UFC Gets Bigger with List of Strikeforce Fighters Coming Over

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Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza. Photo by Esther Lin.

The UFC’s roster is growing in 2013 with the addition of several Strikeforce fighters coming from the defunct organization to the octagon, according to a report on UFC Tonight on Tuesday.

The list of Strikeforce transfers includes notables like Gegard Mousasi, Luke Rockhold and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza. Also, as reported by GRACIEMAG.com on Tuesday and Monday, Strikeforce standouts Daniel Cormier and Gilbert Melendez will make their UFC debuts in April at the UFC on FOX event in San Jose, Calif.

The list of fighters announced on the Fuel TV program is as follows:

  • Daniel Cormier
  • Gilbert Melendez
  • Gegard Mousai
  • Gian Villante
  • Luke Rockhold
  • Jacare Souza
  • Tim Kennedy
  • Roger Gracie
  • Lorenz Larkin
  • Nate Marquardt
  • Tarec Saffiedine
  • Roger Bowling
  • Jason High
  • Bobby Voelker
  • Josh Thomson
  • K.J. Noons
  • Pat Healy
  • Adriano Martins
  • Kurt Holobaugh

UFC Tonight added that there should be more fighters making the move to the UFC, but this list represents all they were able to confirm to date.

GRACIEMAG.com will update with news of additional fighters as more information become available.

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