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UFC On Versus 4: Matt Mitrione Vs. Christian Morecraft

The following is from our live coverage of UFC Live On Versus 4. To access our full coverage, click here.

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. 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.