Who makes it into the UFC from Strikeforce?

by Tim Burke | source: bloodyelbow

Yesterday it was announced that Strikeforce was closing after one grand finale in January. 

Several top Strikeforce fighters including Nick Diaz had already crossed over, and over the past 24 hours both Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate announced that they had been signed.

The Strikeforce roster currently stands at 78.

BloodyElbow's Tim Burke went through the list trying to determine who is in, and who may go looking to Bellator, and other second tier promotions.

Definitely In:
Josh Barnett, Gilbert Melendez, Daniel Cormier, Luke Rockhold, Josh Thomson, Ronaldo Souza, Tim Kennedy, Gegard Mousasi, Rafael Cavalcante, Tyron Woodley, Roger Gracie, Lorenz Larkin.

Probably In:
Pat Healy, Tarec Saffiedine, Jason High, Quinn Mulhern, Jordan Mein, Jorge Santiago, Robbie Lawler, Adlan Amagov, Derek Brunson, Yancy Medeiros, Guto Inocente, Mike Kyle, Yoel Romero, Ovince St. Preux, Gian Villante, K.J. Noons, Jorge Masvidal, Ryan Couture, Isaac Vallie-Flagg, Caros Fodor, Bobby Green, Sarah Kaufman, Liz Carmouche, Sara McMann, Alexis Davis, Julie Kedzie

Probably Out:
Dion Staring, Joe Duarte, Billy Evangelista, Jorge Gurgel, Matt Ricehouse, James Terry, Conor Heun, Estavan Payan, Justin Wilcox, Mizuto Hirota, Adriano Martins, Michael Bravo, Roger Bowling, Nah-Shon Burrell, Ryan LaFlare, Brian Melancon, Nate Moore, Bobby Voelker, Chris Spang, Tyler Stinson, Yuri Villefort, Keith Berry, Nate James, Keith Jardine, Trevor Smith, Benji Radach, Lumumba Sayers, Anthony Smith, T.J. Cook, Virgil Zwicker, Julia Budd, Germaine de Randamie, Amanda Nunes, Kerry Vera, Hiroko Yamanaka, Cat Zingano.

Some Issues to Work Out
Cristiane Santos, Nate Marquardt

Who do you think is in? Out?

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The Mouth site profile image  

12/21/12 7:45 PM by The Mouth


Chris27 site profile image  

11/10/12 5:00 PM by Chris27

Barnett made 150k with no win bonus for his fight with Sergei in SF, so thats a flat 150k. Big Foot Silva made 70k for his win over Browne.Imo thats what Dana would probably offer Barnett, you think Barnett is gonna take a 50 percent pay cut? I dont see Dana giving Barnett 150k a fight so he can go to Bellator. Bellator paid Eddie 50/50, they are moving to Spike. they can afford to offer him a 100k flat pay per fight, sponsor money from Spike should be decent and he can make up the rest with a TNA deal. He would take that over 70k in the UFC no doubt. Difference is Big Foot wants to fight in the UFC, Barnett knows he is winding down, he has history with Dana and he will feel disrespected by a lower offer.

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11/10/12 4:35 PM by CLINTK9

its scary, but its the truth. I see him wanting to much, Dana sees 10 TUF fighters he could have instead if just this one guy (forgetting there arent alot of great HW's out there, ala Kharitonov), and we'll see him fighting for either or all Bellator, WSOF, ONEFC, SFL and wrestling in TNA/Japan.

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11/10/12 3:38 PM by fightharder

Dude,   Though you are making a realistic argument you are scaring the fucking bejusus out of me. Barnett only has a couple of fights left.He really needs to make the move to the UFC ASAP so we can see one of the gnarlies dudes ever in his rightful place again.   I dont think Barnett will ever by UFC Heavyweight champion but god there so many freaking fun fights to make with him in the UFC.

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11/10/12 12:51 PM by forrestfan

not Mauro

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11/10/12 10:19 AM by Lionpaws


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11/10/12 8:16 AM by stonepony

Nate... He's been punished in time-out for long enough. There should be a system for placing fighters like him on life-time VADA or something.He looked so good in his last fight though. Those f'n standing elbows.

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11/10/12 12:04 AM by Mike Russell

Scott Coker and Gus Johnson....

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11/9/12 11:56 PM by BigEyedFish

I bet you see them making Gina a decent offer to come back and fight