More than a year in the making, Quinton “Rampage Jackson and “Sugar “Rashad Evans finally had the chance to settle the score between one another in one of the most highly anticipated grudge matches in UFC history at UFC 114.
Once the dust had a chance to settle following three action packed rounds between the bitter rivals it was Evans who was declared the victor via decisive unanimous decision. Rashad picked up the temporary right to all of the bragging rights between the pair utilizing advantages in the wrestling and speed department while surviving some dangerous moments.
In what could be easily be described as one of the greatest come-from-behind victories in the history of the sport, Mike Russow survived a mugging from Todd Duffee that lasted more than two rounds to deliver one of the most dramatic finishes in recent memory. A huge right hand from Russow found it’s mark on Duffee’s chin midway through the third round after being dominated for the bulk of the contest, sending the massive heavyweight toppling backwards to the canvas unconscious.
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira was given a present from two of the three judges overseeing his light-heavyweight showdown with Jason Brilz via mutual scores of 29-28, which ultimately tipped the scales in the favor of the Brazilian via split decision, although it was apparent to most in attendance and watching at home that Brilz controlled the majority of the bout handily utilizing crisp striking on the feet and powerful takedowns.
John Hathaway left UFC 114 still undefeated after picking up the most impressive victory of his career via a one-sided unanimous decision victory over Diego Sanchez in the former lightweight tilte challenger’s move back up to welterweight.
A full list of results from UFC 114 are below:
Ryan Jensen def. Jesse Forbes via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1
Aaron Riley def. Joe Brammer via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Cyrille Diabate def. Luiz Cane via TKO – Round 1
Melvin Guillard def. Waylon Lowe via TKO – Round 1
Efrain Escudero def. Dan Lauzon via unanimous decision ( 29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
Dong Hyun Kim def. Amir Sadollah via unanimous decision ( 30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
John Hathaway def. Diego Sanchez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira def. Jason Brilz via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Mike Russow def. Todd Duffee via knockout – Round 3
Michael Bisping def. Dan Miller via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Rashad Evans def. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)