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Matt Mitrione vs. Christian Morecraft

Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

Matt Mitrione defeats Christian Morecraft via KO/TKO at 4:28 of Round 2

Mmaweekly large Matt "Meathead" Mitrione
Mmaweekly large Christian Morecraft

Mitrione
KO/TKO
Round 2

4-0-0   Pro Record At Fight   7-1-0
Climbed to 5-0   Record After Fight   Fell to 7-2
-255 (Moderate Favorite)   Betting Odds   +210 (Moderate Underdog)
Us United States   Nationality   Us United States
Milwaukee, Wisconsin   Fighting out of   Plymouth, Massachusetts
32 years, 11 months, 11 days   Age at Fight   24 years, 9 months, 18 days
261.1 lbs (118.4 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   261.4 lbs (118.6 kgs)
6'2" (189cm)   Height   6'6" (198cm)
82.0" (208cm)   Reach   81.0" (206cm)
  Gym   Team Bombsquad (Primary)
Cape Cod Fighting Alliance (Other)
UFC on Versus 4
  • Bout Information
  • Date: Sunday 06.26.2011 at 09:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Marc Matheny
  • Venue: Consol Energy Center
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Bout Billing: Main Card (fight 8 of 11)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: Heavyweight | 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Mitrione Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Morecraft Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed

Mitrione vs. Morecraft Wiki Update Wiki

Heavyweights Christian Morecraft and Matt Mitrione started off the UFC on Versus 4 broadcast on Versus.


A straight left from Mitrione drops Morecraft one minute in. Mitrione declines to follow him to the canvas, looking very confident in his hands. Mitrione has the crisper standup, but hangs his hands low. Morecraft is throwing hard, and landing an inside leg kick. Morecraft is fully recovered from any early trouble, and there is no evidence of a takedown in store. Both men throwing hard, and both have landed in the early going. Morecraft is punched in the throat and protests for a stoppage, turning around, but the ref declines. Big shots from Mitrione drop Morecraft, and the fight is on the verge of a stoppage, but Morecraft fights to top position and hangs on for dear life. Morecraft is in trouble late in round one, but makes it to the bell. His eyes rolled back momentarily, but he is still in the fight.


Big shots continue early in round two. Mitrione looks relaxed and is having fun, but Morecraft is still dangerous. Mitrione is faster, and Morecraft is having trouble finding him. Morecraft shoots for a takedown, and lands it, driving Mitrione to a sitting position against the cage. Mitrione slowly moves to his feet, fighting Morecraft's weight. Another takedown from Morecraft, this one bigger. Morecraft takes a big breather on top. The referee stands them up very quickly, and Mitrione resumes attacking. Morecraft's mouth is wide open. A big three punch combination from Mitrione floors Morecraft, and Mitrione coolly walks away, knowing the fight is over. A big KO from Matt Mitrione takes him to 5-0 in the UFC.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:47 PM ET
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Mitrione vs. Morecraft Fight Predictions

Tapology Community Predictions: 712  
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Mitrione vs. Morecraft Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

5 days
after
@dannyboydownes let's DO IT
4 days
after
@dannyboydownes youve been drinkin sumadem patron XO caucasians lately, huh?
4 days
after
Hoooome...Hooooomeward bound...I'm glad I ammmm hooomeward bound
4 days
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$17.50 white russian in Bob Hope airport. Betta be the best damn caucasian I EVUH had http://lockerz.com/s/115673972
4 days
after
Boutsta do @insidemma w @basruttennmma. Should be a blast! http://lockerz.com/s/115627647
4 days
after
Hmmmm RT @SiMMAFighter: @mattmitrione u should send @danieltosh ur "Hot or Not" game. He's always looking 4 new ... http://tmi.me/cm30c
3 days
after
Who would win in a 6 event athleticism contest @danieltosh, @joerogan or BruceBruce? Well....
3 days
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I just started following @danieltosh. Something tells me he super glued his balls to the toilet seat on purpose today. #sickphuck
3 days
after
Headed 2 hotel n burbank. Excited 2 sleep but more excited 2 do #insidemma with @basruttenmma & Kenny! <------- might do naked cartwheels
3 days
after
GOOO!!! That's a hideous bitch! http://lockerz.com/s/115485743
3 days
after
Let's play a game called "Hot or Not". Look at this woman from knee down and predict if she's HOT or NOT... http://lockerz.com/s/115479281
3 days
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RT @HDNetFights: @mattmitrione will be in studio with @BasRuttenMMA & Kenny for Inside MMA Friday 9 ET @HDNet after Countdown to UFC 132
3 days
after
PSAC Overturns Oliveira vs. Lentz - does this mean that Morecraft and I get FOTN??? @UFC @danawhite
3 days
after
Awesome!! RT @dazza185: @mattmitrione I was Baked off my tits on Sunday night, yet Matt Mitrione was still more ... http://tmi.me/ckcOH
3 days
after
<------- completely embarrassed. RT @bdubsinc: @mattmitrione dont you mean lynyrd skynyrd? #C'MONSON
2 days
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RT @afgsoulja: @mattmitrione follow @BringNateBack if you support him and retweet this please
2 days
after
Simple Man - lynard skynard RT @jasonbarton1712: @mattmitrione what was the name of that song you walked out to on sunday??
2 days
after
Thank you @Fahrenheitnutri for sponsoring me and giving Jacob a hat to wear! http://lockerz.com/s/115067165
2 days
after
Thank you to @safeauto for sponsoring me and giving Jonah a hat to wear! http://lockerz.com/s/115066623
2 days
after
Is there anyplace on the net I can see that + my postfight? RT @garymclaughlin8: Wow, @mattmitrione really enjoyed ... http://tmi.me/chBo2
2 days
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RT @Cash_Angry: @mattmitrione u know my friend @divabrat has a crush on u & was a lil' sad u hadn't responded can I get a RT for her?
2 days
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RT @dalerose10: @mattmitrione can I get a RT from my favorite fighter for my bday today and a congrats on the DUB BROTHA!
2 days
after
RT @reynoldwilliam: during @mattmitrione ('s) presidential campaign run in 2032- his slogan "i piss excellence" ... http://tmi.me/ceKih
1 day
after
Sweet jesus, you can make ur own milkshakes!!! I love AMERICA http://lockerz.com/s/114799275
1 day
after
Twitter world has been so good 2me. Thank all of u. Means more than u might think. feels good knowing yall c who I really am & still dig me
19 hours
after
Thank you @tomblackledge. Mean a lot coming from you. Look 4ward to seeing u scrap again.
19 hours
after
Means so much to me coming fron u. Thank u. I'll make yall proud, promise RT @RyanDCouture: @mattmitrione hell of a KO tonight. Congrats!
10 hours
after
If ur in PGH, I'm @ the city center #Marriot. Hotel bar called steelhead. Come thru. Drinking @patrone if ur ... http://tmi.me/ccnCW
9 hours
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Every1, I haven't had the chance 2read any tweets but I NEED u no, THANK U. The love yall give me is like NO other athlete. THANK U.
9 hours
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It's a good day to fight! Everyone, give Matt your well wishes below on Facebook! (mod post)
25 minutes
before
TY Tony! I'm ready. RT @MicroTechCEO: Good luck to @mattmitrione who fights today on #UFC on Versus 4! He loves his ... http://tmi.me/caFWz
5 hours
before
Thank you! RT @SharaVigeant: @mattmitrione All the best to you today!! BOOM!
5 hours
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RT @crashstatus: @mattmitrione maybe after tonight Chrissy will tattoo Mitrione above his ass cause homeboys about ... http://tmi.me/cayph
6 hours
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RT @helsbels77: Fight night!!!!! Knock him the FUCK out @mattmitrione \m/ #ufc
6 hours
before
Hey guys sorry UFC had me doing some things. At Buffalo Wild Wings now!! Come through. 3469 William Penn Highway... http://fb.me/wqvmTJgi
19 hours
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RT @ADL_za: @mattmitrione mama told me, when I was young sit beside me my only son,listen closely,to what say.if ... http://tmi.me/c8FYz
20 hours
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RT @JoeLeighty: "@mattmitrione: Damn, I'm ready to scrap." Everyone give my heavy handed fellow Hoosier a follow ... http://tmi.me/c8yaA
21 hours
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Damn, I'm ready to scrap.
23 hours
before
I'm stopping @ a joint called @4meatnpotatoes (meat & potatoes) 4 a bit. Then coin toss 4 pgh Power & then 2 #buffalowildwings 4 dinner!
23 hours
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READY. RT @YoshuaLEE: @mattmitrione smash'em 4 thinking the Kimbo fight is the slightest bit of a picture of the ... http://tmi.me/c8pkq
1 day
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U don't even wanna know SON! RT @reynoldwilliam: #WarMeathead lets GO- i might be more excited than @mattmitrione #fact
1 day
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Ok I will be at Buffalo Wild Wings tonight around 7:30ish. Address is below. Come on out. 3469 William Penn... http://fb.me/140OnqjZ3
1 day
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Nope, heinz stadium. They start @ 4pm RT @cb3684: @mattmitrione are the weigh-ins at the Consol Center? @UFC
1 day
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RT @dethrone: big weekend! @ellismate races sat and sun then @ufc @joestevenson @joelauzon @ninjaroberts ... http://tmi.me/c7hqG
1 day
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RT @Adamcaplan13: RT @iThinkEpic: It's really hard to swallow twice in a row… RT if you just tried
1 day
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Watching wedding crashers, waiting for open workouts. http://lockerz.com/s/113688804
2 days
before
Yesssir RT @Peoww: If you think UFC is just dudes hugging, watch @mattmitrione this w/e. Morecraft is definitely getting punched in the gob.
3 days
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Nice mtg u @kymgable! I hope I didn't freak Jory out too much.
3 days
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Please tell me who this looks like??? This guy is actually a weatherman. http://lockerz.com/s/113492266
3 days
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Headed downtown Pittsburgh. Where should we eat? People say primanti bros nvrbn there but I don't want 2oz meat/2lbs of fries. Thoughts?
3 days
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RT @JoeGlo1: #MicroTech sponsoring @mattmitrione and @FollowtheMenace 4 #UFC this Sunday on #Versus @ 9pm #MicroTech03 http://bit.ly/fes8Wy
3 days
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4 days
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Honored! TY RT @LVFIGHTSHOP: we r proud 2 sponsor our good friend @mattmitrione 4 his fight on Versus Sunday night! Our 1st UFC sponsorship!
4 days
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Look at how long his EARS are!!! Holy shit! That's gotta b a record. http://lockerz.com/s/113145631
4 days
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Yo @rcolvin3, just met ur boy @deionbranch84 on my flight to ATL. Wonder if @BrandonGorin had a hard time sleeping knowing I'd smoke em??
4 days
before
Thank you! RT @Bob002: Following @Fahrenheitnutri in support of @JimMiller_155 and @mattmitrione! Oh, and I hope to win something, too!
4 days
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RT @MMAmaniaNews: From NFL to UFC: @MattMitrione 'Open Guard' video http://t.co/hEYODzP via @MMAmaniaNews
4 days
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RT @Rachelle_Leah: RT @MMAthletics: New #MMAthletics starting Wed on ur local FOX Sports ch. @Jay_Glazer @thejadebryce @mattmitrione
5 days
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I think my phone just got hacked!
5 days
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Did some light finishing up work w @shamarbailey, @chrislytlemma & of course @bigsexymccorkle. BEEN READY
6 days
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I don't feel like I've ever been more prepared. Let's GO. Thank u to @Fahrenheitnutri & @safeauto. I'ma give u what I've got. #baleeeeDat
6 days
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RT @Lad31512: Looking forward 2 the @UFC on Versus this Sunday. Anytime @mattmitrione is throwing down its guaranteed action. #WarMeathead
6 days
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I'll give you all I have! RT @SafeAuto: Welcome to the SafeAuto Fight Team @mattmitrione - We can't wait for your bout this Sunday! #UFC
6 days
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RT @Jay_Glazer: RT @MMAthletics: #MMAthletics tries to pass the 'Open Guard' of former @nfl player turned @ufc ... http://tmi.me/bSEtn
6 days
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Thank u @thefighthub & @rollmodel 4 letting us drill tomorrow am. @Chrislytlemma, @BigSexyMcCorkle & I will be under control!
7 days
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1 week out! Pittsburgh fans and friends join myself and others at Buffalo Wild Wings after weigh in's. 3469... http://fb.me/11Vs4SO22
7 days
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RT @TheAssassinMMA: Happy Fathers Day to all the REAL dads out there taking care of your kids.. If u can't take ... http://tmi.me/bOXU6
7 days
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Well said! RT @ShaneCarwin: Happy Fathers day fellow dads. All deadbeat dads come c me so I can punch u n the face. Take care of ur kids.
7 days
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I blamed the old man next 2 me that might've been dead 4 at least 13 protein farts on the flight home. #bogus
7 days
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Back home in Indy! Watched the #strikeforceGP fights. @JoshLBarnett impresd, werdum disappointed tremendously & @alistairovereem was smart
7 days
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I'm ready my guy. We'll do us proud. RT @mexicutioner760: Wanna give a shout 2 my "blood brothas" @mattmitrione ... http://tmi.me/bN2Es
8 days
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Hahaha, awesome! Well played bro, well played! @ShaneCarwin @JCraftComedy
8 days
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Irony - the song "Please stay" is playing in the airport of all places. NO Vegas, I'm not staying. I've got a face to punch. #sorryboutcha
8 days
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RT @PassMeThePurple: @mattmitrione can I get a RT for my BDay??
9 days
before
Damn @michaelstrahan life hasn't treated u 2 well! Haha, look at his name tag Its actually Mike Strahan! http://lockerz.com/s/111611892
9 days
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Sup @michaelstrahan? Wutcha got cookin? Was asked if ur ever gonna Fight in an interview today. I told'em God help that victim!
9 days
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I'll be signing @ the Gibson auto mall in about 45 minutes. C u there @ufc
9 days
before
Thanks coach @SugarRaySefo but I glad I'm not fighting @BradTavares cuz that fool is a KILLER
9 days
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Don't hurt em kid! RT @ShaunPhillips95: I'm not bigger,faster,stronger,smarter,better looking,cooler,and nor more ... http://tmi.me/bJl6H
9 days
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<-------Completely embarrassed. Its "promentory" RT @ufc: @mattmitrione oh really? so you just keep Last of the Mohicans around for bribes?
9 days
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I'll be signing autographs @ Spirit of Liberty Crossing of America event at Chapman Jeep in the Valley Automall today from 1-3. Stop by!!
9 days
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You aint nevuh lied shun. RT @StreetMadeTeam: @mattmitrione "Im down for you so ride with me, my enemies your ... http://tmi.me/bHp7F
10 days
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Tomorrow is last day of camp! Worked w @SugarRaySefo and feel light/powerful. I'm ready, aggressive & dangerous
10 days
before
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