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UFC Signs Undefeated Strikeforce Heavyweight Shane Del Rosario


(Shane Del Rosario gives Lolohea Mahe one of the grossest kick-faces since Lytle/Taylor. Photo via Strikeforce)

It was announced yesterday that Shane Del Rosario — an 11-0 heavyweight whose record includes 10 first-round stoppages — has been signed to the UFC in their ongoing carcass-picking of Strikeforce’s heavyweight division. The Team Oyama product has gone 3-0 under the Strikeforce banner, most recently scoring an armbar-submission over Lavar Johnson at Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Silva in February.

Del Rosario was scheduled to face Daniel Cormier in a Heavyweight Grand Prix reserve bout at the Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum show in June. Unfortunately, he was forced to pull out of the bout after a drunk driver struck his car in May, which left him with a back injury. Now he’s healed up and heading for bigger challenges in the Octagon. Shane’s UFC debut date and opponent are still TBA. (My prediction/suggestion: The winner of Pat Barry vs. Christian Morecraft on January 20th.)

After the jump: Videos of Del Rosario’s three Strikeforce ass-kickings.


(Del Rosario def. Lavar Johnson via armbar, 2/12/11)


(Del Rosario def. Lolohea Mahe via TKO, 7/23/10)


(Del Rosario def. Brandon Cash via omoplata, 11/6/09)

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Mofo- December 30, 2011 at 12:02 pm
You do have to think about grappling, and this guy just pulled an omoplatta out of his ass after getting dominated for the first few minutes.
MMAposeur- December 30, 2011 at 8:17 am
@ overeems_needle
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Don't get me wrong, I think he looks promising and exciting. It's hard to argue against 8 TKOs in 11 fights or whatever with just one going beyond the first round, but I'm just trying to put him in front of a Cheick Kongo or Cane Velazquez in my mind and I think he has some work to do.
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Especially since WBC is absolutely not comparable to MMA, where you have to think about take-downs and grappling.
overeems_needle- December 29, 2011 at 1:53 pm
Damn good prospect for the UFC! I've had the chance to hang out with Shane... He's a good dude and is humble as hell. Watch his kickboxing fights MMAposeur... His striking is very effective.
MMAposeur- December 29, 2011 at 12:52 pm
"doesnt look impressive, looks like a small HW."-NOTSOB
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I thought he looked small too, wiki says he's 248 though. Bigger than dos Santos.
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His striking doesn't look especially effective to me (despite the 8 TKOs on his record), but he's got a good ground game for a big guy - and is definitely a finisher. I'd be excited to see him tested by elite fighters.
Sopapo- December 29, 2011 at 12:08 pm
Overeem has competed at 205 but always waling at 227-220 so he never was small. I guess he was always bigger than fedor and than cain since 08.
After mir gets smashed against some top contender lets see him face Del Rosario or Cormier!
Mofo- December 29, 2011 at 11:52 am
Oh hey Ben! Change the foto viewer! :)
bgoldstein- December 29, 2011 at 10:56 am
@ Sopapo: Ah, my mistake, thanks for the catch.
NOTSOB- December 29, 2011 at 9:15 am
would you say that Overeem is the smaller of the 2 guys between him and brock? he use to be at 205 im sure he cut some weigh to make it.
Sopapo- December 29, 2011 at 8:43 am
"flawless through six appearances under the Strikeforce banner"
not really, all thos 3 fights u got there are all of his strikeforce fghts. He fought only 3 times under that banner.
Mofo- December 29, 2011 at 8:43 am
He's not huge, but neither is Cain or Fedor! Obviously that can work if it means you're faster than these humunculoids like Brock and Reem. With excellent muay thai and a frikkin omoplata from nowhere he's obviously a threat. And his record looks just like Cain and Carwin's did when they came to the UFC.
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This is genuinely the most exciting time ever for the UFC HW division.
NOTSOB- December 29, 2011 at 8:28 am
doesnt look impressive, looks like a small HW.
Me likey- December 29, 2011 at 7:22 am
he will probly get christian morecraft and hand him his walking papers.
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