Found June 05, 2012 on MMA Interplay:

bellator logo Heavyweight Brett Rogers inks deal with Bellator, makes debut at Bellator 71Former Strikeforce heavyweight Brett Rogers has signed with the Bellator Fighting Championships. Bellator officials announced the signing on Tuesday.

Bellator offers Rogers (11-4, 1 NC) an opportunity to kickstart his mixed martial arts career. He opened his MMA career with ten consecutive wins which included a 22 second technical knockout of Andrei Arlovski. However, Rogers has just one win in his last six bouts including losses to top heavyweights Fedor Emelianenko, Alistair Overeem and Josh Barnett.

In addition to his recent difficulties inside the cage, Rogers has also had his share of personal problems over the past few years. However, he is looking forward to the opportunities provided by Bellator and moving forward with his life and MMA career. He commented, “Over the past year I have been challenged in my personal life, but all is now good in the Rogers family. Everyone makes mistakes in life but it’s how you recover that really counts. I spend every day with my wife and kids and enjoy every minute of it. Fighting is my job and I love it, but I also love my family and that’s why I made things right before returning to the cage. All I can say is get ready for a new and improved Brett Rogers.”

Rogers is expected to make his debut at Bellator 71 which takes place from The Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort in Chester, West Virginia on June 22nd.

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