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Brett Rogers ready to return to the ring

Strikeforce heavyweight Brett Rogers will attempt to steer his career back onto the winning track this Fall by heading north to Nova Scotia for his next fight. “The Grim”, who began his career with ten straight wins prior to losing consecutive bouts to Alistair Overeem and Fedor Emelianenko, will face Ruben “Warpath” Villareal at “W-1: New Ground” in Halifax on October 23rd.

The 40-year old Villareal is a veteran of thirty-nine professional fights and has won three of his last four bouts. Twelve of his eighteen wins have come by way of TKO. Though he has never necessarily beaten an opponent of Rogers’ caliber, “Warpath” has been in the ring with a number of top competitors in the past and definitely brings the advantage of experience with him into the match-up.

Also slated for action is Ultimate Fighter 11 alumnus Jamie Yager who faces 6-0 Jeremiah Hamilton at the event. The bout will be Yager’s first since losing to Rich Attonito on the season finale this past June.