Daniel Cormier Gets His Wish and Faces Frank Mir at UFC on Fox 7 in April


Daniel Cormier - Strikeforce Grand Prix ChampionDaniel Cormier will receive his wish for his first UFC fight, as he will face former heavyweight champion Frank Mir at UFC on Fox 7 on April 20 in San Jose, Calif.

Sources close to the fight confirmed to MMAWeekly.com that the bout has been agreed to by both competitors, and should be signed in the coming days. Yahoo! Sports first reported the confirmation on Tuesday. UFC officials later confirmed the reports.

Following an undefeated run in Strikeforce, which included capturing the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix title, Daniel Cormier capped off his career with the promotion by defeating Dion Staring last Saturday night.

Now the former two-time Olympian will transfer to the UFC and look to make his presence known right away as he faces a former heavyweight champion in April.

Frank Mir will look to get back to the top of the division by facing Cormier after losing to Junior dos Santos in his last fight in May 2012.

Mir was scheduled to meet Cormier last November, but a training injury forced him out of the fight. Now the former champion will welcome one of the top fighters in the division to the UFC in April.

The Cormier vs. Mir fight is expected to be the co-main event for the card headed to San Jose on April 20 alongside the lightweight title bout between champion Benson Henderson and former Strikeforce titleholder Gilbert Melendez, which UFC officials also confirmed.

Stay tuned to MMAWeekly.com for all of your UFCon Fox 7 news and fight coverage.

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