Strikeforce Heads to Oklahoma City for Daniel Cormier vs. Frank Mir on Nov. 3rd

Undefeated Strikeforce heavyweight and former Oklahoma State University wrestler Daniel Cormier will enjoy home-field advantage against former UFC heavyweight champion, Frank Mir. Sources close to the event confirmed that Cormier and Mir’s three-round UFC vs. Strikeforce crossover bout will headline Strikeforce’s November 3rd card at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City.

The evening’s main card airs on Showtime (10 p.m. ET/PT) following prelims on Showtime Extreme (8 p.m.).

Cormier, speaking via MMAjunkie, said:

“I am excited to be going back to Oklahoma for this fight because it’s been like my second home,” Cormier, a Louisiana native, my first fight was in Oklahoma, and the biggest fight of my Strikeforce career will be there.”

“Fighting Frank Mir is an honor, as I’ve always viewed him as a great warrior and champion of the sport, this matchup shows that Zuffa is committed to putting me in big fights, and for that I thank them.”

Mir, speaking via MMAjunkie, said:

“I’m excited to go to Strikeforce and challenge the best heavyweight there,” Mir said. “Cormier is a top-10 fighter and is a great wrestler with a big right hand, but I can strike, too, and my Brazilian jiu-jitsu gives me the advantage if it does go to the ground.

“It’s a very interesting fight and one I accepted right away when it was offered to me. The fight makes a lot of sense for me right now in my career.”

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