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UFC 114 Odds - Griffin Forced to Pull Out

UFC 114 odds action originally had Forrest Griffin on the card as a co-main event fighter but he will not be able to answer the bell against Antonio Nogueira.

UFC 114 odds will instead list Jason Brilz in place of Griffin to handicap with the UFC 114 betting board as a shoulder injury is the reason for the cancellation.

Griffin suffered the shoulder injury in training for his UFC 114 gambling showdown with Nogueria.  He is coming off a razor thin split decision win over Tito Ortiz this past November in UFC 106.

Griffin was hoping that his win would serve to be the springboard for momentum and that it would get him back on track after an embarrassing knockout loss to Anderson Silva last July.  Griffin is a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion.

Griffin is 30 years old and fights out of Las Vegas on the Xtreme Couture team out of the Warrior Training Center.  He has a career record with the UFC line of 17 wins and 6 losses but has won just 5 out of his last 9 bouts overall.

He defeated Quinton Jackson for the UFC Light Heavyweight championship on July 5, 2008 at UFC 86 but lost it right back in his next bout against Rashad Evans in a technical knockout on December 27, 2008 at UFC 92.

Evans and Jackson will be the feature bout for UFC 114.  Griffin has won the Fight of the Night honor 3 times in his career and Submission of the Night once.

Brilz has a career record of 18 wins and 2 losses to make for an attractive replacement to make a UFC 114 wager with in place of Griffin.  He fights out of Omaha, Nebraska and is best known for his wrestling ability.

He last fought on March 21 at UFC Live where he scored a unanimous decision win over Eric Schafer.  The win followed a September 19 loss at UFC 103 against Eliot Marshall in a split decision.

Brilz is a firefighter that will be a heavy underdog with the UFC114 odds as Nogueira is an experienced fighter that has a career record of 18-3 with 6 consecutive wins entering his upcoming UFC114 matchup at MGM Las Vegas.