|SFE Heavyweight champion|
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in|
|Listed weight||265.8 lb|
|Born|| February 17, 1981|
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Fighting out of||Coconut Creek, Florida, United States|
|Trained by||Ricardo Liborio, Conan Silveira, Mike Brown|
|Team||American Top Team|
Brett Charles Rogers (born February 17, 1981) is a mixed martial arts fighter. He fights in the Heavyweight division. Rogers has fought in EliteXC and Strikeforce. Rogers currently trains at American Top Team.
Brett began his MMA training with Team Bison in Bloomington, MN, in the legendary garage of head trainer Mike Reilly. In the past, Brett trained with Ambition MMA, a state-of-the-art training facility formed by Reilly and his partners in 2008. Brett now trains with American Top Team in Coconut creek, Florida.
In the EliteXC: Primetime post fight press conference, Rogers called out internet sensation Kimbo Slice, stating that Kimbo's match with James Thompson was "garbage" and that Brett believed Kimbo tapped to a guillotine choke in the first round. Kimbo Slice then stood up, telling Rogers "That sounds like a challenge big dog." Rogers then barked back "It is. In the cage."
In February 2009, Rogers signed with Strikeforce.  On June 6, 2009, at Strikeforce: Lawler vs Shields, he defeated former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski by TKO after 22 seconds in the opening round.  This victory launched Rogers to the top of the list of heavyweights in Strikeforce and he agreed to fight MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko on CBS in Fedor vs Rogers on November 7. After a competitive first round where he managed to open a cut on Fedor's nose in the opening minute, in the second round Fedor hit Rogers with a hard overhand right that dropped Rogers to the ground. Fedor followed up with punches to Roger's head until the fight was stopped, thereby breaking his undefeated record. Rogers blamed the loss on being thrown off his game by Fedor not being intimidated by him and Fedor's aggressive stand-up. Even though Rogers lost by TKO, his manager stated at the post-fight press conference that Rogers should be the number one contender for the Strikeforce heavyweight title.
Rogers is scheduled to face Alistair Overeem on May 15, 2010 at Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery. Strikeforce officials have yet to confirm whether or not the bout will be for Overeem's Strikeforce Heavyweight Championship or not. Rogers challenged Alistair Overeem for the Strikeforce heavyweight title on May 15, 2010, Rogers was TKO'd by Overeem in round one. Rogers then rebounded with a unanimous decision win over Ruben Villareal on October 23, 2010.
Brett Rogers fought Josh Barnett on June 18, 2011, in the Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix quarter final round. Rogers lost via submission in round two. Rogers was charged in early 2011 with third degree assault on his wife and was released from his Strikeforce contract.
On the 23rd of September, Rogers lost a split decision to Eddie Sanchez at Titan Fighting Championship 20. Rogers then faced Todd Allee, the fight ended in a no contest. Brett Rogers then signed with Bellator MMA and fought former friend and training partner, Kevin Asplund. Rogers dominated the fight with a heavy top game and vicious ground-and-pound. The fight was stopped by the doctor at the end of round two. Rogers faced Alexander Volkov in the Bellator season seven heavyweight tournament quarter final round. Rogers was picked apart over the course of three rounds and lost via unanimous decision.
Rogers was scheduled to fight Eric Prindle at Bellator 93, but the fight was cancelled because Prindle pulled out of the fight. Rogers was released from Bellator in May of 2013. Brett Rogers has since won two fights since being released by Bellator MMA. One of them being a split decision over Evgeny Erokhin and the other being a knockout over Edson Ramos.
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|4 match||0 wins||0 losses|
|Win||15-7 (1)||Yusuke Kawaguchi||KO (punches)||Inoki Genome Fight 1||April 5, 2014||1||0:28||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||14-7 (1)||Konstantin Erokhin||Decision (unanimous)||Fight Nights - Battle of Moscow 15||March 28, 2014||3||5:00||Moscow, Russia|
|Loss||14-6 (1)||Philip De Fries||Submission (rear-naked choke)||IGF - Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2013||December 31, 2013||1||3:43||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||14–5 (1)||Edson Ramos||KO (punches)||SFE II||November 30, 2013||1||0:20||Quito, Ecuador||Won SFE Heavyweight Championship|
|Win||13–5 (1)||Evgeny Erokhin||Decision (split)||FEFoMP: Mayor cup 2013||October 5, 2013||3||5:00||Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia|
|Loss||12–5 (1)||Alexander Volkov||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 75||October 5, 2012||3||5:00||Hammond, Indiana, United States||Bellator Season 7 Heavyweight Tournament Quarter Final|
|Win||12–4 (1)||Kevin Asplund||TKO (doctor stoppage)||Bellator 71||June 22, 2012||2||5:00||Chester, West Virginia, United States||Bellator Debut|
|N.C||11–4 (1)||Todd Allee||NC (illegal blow to back of head)||IFL 45: My Bloody Valentine||February 18, 2012||1||1:18||Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States|
|Loss||11–4||Eddie Sanchez||Decision (split)||Titan Fighting Championships 20||September 23, 2011||3||5:00||Kansas City, Kansas, United States|
|Loss||11–3||Josh Barnett||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum||June 18, 2011||2||1:17||Dallas, Texas, United States||Strikeforce 2011 Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal|
|Win||11–2||Ruben Villareal||Decision (unanimous)||W-1 MMA 6: New Ground||October 23, 2010||3||5:00||Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada|
|Loss||10–2||Alistair Overeem||TKO (punches)||Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery||May 15, 2010||1||3:40||St. Louis, Missouri, United States||For Strikeforce Heavyweight Championship|
|Loss||10–1||Fedor Emelianenko||TKO (punches)||Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers||November 7, 2009||2||1:48||Hoffman Estates, Illinois, United States|
|Win||10–0||Andrei Arlovski||TKO (punches)||Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields||June 6, 2009||1||0:22||St. Louis, Missouri, United States|
|Win||9–0||Abongo Humphrey||TKO (knees)||Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz||April 11, 2009||2||1:38||San Jose, California, United States|
|Win||8–0||Jon Murphy||KO (punch)||EliteXC: Primetime||May 31, 2008||1||1:01||Newark, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||7–0||James Thompson||KO (punches)||EliteXC: Street Certified||February 16, 2008||1||2:24||Sunrise, Florida, United States|
|Win||6–0||Ralph Kelly||Submission (punches)||EliteXC: Renegade||November 10, 2007||1||1:43||Corpus Christi, Texas, United States|
|Win||5–0||Josh Melichar||KO (punches)||EFX: Fury||February 1, 2007||1||0:12||Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States|
|Win||4–0||Mark Racine||TKO (punches)||EFX: Fury||December 17, 2006||1||2:35||Minnesota, United States|
|Win||3–0||Brian Heden||KO (punches)||EFX: Fury||November 1, 2006||1||1:20||Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States|
|Win||2–0||Chris Clark||TKO (punches)||EFX: Fury||May 3, 2006||1||0:37||Minnesota, United States|
|Win||1–0||Stan Strong||KO (punches)||UCS: Throwdown at the T-Bar||July 30, 2005||2||0:13||Ellsworth, Minnesota, United States|
- ↑ http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles/EliteXCs-Top-10-Moments-14890
- ↑ http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/24913940/
- ↑ Savage, Greg (June 07, 2009). Shields Submits Lawler; Rogers Stuns Arlovski. Sherdog. Retrieved on 2009-08-26.
- ↑ Fowlkes, Ben (February 13, 2009). Unlike EliteXC, Strikeforce has a business model for success. Sports Illustrated. Retrieved on 2009-08-26.
- ↑ Alistair Overeem demolishes Brett Rogers to defend Strikeforce belt. usatoday30.usatoday.com. Retrieved on May 16, 2010.
- ↑ http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/mma.cfm?go=news.detail&gid=332992
- ↑ cite web|url=http://www.mmafighting.com/2011/06/30/report-brett-rogers-arrested-for-alleged-assault%7Ctitle=Brett Rogers Arrested for Alleged Assault, Released From Strikeforce|publisher=mmafighting.com|accessdate=June 30, 2011}}
- ↑ Bellator 71 results: Wiuff, Vegh, Newton, Carpenter advance to Summer Series semis. mmajunkie.com. Retrieved on June 22, 2012.
- ↑ Bellator 75 results: Santos, Volkov, Hale, Queiroz advance in heavyweight tourney. mmajunkie.com. Retrieved on October 6, 2012.
- ↑ Injury forces Eric Prindle out of Thursday's Bellator 93 bout with Brett Rogers. mmajunkie.com. Retrieved on March 20, 2013.
- ↑ Brett Rogers appears to have been released from Bellator. bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved on May 5, 2013.
- ↑ IGF: Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2013 results feature wins by Shinya Aoki, Satoshi Ishii and Minowaman. mmamania.com. Retrieved on December 31, 2013.
- ↑ www.sherdog.com/events/IGF-1-Inoki-Genome-Fight-1-35701