"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."
In addition to the main event heavyweight showcase, the Strikeforce Middleweight Championship will be on the line when Luke Rockhold takes on 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."
Tickets for the event go on sale next week, with UFC Fight Club members having a presale on Wednesday, Sept. 12, UFC and Strikeforce Newsletter subscribers having a presale on Thursday, Sept. 13, and the general public getting a crack at tickets on Friday, Sept. 14.