The UFC appears to have found a replacement opponent for Forrest Griffin in nearly record time, as no more than a few hours after the news came down that a shoulder injury had faced the former UFC light heavyweight champion out of his expected UFC 114 showdown with Antonio Rogerio Nogueira has it been revealed that a replacent opponent has already been tabbed to fill the vacancy.
It looks like it’s going to be Jason Brilz stepping up to face off with Nogueira with just four weeks notice. Verbal agreements are already in place for the bout and the fight is expected to be finalized soon according to a recent report at MMAJunkie.com.
The pair will face off during UFC 114 on May 29 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Nogueira is currently on a six-fight win streak and recently made his UFC debut a successful one with a stunning first round knockout of Luiz Cane during UFC 106, while Brilz holds a UFC record of 3-1 and most recently defeated Eric Schafer via unanimous decision during the first “UFC on Versus” event.