UFC 114

UFC 114: Rampage vs. Evans[3] was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on May 29, 2010 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. The UFC Fan Expo took place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.


Spike TV once again broadcasted two live preliminary bouts one hour before the PPV broadcast began. In addition, the three-part UFC Primetime series returned to Spike TV in the build up for this event [4]

The full fight card featured five Ultimate Fighter season champions Rashad Evans, Michael Bisping, Diego Sanchez, Amir Sadollah and Efrain Escudero.[5] Forrest Griffin was also scheduled to be another Ultimate Fighter winner to compete, but had to pull out.

A bout between Forrest Griffin and Antônio Rogério Nogueira was scheduled, however Griffin withdrew due to a shoulder injury. Griffin was replaced by Jason Brilz.[6]

Melvin Guillard was scheduled to face Thiago Tavares, but Tavares was forced off the card with an elbow injury.[7] Waylon Lowe then stepped in as Tavares' replacement.

UFC President Dana White has confirmed that the winner between Jackson-Evans will fight the newly crowned UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, Mauricio Rua, for the title. Rua's manager suggested he could see Rua's first title defense against Randy Couture though this bout is not likely going to come to fruition[8]

Jackson was originally supposed to fight Evans for the title after defeating Keith Jardine, but a jaw injury during that fight allowed Lyoto Machida to step in, in his place. At UFC 98 Evans was knocked out by Machida. Jackson was then expected to fight for the title against Machida, but instead became a coach on The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights against Evans.


Preliminary card

Jensen defeated Forbes via submission (guillotine choke) at 1:06 of round 1.
Riley defeated Brammer via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).
Diabaté defeated Cane via TKO (strikes) at 2:13 of round 1. This bout aired on the Spike broadcast following the Escudero vs. Lauzon fight.
Guillard defeated Lowe via TKO (strikes) at 3:28 of round 1. This bout aired on the PPV broadcast following the Duffee vs. Russow fight.

Preliminary card (Spike TV)

Escudero defeated Lauzon via unanimous decision (29–27, 29–27, 29–27). Escudero was deducted 1 point due to repeated kicks to the groin.
Kim defeated Sadollah via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).

Main card

Hathaway defeated Sanchez via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–26).
Nogueira defeated Brilz via split decision (28–29, 29–28, 29–28).
Russow defeated Duffee via KO (punch) at 2:35 in round 3.
Bisping defeated Miller via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 29–27).
Evans defeated Jackson via unanimous decision (29–28, 30–27, 30–27).

Bonus Awards

Fighters were awarded $65,000 bonuses.[9]

  • Fight of the Night: Brazil Antônio Rogério Nogueira vs. United States Jason Brilz
  • Knockout of the Night: United States Mike Russow
  • Submission of the Night: United States Ryan Jensen

Reported payout

The following is the reported payout to the fighters as reported to the Nevada State Athletic Commission. It does not include sponsor money or "locker room" bonuses often given by the UFC and also do not include the UFC's traditional "fight night" bonuses.[10]

  • Rashad Evans $410,000 ($185,000 win bonus) def. Quinton Jackson $250,000
  • Michael Bisping $325,000 ($150,000 win bonus) def. Dan Miller ($15,000)
  • Mike Russow $24,000 ($12,000 win bonus) def. Todd Duffee ($8,000)
  • Antonio Rogerio Nogueira $120,000 ($40,000 win bonus) def. Jason Brilz ($11,000)
  • John Hathaway $22,000 ($11,000 win bonus) def. Diego Sanchez ($50,000)
  • Dong Hyun Kim $64,000 ($32,000 win bonus) def. Amir Sadollah ($15,000)
  • Efrain Escudero $30,000 ($15,000 win bonus) def. Dan Lauzon ($15,000)
  • Melvin Guillard $38,000 ($19,000 win bonus) def. Waylon Lowe ($6,000)
  • Cyrille Diabate $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus) def. Luiz Cane ($19,000)
  • Aaron Riley $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus) def. Joe Brammer ($5,000)
  • Ryan Jensen $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Jesse Forbes ($6,000)


  1. ^ a b "NSAC corrects UFC 114 attendance and gate; promotion's estimates nearly spot-on". mmajunkie.com. http://mmajunkie.com/news/19456/nsac-corrects-ufc-114-attendance-and-gate-promotions-estimates-nearly-spot-on.mma. Retrieved 9th June 2010. 
  2. ^ http://http://www.fightofthenight.com/news/over-one-million-ppv-buys-now-estimated-for-ufc-114/
  3. ^ "UFC 114". ufc.com. http://www.ufc.com/index.cfm?fa=eventDetail.Home&eid=3065. Retrieved March 18, 2010. 
  4. ^ Spike TV confirms three part UFC Primetime: Rampage vs. Evans special for UFC 114
  5. ^ UFC 114 takes place at MGM in Las Vegas, UFC Fan Expo 2010 at Mandalay Bay
  6. ^ Morgan, John (May 4, 2010). "Jason Brilz agrees to face Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 114". MMAjunkie.com. http://mmajunkie.com/news/18983/jason-brilz-agrees-to-face-antonio-rogerio-nogueira-at-ufc-114.mma. Retrieved May 16, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Thiago Tavares Out of UFC 114 Matchup with Melvin Guillard". mmafrenzy.com. http://mmafrenzy.com/14422/thiago-tavares-out-of-ufc-114-matchup-with-melvin-guillard/. Retrieved May 11, 2010. 
  8. ^ carmichaeldave (May 10, 2010). "Dana White: Shogun’s first defense at 205 « Sports 1140 KHTK". Khtk.cbslocal.com. http://khtk.cbslocal.com/2010/05/10/dana-white-shoguns-first-defense-at-205/#more-606. Retrieved May 16, 2010. 
  9. ^ "UFC 114 fighter bonuses: Jensen, Russow, Nogueira and Brilz earn $65K awards". http://mmajunkie.com/news/19350/ufc-114-fighter-bonuses-jensen-russow-nogueira-and-brilz-earn-65k-awards.mma. 
  10. ^ "UFC 114 Payouts: Evans Earns $410,000". sherdog.com. http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/UFC-114-Payouts-Evans-Earns-410000-24824. Retrieved June 2, 2010.