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UFC on FX Live Blog: Pat Barry vs. Christian Morecraft Updates

Pat Barry faces Christian Morecraft at UFC on FX.This is the UFC on FX live blog for Pat Barry vs. Christian Morecraft, a heavyweight bout on tonight's main card from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.

Barry (6-4) went one for three in 2011, beating Joey Beltran before losing to Cheick Kongo and Stefan Struve. Morecraft is coming off a KO loss to Matt Mitrione at UFC on Versus in June 2011.

The live blog is below.

Barry and Morecraft kicks off the UFC on FX main card. Herb Dean is the referee.

Round 1: Morecraft strikes first with a jab that is blocked. Morecraft's cross is blocked. Morecraft catches Barry's first attack, a leg kick, and takes him down. Morecraft looks for the rear-naked choke but Barry escapes and returns the fight to standing. Barry lands a jab as Morecraft walks in. Barry hits on another jab. Morecraft shoots for the double, switches to a single and finishes the takedown with three minutes left in the period. Morecraft quickly takes full mount and tries an arm-triangle choke. The cage is in his way and Morecraft is forced to give up the submission. Morecraft takes the back of Barry and switches from a possible choke to an armbar. Barry hangs on, steps over and escapes to his feet. Good submission defense early for Barry. Barry throws a head kick that misses. Barry slips a Morecraft wide left hook and responds with a leaping left hook of his own that drops Morecraft. Barry follows up with more punches and it's over. Herb Dean saves Morecraft to give Barry the much-needed win.

Barry wins via KO - Round 1, 3:38

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