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Several Strikeforce Fighters Confirmed For UFC Contracts

UFC Tonight made mention of several fighters who will enter the UFC from Strikeforce.

While most of the names were already known, some of them may come as a surprise.

Last Strikeforce champions Luke Rockhold, Tarec Saffiedine and Gilbert Melendez were all among those named, along with the likes of Gegard Mousasi, Ronaldo Souza and Roger Gracie.

Ryan Couture, the son of UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture, has been added. The two will become the first father-son duo to compete inside the Octagon.

Below is a list of fighters known to be headed to the UFC at the present time:

HEAVYWEIGHT:

Daniel Cormier (11-0)

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT:

Gegard Mousasi (33-3-2)
Gian Villante (10-3)

MIDDLEWEIGHT:

Roger Gracie (6-1)
Tim Kennedy (15-4)
Lorenz Larkin (13-0)
Luke Rockhold (10-1, final champion)
Ronaldo Souza (17-3)

WELTERWEIGHT:

Roger Bowling (11-3)
Jason High (16-3)
Tyron Woodley (10-1)
Nate Marquardt (32-11-2)
Tarec Saffiedine (14-3, final champion)
Bobby Voelker (24-8)

LIGHTWEIGHT:

Ryan Couture (6-1)
Pat Healy (29-16)
Kurt Holobaugh (8-1)
Adriano Martins (24-6)
Gilbert Melendez (21-2, final champion)
K.J. Noons (11-6)
Josh Thomson (19-5)

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