UFC officials Tuesday night revealed which Strikeforce
talents will ply their craft in the Octagon moving forward.
The list, which includes notable names like Daniel
Mousasi, middleweight champion Luke
Rockhold and lightweight king Gilbert
Melendez, was revealed during the most recent episode of “UFC
Tonight” on Fuel TV.
Strikeforce held its last show on Jan. 12 at Chesapeake Energy
Arena in Oklahoma City and will now shutter its doors. The event
was headlined by Tarec
Saffiedine’s welterweight title-winning performance over
Marquardt and also saw Cormier, Mousasi, Josh Barnett
Souza pick up victories during the evening’s Showtime-broadcast
main card. Both “Jacare” and Marquardt will join the UFC roster,
but Barnett’s fate remains unknown.
Also of note, Roger
Gracie, Tim Kennedy
Larkin are headed to the UFC’s middleweight division, while
Healy, Josh Thomson
Couture are expected to compete in the Octagon at 155 pounds.
Gracie, Kennedy, Healy and Couture all earned wins at Strikeforce’s
final show. Despite suffering hard-fought decision defeats, both
Holobaugh and K.J. Noons will
also join the UFC lightweight roster.
Full List of Strikeforce Fighters Joining the