumps at him. Silva taunts Maia to ask him to stand and trade or perhaps shoot. Silva taunting more than striking. Silva lands a kick and points and laugh. Maia misses a shot and Silva with more taunting. Silva lands a leg kick. He lands another. And a jab.

MMAFighting.com scores the round 10-9 for Silva.


Round 3: Maia has blood running on his nose. Maia misses a big punch. Silva working on Maia's lead leg. Spinning back kick by Silva. Silva kicks, taunts, kicks, taunts. Maia may have glanced a right and Silva pretends to be hurt. Maia tries to get the fight to ground, but Silva evades. Not sure why Silva doesn't just finish the fight ... The crowd boos the end of the round.

MMAFighting.com scores the round 10-9 for Silva.

Round 4: More feeling each other out. Crowd boos. Silva circling. Seems like Maia wants the finish more than Silva. Short exchange. Crowd rooting for Maia. More fooling around and a leg kick. Crowd now chanting "GSP," who is siting ringside. Maia is frustrated. Maia signals to Silva for action. Silva does the same. The thing is, Maia is the one pressing action. Round ends and crowd boos.

MMAFighting.com scores the round 10-9 for Silva.

Round 5: Maia's left eye is swollen shut. Maia shoots and misses. Maia lands a right and another. Maia shoots and misses. Maia is throwing for the finish. Maia shoots and he's working for the finish. Maia is winning the crowd over. Maia is working hard for the finish while SIlva is just waiting for time to run out. There's still over three minutes left in the fight. Silva with a spinning back kick. The crowd is firmly behind Maia. Maia grabs hold of a single and he pulls guard. Silva slips out. Maia is opening his arms in frustration. The referee warns Silva that he will take a point away if he keeps running away.

10-9 for Maia.

MMAFighting.com scores the fight 49-46.


Crowd cheers for Maia and then GSP. During the official announcement, the crowd boos.

Silva wins by unanimous decision





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