FiveOuncesofPain.com reported the news recently that Olympic wrestler Daniel Cormier will have his seventh professional MMA bout this January 7th at Strikeforce Challengers 13, against Devin Cole.
Cormier confirmed the bout recently through his Twitter account, writing, “Jan 7 on showtime vs Devin cole. Finally heading a card lol. Please tune in so that I can keep getting on Tv lol. Gonna be fun. DC”
Cormier trains at the American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, California with the likes of UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez, Jon Fitch, Josh Koscheck and Mike Swick. He is a former NCAA Division 1 wrestler and a two-time Olympian representing the United States in freestyle wrestling, though he was unable to compete in 2008 due to kidney failure. Cormier is undefeated in six professional MMA bouts and has competed for the Strikeforce promotion three times. He has finished all six of his fights–three by TKO and three by submission.
Devin Cole’s MMA experience easily dwarfs Cormier’s, as he has competed in a total of twenty seven professional bouts. He holds an overall record of 18-8-1 and has competed against the likes of Krzysztof Soszynski, Jeff Monson, Mike Kyle, Ben Rothwell, Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante, and Travis Wiuff. Cole comes from a wrestling background, having competed and coached for Southern Oregon University. His most recent outing resulted in a decision loss to Aaron Rosa which snapped a five-fight winning streak.