The first fight of Versus broadcast of UFC on Versus 4 is Matt Mitrione vs. Christian Morecraft. This is a heavyweight fight, meaning both fighters are higher than 206lbs but less than 266lbs. Mitrione was a cast member of season 10 of Spike TV's 'The Ultimate Fighter'. The referee in charge of the action is Mark Matheny.
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ROUND 1 - Mitrione opens southpaw, Morecraft pawing with a jab. Inside leg kick from Mitrione finds the mark. Morecraft himself lands an inside thigh kick. Straight left drops Morecraft, but Mitrione lets him stand. Right hand lands for Morecraft in an exchange, but Mitrione doing the stalking. Both fighters exchange inside leg kicks. Nice left hook, right straight for Morecraft, but he eats a hard left hook from Mitrione. Two more left hooks from Mitrione finds the mark. And another left hand connects, now Morecraft is hurt and falls to the ground. Mitrione over commits and Morecraft gets on top, but Mitrione stands and now presses Morecraft into the cage.
SBNation.com scores this round 10-9 Mitrione.
ROUND 2 - Mitrone nearly lands a groin kick, but the fight continues. Hard inside leg kick again lands for Mitrione and a missed head kick. Now a left straight for Mitrione finds the mark. Morecraft runs Mitrione into the cage and gets the double leg. Mitrione is able to stand and the two clinch against the fence. Hard double leg scoop works for Morecraft. Referee Mark Matheny separates them and stands them up. Another hard inside leg kick. Hard left hand finds the mark for Mitrione. Mitrione absolutely blasts Morecraft with a straight one-two.
UFC on Versus 4 results: Matt Mitrione defeated Christian Morecraft via strikes (TKO) at 4:28 of round 2.