- 10-0 MMA / 7-0 Strikeforce Record
- 10 Fight Win Streak
- Notable Wins: Jeff Monson, Antonio Silva, Josh Barnett
- 28-7 MMA / Strikeforce Debut
- 6 Fight Win Streak
- Notable Wins: Akira Corassani, Peter Graham
Strikeforce: Melendez vs Healy
January 12th, 2013
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Chesapeake Energy Arena
Daniel Cormier returns for the first time since winning the Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix. Cormier came in as a replacement for Alistair Overeem in the semifinals and defeated Antonio Silva by first round knockout. He then went on to beat Josh Barnett handily, earning a unanimous decision from the judges to become the grand prix champion.
Dutch born, Dion Staring makes his Strikeforce debut on the tails of a six-fight win streak, which includes a victory over kickboxing great Peter Graham. Most recently, Staring defeated John de Wilde by first round TKO in April of this year.