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Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers to take place at the Sears Center outside of Chicago

Fedor 2The highly anticipated match-up between Fedor Emelianenko vs. Brett Rogers, as well as the newly announced Jason Miller vs. Jake Shields bout, may have found a home for the November 7th event.

According to, Strikeforce is currently in discussion with the Illinois Athletic Commission to sanction the event at the Sears Center in Hoffman Estates, a close suburb of Chicago. Strikeforce is waiting for the commission’s approval before officially announcing the venue.

Chicago has become a hot bed for mixed marital arts with a live local scene, as well a past events held by the UFC, Adrenaline MMA, and the now defunct IFL.

The November 7 event will be headlined by Fedor’s debut for the organization against Brett Rogers, and is scheduled to air live on CBS.

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