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STRIKEFORCE®: CORMIER vs. MIR - Official Press Release
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STRIKEFORCE® GRAND PRIX CHAMPION AND FORMER OKLAHOMA STATE WRESTLER DANIEL CORMIER MEETS FORMER UFC® CHAMP FRANK MIR ON NOV. 3 IN OKLAHOMA CITY
PLUS, STRIKEFORCE MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE HOLDER LUKE ROCKHOLD DEFENDS HIS BELT AGAINST UNDFEATED LORENZ LARKIN
Saturday, Nov. 3 from Chesapeake Energy Arena – Oklahoma City, Okla.
Live on SHOWTIME® at 10 p.m. ET/PT (Delayed on West Coast)
Preliminary Card Live on SHOWTIME EXTREME® at 8 p.m. ET/PT (Delayed on West Coast)
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, SEPT. 14
LAS VEGAS – Undefeated STRIKEFORCE® Grand Prix heavyweight champ and former Oklahoma State wrestler Daniel Cormier takes on former UFC® heavyweight champ Frank Mir, when STRIKEFORCE heads to Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Saturday, Nov. 3. The event will air live on SHOWTIME at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).
“As a former Oklahoma State wrestler and two-time Olympian, Cormier has used his wrestling background to immediately put himself among the sport’s elite,” said STRIKEFORCE CEO Scott Coker. “On November 3 he faces his toughest opponent to date in former UFC heavyweight champ Frank Mir, who has beaten legend after legend on his own path to the title. We’ve had a lot of big heavyweight bouts in the history of STRIKEFORCE, but I can tell you, without a doubt, that this is the one that you don’t want to miss.”
The co-main event will feature current STRIKEFORCE middleweight champ and training partner of Cormier, Luke Rockhold, who makes his third consecutive title defense against undefeated rising Kung Fu prospect Lorenz Larkin.
“Rockhold is rapidly approaching his first full year of being middleweight champ and he’s definitely opened a lot of eyes in that time,” said Coker. “He’s beaten three top contenders, successfully defended the belt twice and looked extremely impressive in doing so. This bout could easily be the toughest matchup he’s seen yet due to Larkin’s equally impressive standup.”
STRIKEFORCE®: CORMIER vs. MIR will air live on SHOWTIME® at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast), while preliminary fights will be shown live on SHOWTIME EXTREME® at 8 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on West Coast). Additional fights scheduled for the event are expected to be released shortly.
Tickets for STRIKEFORCE®: CORMIER vs. MIR go on sale to the public on Friday, September 14 at 10 a.m. CT. Tickets are available at the Chesapeake Energy Arena box office, all Ticketmaster locations, at Ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. Ticket prices will be announced in the coming days. Applicable service charges may apply.
UFC® Fight Club™ members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to this event Wednesday, September 12 at 10 a.m. CT, via the website www.UFCFightClub.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter and STRIKEFORCE Insider subscribers Thursday, September 13, starting at 10 a.m. CT. To access this pre-sale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through www.UFC.com and the STRIKEFORCE Insider through www.STRIKEFORCE.com.
In addition to being the current STRIKEFORCE Grand Prix heavyweight champion, Daniel Cormier (fighting out of San Jose, Calif.) is also a former Oklahoma State University NCAA wrestler and two-time U.S. Olympic wrestler who now trains alongside the likes of former UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez, Jon Fitch and Mike Swick. On November 3, he takes on his second former UFC titleholder, having most recently defeated Josh Barnett in the finals of the heavyweight tournament last May. Additionally, the undefeated 10-0 AKA-trained fighter owns decisive victories over Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, Jeff Monson and Devin Cole. Vowing to prove he is truly one of the best heavyweight fighters in the world, “DC” will look to add Mir to that list.
Frank Mir (fighting out of Las Vegas, Nev.) is set to make his STRIKEFORCE debut after fighting his last 20 bouts in the UFC’s Octagon. Being a former UFC heavyweight champ, as well as a former interim UFC heavyweight champ, Mir knows what it’s like to be at the top of the heap and the level of talent that you have to face every time you step into the cage. With wins over Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Brock Lesnar, Roy Nelson, Mirko Cro Cop and Tim Sylvia, the 16-6 Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt has gone toe-to-toe with best and has proven he is among the division’s elite. Fans can expect fireworks when these titans meet on Nov. 3.
Also training out of the famed American Kickboxing Academy, Luke Rockhold (fighting out of San Jose, Calif.) steps back into the STRIKEFORCE cage for the tenth consecutive time, including his third straight title defense. At 10-1, the Santa Cruz-native and former surfer has let the MMA world know that he’s serious about not letting anyone take the title that he feels belongs to him. Having earned recent wins over Tim Kennedy, Keith Jardine and “Jacare” Souza, Rockhold’s next opponent is in for a long night if he’s willing to stand and trade with the renowned striker.
Finding continued success after a recent drop to middleweight, Lorenz Larkin (fighting out of Riverside, Calif.) recently defeated UFC and STRIKEFORCE veteran Robbie Lawler to earn his shot at the title. At 13-0, 1 NC, “The Monsoon” remains undefeated having survived tough bouts with Gian Villante and Nick Rossborough. A practitioner of Kung Fu, Larkin is known for his intense striking, having finished eight of his opponents via KO, and may be the perfect test for the current belt holder.
For more information or the latest STRIKEFORCE news, visit www.strikeforce.com. All bouts live and subject to change.
Fabricio Werdum inching his way to the top of UFC Heavyweight Division
When Fabricio Werdum left the UFC in 2008, it was coming off a lopsided loss to current UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos. Since leaving the UFC, Fabricio Werdum is 5-1, with victories over Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, Fedor Emelianenko, Roy Nelson, Mike Russo, and Mike Kyle. His one loss was by decision to Alistair Overeem, one I had him winning on my scorecard.
UFC 146 last thoughts and Fighter Grades
We are a couple days removed now, from UFC 146. As the dust settles, you wonder what is next for fighters like Stipe Miocic, Stefan Struve, Roy Nelson and Frank Mir. Stipe Miocic is now 9-0, with a 3-0 record in the UFC. You’ve to got figure, Joe Silva will raise the level of competition for Miocic. Stefan Struve might be raising it pretty high, literally. Still, Struve and Miocic would be a fun fight to watch. Brock Lesnar, just happened to be at UFC 146. This is looking like a possible return for the former UFC Heavyweight Champion. Roy “Big Country” Nelson, voiced that he’d be very interested in taking on Brock Lesnar. That would be an interesting match-up for sure.
Raising Cain - UFC 146
Junior Dos Santos retains his title, against UFC Veteran Frank Mir. The Champion looked extremely sharp on his feet. He showed Frank Mir and the world, why he is one of the top boxers, in MMA. Cain Velasquez looked like a machine. Going into this fight, it was hard to figure who would react better, after a loss. Antonio Silva looked like a machine against Fedor. Daniel Cormier was the one that looked like a machine in his bout w/ Bigfoot. Cain Velasquez had the long layoff, after he won the Title from Brock Lesnar. He got dismantled by the current UFC Heavyweight Champion, Junior Dos Santos. So we made it to UFC 146, wondering who would rebound from the loss. Raising Cain. That’s what Cain Velasquez did. It was almost shocking, how much blood came from Bigfoot. When he was shaking his head, trying to get the blood out of his eyes, you knew the end had to be near. It’s not easy to get an MMA victory, when you have blood in you’re eyes, and you are getting hit by Cain Velasquez, at the same time. Dana White had to have liked, what he seen, from Cain Velasquez. His reaction definitely suggests that. Junior Dos Santos, will give Cain Velasquez a rematch, for the UFC Heavyweight Title. Roy Nelson called his shot again. He said he was going to knock out Dave Herman. Big Country did just that, in the First Round, all the way to a “Knockout of the Night” bonus.
Upcoming Blog: UFC 146 Main Card Conclusion and Fighter Grades
Frank Mir joins us to discuss UFC 146
Fighting some of the best fighters in the world, along with his honesty, you know it’s going to be a fun interview. We talked about his preparation going into UFC 146, when he takes on the UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior Dos Santos. After UFC Heavyweight fighter Alistair Overeem was suspended for the failed drug test, Frank moved from taking on former UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez to taking on current UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior Dos Santos.
Some of the things he does to get his mind right for a mixed martial arts fight also came into discussion; such as him listening to Biggy Smalls before a fight. For those that don’t know, music is of great interest to Frank Mir. Some of his friends laugh at him because he’s a big fan of Adele.
Talk of how MMA became a part of his life, of course, had to come up.
A fight with Josh Barnett has always been intriguing for fans.
Frank gave his opinion on the Strikeforce World Heavyweight Grand Prix final between Josh Barnett and Daniel Cormier. It’s always fun getting fight predictions from fighters and we did just that w/ predictions on other UFC 146 fights, Anderson Silva vs Chael Sonnen bout, Jon Jones vs Dan Henderson and more!
April 28th 2012 Episode with UFC 145 Review
| Show Open Featuring Discussion on The Ultimate Fighter Live | UFC 145 Review of the Bocek, Yagin and McDonald Wins | UFC 145 Review of the Rothwell and MacDonald Wins | Review of Jon Jones – Rashad Evans and MMA News | Knockout – Bad Decision for April 28th 2012″ | Fight Stat of the Week for April 28th 2012 | Interview Excerpt of Junior Dos Santos Discussing Frank Mir and UFC Heavyweights |Read more
April 14, 2012
| Interview Excerpt With Damacio Page | Josh Barnett Versus UFC Heavyweights Audio | Top Light Heavyweights of the Last 7 Years | Show Open With The Ultimate Fighter Live | Fight Stat of The Week 14 April, 2012 | Knockout Bad Decision 14 April, 2012Read more
Tapout Magazine, MMAWorldwide Editor and Chief Chris Staab talks UFC, MMA
We speak to TapouT Magazine and MMAWorldwide.com Big Kahuna in Charge Chris Staab about the ramifications of the Alistair Overeem testosterone issue and what not and what for.
MMA Lockup Podcast March 17th Heavyweight Rankings, Show Close
In anticipation of UFC 146′s all-heavyweight main card, MMA Lockup Crew breaks down Mixed Martial Arts Heavyweight Rankings, UFC, Strikeforce talent, Junior Dos Santos, Alistair Overeem, Josh Barnett, Frank Mir, Fabricio Werdum, Cain and more, before Aimee Miller brings it on home with her Fight Stat of the Week.
Imapact Fight Managment Head Tom Call talks UFC results, Michael Mcdonald , Mixed Martial Arts-Part 2
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Tom Call, the head of Impact Fight Management, throws down some predictions on UFC 141, putting his perfect record at risk (and possibly himself at the risk of roving bands of Diaz brothers).