MMA  > General MMA  > The first wave of Strikeforce ??? plus who they should face
January 17, 2013, 08:52 AM
Full List of Strikeforce Fighters moving over.

Of course, you can get that anywhere, what I???m going to give you is who thier first matchup SHOULD be, Not to mention some good fighters the UFC MISSED

Cause I love to book fights.

HEAVYWEIGHT
-Daniel Cormier (11-0 MMA, 8-0 SF)
Frank Mir is the obvious one, and its booked for San Jose on BIGFOX. After he wins that, he wants Bones. I???d like to see him get a fight with another top contender to pop them off before, but I doubt that happens.

MISSING
Notice no Josh Barnett. Josh is not exactly on his knees to come over, and he lost a LOT of leverage losing to DC in the tournament finals. I think this could be just a ploy, but If Dana dosen???t want him, I don???t think Bellator can afford him.

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT
-Gegard Mousasi (33-3-2 MMA, 4-1-1 SF)
Tommorrow, my Light Heavyweight standings hits, and I???ll discuss Mousasi there.

-Gian Villante (10-3 MMA, 3-2 SF)
I really don???t know why they brought him over, but its not like 205 doesn???t have 15 guys on the roster that are like that. He is on a 3 fight winning streak, so how about Cody Donovan? He???s on a 4 fight winning streak, and no one knows him either.

MISSING
ok, YOU tell him he's not good enough

ok, YOU tell him he???s not good enough

Ovince St.Preux
Why wasn???t OSP brought over? He lost to Mousasi, but he???s on a 9-1 run right now.

Rafael Cavalcante
WTF??

MIDDLEWEIGHT

-Luke Rockhold (10-1 MMA, 9-0 SF)
The Champ is HERE!
So we do the title unification, right? No.

-Roger Gracie (6-1 MMA, 4-1 SF)
No Brainer, Gotta have a Gracie in the UFC, Right?
How about Riki Fukuda (win or lose) at the next overseas card in Asia?

-Tim Kennedy (15-4 MMA, 6-2 SF)
Much as I???d love to see him face Brian Stann, I don???t think he???s that high yet, so how about Tom Lawlor? The news out of his camp is he wants to drop to Welterweight, and if he does THAT, I have a great fight for him- KOSCHECK.

-Lorenz Larkin (13-0 MMA, 4-0 SF)
Undefeated, and could really be popular, I???d have to get him curtain-jerking on FX. How about CHRIS LEBEN? You know he???s going to bang. Larkin/Leben? I can live with that.

-Ronaldo Souza (17-3 MMA, 7-1 SF)
How about Jason MacDonald? Has a ton of fights, and could be an interesting ground matchup.

Missing

Best might be Yancy Mederiros, unless you are a Keith Jardine fan.
January 17, 2013  08:54 AM ET

yeah, you know where for the rest

January 17, 2013  09:08 AM ET

If Bellator can't afford Barnett, does go go back to pro wrestling or does he hit up the Asian promotions again? Surely it isn't still about money at this point in Barnett's career is it?

 
January 17, 2013  10:23 AM ET

These were just the immediate signings....Cavelcante and Barnett will end up signing as well...

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