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Brett Rogers
SFE Heavyweight champion
Brett-rogers
Nickname "Da Grim"
Listed height 6 ft 5 in
Listed weight 265.8 lb
Reach 81.5 in
Division Heavyweight
Style Muay Thai
Born February 17, 1981 (1981-02-17) (age 36)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Nationality U.S Flag American
Fighting out of Coconut Creek, Florida, United States
Trained by Ricardo Liborio, Conan Silveira, Mike Brown
Team American Top Team
Organization Independent promotions
Years active 2006-present

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.

BiographyEdit

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.

Rogers made history when his fight with Jon Murphy was the first MMA match to ever air on live network television.[1]

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."[2]

StrikeforceEdit

In February 2009, Rogers signed with Strikeforce. [3] 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. [4] 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.[5] 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.[6] Rogers was charged in early 2011 with third degree assault on his wife and was released from his Strikeforce contract.[7]

Independent promotionsEdit

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.[8] 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.[9]

Rogers was scheduled to fight Eric Prindle at Bellator 93, but the fight was cancelled because Prindle pulled out of the fight.[10] Rogers was released from Bellator in May of 2013.[11] 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.

At IGF - Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2013, Rogers was submitted via Rear-Naked Choke on December 31, 2013 by Philip De Fries.[12]

On March 28, 2014, Rogers returned to action against up-and-coming Russian fighter Konstantin Erokhin. He lost a three round unanimous decision.

Rogers faced Yusuke Kawaguchi on April 5, 2014, at Inoki Genome Fight 1. He scored a 28 second knockout.[13]

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 15-7 (1) Yusuke Kawaguchi KO (punches) Inoki Genome Fight 1 02014-
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April 5, 2014
1 0:28 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 14-7 (1) Konstantin Erokhin Decision (unanimous) Fight Nights - Battle of Moscow 15 02014-
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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 02013-
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December 31, 2013
1 3:43 Tokyo, Japan
Win 14–5 (1) Edson Ramos KO (punches) SFE II 02013-
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November 30, 2013
1 0:20 Quito, Ecuador Won SFE Heavyweight Championship
Win 13–5 (1) Evgeny Erokhin Decision (split) FEFoMP: Mayor cup 2013 02013-
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October 5, 2013
3 5:00 Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia
Loss 12–5 (1) Alexander Volkov Decision (unanimous) Bellator 75 02012-
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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 02012-
June
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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 02012-
February
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February 18, 2012
1 1:18 Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States
Loss 11–4 Eddie Sanchez Decision (split) Titan Fighting Championships 20 02011-
September
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September 23, 2011
3 5:00 Kansas City, Kansas, United States
Loss 11–3 Josh Barnett Submission (arm-triangle choke) Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum 02011-
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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 02010-
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October 23, 2010
3 5:00 Canada flag Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Loss 10–2 Alistair Overeem TKO (punches) Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery 02010-
May
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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 02009-
November
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November 7, 2009
2 1:48 Hoffman Estates, Illinois, United States
Win 10–0 Andrei Arlovski TKO (punches) Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields 02009-
June
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June 6, 2009
1 0:22 St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Win 9–0 Abongo Humphrey TKO (knees) Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz 02009-
April
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April 11, 2009
2 1:38 San Jose, California, United States
Win 8–0 Jon Murphy KO (punch) EliteXC: Primetime 02008-
May
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May 31, 2008
1 1:01 Newark, New Jersey, United States
Win 7–0 James Thompson KO (punches) EliteXC: Street Certified 02008-
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February 16, 2008
1 2:24 Sunrise, Florida, United States
Win 6–0 Ralph Kelly Submission (punches) EliteXC: Renegade 02007-
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November 10, 2007
1 1:43 Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Win 5–0 Josh Melichar KO (punches) EFX: Fury 02007-
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February 1, 2007
1 0:12 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Win 4–0 Mark Racine TKO (punches) EFX: Fury 02006-
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December 17, 2006
1 2:35 Minnesota, United States
Win 3–0 Brian Heden KO (punches) EFX: Fury 02006-
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November 1, 2006
1 1:20 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Win 2–0 Chris Clark TKO (punches) EFX: Fury 02006-
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May 3, 2006
1 0:37 Minnesota, United States
Win 1–0 Stan Strong KO (punches) UCS: Throwdown at the T-Bar 02005-
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July 30, 2005
2 0:13 Ellsworth, Minnesota, United States

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles/EliteXCs-Top-10-Moments-14890
  2. http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/24913940/
  3. Savage, Greg (June 07, 2009). Shields Submits Lawler; Rogers Stuns Arlovski. Sherdog. Retrieved on 2009-08-26.
  4. Fowlkes, Ben (February 13, 2009). Unlike EliteXC, Strikeforce has a business model for success. Sports Illustrated. Retrieved on 2009-08-26.
  5. Alistair Overeem demolishes Brett Rogers to defend Strikeforce belt. usatoday30.usatoday.com. Retrieved on May 16, 2010.
  6. http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/mma.cfm?go=news.detail&gid=332992
  7. 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}}
  8. Bellator 71 results: Wiuff, Vegh, Newton, Carpenter advance to Summer Series semis. mmajunkie.com. Retrieved on June 22, 2012.
  9. Bellator 75 results: Santos, Volkov, Hale, Queiroz advance in heavyweight tourney. mmajunkie.com. Retrieved on October 6, 2012.
  10. Injury forces Eric Prindle out of Thursday's Bellator 93 bout with Brett Rogers. mmajunkie.com. Retrieved on March 20, 2013.
  11. Brett Rogers appears to have been released from Bellator. bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved on May 5, 2013.
  12. IGF: Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2013 results feature wins by Shinya Aoki, Satoshi Ishii and Minowaman. mmamania.com. Retrieved on December 31, 2013.
  13. www.sherdog.com/events/IGF-1-Inoki-Genome-Fight-1-35701‎

External linksEdit

Sherdog logo2 Professional MMA record for Brett Rogers from Sherdog Fight Finder

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