APPLE VALLEY, Minn. (AP) — A heavyweight mixed-martials-arts fighter from Apple Valley has been charged with assaulting his wife.

Thirty-year-old Brett “Da Grim” Rogers is charged with third-degree assault, domestic assault by strangulation and pattern of stalking conduct. His bail was set at $100,000.

He was arrested Thursday after a neighbor reported a disturbance. Investigators say Rogers told police his wife hit him during an argument and he hit her back.

The criminal complaint says police found the wife with a bloody face, missing tooth and lump above her eyebrow.

A telephone number for Rogers couldn’t immediately be found Saturday.

Rogers is a 6-foot-4, 270-pound heavyweight fighter. The St. Paul Pioneer Press says he became well-known in 2008 for winning the first mixed-martial-arts match to air live on national television.

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Comments (9)
  1. MarkD says:

    Who let him out?

  2. Trayce Olsen says:

    He should go to jail for that hairstyle and abusing his wife and children..What a bully!!

  3. jan says:

    He’ll probably get off with a slap on the wrist so he can do it again or maybe they’ll “rehabilitate” him.

  4. markH says:

    Hey, it’s Mr. T!

  5. markH says:

    Wow. And WCCO moved one of my comments to the “Awaiting Moderation” category just for questioning the claims of Christianity. I guess censorship is indiscriminate by definition. Peace.

  6. Jeff "Gangsta" J says:


  7. ghetto says:

    at least he won this fight

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