Rogers, who was on the short list of future opponents for Kimbo Slice prior to his 14-second loss to Seth Petruzelli earlier this month, holds an undefeated 7-0 record, including a 3-0 mark in EliteXC. He has yet to have a fight leave the first round, stopping all seven of his opponents with strikes in the opening frame. After knocking off Ralph Kelly and James Thompson in his first two EliteXC appearances, Rogers TKO’d Jon Murphy in the first round in his most recent bout at EliteXC “Primetime” in May.
Buentello, a UFC veteran, won four-straights bouts, including his final UFC victory over Gilbert Aldana, before losing to Alistair Overeem at a Noveber Strikeforce event. He bounced back at Affliction “Banned” in July, defeating Gary Goodridge via unanimous decision.
The matchup joins Robbie Lawler (c) vs. Joe Villasenor for the EliteXC middleweight title, Eddie Alvarez vs. Nick Diaz for the vacant EliteXC lightweight title, Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante vs. TBD, Hector Lombard vs. Scott Smith, and Kaitlin Young vs. Sarah Kaufman on the “A Night of Champions” lineup.