Brian Rogers (fighter)
February 15, 1984 |
|Other names||The Professional Predator|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)|
|Fighting out of||Independence, Ohio|
|Team||Strong Style Fight Team|
|Rank||Brown belt in Isshin-ryū Karate|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Rogers was a 4-year letter winner and a 3-year starter as inside linebacker for the Walsh University Cavaliers between 2002 and 2005. He was named All-Conference by the Mid States Football Association twice and left Walsh University second all time in career tackles.
Rogers started his professional MMA career at 1-2 with both losses coming by decision. He followed the slow start to his professional MMA career with 7 consecutive victories, all by first round KO/TKO which included wins in both his Strikeforce and Bellator debuts.
Bellator Fighting Championships
On May 21, 2011 it was announced that Rogers will be taking part in the Bellator Season Five Middleweight Tournament which begins on September 17, 2011. Rogers defeated Victor O'Donnell via TKO in the quarterfinal round at Bellator 50. In the semifinal round, Rogers lost to Alexander Shlemenko via TKO in the second round at Bellator 54.
On January 9, 2012 Rogers was announced as the first of eight participants in Bellator's Season 6 Middleweight Tournament. In the opening round, he faced Vitor Vianna on March 16, 2012 at Bellator 61 and won via KO in the first round. The knockout received incredible media and fan attention and has since had over 400,000 views on YouTube as one of Bellator's most popular videos in the promotion's short history.
Rogers was scheduled to face Bruno Santos in the semifinal round of the Middleweight Tournament at Bellator 66. However, on April 16, 2012, it was revealed that Santos had to withdraw due to a shoulder injury and was replaced by Bellator newcomer Andreas Spang. After dominating most of the first two rounds, he was caught by a counter left hook which resulted in a KO loss.
In January 2013, Bellator announced Rogers as a competitor in the Season Eight Middleweight tournament. His Quarterfinal fight took place at Bellator 89 against Dan Cramer. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.
Rogers then participated in Bellator's Season Nine Middleweight tournament. The Quarterfinal bout took place on September 7, 2013 at Bellator 98 against Mikkel Parlo. Rogers lost via unanimous decision.
Rogers was scheduled to face Gary Tapusoa on March 21, 2014 at Bellator 113, however, the bout was cancelled when Tapusoa could not meet the requirements to fight. Rogers was set to face Johan Romming at Bellator 119 on May 9, 2014, however, the bout was cancelled when Romming pulled out due to undisclosed reasons. Rogers faced Adrian Miles at Bellator 119 and won via flying knee KO in the second round.
Rogers was expected to face James Irvin on September 19, 2014 at Bellator 125. However, Irvin pulled out of the bout due to injury and was replaced with Brett Cooper. Cooper then suffered a foot injury and pulled out of the bout, Rogers will now face promotional newcomer Rafael Carvalho.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|17 matches||11 wins||6 losses|
|Win||11–6||Adrian Miles||KO (flying knee)||Bellator 119||May 9, 2014||2||1:29||Rama, Ontario, Canada|
|Loss||10–6||Mikkel Parlo||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 98||September 7, 2013||3||5:00||Uncasville, Connecticut, United States||Bellator Season 9 Middleweight Tournament Quarterfinal|
|Loss||10–5||Dan Cramer||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 89||February 14, 2013||3||5:00||Charlotte, North Carolina, United States||Bellator Season 8 Middleweight Tournament Quarterfinal|
|Win||10–4||Dominique Steele||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 78||October 26, 2012||3||5:00||Dayton, Ohio, United States|
|Loss||9–4||Andreas Spang||KO (punch)||Bellator 66||April 20, 2012||2||3:34||Cleveland, Ohio, United States||Bellator Season 6 Middleweight Tournament Semifinal|
|Win||9–3||Vitor Vianna||KO (flying knee)||Bellator 61||March 16, 2012||1||4:14||Bossier City, Louisiana, United States||Bellator Season 6 Middleweight Tournament Quarterfinal|
|Loss||8–3||Alexander Shlemenko||TKO (knees)||Bellator 54||October 15, 2011||2||2:30||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Bellator Season 5 Middleweight Tournament Semifinal|
|Win||8–2||Victor O'Donnell||TKO (head kick and punches)||Bellator 50||September 17, 2011||1||1:56||Hollywood, Florida, United States||Bellator Season 5 Middleweight Tournament Quarterfinal|
|Win||7–2||Ian Rammel||TKO (punches)||Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson||March 5, 2011||1||4:23||Columbus, Ohio, United States|
|Win||6–2||Robert Conner||TKO (punches)||BUCB: Pride and Glory||January 15, 2011||1||3:07||Parma, Ohio, United States|
|Win||5–2||Marcus Reynolds||TKO (punches)||BUCB: Raging Bull||October 23, 2010||1||1:32||Parma, Ohio, United States|
|Win||4–2||Jason Jones||TKO (kick to the body and punch)||NAAFS: Fight Night in the Flats 6||June 5, 2010||1||0:52||Cleveland, Ohio, United States|
|Win||3–2||Neal Craft||TKO (punches)||NAAFS: Caged Fury 10||March 27, 2010||1||2:21||Uhrichsville, Ohio, United States|
|Win||2–2||Dan Bolden||KO (flying knee)||NAAFS: North Coast Showdown 4||October 24, 2009||1||1:14||Toledo, Ohio, United States|
|Loss||1–2||Valter Roberto De Menezes||Decision (unanimous)||Shine Fights 1: Genesis||May 9, 2009||3||5:00||Columbus, Ohio, United States|
|Win||1–1||Willie Smalls||Submission (triangle choke)||NAAFS: Rock N Rumble 2||August 23, 2008||1||2:34||Cleveland, Ohio, United States|
|Loss||0–1||Daniel Akinyemi||Decision (unanimous)||Iron Ring||February 18, 2008||3||5:00||New Orleans, Louisiana, United States|
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- "Brian Rogers (11-6-0) Official Mixed Martial Arts Fighter Profile". Mixedmartialarts.com. Retrieved 2014-05-21.
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- "Ohio Fighter Brian ‘The Predator’ Rogers Latest Addition to Bellator Middleweight Tourney". MMAWeekly.com. 2011-05-22. Retrieved 2014-05-21.
- "Andreas Spang replaces injured Bruno Santos in Bellator 66 tournament semifinals". MMAJunkie.com. 2012-04-16. Retrieved 2012-04-16.
- "Bellator 98 results: Shlemenko retains title in slugfest with Cooper". mmajunkie.com. September 8, 2013.
- "Brian Rogers vs. Gary Tapusoa scratched from tomorrow’s Bellator 113". themmareport.com. March 20, 2014.
- "Johan Romming out of Bellator 119 bout against Brian Rogers, Bellator searching for a new opponent". themmareport.com. April 17, 2014.
- "Bellator 119 Results: Weichel vs. Green". mmafighting.com. May 9, 2014.
- "Manhoef vs. Marshall Headline Bellator 125". bellator.com. August 12, 2014.
- "James Irvin out, Brian Rogers meets Brett Cooper at Bellator 125". mmajunkie.com. August 29, 2014.
- "BRETT COOPER SUFFERS FOOT INJURY; BRIAN ROGERS TO FIGHT RAFAEL CARVALHO AT BELLATOR 125". sherdog.com. September 9, 2014.