Report: Daniel Cormier vs. Frank Mir Set For November 3 In Oklahoma City
According to a report by Dave Meltzer of MMAFighting.com on Monday, Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix champion Daniel Cormier (10-0) will face former UFC heavyweight titleholder Frank Mir (16-6) on November 3 in Oklahoma City under the Strikeforce banner. The report cited sources within Showtime and Cormier's camp.
Cormier, along with Josh Barnett, stand as the last pair of heavyweights on the Strikeforce heavyweight roster, which was absorbed by the UFC earlier this year. Cormier is expected to jump ship to the UFC following his clash with Mir.
Cormier remains undefeated as a professional, including a perfect 7-0 run under the Strikeforce banner. The 33-year-old defeated veteran Jeff Monson last year in a Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix reserve bout, later entering the tournament after Alistair Overeem exited to sign with the UFC. Making his tournament debut in the semifinal bracket, Cormier knocked out fellow world-ranked heavyweight Antonio Silva in the opening round of their September, 2011 clash. In his most recent outing, the former two-time Olympian scored a unanimous decision over Barnett last May to become the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix champion.
Mir, meanwhile, recently came up short to reigning UFC heavyweight champ Junior dos Santos last May, suffering a second-round technical knockout. Prior to the defeat, the 11-year-veteran was riding a three-fight win streak, including victories over Mirko 'Cro Cop', Roy Nelson, and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.
(Pictured: Daniel Cormier)