Jason Brilz Replaces Forrest Griffin; Meets Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 114

Written by Tom Ngo
May 4th, 2010

It didn’t take the UFC long to find a replacement for injured light heavyweight Forrest Griffin, as it’s being reported Jason Brilz will step-in on less than four weeks notice to face Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 114.

MMAJunkie.com is reporting that verbal agreements have been made and bout contracts should be signed and submitted shortly.

Brilz was last seen posting a unanimous decision victory over Eric Schafer at “UFC on Versus” in March. He holds a respectable 18-2-1 professional record overall.

Nogueira owns a 18-3 mark and looked sensational in his long-awaited Octagon debut this past November. The veteran humbled Luis Arthur Cane with a 1stRound TKO at UFC 106. It was his sixth consecutive victory.

UFC 114 takes place May 29th inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Here is the revised lineup for the Spike TV/pay-per-view broadcast:

Preliminary Bouts:

Ryan Jensen and Jesse Forbes
Joe Brammer vs. Aaron Riley
Luiz Cain vs. Cyrille Diabate
Melvin Guillard vs.Thiago Tavares

(Spike TV 9PM ET/6PM PT)

Efrain Escudero vs. Dan Lauzon
Amir Sadollah vs. Dong Hyun Kim

Main Bouts:

Diego Sanchez vs. John Hathaway
Todd Duffee vs. Mike Russow
Michael Bisping vs. Dan Miller
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Jason Brilz
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Rashad Evans

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