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Shane del Rosario headed to the UFC

Undefeated Strikeforce prospect Shane del Rosario will follow the likes of Alistair Overeem, Fabricio Werdum, and Chad Griggs in becoming a UFC fighter, at least according to his manager Jason House.

Del Rosario sports a perfect 11-0 record but has been out of action since last February after suffering injuries in a car accident. Del Rosario was rear-ended by a drunk driver, knocking him out of a planned bout with current Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix finalist Daniel Cormier.

“Would like to congratulate Shane del Rosario (11-0) on signing with the UFC,” House, who works for Iridium Sports Agency, posted on his Twitter account.

Along with stops in EliteXC and M-1 Challenge, Del Rosario had made Strikeforce his home as of late. Of his eleven career wins, ten have come in the first round and the lone exception resulted in a second stanza stoppage.

Zuffa recently announced the Strikeforce heavyweight division would be dissolved and absorbed in some fashion by the UFC over the coming months. Del Rosario’s signing shows the UFC is bringing in the best of the best to form what could be one of the deepest divisions in all of MMA.

No opponent for Del Rosario has been announced as of yet, or the date for his UFC debut.


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