Shane del Rosario is following the influx of Strikforce
heavyweights to the UFC. | Photo: Dave Mandel
With Strikeforce's heavyweight division in dissolution mode, yet
another one of its talent pool is heading to the UFC.
Unbeaten heavyweight prospect Shane del
Rosario has signed with the UFC and will follow the likes of
Werdum and Chad Griggs
to the Octagon. Del Rosario's manager, Jason House
of Iridium Sports Agency, tweeted the news Wednesday evening.
No date or potential opponent has been revealed for the 28-year-old
Irvine, Calif., native. Del Rosario hasn't competed since
armbarring another recent Strikeforce-to-UFC heavyweight, Lavar
Johnson, in the Strikeforce cage in February. He was set to
meet fellow unbeaten heavyweight Daniel
Cormier at Strikeforce's “Overeem vs. Werdum,” but a car
accident left him with a herniated disc, nixing the bout.
In racking up an unblemished record in a five-plus-year career, del
Rosario has knocked out eight foes and submitted three, finishing
all 11 foes, 10 in the first round.
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