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Strikeforce live results: Overeem vs. Rogers

Posted on: May 15, 2010 11:46 pm
Edited on: September 30, 2010 3:15 pm
 

Alistair Overeem, Strikeforce heavyweight champion, has not fought for the promotion since November 2007, when he won the title.

He finally returns to defend the title against Brett "The Grim" Rogers, who earned some new fans in his hard-fought loss to Fedor Emelianenko last fall.

Round 1: They quickly engage but neither connects with anything solid. Overeem stalking Rogers. Straight punch by Rogers, Overeem answers with a leg kick. Overeem with more leg kicks. Rogers misses with a big left and clinches Overeem. Overeem "hulks out" of it, throwing Rogers to the mat.

Overeem follows him and starts grounding and pounding from the top. Overeem takes side control and throws some elbows from the top. Rogers scrambles up and almost lands in a guillotine choke, so he aborts the escape. Overeem holds Rogers in side control with his other side against the fence. Overeem with knees and elbows. He switches to fists, and Rogers eventually covers up. Overeem unloads with a ton of punches from the top, and referee
Big" John McCarthy stops the fight.

Winner: Alistair Overeem defeats Brett Rogers via TKO due to strikes at 3:40 of Round 1 to retain the Strikeforce heavyweight title.

Overeem says after the win that he wants to fight Fedor Emelianenko next, pointing out that Fedor's management turned down the chance to fight him on this show.

Overeem is the natural next opponent for Fedor, even more so than FabricioWerdum (who will fight Fedor in June). Partially because Emelianenko is treated like the champion even though he isn't, so it makes sense to give him the chance to make it official. Likewise, Overeem, in being the champion, should fight the best in his division, which is clearly Fedor.







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Since: May 17, 2010
Posted on: May 17, 2010 3:14 pm
 

Strikeforce live results: Overeem vs. Rogers

I attended Washington Combat, "Battle of the Legends," on Saturday, May 15, 2010, at the Armory in DC (a great venue for MMA).  Nearly all of the fights were true battles, between highly skilled and determined warriors.  A few guys really stood out, and should be on a true MMA fan's radar screen, including -- Chris Buckner (#145), Marco Galvao (#145), Gabriel Miglioli (#155) and Jordan Smith (#185). Kudos to the promoters for bringing such great young fighters to DC and pulling off a great event!



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: May 16, 2010 1:22 pm
 

Strikeforce live results: Overeem vs. Rogers

I copy and paste on the MMA board because as you can see not many people view/respond to posts so i try to make my comments viewable at multiple locations so as to actually get into some conversations... even your response has nothing to do with the fight, just making fun of copying and pasting... see my point?  :)



Since: Jun 15, 2009
Posted on: May 16, 2010 6:23 am
 

Strikeforce live results: Overeem vs. Rogers

lol at boltbacker copy and pasting this same post into another post or two on the MMA board



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: May 16, 2010 12:07 am
 

Strikeforce live results: Overeem vs. Rogers

Im sorry, but this fight should have Been Emaliananko VS Overeem... i give credit to Rogers for stepping up when asked but he was completely and utterly outclassed in this fight.  He should NOTY have even been in the ring with Overeem and it showed in the fight card totals after round one

Rogers only thre 14 strikes, and landed 1

Overeem was 5/5 with his leg kicks and landed over 50 strikes on Rogers crnium while dominating him on the ground.  Im truly disappointed in Strikforce for blowing this fight up as much as they did, it was a joke, and had it been a pay per view i would have wanted my money back.

(the hole fight card, other than a few exciing moments in the Villasenor VS. Souza fight.. was a dud, i almost fell asleep twice)


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