UFC 114

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UFC 114: Rampage vs. Evans
A poster or logo for UFC 114: Rampage vs. Evans.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date May 29, 2010
Venue MGM Grand Garden Arena
City Las Vegas, Nevada
Attendance 14,996[1]
Total gate $3,895,000[1]
Buyrate 1,050,000[2]
Event chronology
UFC 113: Machida vs. Shogun 2 UFC 114: Rampage vs. Evans UFC 115: Liddell vs. Franklin

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. The UFC Fan Expo took place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

Background[edit]

Spike TV once again broadcast 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), making it just the second UFC event (after The Ultimate Fighter: United States vs. United Kingdom Finale the previous year) to feature 5 TUF champions.[5] Another Ultimate Fighter winner, Forrest Griffin, was also scheduled to compete at this event, but had to pull out due to injury.

A bout between Forrest Griffin and Antônio Rogério Nogueira was scheduled for this event, 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 confirmed that the winner between Jackson-Evans would fight UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Mauricio Rua for the title in their next bout, but it never took place after Rashad Evans (who won the UFC 114 main event) was injured and ultimately replaced by Jon Jones for the title match at UFC 128 in March 2011. Rua's manager had originally suggested he could see Rua's first title defense against Randy Couture, though that bout was not likely to occur.[8]

Jackson was originally supposed to fight Evans for the title after defeating Keith Jardine at UFC 96 in March 2009, but a jaw injury during that fight allowed Lyoto Machida to replace him in the UFC 98 title fight, which Machida won. Jackson was then expected to fight for the title against Machida, but instead became a coach on The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights against Evans.

Results[edit]

Preliminary card[edit]

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 (punches) at 2:13 of round 1. This bout aired on the Spike broadcast following the Escudero vs. Lauzon fight.
Guillard defeated Lowe via TKO (knee to the body) at 3:28 of round 1. This bout aired on the PPV broadcast following the Duffee vs. Russow fight.

Preliminary card (televised)[edit]

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[edit]

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 2:33 in round 3.
Bisping defeated Miller via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 29–28).
Evans defeated Jackson via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 29-28).

Bonus Awards[edit]

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

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

Reported payout[edit]

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

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