Daniel Cormier will face former UFC champion Frank Mir in his final Strikeforce fight at a yet-to-be-determined event in Fall, according to sources close to the organization.
Additionally, Strikeforce has opted to eliminate its heavyweight belt, setting the Cormier-Mir affair as a non-title fight.
The bout was originally reported by USA Today as taking place on Sept. 29 as part of the Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy card in Sacramento. However, Yahoo! Sports sources said the date and venue are still pending. The organization plans on scheduling the fight in October or November.
Cormier was last seen defeating Josh Barnett in the finals of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix. He was a Cinderella story, entering the tournament as an alternate, beating Antonio Silva en route to topping Barnett in the final.
Mir's last outing had him losing a title bid to UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos at UFC 146 in May. Mir suffered a technical knock out in the second round, as the champ defended his crown for the first time since winning it from Cain Velasquez at the inaugural UFC on FOX event in November of 2011.
Yahoo! Sports will update the venue and exact date of the bout as more information becomes available.
Erik Fontanez is a contributing MMA writer and reporter for Yahoo! Contributor Network and MMAWeekly.com. Follow Erik on Twitter at @Erik_Fontanez
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