MENU
#UFC Fight Night 83 #Conor McGregor #Luke Rockhold #David Branch #Nate Diaz #Saturday Night Fights #UFC 215 #Michael Bisping #GGG #Jon Jones


Examining the Progress of the Male Strikeforce Fighters Who Moved to the UFC

Back in 2011, Zuffa, LLC, the parent company of the UFC, purchased Strikeforce. As soon as news broke, people began to speculate on what this would mean for the future of both organizations and for the fighters in them.

After the deal, Strikeforce ran 17 events, including six of the Strikeforce Challengers series and the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix.

In addition, it adopted the unified rules of MMA and standardized the women's weight classes.

Then, following Strikeforce's final show in January 2013, the Strikeforce fighters started moving to the UFC in droves. Some have fought for the title, some have been close, and some haven't been anywhere near the top.

Let's see how some of Strikeforce's best and brightest men have performed in the UFC.

Begin Slideshow »
view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Comments

Show Comments

Related News

Is ZUFFA Getting Into Boxing? | MMAWeekly.com

  • 24 days ago
  • 9 views

Dana White addressed questions about whether or not the UFC is considering getting into the boxing biz following Mayweather vs. McGregor's success. read news >>

Video: Before UFC 215 title defense, watch Amanda Nunes' wild 1-rounder with Sheila Gaff

  • 16 days ago
  • 7 views

After an uneven run with Strikeforce and Invicta FC, Amanda Nunes arrived in the UFC in 2013 with a wild promotional debut against Sheila Gaff.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Valentina Shevchenko Promises "Everything I Have" at UFC 215

  • 15 days ago
  • 3 views

Valentina Shevchenko has moved beyond the frustrations of her postponed bout against Amanda Nunes, and is laser-focused on her chance to grab the women's bantamweight belt at UFC 215. Order UFC 215 n read news >>

Demetrious Johnson vs. Ray Borg Moved to UFC 216 in Las Vegas | MMAWeekly.com

  • 8 days ago
  • 6 views

Demetrious Johnson won't have to wait long to fight for history after all. The reigning flyweight champion will look for his 11th consecutive title defense when he faces Ray Borg at UFC 216 in Las Ve read news >>

Rafael Dos Anjos Walks Through Neil Magny (UFC 215 Results) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 12 days ago
  • 89 views

Former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos moved up to the welterweight division for his last fight after suffering back-to-back losses in the 155-pound division. He defeated Tarec Saffiedine in Ju read news >>

Before UFC-Pittsburgh headliner, watch Luke Rockhold's 2015 bout with Lyoto Machida

  • 10 days ago
  • 11 views

Back in 2015, former Strikeforce champion Luke Rockhold picked up his third “Performance of the Night” bonus in four fights when he took on Lyoto Machida. Check out the full fight.Filed under: News, read news >>

Glover Teixeira vs. Misha Cirkunov moved from Brazil to UFC on FOX 26 in Canada

  • 9 days ago
  • 5 views

Brazil’s loss is Canada’s gain as Glover Teixeira vs. Misha Cirkunov has been moved to Winnipeg.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Watch Former UFC Fighter Cathal Pendred in Trailer for New Amazon Horror Series 'Lore' | MMAWeekly.com

  • 17 hours ago
  • 4 views

Retired UFC welterweight competitor Cathal Pendred moved into acting after he left fighting behind and it didn't take long for him to land a leading role in a new series. Pendred stars in the upcomin read news >>

UFC Fight Night Japan Weigh-in Video: Mizuto Hirota Looked Uneasy on the Scale | MMAWeekly.com

  • 16 hours ago
  • 41 views

(Courtesy of UFC) UFC Fight Night 117: Saint Preux vs. Okami is official after the fighters took to the scale on Thursday to weigh-in. While nearly everyone made weight, there was one notable excepti read news >>

Decorated Kickboxer Gohkan Saki Has the Feel of a Future UFC Champ

  • 18 hours ago
  • 3 views

You have to admire the pure audacity of Gohkan Saki. As the former K-1 and Glory kickboxing champion prepares to make his UFC debut against Henrique da Silva on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 117, Saki read news >>