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.