Strikeforce is now a defunct organization, but some of its top fighters will remain in the spotlight as they have been officially transferred to the Ultimate Fighting Championship roster.
Fighters like lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez and Heavyweight GP champion Daniel Cormier already have fights lined up in the UFC, while others like middleweight champion Luke Rockhold, welterweight champion Tarec Saffiedine, skilled grappler Roger Gracie and popular lightweight Ryan Couture (son of former UFC champion Randy Couture) will make their UFC debuts against yet-to-be-announced opponents.
Some notables not included on the list are Josh Barnett, Mike Kyle, Jorge Masvidal, former light-heavyweight champion Rafael Cavalcante and former women’s champions Christiane Santos and Sarah Kaufman. Cavalcante and Santos are coming off drug suspensions, while Canadian Kaufman is set to compete in Invicta FC.
Other fighters such as Alberta’s Jordan Mein and Derek Brunson had already signed with the UFC.
Here is a look at the complete list of Strikeforce fighters brought over to the UFC, which was first announced on the latest episode of UFC Tonight:
Daniel Cormier (11-0 MMA, 8-0 SF)
Gegard Mousasi (33-3-2 MMA, 4-1-1 SF)
Gian Villante (10-3 MMA, 3-2 SF)
Roger Gracie (6-1 MMA, 4-1 SF)
Tim Kennedy (15-4 MMA, 6-2 SF)
Lorenz Larkin (13-0 MMA, 4-0 SF)
Middleweight champ Luke Rockhold (10-1 MMA, 9-0 SF)
Ronaldo Souza (17-3 MMA, 7-1 SF)
Roger Bowling (11-3 MMA, 4-3 SF)
Jason High (16-3 MMA, 3-0 SF, 0-1 UFC)
Nate Marquardt (32-11-2 MMA, 1-1 SF, 10-4 UFC)
New welterweight champ Tarec Saffiedine (14-3 MMA, 6-1 SF)
Bobby Voelker (24-8 MMA, 4-1 SF)
Ryan Couture (6-1 MMA, 6-1 SF)
Pat Healy (29-16 MMA, 7-1 SF, 0-1 UFC)
Kurt Holobaugh (8-1 MMA, 0-1 SF)
Adriano Martins (24-6 MMA, 1-0 SF)
Lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez (21-2 MMA, 11-1 SF)
K.J. Noons (11-6 MMA, 3-4 SF)
Josh Thomson (19-5 MMA, 10-3 SF, 2-1 UFC)