Two-time Olympian Cormier to debut with Strikeforce
Two-time Olympian Daniel Cormier will make his mixed martial arts debut Sept. 25 at the third installment of Strikeforce: Challenger Series in Tulsa, Okla.
Cormier announced the news Monday via his official Twitter account. His opponent is TBA.
An aggressive freestyle wrestler, Cormier placed fourth in the 2004 Olympics and earned a record of 117-10 in collegiate competition for Oklahoma State University.
Cormier trains at American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, Calif. alongside veterans Mike Swick, Josh Koscheck, Cain Velasquez, Josh Thomson, and Jon Fitch, among others.
The Sept. 25 event is hosted by the SpiritBank Event Center and is headlined by a middleweight match-up between Tim Kennedy and Zak Cummings.