Minn. Mixed-Martial-Arts Fighter Charged In Attack
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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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