Daniel Cormier’s upcoming Strikeforce clash with UFC heavyweight Frank Mir is expected to take place Nov. 3 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City.

Mir was announced as Cormier’s opponent in July, but a date and location for the fight was not known until Monday, when USA Today first reported the news. No other bouts have been revealed for the event, which marks Strikeforce’s final heavyweight effort before the division is folded into the UFC. Showtime will broadcast the evening’s main card, while Showtime Extreme will handle the preliminary card just prior.

“Oklahoma, Texas, stand up. [I’m going to] need all my Cowboys and Sooners to pack the house on Nov. 3 when I fight Frank Mir,” Cormier wrote Monday on his Facebook page. “Let’s give him a good [old] Oklahoma welcome... then send him back to Vegas.”

A former NCAA Division I wrestling standout at Oklahoma State University, Cormier has yet to taste defeat as a mixed martial artist, going a perfect 7-0 inside the Strikeforce cage. The former two-time Olympian was called upon as an alternate in the Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix last year and proceeded to win the tournament, besting Antonio Silva this past September and then Josh Barnett in May to claim the tournament crown.

Mir previously reigned as UFC champion before suffering serious injuries in a motorcycle accident in 2004. The heavyweight returned to the Octagon in 2006 and went on to claim the promotion’s interim championship by knocking out Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in 2008. Recently, Mir saw a three-fight winning streak snapped by reigning titlist Junior dos Santos, who finished Mir via technical knockout in the second round of their UFC 146 clash in May.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC champ Cormier honored by California State Assembly

  • 24 days ago
  • 3 views

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier received an award from the California State Assembly Tuesday for his service to the city of San Jose and the state of California. read news >>

'Shogun' vs. Evans, Chiesa vs. Dariush targeted for UFC on FOX 19 in April

  • 15 days ago
  • 8 views

Two former UFC champions are reportedly slated to meet in April at UFC on FOX 19.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko slated for UFC 196 in Las Vegas

  • 14 days ago
  • 13 views

Two UFC women’s bantamweight title hopefuls will meet in March at UFC 196 in Las Vegas.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Frank Mir selected to Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame

  • 15 days ago
  • 0 views

Frank Mir wasn’t sure what to think when he was called in for a meeting with UFC president Dana White last week in Las Vegas. read news >>

Titan FC 37 slated for March 4 with championship triple-header

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 views

Titan FC is rolling out a championship triple-header for its first event of 2016.Filed under: News read news >>

VIDEO: Ryan Bader Might Go All ‘Stipe’ on Daniel Cormier with a Win on Saturday Night

  • 13 days ago
  • 5 views

No one has been able to stand in the way of Ryan Bader in his last five fights. Bader looks for his sixth win in a row when he meets Anthony Johnson at UFC on FOX 18. read news >>

Champ Daniel Cormier: That Bader shot was man afraid to get hit by 'Rumble' Johnson

  • 12 days ago
  • 106 views

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier was deeply critical of Ryan Bader after a quick knockout loss to Anthony Johnson, proclaiming his rival made a terrible strategic choice in Saturday’s UF read news >>

UFC: Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones II will be announced in coming days

  • 11 days ago
  • 39 views

NEWARK, N.J. – Get ready for the rematch between UFC light-heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and ex-titleholder Jon Jones.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

UFC Official: Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier Rematch in the Works

  • 11 days ago
  • 27 views

It looks like Jon Jones will return to competition soon, and when he does, it will be for the title he never lost. The former UFC light heavyweight champion, who was stripped of his belt and suspende read news >>

Bellator signs PRIDE, Strikeforce, veteran heavyweight Sergei Kharitonov to multi-fight deal

  • 8 days ago
  • 3 views

Two days after the announcement of one of its highest profile free-agent signings to date, Bellator continues to bolster its roster with the addition of a veteran heavyweight.Filed under: Bellator, N read news >>