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Daniel Cormier at Strikeforce HoustonFormer Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix champion Daniel Cormier was able to dictate the pace to Frank Mir en route to a unanimous decision victory in his UFC debut on the main card at UFC on Fox 7 from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif.

It was a highly anticipated debut for the undefeated heavyweight, whose game plan was to avoid Mir’s wrestling by backing up the former UFC champion against the cage.

The plan was highly effective for the stronger fighter, who was able to work inside of Mir’s early onslaught of kicks pressing him against the cage going to work with knees to the body as well as body-head combinations.

Mir’s corner was calling for him not to grapple and look to take Cormier down to the mat, but it was to no avail as Cormier completely dominated the fight, unloading with strikes, softening up the body of Mir, who had no answer to the 34-year-old from Louisiana.

A former collegiate wrestler, Cormier remains undefeated with a record of 12-0 (8 KO’s) and moves one step closer to a shot at Cain Velasquez’s UFC belt, while the loss was Mir’s second in a row, all but diminishing any chance of the 33-year-old ever receiving another title fight.

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