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Daniel Cormier to Have Final Strikeforce Fight in September

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Kyle Terada, US PRESSWIRE
Kyle Terada, US PRESSWIRE

The end is near for Daniel Cormier's Strikeforce experience.

Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix champion and two-time Olympian Cormier will end his Strikeforce tenure this September 29th, the promotion announced Saturday evening during the Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy Showtime broadcast.

No venue or opponent has been named.

Despite winning the Grand Prix and competing through the dissolution of the Strikeforce heavyweight division, Cormier's contract - as well as tournament finals opponent Josh Barnett - requires one final bout before he's allowed to move to the UFC.

Cormier last competed in May where he won the heavyweight tournament, besting Barnett in a five round unanimous decision. Cormier reportedly injured his right hand in that victory and required surgery, but according to tonight's announcement will be healed and ready to compete in a little over two months.