Undefeated prospect Shane Del Rosario will join former Strikeforce fighters Fabricio Werdum and Chad Griggs as the latest to move to the UFC.
The signing was announced by Del Rosario’s manager Jason House at Iridium Sports Agency on Wednesday.
With a perfect 11-0 record in his career, Del Rosario has long been looked at as one of the top prospects in the heavyweight division.
If not for an unfortunate car accident earlier in 2011, Del Rosario may have been the fighter chosen as an alternate for former Strikeforce champion Alistair Overeem in the promotion’s Grand Prix tournament.
Instead, Del Rosario healed up and is now signed to the UFC to compete in the heavyweight division, starting in 2012.
There’s been no word on when Del Rosario will debut, but with cards being put together for the first few months of the year, the news could come down the pipeline at any time.