Brett Rogers opened the Strikeforce on Showtime event last night with an impressive 2nd round TKO victory over Abongo Humphrey. Using superior striking and knee strikes in the clinch, Rogers (9-0) easily defeated the former television reality show "The Ring" winner Humphrey (5-1).
Rogers (9-0) got to the second round after a choppy 1st round in which he was penalized one point for grabbing the hair of Humphrey, who was wearing his long hair with dreadlocks. The fight was paused on three different occasions while referee Herb Dean warned Rogers and eventually took the point away.
After the fight, Rogers indicated to the crowd of 15,211 that he did not intentionally grab the dreadlocks.