Barnett submits Rogers to advance in SF Grand Prix

by Michael David Smith | source: mixedmartialarts.com
 

 

Josh "The Babyfaced Assassin" Barnett Vs. Brett Rogers
Fight is scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Name Josh Barnett <a href=Josh Barnett" />
Height 6′ 3″ (190.5 cm)
Weight 235 (106.59 kg)
Record 21-5-0
Team AMC Pankration/Combat Submission NJPW
VS
Name Brett Rogers Brett Rogers
Height 6′ 4″ (193.04 cm)
Weight 270 (122.47 kg)
Record 11-2-0
Team Team Bison Grappling Arts


 

Josh Barnett def. Brett Rogers by Submission (arm triangle) at 1:11 in Round 2

Barnett showed why his version of catch wrestling is, when used effectively, is one of the best fighting styles in the world. Barnett dominated Rogers on the ground and got him to tap to an arm triangle choke in the second round.

Rogers got things started with a leg kick, and Barnett immediately shot inside for a takedown. Showing impressive strength, Barnett picked Rogers up and slammed him to the ground, ending up in side control and eventually transitioning to full mount. Rogers looked like a fish out of water on the ground, and Barnett looked like he was right inside his own comfort zone. Rogers survived the round without taking much punishment.

At the start of the second Barnett took it to the ground again, in full mount, again. Once Barnett sunk in the choke, Rogers tapped quickly.

Now Barnett is scheduled to take on Sergei Kharitonov in the second round of the heavyweight tournament.

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aboveandbeyond site profile image  

6/19/11 8:26 PM by aboveandbeyond

A grappling match with Josh would be an absolute nightmare. I remember some youtube video where he entered a grappling tournament and matched up against 3x a week BJJ guys.People where like "oh, what an honor!".FUCK that. I would tip my hat to him and say good day. I'm not stepping on the mat with a 265lbs viking, with wrestling skills, tree trunk legs, and a propensity for neckcranking and leglocking.

aboveandbeyond site profile image  

6/19/11 8:21 PM by aboveandbeyond

That was technical ragdolling too. Look at his footwork on that first slam. Josh made sure he landed in side control. Lateral drop off double overhooks.That is some viking beast mode shit.

rockwell site profile image  

6/19/11 6:24 PM by rockwell

Barnett RAGDOLLED Brett Rogers. Not Overeem. Overeem bullied him. Barnett ragdolled his arse. He picked him up and dumped him on the matt hard.

fightsfan site profile image  

6/19/11 2:35 PM by fightsfan

TSIGOR thinking what Im thinking ...yeah, nice gif man

formulate site profile image  

6/19/11 1:31 PM by formulate

I thought it was funny when shamrock and mauro were talking about "chaining subs" and "not worried about position."then all Barnett did was go for position against a guy with no ground.

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6/19/11 1:31 PM by formulate

I thought it was funny when shamrock and mauro were talking about "chaining subs" and "not worried about position."then all Barnett did was go for position against a guy with no ground.

Porkchop74 site profile image  

6/19/11 10:08 AM by Porkchop74

Sorry to bring you back to the real world but if Josh hadn't tested hot bad then and pissed Dana off He most likely would still be the UFC HW champ at this time. There still is not a HW in the UFC that can beat him. And I am sure that none of the HW in the GP want to have t face him they are all right now praying he test hot

r_o_y site profile image  

6/19/11 8:44 AM by r_o_y

it's kind of hard to be impressed with barnett because it's rogers for god's sake. not saying he is complete shit,he just has room to grow and a lot of things to work on. i don't know what camp rogers is with now but it would do his career good to move to somewhere different. (AKA comes to mind)

JBob300 site profile image  

6/19/11 8:03 AM by JBob300

outside of a brutally avenged loss to pedro rizzo, i think your judgement is pretty warped, considering he left the company WITH the belt, bitch.