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Marc Matheny will be the third man in the cage for this fight.
Round 1: No touch of gloves between these two rivals. Good, hard leg kick by Mitrione. So far, both men trading kicks. Mitrione sits Morecraft down with a hard straight left, but just backs off and lets him back up, obviously very confident. They go back to going tit-for-tat with leg kicks, but Mitrione is keeping the edge in the boxing department. Morecraft with a nice left hook-right hand combo. Mitrione returns fire with a nice left hand. Mitrione turning things up and Morecraft looks to be wilting. Mitrione gets a little over-aggressive in trying to finish and opens himself up for the takedown. Mitrione fights to his feet, but Morecraft will make it to the bell as a result.
FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Mitrione
Round 2: The crowd chants “Meathead” early on, while Mitrione picks his shots. Morecraft throws a nice lunging knee. Mitrione whiffs on a head kick. Good left hand by Mitrione. Morecraft bulls in for a takedown and gets Mitrione down against the fence. Mitrione gets to his feet, but Morecraft stays on him. Morecraft dumps a heavily breathing Mitrione to the mat, where he lands in full guard. Matheny stands them up after a few moments of inactivity. Mitrione comes back looking to land, clipping Morecraft with a left hand. He tosses Morecraft aside and to the mat when he misses on a takedown. When they engage again, Mitrione puts together a three punch combo — right hook-left straight-right hook — that knocks Morecraft out cold. Mitrione walks away before his opponent hits the ground with his hands raised.
Matt Mitrione defeated Christian Morecraft via KO (punches) at 4:28 of round 2.
Mitrione tells the crowd that he “pisses excellence” and explains that, despite the bad blood, he had no intentions of trying to hurt Morecraft unnecessarily.