Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem delivered one of the most one-sided performances of the recent time, by defeating Brett Rogers in the main event of Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery. “The Demolition Man” demolished “The Grim” Brett Rogers with a vicious gound and pound that forced the veteran referee Big John McCarthy to stop the fight after 3:40 minutes of the First Round.
Weighting 253 pounds for this fight, Alistair Overeem threw the 265-pound Brett Rogers around the cage like a dummy, signaling his physical dominance over the former WAMMA Heavyweight Title challenger. On his feet, Brett Rogers’ cautious approach allowed Alistair Overeem to dictate the pace in the fight, outpowering Rogers in every aspect of the game. Alistair Overeem’s vicious ground and pound was too much for Rogers, struggle to respond during 3:40 minutes of the showdown.
Speaking to Gus Johnson immediately after the fight, Alistair Overeem had a clear message for the fans:
“You know it’s been awhile, but I’m back. I’m the champion of Strikeforce and I’m going nowhere, I’m here to stay. I was in the best shape of my life, and I think this fight proved it.,” Declared Alistair Overeem.
Answering on who he wants to be his next opponent, Ubereem repeated for another time what he said 6 months ago at the Dynamite!! 2009 post-fight press conference: “Fedor Emelianenko. His management declined for him to fight me tonight. Respect for Brett Rogers because he stood up and wanted to fight me like a man, I think now it’s Fedor’s turn.”
Alistair Overeem removed all questions regarding his credibility as a possible challenger for Fedor Emelianenko‘s crown, which will be defended on June 26th against Fabricio Werdum. The Golden Glory Gym will probably continue his K-1 adventure during the summer, but this is not a secret that the next time we should see him fighting MMA again, is against no one else than “The Last Emperor” Fedor Emelianenko.