Strikeforce Executive Mike Afromowitz confirmed to MMAmania.com yesterday that surging heavyweight sensation Brett Rogers will likely meet current Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem in a title fight on the upcoming August 15 event in San Jose, California.
"It's definitely a possibility," Afromowitz said after Saturday's press conference. "I know Brett said he is ready. We will see how he is feeling next week and go from there. Overeem is locked in for the August 15 fight card."
"The Grimm" is coming off a devastating knockout win over former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski at the June 6 'Lawler vs. Shields' event from the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri.
Rogers was a +300 underdog heading into the fight but needed just 0:22 seconds to put "The Pitbull" to sleep -- the second time for Arlovski in as many fights.
At the post fight press conference, Rogers spoke out about his future within the promotion. "I was kind of aiming for (Overeem)…I was expecting the title today so he is still in my sights."
Rogers, now 10-0, looks poised to capitalize on his new found stature. "This sport is all about timing," he said. "This fight took me to the next level and now is definitely my time. Everyone saw tonight that I am not one to play with."
A potential title fight against "Demolition Man" could end up playing second fiddle to the long-anticipated "Carano vs. Cyborg" superfight. Also on the August 15 fight card, Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh "The Punk" Thomson and interim champion Gilbert "El Nino" Melendez will finally rematch to unify the 155-pound strap.
Keep it dialed in to MMAmania.com for more information on the August 15 event as it unfolds.