February 17, 2008

Rogers gets KO over Thompson

Heavyweight Brett Rogers stopped British fighter James Thompson (14-8) at the EliteXC-Street Certified show last night in Miami to improve his record to 6-0. Rogers caught Thompson, a veteran of Pride and Cage Rage, with a knee to the chin and followed up with five brutal strikes to the head before Thompson fell to the mat and ended the fight at 2:24 of the first round.

Thompson is the biggest name to date on the undefeated resume of Rogers. Having fought seven career fights for Pride, Thompson has faced opponents like Don Frye, Hidehiko Yoshida, Kazuyuki Fajita, Giant Silva, and Aleksander Emelianenko.

Rogers has now won two fights for the EliteXC promotion after beginning his career in Minnesota with four straight wins by knockout. Rogers defeated Ralph Kelly at the EliteXC-Renegade show last November.
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