As if Daniel Cormier did not have enough momentum going into his match with Frank Mir, he gets the match in his own backyard.
In addition to being undefeated at 10-0 and winning the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix championship in May, Cormier will have a home field advantage when faces Mir.
According to USA TODAY Sports the UFC-Strikeforce crossover fight between Cormier and Mir will take place at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Nov. 3
Cormier used to wrestle for Oklahoma State University from 2000-2001 after transferring from Colby Community College in Colby, Kansas, and will surely have a home field advantage when he steps into the Strikeforce cage with Mir.
Not only did he wrestle for Oklahoma State University, but Cormier had also made his MMA debut in Oklahoma at Strikeforce Challengers: Kennedy vs. Cummings in 2009.
With Zuffa dissolving the Strikeforce heavyweight division, Cormier will surely earn a place on the UFC roster, whether or not he defeats Mir.
He has already beaten current UFC heavyweight Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in the semi-finals of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix and then defeated Josh Barnett, a former UFC Heavyweight champion, in the finals of the tournament.
Now that Cormier vs. Mir has a time and a place, all Strikeforce and UFC fans will have to do is wait.
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