Heavyweight Daniel Cormier makes his UFC debut taking on established UFC vet Frank Mir, at UFC on FOX 7 in San Jose. Despite a weight and height advantage to Mir, it was Cormier who imposed his will in the fight. Using his Olympic level wrestling to man handle Mir up against the cage.
With Frank Mir being very confident entering into the fight, believing that Cormier would not be able to handle his size. It was interesting to see how the smaller Cormier would deal with the former UFC heavyweight champ. But in true DC style, we soon saw his Olympic level wrestling paying dividends as he out grappled the submission specialist.
It appeared as though Cormier was in no way phased in his debut fight for the promotion. Already holding the Strikeforce heavyweight belt, the AKA fighter was in no way a stranger to big night fights. And it was to be the first of many successful nights inside the UFC octagon for Daniel Cormier, the future Hall of Famer.