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Brett Rogers reaches a plea agreement

Former Strikeforce competitor Brett Rogers reached a plea deal in the assault case that cost him his spot with the organization.  Rogers plead guilty to one count of third-degree assault.  Three other charges will be dropped and Rogers expects to avoid jail time.

Rogers was arrested for a brutal attack on his wife this past June.  Soon after the arrest Strikeforce released him from the organization.

The plea agreement ensures that he is available to headline Titan Fighting 20 next week, where he faces UFC veteran Eddie Sanchez.


Showtime will air M-1 Challenge: Guram vs. Garner II

Showtime will air the next M-1 Challenge event which showcases two title fights.  The night’s action features M-1 Global heavyweight champion Guram Gugenishvili rematching Kevin Garner in the main event.  In the co-main event, M-1 Global light-heavyweight champion and TUF alum Vinny Magalhaes faces Mikhail Zayats.

M-1 Challenge: Guram vs. Garner takes place on Oct. 14 at the Grand Canyon University Arena in Phoenix and airs on Showtime at 11 p.m. ET.


Photo: Brett Rogers (MMA Junkie)

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Richard Wilcoxon
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An East Coast native, Richard Wilcoxon grew up a die hard fan of traditional team sports. In the early 1990's, he stumbled onto the sport of MMA and has been hooked ever since. He started writing about the sport on his Sporting News member blog in 2005 where he worked to spread his passion for the sport. He eventually became an official staff writer for Sporting News' "The Rumble" MMA/boxing blog before joining The MMA Corner.