UFC/Strikeforce Weight Divisions

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12/22/11 4:44:58PM
For Strikeforce to thrive, they need a considerable amount of new blood to fill their shallow divisions. If you were given the opportunity, which five UFC fighters would you choose to send over to Strikeforce from each division, and what would be the first three matches you would make? (Don't bother with Heavyweight since Strikeforce will be doing away with the division.)

UFC Roster: 51 fighters
Strikeforce Roster: 15 fighters

Dennis Siver
Jeremy Stephens
Nik Lentz
Takanori Gomi
Gleison Tibau

Jeremy Stephens vs. KJ Noons
Dennis Siver vs. Josh Thomson
Takanori Gomi vs. Lyle Beerbohm

UFC Roster: 58 fighters
Strikeforce Roster: 13 fighters

Mike Swick
Josh Neer
Paulo Thiago
Carlos Rocha
Mike Pyle

Mike Swick vs. Scott Smith
Paulo Thiago vs. Paul Daley
Carlos Rocha vs. Tyron Woodley

UFC Roster: 46 fighters
Strikeforce Roster: 12 fighters

Dan Miller
Jason Miller
Nick Ring
Kyle Noke
Chris Camozzi

Jason Miller vs. Tim Kennedy
Nick Ring vs. Keith Jardine
Dan Miller vs. Benji Radach

(Light Heavyweight)
UFC Roster: 30 fighters
Strikeforce Roster: 11 fighters

Krzysztof Soszynski
Igor Pokrajac
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Fabio Maldonado
Steve Cantwell

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Gegard Mousasi
Steve Cantwell vs. Roger Gracie
Fabio Maldonado vs. Muhammed Lawal
12/22/11 5:45:37PM
none, I would shut down Strikeforce and ship any possible contenders over to the UFC, which I think is basically what the UFC is doing bit by bit.
12/22/11 6:45:51PM
I'd send Chael Sonnen over.
12/22/11 7:42:54PM
Good idea for a thread.

1. Yves Edwards
2. Efrain Escudero
3. Nick Lentz
4. Cody McKenzie
5. Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor vs. K.J. Noons
Cody McKenzie vs. Pat Healy
Yves Edwards vs. Josh Thomson II

1. Dan Hardy
2. DaMarques Johnson
3. Sean Pierson
4. Amir Sadollah
5. Daniel Roberts

Dan Hardy vs. Scott Smith
Amir Sadollah vs. Jordan Mein
DaMarques Johnson vs. Paul Daley

1. CB Dollaway
2. Alessio Sakara
3. Jason MacDonald
4. Dan Miller
5. Brad Tavares

Dan Miller vs. Luke Rockhold
Jason MacDonald vs. Tim Kennedy
Alessio Sakara vs. Robbie Lawler

1. Luiz Cane
2. Cryrille Diabate
3. Anthony Perosh
4. Karlos Vemola
5. Brandon Vera

Brandon Vera vs. Gegard Mousasi
Luiz Cane vs. Ovince St. Preux
Karlos Vemola vs. Mike Kyle
12/22/11 9:29:21PM
Nice picks as always, Budge! I also thought Paul Taylor would be a decent guy to send over. The thought of Taylor vs. Noons is exciting
12/23/11 3:29:01PM

Posted by Twenty20Dollars

I'd send Chael Sonnen over.

i laughed while drinking my water & almost choked
12/23/11 3:36:09PM

Posted by Poor_Franklin

Posted by Twenty20Dollars

I'd send Chael Sonnen over.

i laughed while drinking my water & almost choked

12/23/11 3:55:42PM
LIGHTWEIGHT: Kenny Florian, Gleison Tibau, Dennis Siver, George Sotiropoulos, Jeremy Stephens

Kenny Florian vs. Gilbert Melendez
Jeremy Stephens vs. KJ Noons
George Sotiropoulos vs. Josh Thomson

WELTERWEIGHT: Amir Sadollah, Dan Hardy, Yoshihiro Akiyama, Duane Ludwig, Paulo Thiago

Dan Hardy vs. Scott Smith
Paul Daley vs. Paulo Thiago
Amir Sadollah vs. Tarec Saffiedine

MIDDLEWEIGHT: Chris Leben, Dan Miller, C.B. Dolloway, Court McGee, Tom Lawlor

Chris Leben vs. Robbie Lawler
Dan Miller vs. Tim Kennedy
Tom Lawlor vs. Benji Radach

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT: Krzysztof Soszynski, Kyle Kingsbury, Forrest Griffin, Stephan Bonnar, Tito Ortiz

Forrest Griffin vs. Gegard Mousasi
Tito Ortiz vs. Ovince St. Preux
Stephan Bonnar vs. Rafael Cavalcante
12/24/11 12:54:25AM

Posted by Twenty20Dollars

I'd send Chael Sonnen over.

.......to eliminate Strikeforce one by one
12/24/11 9:55:24PM

Posted by sbulldavid

Posted by Twenty20Dollars

I'd send Chael Sonnen over.

.......to eliminate Strikeforce one by one

To eliminate the brand and any memory or recollection of Strikeforce.
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