Today during a public workout by Fedor Emelianenko in New York City it was announced that he would be facing Brett Rogers in his Strikeforce debut in November. MMAJunkie.com has more:
Fedor Emelianenko (30-1) will meet undefeated Brett Rogers (10-0) in his Strikeforce debut this fall, officials from the organization's broadcast partner, Showtime, today announced.
Strikeforce, though, has yet to announce a venue or date for the event (possibly to curb the UFC from counter-programming the show).
Emelianenko, widely regarded as the sport's top heavyweight fighter, signed a three-fight deal with Strikeforce earlier this month, and company founder and CEO Scott Coker recently said Rogers or Fabricio Werdum would likely be the Russian fighter's first opponent.
Emelianenko was featured at a public workout today in New York City. The Emelianenko vs. Rogers matchup was revealed during the media and fan event.