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Fighters: Gilbert Melendez, Josh Thomson, Pat Healy, Jorge Masvidal and KJ Noons
There are definitely a handful of other fighters from the 155-pound division that should transfer over from Strikeforce. These men include Caros Fodor, Isaac Vallie-Flagg, Bobby Green and Ryan Couture, to name a few.
As for the five who should move over as soon as possible, you have to start with the world champion—Gilbert Melendez is ranked in the top five in most lightweight polls in the MMA world.
After him, you have past title challengers in Josh Thomson, Pat Healy, Jorge Masvidal and KJ Noons.
Thomson is a long-time veteran, as is Healy. Both men can hang with top guys and have styles that are difficult to deal with.
Masvidal is a guy who will step up on short notice in most cases. He just wants to fight and make money. If an injury threatens to scrap a fight, Masvidal will be there to fill in.
Noons is an exciting striker that brings good boxing with him to the cage. He would be a solid midcard fighter that would heat up the crowd before the main attractions.