Frank Mir Injures Knee, Withdraws from Nov. 3 Strikeforce Showdown with Daniel Cormier
UFC heavyweight Frank Mir
suffered a knee injury and will be unable to compete against
in the Strikeforce
cage on Nov. 3, promotion officials announced Wednesday.
Mir had been scheduled to meet Cormier in the evening’s three-round
headliner. Cormier will remain on the card, according to promotion
officials, who revealed that the search for Mir’s replacement is
The event formerly known as “Cormier vs. Mir” will still take place
at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. The Showtime-broadcast
main card will see middleweight champion Luke
Rockhold defend his belt against Lorenz
Larkin, while top female talents Sara McMann
Carmouche collide at 135 pounds. The evening's preliminary card
airs on Showtime Extreme.
Mir, 33, tried unsuccessfully to regain the UFC heavyweight title
in his most recent outing, falling by technical knockout to
dos Santos at UFC 146 in May. The setback halted a three-fight
winning streak for the Las Vegas native, who topped Mirko
Filipovic, Roy Nelson
Rodrigo Nogueira prior to challenging “Cigano” for the
Also 33, Cormier has been perfect in his 10 professional
appearances to date, racking up seven wins inside the Strikeforce
cage en route to winning the promotion's recent heavyweight grand
prix. Cormier entered the field as an alternate one year ago,
stopping former EliteXC champion Antonio
Silva in the semifinals before taking a clear-cut unanimous
decision from onetime UFC pacesetter Josh Barnett
on May 19 to win the tournament title.
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