by MMAWeekly.com Staff
Cage Fighting Extreme heavyweight champion Christian Morecraft has signed a four-fight contract with the UFC and is expected to face Stefan Struve in his first Octagon experience, according to reports from the MMA Fight Council.
If the bout is finalized, the two are expected to meet on Aug. 7 at UFC 117 in Oakland, Calif.
Morecraft is 6-0 as a professional, all six wins taking place in Massachusetts.
Struve, at 19-4, holds a tremendous experience advantage over Morecraft. He is also looking to bounce back from a first-round TKO loss to Roy Nelson back in March.
A middleweight title fight between champion Anderson Silva and challenger Chael Sonnen headlines UFC 117, the promotion’s first foray into the Bay Area.