In a case of “ask and you shall receive” Daniel Cormier will face former UFC champion Frank Mir at UFC on Fox 7. The bout will serve as the evenings co-main event. The UFC officially announced the pairing earlier today.
Cormier called out Mir after his win this past weekend at “Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine” over Dion Staring. The Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix champion was supposed to face the UFC heavyweight in the Strikeforce cage this past Fall before Mir injured his knee in training.
The bout will join what is looking to be a stacked UFC on Fox 7 fight card in San Jose, California. The main event for the card was also confirmed as UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson will put his title on the line against final Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez. The card will take place on April 20.