Mir-Cormier Set To Fight

Frank Mir will head over to Strikeforce to face heavyweight grand prix champion Daniel Cormier.

Mir (16-6) is coming off a knockout loss to heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos at UFC 146 and his career is at a sort of crossroads.

Prior to UFC 146 Mir stated that he would like to have three heavyweight belts to give to his children and now is his opportunity.

Cormier defeated Josh Barnett to win the heavyweight grand prix, but could not come over to the UFC just yet. He was contractually obligated to fight once more in Strikeforce before moving to the UFC, but the rest of the heavyweight division had been dissolved.

This is a huge opportunity for Cormier to label himself as a top contender. If he defeats Mir it could set up a title unification bout between Dos Santos and Cormier. A loss would further the talks of him moving to light heavyweight.

The Mir-Cormier fight is expected to take place sometime mid fall.

Tags: Daniel Cormier Frank Mir Strikeforce

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