Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers

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Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers
A poster or logo for Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers.
Information
Promotion Strikeforce
Date November 7, 2009
Venue Sears Centre[1]
City Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA[1]
Event chronology
Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers Strikeforce: Evolution

Strikeforce/M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Rogers was a mixed martial arts event held on November 7, 2009 promoted by Strikeforce in association with M-1 Global. It was the first MMA event on network television since the now-defunct EliteXC promotion broadcast its final event, EliteXC: Heat, on CBS on October 4, 2008. The event had a four-fight main card with a broadcasting team of Gus Johnson, Frank Shamrock and Mauro Ranallo.[2] The event drew an estimated 4,040,000 viewers, with a peak at 5,460,000 on CBS.[3]

Results[edit]

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko def Brett Rogers KO (punch) 2 1:48
Middleweight Jake Shields def Jason Miller unanimous decision (49–46, 49–46, 48–47) 5 5:00 [a]
Light Heavyweight Gegard Mousasi def Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou TKO (punches) 2 3:43
Heavyweight Fabricio Werdum def Antonio Silva unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Preliminary card
Womens Featherweight Marloes Coenen def Roxanne Modafferi submission (armbar) 1 1:05
Catchweight (150 lb) Jeff Curran def Dustin Neace verbal submission (rib injury) 1 1:39
Middleweight Nate Moore def Louis Taylor submission (punches) 2 3:24
Middleweight Shamar Bailey def John Kolosci unanimous decision (29–27, 29–27, 29–27) 3 5:00 [b]
Welterweight Christian Uflacker def Jonatas Novaes unanimous decision (30–25, 30–25, 29–26) 3 5:00 [c]
  1. ^ For the Middleweight Championship.
  2. ^ Bailey was deducted one point in round two for holding the shorts of Kolosci.
  3. ^ Novaes was deducted two points in round three for two illegal kicks to the head of a downed opponent.


Notes[edit]

Gegard Mousasi was originally slated to defend his Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Championship, but eventually competed in a non-title bout.[4]

A previously announced bout between Bobby Lashley and Ron Waterman was announced to have moved to a later date, though it never officially took place.[4]

A women's bout between Marloes Coenen and Erin Toughill was set to serve as a reserve fight,[5] but was cancelled when Toughill withdrew due to an undisclosed medical condition.[6] Roxanne Modafferi stepped in to fight Coenen on this show.[7]

EA Sports showed a preview trailer for the new EA Sports MMA game coming out in 2010 during the event.

A welterweight bout between Mark Miller and Deray Davis was scheduled for the undercard, but was canceled due to time issues.[8]

Television ratings[edit]

In terms of ratings, the show averaged 3.79 million viewers for the allotted 9-11pm running time. The main event, which took place after 11pm, peaked at 5.46 million viewers. Overall, the two-hour-plus broadcast averaged 4.04 million viewers and a 2.5 household rating.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Morgan, John. ""Strikeforce / M-1 Global – Fedor vs. Rogers" on Nov. 7 set for Sears Centre outside of Chicago". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2009-09-18. 
  2. ^ Morgan, John (September 17, 2009). "Strikeforce announces CBS deal, Emelianenko vs. Cherry airs Nov. 7 on network TV". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved September 17, 2009. 
  3. ^ http://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/events/strikeforce-fedor-vs-rogers
  4. ^ a b "Gegard Mousasi vs. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou completes Strikeforce's Nov. 7 CBS lineup". MMAJunkie. 2009-10-09. Retrieved 2009-10-09. 
  5. ^ "Erin Toughill vs. Marloes Coenen to serve as Nov. 7 Strikeforce-CBS "backup" fight". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2009-10-09. 
  6. ^ "Erin Toughill Out Of Fight With Marloes Coenen". MMARising.com. Retrieved October 28, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Roxanne Modafferi replaces Toughill in Strikeforce". MMAWeekly.com. 2009-10-29. Retrieved 2009-10-29. 
  8. ^ "'Fedor vs. Rogers' Results and Live Play-by-Play". sherdog.com. 2009-11-07. Retrieved 2009-11-08. 
  9. ^ "Strikeforce's Fedor Emelianenko vs. Brett Rogers event peaks with 5.46 million viewers.". MMAjunkie.com. 2009-11-10. Retrieved 2009-11-10.