The NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder won’t be the only show in town on November 3rd. Strikeforce has announced they’ll be taking their talents to OKC for the final heavyweight scrap under their banner. Former UFC champion Frank Mir has volunteered to temporarily transition to Strikeforce to face Daniel Cormier (Pictured) in the show’s featured attraction.
Chesapeake Energy Arena, home of the Thunder, hosts the festivities.
USAToday first reported the date and venue. Strikeforce confirmed the information on their official website Tuesday.
Last December, Strikeforce decided to eliminate the 265-pound class from its roster. However, broadcast partner Showtime required for the Heavyweight Grand Prix winner to defend his belt once before erasing the division.
Most of Strikeforce’s elite heavies have already been promoted to big brother UFC.
Cormier bumped his professional mixed martial arts record to a perfect 10-0 by cruising to a unanimous decision victory against Barnett in May. He took home this monstrosity for taking the tourney.
After winning three straight scraps, Mir was violently put down by reigning heavyweight king Junior dos Santos at UFC 146.
Showtime will broadcast the main card beginning at 10PM ET/PT.
No other bouts have been confirmed for the lineup.