Alistair Overeem destroys Brett Rogers to retain the Strikeforce Heavyweight Title; Calls out Fedor Emelianenko again

Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem delivered one of the most one-sided performances of the recent time, by defeating Brett Rogers in the main event of Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery. “The Demolition Man” demolished “The Grim” Brett Rogers with a vicious gound and pound that forced the veteran referee Big John McCarthy to stop the fight after 3:40 minutes of the First Round.

Weighting 253 pounds for this fight, Alistair Overeem threw the 265-pound Brett Rogers around the cage like a dummy, signaling his physical dominance over the former WAMMA Heavyweight Title challenger. On his feet, Brett Rogers’ cautious approach allowed Alistair Overeem to dictate the pace in the fight, outpowering Rogers in every aspect of the game. Alistair Overeem’s vicious ground and pound was too much for Rogers, struggle to respond during 3:40 minutes of the showdown.

Speaking to Gus Johnson immediately after the fight, Alistair Overeem had a clear message for the fans:

“You know it’s been awhile, but I’m back. I’m the champion of Strikeforce and I’m going nowhere, I’m here to stay. I was in the best shape of my life, and I think this fight proved it.,” Declared Alistair Overeem.

Answering on who he wants to be his next opponent, Ubereem repeated for another time what he said 6 months ago at the Dynamite!! 2009 post-fight press conference: “Fedor Emelianenko. His management declined for him to fight me tonight. Respect for Brett Rogers because he stood up and wanted to fight me like a man, I think now it’s Fedor’s turn.”

Alistair Overeem removed all questions regarding his credibility as a possible challenger for Fedor Emelianenko‘s crown, which will be defended on June 26th against Fabricio Werdum. The Golden Glory Gym will probably continue his K-1 adventure during the summer, but this is not a secret that the next time we should see him fighting MMA again, is against no one else than “The Last Emperor” Fedor Emelianenko.


41 Comments

  1. Profile photo of Rane

    Rane

    May 16, 2010 at 8:12 am

    HECK YAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mad props Overeem! Way to SILENCE the CRITICS!

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    Jizzle11

    May 16, 2010 at 8:13 am

    Rogers just got outclassed.

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    UnderdogGreatness

    May 16, 2010 at 8:14 am

    It’s time for Fedor to fight this man (Alistair Overeem) I’m really curious to see what the excuse is going to be this time from Fedor’s management……

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    Joey Santosus

    May 16, 2010 at 8:16 am

    Rogers looked like some random guy they pulled from the stands. Overeem just totally walked through him. I am not sure he even broke a sweat in the process. I think it paints a pretty clear picture of who will win a Fedor vs Overeem fight.

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    mokoko

    May 16, 2010 at 8:19 am

    wat about roid test with taking roids he can win Olympic gold in 100 meter sprint

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    mokoko

    May 16, 2010 at 8:19 am

    or 11 gold’s in swimming

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    UnderdogGreatness

    May 16, 2010 at 8:20 am

    Fedor is somewhere sweating his a$$ off.

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    LowkickDick

    May 16, 2010 at 8:21 am

    Finkelstein is not going to get much sleep tonight.

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    mokoko

    May 16, 2010 at 8:30 am

    i bet they think about Werdum yet

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    BlueClearSky

    May 16, 2010 at 8:30 am

    Overeem did was an amazing and love to see fight happen between him and Fedor soon.

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    Downsouth69

    May 16, 2010 at 8:31 am

    Rogers just came off a brutal KO loss mentaly he just wasnt there. The reem is not the type of guy to be making a comeback against. Props to Reem.

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    capjo

    May 16, 2010 at 8:32 am

    Anyone know how long Overeem is contracted to fight for SF?

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    borealis19

    May 16, 2010 at 8:32 am

    Ubereen put a beatdown on Brett who gave Fedor a run for his money (breaking his nose and leaving him with a broken finger)…If Fedor or his management doesn’t accept the Reem’s challenge, it would be a clear indication that the Emperor is shying away from tough competition. My guts tell me, though, that this fight will happen…If Fedor beats Werdum, this match-up is the most logical for both champs…
    I won’t be surprised if the Reem beats Fedor…His super-size, strength, experience, and great technique are more than a match for the Emperor’s superior skills…

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    FedorsNuts

    May 16, 2010 at 8:40 am

    What excuses? He fights a dude who’s beaten Overeem in a fight that was in the makings long, long before Roidstar decided to return.

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    Dagger

    May 16, 2010 at 8:46 am

    Overeem made rodgers look like a littlekid getting bullied..

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    FedorsNuts

    May 16, 2010 at 8:47 am

    This was the first guy Rogers couldn’t bully with his size and it got to him. It’s pretty clear Fedor doesn’t have those issues.

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    jamo

    May 16, 2010 at 9:42 am

    strikeforce has a superfight. this will be a great match. allistair overeem looks better than ever. i’d like to see fedor make a good impression in his fight with verdum.

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    PrideFC

    May 16, 2010 at 9:53 am

    Im so happy that overeem won, now all the fedor haters are gonna jump on his nuts :D its going to be a good laugh when Fedor knocks him out.. and see the fedor haters go back to their old excuses :D

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    Ultraxl

    May 16, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Im a Fedor fan. Big Fedor Fan but !! If you look at the replay in full motion Overeems Reaction time to Brets moves were really fast . Its gona be a tought one for Fedor .specialy wen fedor fights @ 230 pounds.

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    Valkyr

    May 16, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    I don’t think so, Fedor has reaction time like no other, remember that KO to Andrei?

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    Valkyr

    May 16, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    Dutch domination

    mmmhmmm

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    Valkyr

    May 16, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    I don’t know myself but he did say he was the champion and that he wasn’t going anywhere lol

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    sambo

    May 16, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    Overeem calls out Fedor…..careful what you wish for.
    Size doesn’t seem to be any real advantage to fighting Fedor

    Overeem is one of my favorite fighters and it will be a great fight, but if Fedor can’t KO him he will probably armbar him from the guard.

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    pound4pound

    May 16, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    How can you make conclusions like that?, Rogers is no bum, he is good, that just proves how Alistair has improve, but to say that he is a clear winner against Fedor, dude, are you sure?, Like I have said a thousand times, everybody has a chance but Fedor is not Rogers I bet you Fedor vs Reem would not be as easy to win for neither of them.

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    Jizzle11

    May 16, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    Sounds like a bad excuse though… guys come off losses all the time

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    Hurricane2k

    May 16, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    **** yeah !

    WAR OVEREEM !

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    diegomaka

    May 16, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Now that the fight is over, I’m curious about his piss test…

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    IChokePeople

    May 16, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Very impressed. I don’t think Overeem will beat Fedor but after last night I think he has a better chance than most.

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    Rindy

    May 16, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    i’ve watch these guys for years in pride. Overeem has just finaly got to his body peek fador is the man but i think Overeem will take him. in pride Overeem would gas out and was much thinner i guees will see, old bull against young bull. this will be a great fight for sure

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    mokoko

    May 17, 2010 at 12:01 am

    Overeem is axepting Fedor for the best HW fighter in the world and wans to fight him

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    falcon4917

    May 17, 2010 at 1:03 am

    Quite possible I will say, but Overeem actually seems very hard to control and he is pretty quick. I am for the first time ever convinced that Fedor is in likely trouble with Overeem. I know I can’t count Fedor out but I just have this gut feeling this is the man that will beat him. We shall see I hope but if it doesn’t happen then something is wrong with M-1.

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    terra2805

    May 17, 2010 at 1:50 am

    Overeem is a good solid fighter whichever way you cut it and i think he has a better chance at Fedor than anyone else SF can provide, Overeem is way more technical than Brett both standing up, with submissions and on the ground and it showed, it went pretty much how i thought it would just in a much shorter time frame………..

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    Rory Kernaghan

    May 17, 2010 at 3:24 am

    Brett was out of his depth. I never really liked Overeem but he did impress me how he just bulldozed Rogers. Still think Fedor would beat him tho

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    Warcrazed

    May 17, 2010 at 3:57 am

    Im sorry can i get a map to that statement? Fedor’s management has been making excuses for him not to fight this year.. Im not hating on Fedor, im hating on his shit management. Cuz im sorry but the “Best Pound for Pound Fighter” in my eyes fights more than once a year

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    divo

    May 17, 2010 at 10:03 am

    fedor has a chance to KO him, sure. But dude overeem is a world class striker and fk is he quick on his feet for his weight.

    Overeem is def up there with carwin, lesnar, jds and cain as top heavyweights.

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    MAMBA24ILL

    May 17, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    They should just take out Werdum & replace him with Alistair. It’s not like Alistair even broke a sweat.

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    DELETE ME

    May 17, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    I don’t give a rat’s ass about watching a fight bettween Fedor and Lesnar anymore…

    Fedor vs Overeem , that is the fight I’ll be wishing for from now on!!!

    I do hope though that the Athletic Committe will be strict in their drug tests, I want to see a clean fight, and something is not right about this guy’s (overreem) muscle gain.

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    DELETE ME

    May 17, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Werdum is way far from being a push over though… I do consider him among the top10 heavyweights.

    Seems like Fedor has his hands full for his next 2 fights… who can say now that top competition doesn’t exist outside the UFC walls.

    Fedor will always be my favorite fighter whether he retires undefeated or he loses to spme up and coming young star.

    What most people can’t realize about the fedor fans is that we are not nut-hanging from his wins/losses record.

    We love him because he represents MMA fighting to its purest form. Skills+Class as a person. The only one else I am willing to compare him with in that respects is Randy Couture.

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    Joey Santosus

    May 17, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Thats the longest reply to oneself by oneself EVER…..Kinda creepy.

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    UndefeatedOfWest

    May 18, 2010 at 4:47 am

    Got to say, I love the last 2 paragraphs of your post.

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    TrancePL

    May 18, 2010 at 9:32 am

    for those who say that oveerem improves so much and if fedor will fight with him he will be in trouble I say you are wrong, oveerem wouldntt differ from any other of his opponents he will still win tko or submission, idk why suddenly some of you doubt in fedor. I know if that fight happen fedor will effectively win this fight i just know that i can tell that fedor is not out of gas yet, cuz when it happen i belive he will quit and it maybe be somewhere in 2-3 years from now.

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