Tough Loss for Cleveland MMA fighter Brian Rogers at Bellator season 8

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Brian Rogers

Tough loss from Cleveland’s own Brian Rogers against gritty Dan Cramer in the first tournament round at the bellator tournament championships in Charlotte NC last night. These two combatants battled back and forth in an action packed war ending in a controversial unanimous decision as Cramer advances to the semi final round. Rogers says “I been in this situation before and plan on reviewing this loss then make the necessary adjustments” in his post fight interview.

Main event bout Dantas defeats Galvoa in impressive fashion knocking out his worthy opponent in round 2

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NAAFS “Night of Champions 2012” Fight of the year canadate

Dustin Kempf Isaiah Chapman staredown

Dustin Kempf Isaiah Chapman staredown

The NAAFS “Night of the Champions 2012″ Held last night in Medina Ohio at the Medina Community center with a dynamic turn out of very exciting and competitive bouts as amateur belts were on the line.
One fight in particular comes from the main event with the match up between Dustin Kempf and Isaiah Champman.
These two warriors battled from the amazing stare down till the bloody end.
This violent clash of back and forth non stop action from both fighters who clearly had the desire and will to win gave the fans exactly what they came to see, BOOLD AND GUTS!
With Kempf’s gritty smash mouth style and wrestling, Dustin used some very good submission skills in applying the triangle choke in which we thought was the finishing move. Then the heart of Chapman comes though weathering the storm with a spectacular escape.
Chapman had stellar moments backing Kempf up on the cage pouring a barrage of headshots with fist and elbows as the referee looking on for a Kempf response before a stoppage. amazingly Kempf comes back with his own headshots backing the former amateur champion Chapman up putting him on the defense.
At the end of the day, it was Isaiah Chapman’s heart and condition that peered through while stopping an exhausted Kempf in the second in a grueling fight which to many is a strong candidate for the ” NAAFS Fight of the Year”

Other exciting bouts includes Dominic Mazzotta winning the NAAFS 145lbs title in a technical bout against Hanson

JT Miller from Strongstyle dismantles Irvine Jones in round 1

RJ Buck defeats Eric Gifford by unanimous dec.

Corey Dulaney defeats Dustin Passalacqua by a controversial dec.

Dan Stevenson defeats Wayne Lanum to win the 205lbs title

Stephen Schlater defeats Nick Halkides by unanimous dec and wins the 185lbs title

Fadi Shuman defeats Nick Browne and gaining the 155lbs title

Jerrell Hodge defeats Shane Valko in a technical bout and gaining the 135 lbs belt

Dominic Mazzotta defeats Wes Hanson in technical fashion and winning the 145lbs title.

Torrance Taylor defeats Gino DiGiulio with a TKO in round 2

Check out the NAAFS Night of Champions 2012 fight photos

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TRUassassin Fight Gear and Apparel sponsors Dustin Passalacqua

On December 15th 2012, Dustin “Pazzo” Passalacqua fighting out of Strongstyle gym enters the cage at the NAAFS “Night of Champions” where he looks the improve to 2-0 against opponent TBA.
Passalacqua comes off an impressive win defeating game Chris Hahn with a 2nd round KO by way of rear naked choke and gaining popularity with local fight fans.

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Awesome night for NAAFS and Strongstyle Fight Team

Simply awesome night for the NAAFS last night with exciting and competitive fights both amateur and professional bouts.
Gym standout Strongstyle goes 3-0 with impressive wins. Popular Joe Heiland starts off with an all out bloody war back and forth shoot out and unanimous decision over Jon Washington also TRUassassin’s named “fight of the night”
Next comes in former middle weight champion Nick Duell well prepared and focused. Duell takes care of business in separating his veteran opponent from reality with a devastating up kick and first round KO.
NAAFS cage vengeance 12’s main event ended up in a second round schooling and whipping with the Russian Maxim Grishin representing Strongtyle, methodically breaking down and battering his opponent Bill Hill stopping him with surgical pinpoint boxing and scoring a second round TKO.

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TRUassassin Fight Gear and Apparel Sponsors Bellator Fighter Brian Rogers at the Bellator championships 78

On October 26th 2012, TRUassassin Fight Gear and Apparel will be sponsoring Bellator fighter Brian Rogers as he steps in the cage with Strikeforce vet Dominique Steele with a pro record of 6-2 at the Bellator championships 78 at Wright state University in Dayton Ohio.

Short Bio

Rogers was a 4-year letter winner and a 3-year starter as inside linebacker for the Walsh University Cavaliers between 2002 and 2005. He was named All-Conference by the Mid States Football Association twice and left Walsh University second all time in career tackles.

Rogers works as an associate special education teacher for the Leap program in his hometown of Kent, Ohio.

Pro career

Rogers started his professional MMA career at 1-2 with both losses coming by decision. He followed the slow start to his professional MMA career with 7 consecutive victories, all by first round KO/TKO which included wins in both his Strikeforce and Bellator debuts.

Strikeforce

Rogers made his Strikeforce debut on March 5, 2011 at Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson where he defeated Ian Rammel by TKO in the first round.[4]

Bellator Fighting Championships

On May 21, 2011 it was announced that Rogers will be taking part in the Bellator Season Five Middleweight Tournament which begins on September 17, 2011.[5] Rogers defeated Victor O’Donnell via TKO in the quarterfinal round at Bellator 50. In the semifinal round, Rogers lost to Alexander Shlemenko via TKO in the second round at Bellator 54.

On January 9, 2012 Rogers was announced as the first of eight participants in Bellator’s Season 6 Middleweight Tournament. In the opening round, he faced Vitor Vianna on March 16, 2012 at Bellator 61 and won via KO in the first round. The knockout received incredible media and fan attention and has since had over 400,000 views on YouTube as one of Bellator’s most popular videos in the promotion’s short history.

Rogers was scheduled to face Bruno Santos in the semifinal round of the Middleweight Tournament at Bellator 66. However, on April 16, 2012, it was revealed that Santos had to withdraw due to a shoulder injury and was replaced by Bellator newcomer Andreas Spang.[6] After dominating most of the first two rounds, he was caught by a counter left hook which resulted in a KO loss.
Now Rogers has the opportunity to return and show championship heart in facing gritty Steele who always comes to fight. This will be an important fight for both fighters and will be a very exciting match up

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POPULAR BELLATOR MIDDLEWEIGHT BRIAN ROGERS JOINS FUNDAFIGHTER.COM

Fundafighter.com announced Monday that the latest fighter to join the growing fighter fundraising hub is Bellator standout Brian Rogers and that half of the funds raised by his first campaign will go to improving the technological resources at LEAP, the Ohio-based education center for emotionally and behaviorally-challenged youth that the former special education teacher used to teach at before leaving to pursue fighting full time. The other half will go towards offsetting Rogers’ training camp expenses for his Bellator 78 bout at the end of this month in Dayton, Ohio.

Rogers says that the LEAP program is in desperate need of new computers and that he is hopeful that through fan support and FundaFighter, he will be able to provide the school with the necessary funds to purchase new equipment.

“When I worked for the LEAP program they were very supportive of my MMA career, giving me time off for fights and to train. This year, as much as it was a disappointment, I took a step back from my teaching position at LEAP to focus fully on my mixed martial arts career,” Rogers explains. “My former co-workers are still my good friends and I even have one of my training partners who works for the program. I wanted to do something to give back to them and to the kids, which is why I partnered with FundaFighter to start this campaign.”

“[FundaFighter] provides an opportunity for the fans and Backers of fighters they like or respect to truly support them or a charity or cause that’s important to them,” Rogers points out.” “Most fighters don’t get pay-per-view percentages or ticket percentages from the fans, so in this situation the fans can actually really directly support the fighter. FundaFighter is the voice of the fans to the fighter.”

Raising the bar for Backer incentives, “The Professional Predator,” as he has recently been anointed due to his polished look outside the cage and his gentlemanly demeanor with the press, will be offering his number one fan the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to walk him out for his October 26 Bellator bout. The unique fan experience will likely make one lucky supporter the envy of his or her friends.

FundaFighter.com founder Robbie Stein says it was Rogers’ enthusiasm for his fighter crowdfunding model and his dedication to providing his supporters unique, valuable rewards like these that made the partnership happen.

“I’m so happy for Brian to be a part of FundaFighter. He is an amazing fighter and person, and his rewards are incredible. He really gets the concept and we’re confident that his campaign for this very worthwhile cause will be a successful one,” Stein says. “We couldn’t be more excited to have him on board.”

Rogers’ campaign will run from October 1 to December 1, with a goal of raising $4000.

Brian is available for interviews regarding his FAF sponsorship and his Bellator 78 bout