Thursday, September 24, 2009

Strikeforce announces Fedor vs. Rogers to be Held at Chicago's Sears Centre

Written by Samantha L. Johnson

When Strikeforce initially announced their November 7th show would we headlined by Fedor Emelianenko vs Brett Rogers they left a key element out of the press release-where the event would be held. After several locations were discussed and reviewed the organization has finally decided on Chicaco's Sears Centre.

The event, a co-promotion between Strikeforce and M-1 Global- will be Russian, Fedor Emelianenko's fourth time fighting in front of American fans in his almost decade long career. Emelianenko (30-1) will take on Rogers (10-0) in a heavyweight match to determine the new Strikeforce heavyweight champion. Emelianenko, a Pride veteran, has faced and defeated some of MMA's greatest heavyweights. Renowned by many as the top pound-for-pound fighter in the world, Emelianenko is the man with a target on his back and the man Roger's needs to beat if he is to become the best heavyweight in the world...or at least in Strikeforce.

Rogers last fought in June of this year TKO'ing Andrei Arlovski in just twenty-two seconds of the first round. Though he is undefeated, many argue he has yet to face someone of Emelianenko's caliber. A win over the Russian would catapult Rogers to the top of the heavyweight food chain.

Tickets for this Strikeforce event go one sale Monday, September 28 with a pre-sale* beginning tomorrow and rumor has it there may be car donation being made.

This fight, along with three others, will be aired live on CBS November 7, starting at 9EST, delayed on PST.

*A special pre-sale ticket purchase opportunity will take place for "STRIKEFORCE Insider" e-newsletter subscribers beginning at 10:00 AM, CT tomorrow/Friday, Sept. 25, and ending at 10 PM, CT on Sunday, Sept. 27. STRIKEFORCE Insiders will receive a special e-newsletter tonight with the pre-sale code.

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