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.