A light heavyweight showdown between two former Strikeforce talents has been booked for UFC 159, as Ovince St. Preux and Gian Villante will lock horns at the April 27 event.
Canadian welterweight Sean Pierson has been forced to withdraw from his UFC 158 bout.
Keeping with the Strikeforce transfer theme, the UFC on Fox 7 undercard will feature the debuts of Strikeforce imports Roger Bowling and Jorge Masvidal.
Pat Healy will be the latest Strikeforce competitor to step into Octagon, as UFC officials recently announced that “Bam Bam” will square off with Jim Miller at UFC 159.
All drug test results came back clean following last Saturday’s Strikeforce card in Oklahoma City.
Five Strikeforce fighters were drug tested in Oklahoma over the weekend, including past transgressors Nate Marquardt and Josh Barnett.
UFC officials Tuesday night revealed which Strikeforce talents will ply their craft in the Octagon moving forward.
The list of Strikeforce fighters heading to the UFC is growing with more names announced on Tuesday.
The MMA world said goodbye to Strikeforce last Saturday night as the promotion closed its doors for the last time following several years as a top company in the sport.
Saturday night’s Strikeforce swan song averaged just 310,000 viewers, making it the promotion’s least-watched event since September 2011.