American Kickboxing Academy product and Olympic wrestler Daniel Cormier has wasted no time launching his mixed martial arts career. He’s set to take the next step by headlining on Jan. 7 at Strikeforce Challengers 13.
MMAWeekly.com sources confirmed he will face Devin Cole. The bout was first reported by Five Ounces Of Pain.
Cormier has run his professional record to a spotless 6-0 with five wins in 2010 alone. He has fought three times in the past for Strikeforce. His most recent victory, however, was over Sao Palelei in Australia in early November.
Cole (18-8-1) has had a checkered past. Following an unsuccessful run in the now-defunct International Fight League (IFL), he served a 60-day jail sentence after pleading guilty to assault and sexual harassment.
He has since amassed a 6-2-1 record. Cole is coming off of a unanimous decision loss to Strikeforce veteran Aaron Rosa at Shark Fights 13 in September.
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