UFC announces list of Strikeforce fighters added to its roster (so far)

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SmileR
1/16/13 11:49:45AM
The confirmed list of Strikeforce fighters signed to UFC (so far) courtesy of UFC Tonight on FUEL TV:

Heavyweight:

Daniel Cormier (11-0)

Light Heavyweight:

Gegard Mousasi (33-3-2)
Gian Villante (10-3)

Middleweight:

Roger Gracie (6-1)
Tim Kennedy (15-4)
Lorenz Larkin (13-0)
Luke Rockhold (10-1)
Ronaldo Souza (17-3)

Welterweight:

Roger Bowling (11-3)
Jason High (16-3)
Nate Marquardt (32-11-2)
Tarec Saffiedine (14-3)
Bobby Voelker (24-8)

Lightweight:

Ryan Couture (6-1)
Pat Healy (29-16)
Kurt Holobaugh (8-1)
Adriano Martins (24-6)
Gilbert Melendez (21-2)
K.J. Noons (11-6)
Josh Thomson (19-5)

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Theoutlaw08
1/16/13 12:14:10PM
Even tho Marquardt just lost, I am glad to see him back. He is an exciting fighter to watch (normally). I think he generally makes a lot of interesting match ups.

Most excited for Gilbert and Gegard to be added. I think they will provide a good mix up in their divisions.

I havent seen much from Couture yet. Im sure he has potential, but hes clearly brought over because of his name.

Excited to see how all these guys pan out.
All in all its a solid list to add to the UFC.
Budgellism
1/16/13 12:16:13PM
I love this list so far

I was bummed about Marquardt on the other post but it's good to see they will bring him over now. There are some solid match ups for him.
shaneTpain
1/16/13 1:10:59PM
This list is a good start but I wanna see a lot more!
The UFC heavyweight pool is shallow & could use all 3 remaining Strikeforce heavys!!! Barnett, Staring & Nandor! WTF Dana!
Also: bring Jardine back! Adlan Amagov, Lumumba Sayers, OSP, Nah-Shon Burell, Quinn Mulhern!! Bring back Santiago for 1 more fight! Sarah Kaufman, Julia Budd & Alexis Davis are all legit!! WHY NOT!!!
Theoutlaw08
1/16/13 3:04:04PM

Posted by shaneTpain

This list is a good start but I wanna see a lot more!
The UFC heavyweight pool is shallow & could use all 3 remaining Strikeforce heavys!!! Barnett, Staring & Nandor! WTF Dana!
Also: bring Jardine back! Adlan Amagov, Lumumba Sayers, OSP, Nah-Shon Burell, Quinn Mulhern!! Bring back Santiago for 1 more fight! Sarah Kaufman, Julia Budd & Alexis Davis are all legit!! WHY NOT!!!



I agree. I'd like to see more as well. As for Barnett, it sounds more and more like that won't happen. His asking price is way too much. I would love to see Jardin back for a 2 fight contract.
Theoutlaw08
1/16/13 3:04:50PM

Posted by shaneTpain

This list is a good start but I wanna see a lot more!
The UFC heavyweight pool is shallow & could use all 3 remaining Strikeforce heavys!!! Barnett, Staring & Nandor! WTF Dana!
Also: bring Jardine back! Adlan Amagov, Lumumba Sayers, OSP, Nah-Shon Burell, Quinn Mulhern!! Bring back Santiago for 1 more fight! Sarah Kaufman, Julia Budd & Alexis Davis are all legit!! WHY NOT!!!

jaguar_paw
1/18/13 9:42:24AM
Does anyone know why the Jacare/Herman fight was at a 193# catchweight?
Bubbles
1/18/13 10:09:36AM

Posted by shaneTpain

Also: bring Jardine back!




WAR DEAN OF MEAN!!

cowcatcher
1/18/13 10:50:09AM

Posted by jaguar_paw

Does anyone know why the Jacare/Herman fight was at a 193# catchweight?



Herman took the fight on short notice so that was the weight they agreed to fight at. No one came in heavy or anything.
airkerma
1/18/13 11:01:38AM
I'm detecting a distinct lack of Cavalcante. Looks like he isn't getting a pass for his failed test. Too bad too, since LHW can always use more fighters.
Bubbles
1/18/13 11:59:23AM

Posted by airkerma

I'm detecting a distinct lack of Cavalcante. Looks like he isn't getting a pass for his failed test. Too bad too, since LHW can always use more fighters.


yeah I'd like to see a fight between Feijao vs Beltran