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Strikeforce Fighters Heading to the UFC

UFC Tonight LogoLast night, UFC Tonight’s Ariel Helwani revealed the names of the fighters currently heading to from the Strikeforce cage and into the Octagon. While several names worth mentioning – like Josh Barnett and Rafael Calvalcante – were not currently on the list, Helwani would reiterate via twitter that this list is not yet final with some negotiations still remaining ongoing at this time.

Strikeforce fighters that have already had bouts officially announced, like Daniel Cormier and Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez, were also omitted from the list.

MMAFrenzy will post a final list once the dust settles following the takeover.

Light Heavyweight

  • Gegard Mousasi
  • Gian Villante


  • Luke Rockhold
  • Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza
  • Tim Kennedy
  • Lorenz Larkin


  • Nate Marquardt
  • Tarec Saffiedine
  • Jason High
  • Roger Bowling
  • Bobby Voelker


  • KJ Noons
  • Josh Thomson
  • Pat Healy
  • Ryan Couture
  • Adriano Martins
  • Kurt Holobaugh*

*- cutting back to 145

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