UFC on Versus 4 Live Blog: Matt Mitrione vs. Christian Morecraft Updates

This is the UFC on Versus 4 live blog for Matt Mitrione vs. Christian Morecraft, a heavyweight bout on tonight's event at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh.

Mitrione (4-0) last defeated Tim Hague at UFC Fight for the Troops 2 in January. Morecraft (7-1) defeated Sean McCorkle via guillotine choke in March at UFC Fight Night.

The live blog is below.



Round 1: The two exchanged words before they even started fighting, so these big boys are ready to go. Lots of leg kicks from both guys early. Mitrione rocks Morecraft with a straight left. Morecraft goes down but Mitrione lets him right back up. Morecraft swings back with a left hook that misses. Mitrione looks very comfortable. A Morecraft jab lands. Morecraft is bleeding from the nose. Mitrione catches Morecraft with a left hand. Morecraft isn't having much success with his striking. Mitrione rocks Morecraft again, and he falls to his back. Mitrione tries an overhand right diving in. Morecraft covers up, then reverses position and ends up on top. Mitrione sits up quickly and they work for position until the round ends. 10-9 Mitrione.

Round 2
: Mitrione keeps attacking with inside leg kicks. They're landing at will. Morecraft looks to get inside but it's not happening. Finally, two minutes in, he changes levels and takes Mitrione down. "Meathead" though, is back up quickly. Moments later, Morecraft takes him down more authoritatively, and lands in Mitrione's guard. The ref doesn't give him much time to work though, standing them up in a hurry. Morecraft tries to bull in for another takedown, Mitrione pushes him away.he gets up, Mitrione rocks him with a right-left combo, and Morecraft goes down for the count. Mitrione could have landed a punch or two but instead, he walks away as the ref looks over the fallen Morecraft and calls the fight over.

Winner: Matt Mitrione via KO, Rd. 2 (4:28)

"I piss excellence, get used to it," Mitrione tells Joe Rogan after the fight.
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