UFC on Versus 4 Fight Card Grows with Matt Mitrione vs. Christian Morecraft

April 11, 2011
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UFC officials are obviously busy at work putting together their summer events, as noted by a slew of fight announcements on Monday.

The latest announcement is a heavyweight bout for the promotion’s June 26 UFC on Versus 4 event in Pittsburgh pitting Matt Mitrione against Christian Morecraft.

“Big men collide as verbal agreements are in for 7-1 Christian Morecraft vs. undefeated Matt Mitrione in a heavyweight matchup,” said UFC president Dana White.

Mitrione is undefeated in his professional mixed martial arts career since emerging as a competitor on the tenth season of “The Ultimate Fighter.” All four of his professional fights have taken place in the Octagon, where Mitrione, a former NFL player, has slowly built up his level of experience.

Morecraft was similarly undefeated, at 6-0, when he first set foot in the Octagon. He has since gone 1-1 under the UFC banner, winning his last fight against Sean McCorkle at UFC Fight Night 24 in Seattle.

No clear headlining bout has yet been announced for UFC on Versus 4.

  • Frye557

    I’m pretty disappointed with this match-up. I thought Meat head would take a big step up in comp in light of his last two fights.

    • shakejunt

      I definitely agree that his past few fights have been impressive, but he said himself that he’s just looking to get better at the moment. No need to rush the guy, it’s not like he’s gunnin’ for a top position.

      • Frye557

        That’s true, but I mean this is really no progression at all. I would at least like him to face someone like Struve at least. But you’re right, he’s smart to be taking it slow and steady.