Strikeforce heavyweight Brett “The Grim” Rogers will be a guest on ESPN2’s “First Take” at 10AM ET on Wednesday morning as well as “Sports Nation” at 4PM ET. Rogers will be promoting Saturday night’s “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers” event that will air on CBS.
The undefeated Rogers will be fighting against the top heavyweight in the world, WAMMA heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko.
ESPN’s coverage of mixed martial arts has grown tremendously over the past several months, starting with their affiliation with Sherdog as well as creating a weekly recap show called ‘MMA Live’.
“Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers” will air this Saturday at 9PM ET/PT. The event will be aired via tape delay on the west coast (unless you have access to an east coast feed of course).
Here’s how the card stacks up:
Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers
When: November 7th, 2009
Where: Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois
How: CBS (9PM ET/PT)
Shamar Bailey vs. John Kolosci
Mark Miller vs. Deray Davis
Christian Uflacker vs. Jonatas Novaes
Jeff Curran vs. Sam Thao
Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou vs. Gegard Mousasi (Non-Title Bout – Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion)
Fabricio Werdum vs. Antonio Silva
Jason Miller vs. Jake Shields (Open Strikeforce Middleweight Title)
Brett Rogers vs. Fedor Emelianenko (WAMMA Heavyweight Champion)