According to a report from Heavy MMA, "The Grim" will go from beating up his wife to beating up a "Maine-iac" when he battles Tim Sylvia under the DREAM banner as part of the FieLDS 'Genki Desu Ka!!' New Year's Eve event in Japan.
Rogers was given a 60-day jail sentence, but with time already served and an expected early release after two-thirds of his term, Rogers will be out by Dec. 13. Rogers' attorney asked for his jail time to be delayed until after his fight, but the judge denied that request.
The former tire mechanic has dropped four of his last five bouts, including a split decision loss to Eddie Sanchez at Titan Fighting Championship 20 back on Sept. 23.
His lone victory during that span was a 2010 unanimous decision win over Ruben "Warpath" Villareal in Canada.
Sylvia, despite his well-documented struggles since leaving the UFC in 2008, has managed to win six of his last seven fights, including a unanimous decision victory over Andreas Kraniotakes under the ProElite banner earlier this month.
Here is the current "Genki Desu Ka!!' fight card and line-up for Dec. 31 at the Saitama Super Arena:
DREAM Bantamweight Grand Prix:
155 lbs.: Shinya Aoki vs. Satoru Kitaoka
170 lbs.: Hayato Sakurai vs. Ryo Chonan
145 lbs.: Hiroyuki Takaya vs. Takeshi Inoue
155 lbs.: Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Kazuyuki Miyata
115 lbs.: Karla Benitez vs. Megumi Fujii
265 lbs.: Brett Rogers vs. Tim Sylvia
Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for more updates to 'Genki Desu Ka!!' as they become available.