Strikeforce: Fedor Emelianenko vs Brett Rogers Announced



Showtime relayed the information that Fedor Emelianenko will take on Brett Rogers later this fall in Strikeforce. The announcement came today by Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker at Fedor open workout at the Fighthouse in New York City.

Both fighters are coming of impressive wins over former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski. Fedor “The Last Empror” Emelianenko (30-1) last fought at Affliction 2 “Day Of Reckoning” in January, knocking out Arlovski at 3:14 of the first round.

Undefeated Brett “The Grim” Rogers (10-0) one-upped Fedor by KO Arlovski in just 22 seconds at Strikeforce “Lawler vs. Shields”.

This should be a great matchup, I’m glad Strikeforce worked out this deal, instead of bringing in a “Big Named” less skilled opponent to feed to Fedor. Many fans wanted to see Fedor challenge the title and take on the “Demolition Man” Alistair Overeem.


  1. Tom

    August 26, 2009 at 7:02 am

    I sont like Bret ANYMORE..He is way so cocky and i hate Fador but i hope Fador Subs, Bret ASAP

  2. Tom

    August 26, 2009 at 7:03 am

    Mean dont

  3. dane drebin

    August 26, 2009 at 7:04 am

    Im gunna laugh if rogers Ko's fedor… imo fedor is taking a lot more risk not going to the ufc because if someone like brock or randy beat him people would be like owell they are world class but if someone like rogers who is relatively unknown beats him he loses almost all credibility and rogers is a tank that can end any fight with a couple punches so fedor better not take him lightly. with that said… fedor by tko in round 1.

  4. roy

    August 26, 2009 at 7:08 am

    i see what your saying dane, i just think that fedor doesn't take people lightly especially after being there when he ko'ed aa. it should be a easy fight for fedor and i am glad they went with brett and not beuntello or rico and build him up for a werdum or overeem fight.

  5. Tim

    August 26, 2009 at 7:48 am

    I somewhat agree with this my only opinion is that Rogers is not a top 10 HWGHT and if and when Fedor beats Rogers then all of a sudden we will have people acting like Fedor is god again and he will never drop from the rankings because he beat Rogers a so called top 10 HGHWT??? But if Rogers happens to beat Fedor key word happens and i dont like Fedor but if Rogers does this would be a shock to the MMA world and well frankly speaking I think Fedor's stock would drop significantly.

  6. Oswald Gobblecock

    August 26, 2009 at 8:05 am

    Fedor: Ducking top opponents one fight at a time. M1 Global!

  7. Oswald Gobblecock

    August 26, 2009 at 8:07 am

    Watch them say Rogers is the #2 HW now that he's next in line for Fedor. lol

  8. Aldo Raine

    August 26, 2009 at 8:11 am

    HA HA HA way to fight top ranked competition Fedor. How can Fedor still be in the P4P rankings after this? Sucks for people like GSP and Silva who want to fight the best and they have to contend with Fedor who wont fight top people but Fedor will still be ranked after this fight win or lose.

  9. Mike

    August 26, 2009 at 8:16 am


  10. thechemiist

    August 26, 2009 at 8:33 am

    I dont care for things like rankings, or p4p, or arguing what could go down. I like fights. Big or small, famous or nobodys, just good fights. And this fight should be great. BTW does anybody else miss tournaments? The single night ones?

  11. Killah Hillz

    August 26, 2009 at 9:03 am

    Rogers, first round TKO winner. New era begins!

    um….not……Fedor FTW.

  12. rhetro

    August 26, 2009 at 9:22 am

    this fight will prolly be fixed for fedor to win…cause if he loses then strikeforce and m1 global are just goin to have a bunch of nobodies and who's goin to watch a bunch of has-beens or no-names? fedor is the only fighter they got that's worth watchin and if he falls to brett rogers they got nothin.

    but i think that this is the fight that everybody wants to see but its not goin to be that great of a fight unless fedor loses.

    watch for the quick referee stoppage when fedor scores a knockdown.

  13. Tong Po

    August 26, 2009 at 9:24 am

    I have lost all respect for Fedor. I hear everyone say how great he is. I hear people say how he destroys careers. I hear people say that he is the best p4p fighter in the world.

    Why is he still ducking the UFC. Look at the contract dana was going to give him. I will admit i dont care to much for dana, but come on Fedor what are you thinking.

    Its like He is afraid of loosing his legacy and all that hype around him. Do i believe he is a great fighter yes i do. Do i think he has proved himself in the past yes i do.

    But that is it, the past is the past. A true champion has to be hungry and want to annilate anything in his path. A true champion has to be hungry for real competition. I am not saying that there is only competition in the UFC. Lets be real though, the UFC is attracting just about everyone now.

    Who is there for Fedor to fight outside the UFC. Barnett? I am not impressed with him at all. If Fedor does not constantly challenge himself he is going to get lazy and he wont be forced to evolve in his fighting.

    Just a thought

  14. roy

    August 26, 2009 at 9:39 am

    rogers is equal to fight cain or carwin, yeah i think there better than him but they have done anything better than he has.

    carwin one decent win-gonzaga

    cain on decent win-kongo

    rogers on decent win- aa

    i think aa beat kongo no problem gonzaga is a toss up for me but aa has been much higher ranked than he ever has. so a win over aa is better than 2 guys with wins over kongo and gabe.

  15. roy

    August 26, 2009 at 9:40 am

    perfect first fight, build him up a bit and than have him fight overeem or werdum.

  16. dane drebin

    August 26, 2009 at 9:43 am

    Here's another thought tho brock is fighting a big tough undefeated 260 monster who has never gone the distance with one big win over gonzaga.

    Fedor is fighting a 260 monster who has never gone the distance and is undefeated aswell with one big win over arlovski.

    the competition they are both facing is is pretty similar in my eyes at this point in time. look at their last three fights.

    brett rogers is ranked higher than carwin

    arlovski was ranked higher than mir

    randy is ranked higher than sylvia

    alls im saying is im sure pretty soon fedor will run out of legit people to fight but at this point in time i dunno if he should be ripped out of his ranking just because peoples feelings are hurt he didnt sign with the ufc. i was pissed he didnt sign but im not gunna let that effect his ranking until he starts fighting bad comp.

  17. Tong Po

    August 26, 2009 at 9:45 am

    I love how some1 is using the name that is Tong Po! Every1 knows that real Tong Po has a link to his MySpace on his name. Also, why am I not a top P4P fighter still?

  18. Oswald Gobblecock

    August 26, 2009 at 9:50 am

    True Dane about Brock and Fedor fighting up and coming undefeated fighters but the difference is that Brock wanted to fight Fedor! Fedor had a chance to fight him but didn't step up and come to the UFC. M1 Glabal or not, he made his choice… he could have told them not to co-promote. The fact that they expected UFC to is out right ridiculous!

    Also, Mike's a funny guy. No educated MMA fan thinks Fedor is the top P4P fighter anymore so I'll assume he is joking.

  19. Killah Hillz

    August 26, 2009 at 10:03 am

    Hey Mike, I thought I was the dumbest person on this board but you just took me…only by a lil bit though cause I am pretty stupid. Killah Hillz out ya'll!

  20. Mike

    August 26, 2009 at 10:13 am

    Fuck you Oswald…….Fedor would beat Brock easily in the first round. Fedor would be able to take him down and submit him easily. Also Fedor is not ducking his opponents. Strikeforce has the better HW division and I think thats why he went there. Its not about money to him its about fighting the best. I think Rodgers would beat Brock in a fight. I think Strikeforce has the best heavyweights and thats why he went there.

  21. Oswald Gobblecock

    August 26, 2009 at 10:52 am

    Right Killah Hill, that OBVIOUSLY wasn't you just like that obviously wasn't us in that other post so the only immature idiot in here is you. lol You can't call anybody an idiot for something you did yourself so now you're contradicting yourself and are a hypocrite as well! LMAO

  22. Oswald Gobblecock

    August 26, 2009 at 10:55 am

    Oh Mike, the sites biggest turd trying to talk like he has a pair. That's cute. :) Fact is you'll never know if Fedor could beat Brock cause his punk ass wouldn't come into the UFC. Get off his nuts and make him earn your respect instead of jumping on his bandwagon, which has lost alot of members since he ducked the UFC! You can try to say Strikeforce has a better HW division but you're stupid. Most MMA experts and educated fans know the UFC has the largest pool of talent so don't kid yourself. You didn't really want Fedor to chose Strikeforce over the UFC and if you did then that really shows everybody in here how dumb you are. It really shows that you don't know what you're talking about when you said Fedor went to Strikeforce cause they have better HWs! He went to UFC 1st moron! They wouldn't co-promote cause why would they? They're the UFC. That's like some other top star going to the NFL and NBA and asking them to co-promote… who does Fedor think he is? Seriously! Learn you shit boy before you come in here looking as dumb as you've looked. I've seen so many others dogg you out on this site too. The boys pass you around like the only lighter in a crack house and you still try to talk crap! lol It's hilarious.

  23. Bibby Hill

    August 26, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    I used to respect Fedor but it's really hard to do so now.

  24. T.R.

    August 26, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Fedor will win this fight easily. This is a joke. This is not even worth getting excited about in my mind. The best comp is in the UFC and we will never get to see Fedor fight there. Fedor is like the high school senior who likes to play with the JV team so he can win all the time. Bottom line is that strikeforce is the jv team (with the excetion of jake shields who actually wants to move to the ufc one day to fight real comp). Their hw division is overeem, werdum, rogers, and fedor. This doesn't look like a deep division to me.

  25. Mike

    August 26, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    And like Brock and Carwin are top ranked competition. They haven't even had that many fights. Overeem would beat them and Fedor would end both those fights in the first round.

  26. steve

    August 26, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    qOkay listen Fedor doesnt duck anybody you fucking idiots. I would love for you to say any of the shit you say about people to their faces. Calling AA a joke and shit. Then how rogers isnt close to the top 10. Lol lets go down the list of top HWs in the world.




    4.Frank Mir

    5.Big Nog

    6.Randy Couture

    7.Shane Carwin

    8.Alistair Overeem

    9.Junior Dos Santos? with 1 good win? Rothwell? Aleksnader Emelianenko Jeff Monson? Fabricio Werdum?

    Gabriel Gonzaga?

    See brett is easily top 10 just where at in the top 10. He is a very dangerous striker. He has ko'd everyone and we havent seen him in any trouble. If you are saying rogers is a joke then its b/c you dont know what your talking about.

    Honestly stop talking crap about Fedors opponents. He is 30-1-1. Get real and tell me who has a better record than that. Guess what A. Silva lost 4 fights outside of the ufc. 4. He has lost 0 in the ufc. Frank Shamrock never lost in the ufc. He has lost like 9-10 times elsewhere. A fight is a fight and you still have to win. Fedor has fought some stiff comp. and this is why every fighter speaks so highly of him. B/c he is the best HW of all times. Lesnar is 4-1 and people say he is fucking unbeatable. Why b/c he beat Heath Herring? who is acting now and was never a top 5 fighter? Couture who is 50 lbs lighter and 10 yrs older? A nobody japanses fighter and Frank Mir who has lost to Brandon Vera in 1 minute and to Marcio Cruz? If lesnar wasnt in the wwe most of wouldnt be on his nuts. Fedor doesnt duck anyone he was in Pride back when it was the best org for HWs when AA and Sylvia were fighting for the belt in UFC and Paul Buentello was the #1 contender. So dont give me the he is ducking people shit. Not signing with the ufc was a business move. Stop hating.

  27. steve

    August 26, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    But yes I do hate how he didnt sign with the ufc.

  28. dane drebin

    August 26, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    i agree steve

  29. dane drebin

    August 26, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    people are getting too carried away with all of this fedor hate. ya he didnt go to the ufc and it sucks but dont try and shit on his legacy he could quit today and go down as one of the greatest ever.

    if fedor was fighting carwin in strikeforce and rogers just KO'd gonzaga to get a shot at lesnar people would be bitching at how fedor is dodging legit comp and is fighting shitty old carwin.

    yes fuck fedor for not going to the ufc but i still will watch him fight rogers, werdum, overeem, barnette (who roided but doesnt mean he sucks all of the sudden he was ranked number 2 for a reason dumbasses), monson, and bigfoot silva. all of those fights i would watch and all of those wins would be legit competition.

  30. Ryan S

    August 27, 2009 at 4:16 am

    good point Steve. A lot of people forget that Pride had a lot of fighters that were better than a lot of UFC fighters.

  31. Steve is Gay

    August 27, 2009 at 8:36 am

    He ducked Brock!

  32. Al 3.0

    August 27, 2009 at 9:49 am

    haha i lol'd at steve's long ass post, then his little post…then at "steve is gay"…no disrespect just funny shit

    brett is tailor made for Fedor tho…big striker, little ground game…he should sub him i believe in the first round. Fedor didn't duck brock, brock is good…we'll never know who will win until they fight. There i just ended months of speculation..your welcome guys

  33. steve

    August 27, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    What kind of a loser posts as steve is gay lol? Let me guess a WWe fan or should I say weird ass nerd.

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