Neither Mike Russow and Cyrile Diabate were big names on the UFC 114 card, but both were big names for UFC underdog bettors. Russow stunned Todd Duffee, knocking him out in the third round as a +250 underdog at . Duffee had been a -325 favorite on the UFC odds list.
In an earlier match, Frenchman Diabate took out Luis Arthur Cane, the second-biggest favorite on the entire card at -500. Bettors who backed the upset were paid out at +325 ($100 wager earned $325 payout). John Hathaway also got in on the underdog fun, upsetting Diego Sanchez in a match that presumably sends the loser back to the welterweight division.
He was manhandled by Hathaway at 170 pounds and UFC boss Dana White suggested 155 is where Sanchez belongs. Jason Brilz nearly pulled off an even bigger upset, losing a controversial split decision to Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, who had been a prohibitive -675 favorite at .
In the Main Event, the death match never materialized and Rashad Evans handled Rampage Jackson with ease. The rest of the UFC 114 results are below. Make sure you keep tabs on the UFC previews here as UFC 115 is right around the corner. And also keep an eye on and for the earliest and sharpest MMA odds.
Quinton Jackson -105 Rashad Evans -125 - Rashad Evans def. Quinton Jackson, unanimous decision
Efrain Escudero -500 - Efrain Escudero def. Dan Lauzon, unanimous decision Dan Lauzon +325
Amir Sadollah -145 Dong Hyun Kim +115 - Dong Hyun Kim def. Amir Sadollah, unanimous decision
Todd Duffee -325 Mike Russow +250 - Mike Russow def. Todd Duffee, KO, 2:35 R3
Michael Bisping -170 - Michael Bisping def. Jim Miller, unanimous decision Dan Miller +140
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira -675 - Antonio Rogerio Nogueira def. Jason Brilz, split decision Jason Brilz +475
Diego Sanchez -210 John Hathaway +170 - John Hathaway def. Diego Sanchez, unanimous decision
Luis Arthur Cane -500 Cyrille Diabate +325- Cyrille Diabate def. Luiz Cane, TKO, 2:13 R1
Melvin Guillard -295 - Melvin Guillard def. Waylon Lowe, TKO, 3:28 R3 Waylon Lowe +235
Ryan Jensen -105 - Ryan Jensen def. Jesse Forbes, submission (guillotine choke), 1:06 R1 Jesse Forbes -125
Aaron Riley -175 - Aaron Riley def. Joe Brammer, unanimous decision Joe Brammer +145