January 15, 2008

Rogers to fight for EliteXC

St. Paul heavyweight Brett Rogers will be fighting at the February 16 EliteXC show in Miami. Rogers will face perhaps his toughest oppenent to date in James Thompson (14-7) of England. The event is being headlined by the matchup of famed street fighters Kimbo Slice (1-0) and Tank Abbott (9-13).

Thompson has fought all around the world including shows for PrideFC and Cage Rage. He has faced some of the MMA elite in Don Frye, Hidehiko Yoshida, Kazuyuki Fujita, Giant Silva, Aleksander Emelianenko, and Dan Severn.

Rogers (5-0) will be making his second appearance for EliteXC after fighting on the November 10 show in Texas. Rogers earned a first round victory over Ralph Kelly (3-3) when Kelly submitted due to strikes.

The event will be broadcast live on Showtime.
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