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Photo Gallery: “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers” Weigh-Ins

All fighters are weighed in and set for combat during tomorrow evening’s “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers” card.

The action is scheduled to take place from the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, airing live on CBS.

The Main event will see Fedor Emelianenko facing off with Brett Rogers in a heavyweight showdown not to miss. Other notable match-ups include Jake Shields vs. Jason “Mayhem” Miller, Gegard Mousasi vs. Rameau Thierry Sokudjou, and Fabricio Werdum will be butting heads with Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva.

Below is a series of photographs from the weigh-ins courtesy of Esther Lin and Strikeforce:



Brett Rogers


Jake Shields




Shinya Aoki

Shinya Aoki

  • neijia says:

    man rogers has a giant skull doesn’t he

  • bigbadjohn says:

    you bet he does. fedor’s head looks relatively small compared to his body in that flex shot. Size of the opponent has yet to have ever mattered in a Fedor fight and that trend will surely continue tomorrow. I haven’t commented much on this match-up because I haven’t had anything ground-breaking to say. But for the record… Fedor 1st Rd. I’ll sayyyyyy rear naked choke.

  • Makington says:

    Actually now that I really look at them side by side, Fedor and Brett are basically the same bulk-wise. Obviously Brett is a little bigger but it looks like most of his weight advantage is coming from his height, which means he has a larger bone structure (makes a big difference weight-wise) He really doesn’t look that much bigger than Fedor other than being taller.

    I’m interested with seeing Shinya Aoki there, it makes this whole Aoki coming to SF thing seem like a real possibility!

  • neijia says:

    OTOH, aside from Rogers’ weight advantage, I guess Fedor’s pinhead = smaller target to try to hit. For the KO, Rogers will need accuracy. Fedor’s standup movement is underrated and I don’t see Rogers pulling out some kind of highly technical striking. A couple of big misses = takedown city to sleepy choke time. It’s also easy to forget Fedor has power, too, and Rogers’ giant head = bigger target to try to hit. Reach advantage shouldn’t be a factor … as seen in the Sylvia bout (before that fight Tim said he’d use his jab, which sounded like a good idea on paper…).

    On a tangent, from a marketing point of view, the commentators should talk about:
    – Rogers’ huge power advantage (though it’s probably not true)
    – Rogers’ huge reach advantage
    – Rogers’ huge weight advantage

    Assuming Fedor wins, it plays into a David vs. Goliath story and the cyborg Russian myth.

    Assuming Rogers wins, they can pull a Dana White and talk about how Rogers is an incredible specimen (kinda like Brock Lesnar) and is just such an amazing heavyweight, etc., etc. and they told us all along how he has such great power, size and weight. Of course the incredible hulk would win.

  • bigbadjohn says:

    24 hours to go. A ton of talk and speculation has been done. Can we switch it up a bit? We’ve done the Fedor vs. Brett chat for months now, and the Fedor vs Brock chat always comes up but how about some Brock vs. Brett thoughts and comments? Would it be Brock’s toughest test to date?

  • Makington says:

    It would be his toughest fight for 5 seconds, at which point Brock would pick Brett up and put him right on his back where he would quickly grind out a tko. I don’t think it’s humanly possible to stop Brock’s takedowns if he really wants you on the ground.

  • 27jride says:

    yeah other than the chance punch, Rogers wouldn’t have a chance with Lesnar…. and I am NOT a Lesnar fan believe me!

  • BigDave says:

    Brock would manhandle rogers with ease especialy after fedor rips both of his arms off later tonight.


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