Here’s the entire fight, and it was a good one; Rogers managed to gussy up Fedor’s nose with one of his first jabs of the night, busting the Russian’s nose wide open. They punched each other, and whenever Fedor seemed to have Rogers caught in a potential submission hold, the wily American would escape. Rogers eventually got out of the first round; he was the first Fedor opponent since 2006 to do so, according to the broadcast.
Both fighters were winded in round two, and with neither man taking initiative, Fedor fired a lunging right hand that caught Rogers in the jaw, and put him on the mat. Just like that, it was over.
The fight card was unimpressive in the ratings, but delivered a good night for MMA, and possibly another rising star in Rogers. Fedor proves to be a terrific import, and this fight is probably the best that we’ll see before the new year.