Examining the Progress of the Male Strikeforce Fighters Who Moved to the UFC

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Examining the Progress of the Male Strikeforce Fighters Who Moved to the UFC
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Back in 2011, Zuffa, LLC, the parent company of the UFC, purchased Strikeforce. As soon as news broke, people began to speculate on what this would mean for the future of both organizations and for the fighters in them.

After the deal, Strikeforce ran 17 events, including six of the Strikeforce Challengers series and the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix.

In addition, it adopted the unified rules of MMA and standardized the women's weight classes.

Then, following Strikeforce's final show in January 2013, the Strikeforce fighters started moving to the UFC in droves. Some have fought for the title, some have been close, and some haven't been anywhere near the top.

Let's see how some of Strikeforce's best and brightest men have performed in the UFC.

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