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Daniel Cormier gets an opponent for January Strikeforce bout

Heavyweight prospect Daniel Cormier won’t waste any time following up on his five wins in 2010, as he is expected to compete a week into the New Year at a yet-to-be-announced “Strikeforce Challengers” event.

News of the bout, scheduled for January 7, was first reported by Five Ounces of Pain. The site has now confirmed Cormier will be facing Devin Cole in the evening’s main event according to sources attached to the situation.

Cole is 18-8 and will represent the most-experienced opponent Cormier has faced thus far in his career. He is 6-1-1 in his last eight bouts and had won five straight before falling to Aaron Rosa by way of decision at Shark Fights 13 last September. However, he has spent time in the ring against the likes of Jeff Monson, Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante, and Ben Rothwell, and beaten thirteen of the eighteen opponents he’s faced via TKO/submission while only having been finished a single time himself in more than three years.

The 6-0 Cormier, a teammate of fellow undefeated UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez at American Kickboxing Academy, has yet to see the judges’ scorecards thus far in his career and rendered his last five opponents unable to compete beyond the first round. His last appearance in Strikeforce came this past August at “Strikeforce – Houston” where he forced Jason Riley to tap due to strikes a little over a minute into their match-up.


  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    This dude can fight.
    He has wrestling of the highest standard and is finishing opponents with subs and strikes.
    I hope he keeps doing things the right way and works his way up fight by fight into title contention in a year or 2, after at least 10 or 11 fights. That is probably what Brock should have done too.

  • MCM says:

    Too right LOGIC. I’m excited to see how Cormier does in his MMA career.

    (I don’t think we should even be ranking fighters before they’ve had at least 10 fights, but it’s tough when they beat the competition Brock and Cain have beaten.)


    Cormier is going to be a champion

  • Rece Rock says:

    To bad they can’t have DC on the Dec card looks like Overeems bro just pulled out from his fight with big foot… Plus h.walker is off the card 2… With only a few days to go, sucks for SF…


    yeah Matt brown just got the pink slip too-also looks like Roy Nelson will be fired

  • edub says:

    Love this guy.

    Hopefully when he finally makes the drop to 205 he’ll be ready for the cut. Idon’t think he can go any higher than top 20 at hw.


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