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All respect to Brilz, but is anyone else wishing that Forrest didn’t get injured?
Round 1: They start by circling and feeling each other out. Nog with a low kick. Nog with a solid knee to the body. Brilz tries for a takedown but he’s way off. Nog with another good knee. Brilz hits the single and gets Nog down. Nog working the guard. Brilz in half guard. Nog works the sweep and Brilz goes for a guillotine and they scramble back to the ground with Brilz on top. Nog slips out the back and gets Brilz down. They get back to their feet. Nog moving in with punches and Brilz grabs his leg. Nog fights it off but they are against the fence. They separate. Nog with a straight left and a follow up combo. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Brilz
Round 2: Brilz with a low kick and a takedown. Nog goes for the guillotine but Brilz gets out of it and is sitting in half guard. Nog with a nice sweep. Brilz sweeps Nog with a guillotine and has it in tight. Nog gets out but Brilz goes for it again. This could turn into a night of upsets, Brilz is controlling Nog with relative ease, he’s back in half guard. Brilz going for the guillotine again but Nog gets out and lands in side control. He moves to north-south and they pop back to their feet. Brilz working for the takedown again and pushes Nog against the cage. Brilz with a big shot. He tries for a takedown but Nog shrugs it off. Brilz with a nice right. He tries for a knee but misses. Brilz with some heavy shots, Nog is backing up now. What is in the water in Vegas? Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Brilz
Round 3: Brilz goes into round 3 smiling. Nog with a straight right. Brilz takes Nog down again. Nog’s only answer for the takedown so far is a guillotine that Brilz easily gets out of. Nog sweeps him and tries for some ground and pound. Brilz uses the cage to get back to his feet. Brilz fighting for the takedown and is left holding onto Nog’s ankles. They break and Nog lands a good right. Nog sprawls on a takedown. Nog is working for a choke. He lets it go. They get to their feet and Nog lands a knee. Brilz trying for the single again and gets it briefly. They scramble and Nog gets on top, holding Brilz in the crucifix. Brilz gets out of it and lands on top. Nog sweeps him but with 25 seconds left, it’s hard to see what he can do to get the finish he needs to win this. Nog ends the round in side control. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira defeated Jason Brilz via split decision (scores of 29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
Another controversial decision rendered by MMA judges, very unfortunate for Jason Brilz. Brilz all class, telling the crowd not to boo Nogueira and faulting himself for leaving it to the judges.