Strikeforce Live Blog: Fedor Emelianenko vs. Brett Rogers Updates


HOFFMAN ESTATES, ILL. -- This is the Strikeforce live blog for Fedor Emelianenko vs. Brett Rogers, the main event of Strikeforce's debut card CBS.

Fedor, widely considered the no. 1 heavyweight in the world, fights inside the cage for the first time, in a fight against Rogers, an unbeaten puncher coming off a shocking 22-second knockout over former UFC champion Andrei Arlovski in June.

The live blog begins below.



Round 1: Fedor throws a huge right and left-punch combo. Rogers avoids, but he was able to land a jab before Fedor's combo that opened up a nasty cut on the bridge of Fedor's nose. Fedor throws a right and clinches. He puts Rogers on the floor but Rogers powers his way up and presses Fedor against the cage. They separate with 2:51 remaining in the first. Fedor throws and right and hits Rogers with a left. Fedor takes Rogers down. Fedor throws lefts from Rogers' halfguard. Fedor grabs a kimura. Rogers avoids and drops punches inside Fedor's guard. Fedor attempts an armbar, but Rogers gets out. Fedor escapes to his feet. Rogers turtles. Fedor lands in Rogers' halfguard. Fedor stands up. Rogers buttscoots. Fedor flies in and misses a right. Rogers closes his guard.

FanHouse scores the round 10-9 Fedor.

Round 2: Fedor misses a straight left. Rogers misses a punch. Fedor sets up clinch with his looping right and left punch- combo. Fedor unloads on Rogers, who covers. Rogers jumps back into clinch. They separate with 3:26 left. Fedor drops Rogers with right! Fedor pounces and Rogers is done.

Fedor wins via TKO (punches) - R2, 1:48


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