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Brett Rogers vs. Eddie Sanchez scheduled for Titan FC 20

After a summer filled with controversy surrounding his arrest for domestic violence, former Strikeforce heavyweight contender Brett Rogers will look to turn his career back in a positive direction later this month when he steps into the cage against UFC veteran Eddie Sanchez as part of a co-headliner at Titan FC 20.

The Kansas City clash, made public by Titan FC through an official statement to press, pits a pair of powerful pugilists against each other with the two heavyweights combining for seventeen TKOs in twenty-three total victories. Both men are also coming off losses in their previous appearances meaning a win on September 23 is especially important as another defeat could signal the beginning of the end for their successful runs in the sport.

“This one has slugfest written all over it,” Titan Fighting head Joe Kelly glowed when asked about the match-up.

Though Sanchez hasn’t fought since December, the 12-5 striker is 4-2 since his stint in the UFC with three of his triumphs involving a stoppage and a split decision loss saddled in the bunch too. Also worth mentioning, Sanchez has finished eleven of the twelve opponents he’s beaten.

Rogers looked to be something special during the start of his career with ten consecutive wins, eight of which came in the opening round, and an absolute destruction of Andrei Arlovski in mid-2009 at a Strikeforce event. However, things have been “grim” for “The Grim” since then with three losses in four fights and a handful of personal problems to boot.

Titan FC 20 will be broadcast live on HDNet and features former WEC 155-pound champion Jamie Varner in action against 31-14-1 Alonzo Martinez.

PHOTO CREDIT – PROELITE/UFC

12 COMMENTS
  • THEGUNNER says:

    I guess beating on your wife isnt paying well these days.

  • elkymbo says:

    Hopefully Rogers loses and disappears. I have no respect for him or any company that hires him. Any man that will hit a woman deserves nothing.

  • elkymbo says:

    Who the fuck thumbs down a comment about a wife beater??? Another wife beater?

  • Creature says:

    Yeah i agree wtf? who thumbs those down? care to explain why?

  • TerribleT says:

    Eddie Sanchez vs Brett Rogers huh? Battle of the tomato cans . . …peeled whole or diced . . . . besides his lackluster decision over Ruben Villareal Rogers hasn’t beaten anybody noteworthy other than his wife for more than 2 years(Arlovski June-06-09)……I wouldn’t look out my window if these 2 scrubs were fighting in my front yard :-(

  • elkymbo says:

    No explanation? It figures.

  • mu_shin says:

    Ever encountered the concept of Innocent until Proven Guilty???

    You were there, you were a witness to the events, you know what really happened?

    Come on man, I had a good friend arrested and charged with domestic abuse when his alcoholic drunken girlfriend accused him of smacking her. Cost him big bucks, months of anger management classes, and the stigma in the community, when in reality nothing happened…

    Have no idea what happened with Brett Rodgers (who I am not a fan of and don’t care for as a fighter) but I have a feeling neither do his detractors posting above…

  • elkymbo says:

    Mate have you even read the charges he was given. He was charged with assault in the third degree. His wife passed out from strangulation and had a golf ball sized lump on her head. His daughter jumped in between the two of them after she saw her mum being hit.
    Your friends situation hasn’t got anything to do with it.

  • mu_shin says:

    http://www.addictedmma.com/pdfs/complaint.pdf

    Found this post that purports to be the actual police report taken in the Brett Rodgers incident. If true, then have to agree, Brett Rodgers is more than just a lousy MMA fighter: he’s a poor excuse for a husband and father.

    Here in the US however, the legal system is predicated on presumption of innocence until found guilty in a court of law, not the court of public opinion. Would reserve judgement until Brett has his day in front of the judge, but given witness statements and testimony of family members, doesn’t bode well for him…

  • elkymbo says:

    I don’t mean to get shitty about it but as a husband and father I find this type of behaviour disgusting from any man big or small but from a trained killing machine it’s even worse.
    I’m not sure whether he’s had his day in court but if he hasn’t I don’t believe he should be allowed to fight.

  • elkymbo says:

    I just had a bit more of a look into it and he has been to court and has been cleared to fight again. He is also allowed to contact his wife again but no settlement has been reached.
    In another matter him and his family have been issued a restraining order by his neighbours.
    Seems like a pretty fucked up situation all round really.

  • Rece Rock says:

    I guess having a somewhat recognizable name on your card is more important then not hiring a wife beater… shame on this promotion for there lack of good judgment i wont be supporting there efforts. I am a family man and as tough as things get and how stressful some days maybe as a man your there to protect, provide and love your family not strike fear in there hearys and hurt them physically or mentally… fuck rogers & fuck titan fc.

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