Strikeforce Live Blog: Andrei Arlovski vs. Brett Rogers

This is the live blog for the Strikeforce heavyweight matchup between former UFC champion Andrei Arlovski and rising star Brett Rogers, where we'll have live, round-by-round updates of the action. The live blog begins below.


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Round one: If you blinked, you missed it. Rogers wins with a lightning fast KO. Rogers knocked him back against the cage with a right, then hit him with a left-right combo. Arlovski was out on his feet, and referee Big John McCarthy stopped it before Arlovski could get hurt further.

Winner: Rogers via TKO in 22 seconds.

Strikeforce Photos

    Brett Rogers, right, drills Andrei Arlovski early in the first round during their match at a Strikeforce event in St. Louis on June 6, 2009.

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    Brett Rogers celebrates his knockout win against Andrei Arlovski at a Strikeforce event in St. Louis on June 6, 2009.

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    Jake Shields pulls off a guillotine submission against Robbie Lawler during their match at a Strikeforce event in St. Louis on June 6, 2009.

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    Jake Shields celebrates his victory over Robbie Lawler at a Strikeforce event in St. Louis on June 6, 2009.

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    Nick Diaz punches Scott Smith during their match at a Strikeforce event in St. Louis on June 6, 2009.

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    Nick Diaz celebrates his victory over Scott Smith in a Strikeforce event in St. Louis on June 6, 2009.

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    Phil Baroni attempts to punch Joe Riggs during their match at a Strikeforce event in St. Louis on June 6, 2009.

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    Joe Riggs defeated Phil Baroni via a unanimous decision at a Strikeforce event in St. Louis on June 6, 2009.

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    Mike Whitehead takes down Kevin Randleman en route to a unanimous decision win at a Strikeforce event in St. Louis on June 6, 2009.

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    Kevin Randleman and Mike Whitehead trade punches during their match at a Strikeforce event in St. Louis on June 6, 2009.

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