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Jason Brilz Steps In To Fight Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 114

Jason BrilzJason Brilz will replace an injured Forrest Griffin and face Antonio Rogerio Nogueira on the main card of UFC 114 on May 29 in Las Vegas, according to MMAjunkie.

Griffin, a former light heavyweight champion and winner of The Ultimate Fighter, withdrew from the co-main event matchup late Monday after suffering a shoulder injury. It is not yet known when he’ll be able to return.

Following back-to-back wins over Brad Morris and Tim Boetsch to begin his UFC career, Brilz (18-2-1) most-recently rebounded from a loss to Eliot Marshall with a unanimous decision over Eric Schafer at UFC on Versus 1 in March.

Nogueira (18-3) made his UFC debut in November, jumping into contention with a first-round “Knockout of the Night” of Luiz Cane for his sixth-straight win.

UFC 114 is headlined by a grudge match between former 205-pound champs Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Rashad Evans, and also includes Michael Bisping vs. Dan Miller, Todd Duffee vs. Mike Russow, and John Hathaway vs. Diego Sanchez.

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Pictured: Jason Brilz


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