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Matt Mitrione puts undefeated record on the line this June against Christian Morecraft

The line-up for the UFC’s upcoming return to the Versus Network took another step towards finalization yesterday when it was announced heavyweights Matt Mitrione and Christian Morecraft would face off at the June 26 event. Both big men are coming off victories in their previous bouts with Morecraft’s adding an additional layer of intrigue to their UFC Live 4 match-up.

The 6’6” Northeasterner, who is 7-1 in his career with finishing performances in all seven of his victories, was last seen choking Sean McCorkle out a few weeks ago at UFN 24. McCorkle, sent packing by the UFC after the loss, is a friend and former training partner of Mitrione’s meaning “Meathead” may be out for revenge in Pittsburgh when the cage door closes.

Mitrione has found success in all four of his professional fights with the entire lot occurring in the Octagon. Among the former NFL lineman’s victims thus far are Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson, Joey Beltran, and most recently Tim Hague at UFC Fight for the Troops 2 in January.

Other bouts slated for UFC Live 4 include a tilt between heavyweight kickboxers Cheick Kongo and Pat Barry, Rich Attonito’s 170-pound debut against always-tough Matt Brown, and Joe Stevenson’s first test in the UFC at featherweight in the form of submission specialist Javier Vazquez.

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6 COMMENTS
  • Rece Rock says:

    Mitrione has looked pretty good considering he is earning his stripes while being fortunate enough to fight on mma’s biggest stage… This should be a good fight I’m pulling for meathead I think he looks better each time out…

    Can’t wait for HD Barry n Kongo to mix it up … I love pat but he better be looking to finish this fight if he wants to walk away with W, he can’t be as relaxed as he has been… Gotta go for the kill

  • I like this! Then again Im a fan of any fight Mitrione is in. The guy has really been improving and his constant moving style is something that is very reminicent of Andre Arlovski back in 04.

  • MCM says:

    Mitrione is just a fun guy to watch. I loved watching him on TUF, you could tell the whole “Meathead” thing was just an act. I don’t know much about Morecraft so it’s pretty easy to pick a favorite here.

    As for Barry, sorry Rece, Kongo is gonna take him down and pound him out till the ref stops it. I know everyone is expecting a stand up war, but when his opponent has such a glaring weakness, Kongo would be stupid to not exploit it.

  • Rece Rock says:

    Hey MCM let me dream :)

  • Angry Mike says:

    Kongo’s gas tank is pretty small. If he can’t take Barry down during the first half of round one, I doubt he’ll have the strength. I’m picking Barry. And Meathead. Don’t ask me why, but I like watching him fight.

  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    undefeated in 4 fights?. Wow look out Fedor this guy almost has your streak beat.

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