It’s been confirmed that the Sears Centre in the suburb just outside of Chicago will be hosting the highly anticipated Strikeforce bout between Fedor Emelianenko vs. Brett Rogers.
It was reported last week that the Hoffman Estates venue was on the verge of being approved, but was officially confirmed by Strikeforce Director of Communications Mike Afromowitz through a report from MMAWeekly.com.
In addition to the headline heavyweight bout, Jake Shields vs. Jason Miller is also set to take place with the recently vacated middleweight title on the line.
Other rumored bouts are being set, including newly crowned light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi, and women’s champion Chris Cyborg.
This event is scheduled to debut live on CBS between between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. E.S.T.
Tickets go on sale Monday, Sept. 23 at Ticketmaster.com, Strikeforce.com, and the Sears Centre box office.