Tim Sylvia vs. Brett Rogers Scheduled for DREAM New Year's Eve Event

Tim McTiernan@tmt2393Correspondent IDecember 1, 2011

Earlier this week, it was reported that Brett Rogers was sentenced to 60 days in jail for domestic abuse.

However, it looks like that won't keep him out of the cage for long. He is now scheduled to face off against Tim Sylvia at the New Year's Eve event being put on by DREAM.

Rogers has already served 24 days and is expected to be released in just two more weeks, which is how the timing for this one worked out.

Rogers will come into this fight having lost four out of his last five bouts, with his lone win over Ruben Villareal by unanimous decision.

His losses have come at the hands of Fedor Emelianenko, Alistair Overeem, Josh Barnett and, most recently, Eddie Sanchez.

Sylvia comes into the fight having gone 6-1 in his past seven fights, in what has been one of the best stretches of his career.

During that time, he has five finishes and has advanced to the next round of the ProElite heavyweight tournament.

The DREAM card has shaped up nicely. It now features this fight, along with Shinya Aoki, Tatsuya Kawajiri, Ryo Chonan, Bibiano Fernandes and others.

Tim McTiernan is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. For the latest news on everything MMA, follow me on twitter @tmt2393.