This past December, Bellator veteran Brian “Professional Predator” Rogers got back on track following two straight losses with a second-round submission of Virgil Zwicker.
Heading into the fight with Zwicker, Rogers felt that it could be a pivotal moment in his career and that he had to win if he was going to remain with the company.
“It was definitely a back-to-the-wall type of fight,” Rogers told MMAWeekly.com. “I liked the opponent. Vergil is a super-tough guy, super-hard to put away, and I was the first guy to submit him and only the second or third to finish him.
“It was an exciting fight. It was good. I was happy about getting the win and getting the submission.”
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It’s no secret that over the last several years, Rogers has struggled to find consistency. He hopes a recent move will help change that and keep him on the right path.
“I always pride myself on doing the right things and not cutting corners in training camp or training in general,” said Rogers. “I moved to Denver, Colo., to train at Factory X because I felt like it was a better situation for me and would make me a better fighter.
“I feel I’ve become a lot better with my striking, though I haven’t gotten to show it yet. My jiu-jitsu has come a long way as well. It’s not been a big change, but I’ve been able to develop because I learn and train a different way.”
Rogers (12-8) will look to keep his winning ways going when he takes on veteran Alessio Sakara (16-11) in Torino, Italy, as part of Bellator 152 ….View full article