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UFC 114 Live Blog: Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Jason Brilz Updates

LAS VEGAS -- This is the UFC 114 live blog for Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Jason Brilz, a light heavyweight bout on tonight's pay-per-view card from the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Brilz fills in for the injured Forrest Griffin and will look to beat the odds against Nogueira.

The live blog is below.

Round 1: Both men measuring distance early. Nogueira quickly figures it out and lands a hard knee to the body to open. Nogueira with a leg kick. It was the opening Birlz was looking for. He snatches it and puts Nog on his back. Nog looks for the sweep, uses it to get upright. Brilz snatches a guillotine, but Nog pulls free. Brilz with some punches from the back and ends up on top of Nogueira again. Nog slips out the back door and takes Brilz down. Nog lands punches from the side. Brilz breaks free and gets to his feet. Well played by both sides early. Brilz slips under a hook and tries another takedown. This time Nogueira stays on his feet. Very close round. MMA Fighting scores it for Brilz, 10-9.

Round 2: Brilz goes for the takedown and falls into a guillotine. A few tense moments, but Brilz escapes. Brilz returns the favor with a guillotine of his own. The two roll around the cage as Nogueira tries to escape. Brilz holds it for at least a minute, but Nog won't tap. Brilz ends up on top. The upset alert is now officially on. After the grappling session finishes, the two are back to their feet to a nice pop from the crowd. Brilz fires off a right as they turn off the cage. Brilz lands another hard right and Nogueira clearly winces. Brilz tries a takedown but Nog breaks free. Knee to the face from Nogueira, Brilz answers with a combo that rocks his opponent. Crowd is eating up this underdog story. Brilz again, 10-9.

Round 3: Another takedown from Brilz. Nogueira sweeps and ends up on top. Brilz breaks free. Brilz drops for the ankle pick, Nog feeds him some punches and pulls away. With two minutes left, Nogueira tries to set up a d'arce, but Brilz sees it coming. Back to their feet. Nogueira with a left, Brilz shoots again, but Nog ends up on top. Nog gets crucifix from the back. Brilz eats some leather but escapes as the crowd goes wild. Thirty seconds left. Nog reverses now as wild momentum shifts continue. Nog powers out some elbows as the round runs out. Both men raise their hands. MMA Fighting scores the round for Nogueira, 10-9.

Winner: Antonio Rogerio Nogueira via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)

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