Following Affliction's collapse Fedor signed a three fight contract with Strikeforce. Coker confirmed that Emelianenko's debut would take place on November 7, broadcast nationally on CBS. Fedor fought the then-undefeated Brett Rogers in the main event of Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers. Despite suffering a heavily bloodied nose during the opening exchanges, Emelianenko defeated Rogers in the second round at 1:48 via TKO.
***SPOILER (I guess) I was really excited about this fight, a legend from Russia known as the Emperor vs an American fighter from the tough streets. The hype and the prefight videos were great and CBS did a wonderful job showing us who these fighters really are and how they live. The fight was exciting, as usual Fedor's opponent seemed to tower over him and looked like he out weighed him by 100 pounds. As with any MMA fight especially at this level … more