Monday, June 08, 2009

Rogers Stuns Arlovski

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Brett Rogers at Saturday night's Strikeforce event in St. Louis served notice on the heavyweight division. He's here to compete with the biggest of the big boys. It took only 22 seconds for him to prove his place in the division by knocking out former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski.

Arlovski came out and threw a low leg kick, but that was the only modicum of offense that he would muster. Rogers followed by rocking Arlovski with a left hook then followed with a three-hook combination that sent the Belarusian to the canvas in a heap.

"That's what happens when you work hard," proclaimed Rogers after the fight. "I wasn't feeling respected. I gotta thank Arlovski for giving me the chance to come out here and prove that I can hang with the boys in the Top 10."

It hasn't been announced what is next for Rogers, but he definitely has his opinion since he was originally supposed to have faced Alistair Overeem (who withdrew due to injury) at this event for the Strikeforce heavyweight championship. "Anybody, anybody, I'm ready for anybody. Most of all, I want that title."

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