September 8, 1986 |
Washington, D.C., United States
|Height||6 ft 6 in (198 cm)|
|Weight||260 lb (118 kg; 18 st 8 lb)|
|Reach||81 in (206 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Plymouth, Massachusetts|
|Team||Cape Cod Fighting Alliance|
|Years active||2008– Present|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Morecraft is from Washington D.C. and went to an MMA school before turning pro in 2008. He also worked in construction before becoming a professional fighter.
Mixed martial arts career
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Morecraft made his UFC debut on August 7, 2010 at UFC 117 taking on 6'11 Stefan Struve. In round one, Morecraft took Struve down and dominated him with vicious ground and pound, but was unable to gain a stoppage. In round two, Struve came out quickly and landed hard punches on Morecraft, TKO'ing him in just 22 seconds.
Morecraft fought Sean McCorkle on March 26, 2011 at UFC Fight Night 24 for his second UFC appearance. After a closely contested first round, Morecraft dominated in the second. However, Morecraft then threw an illegal low blow, causing the referee to stop the action to allow McCorkle time to recover. Morecraft went on to win the fight after choking McCorkle unconscious from a standing guillotine choke.
Morecraft faced Matt Mitrione on June 26, 2011 at UFC on Versus 4 for his third UFC match. Mitrione outworked Morecraft throughout the entire fight before knocking him out late in the second round.
Morecraft faced Pat Barry on January 20, 2012 at UFC on FX: Guillard vs. Miller. Despite taking down Barry and locking up an armbar early in round one, he was unable to submit his opponent and lost the fight via KO. With Morecraft's performance, he was awarded Fight of the Night honors along with Barry.
Morecraft announced on March 26, 2013 that he is leaving the fight business. After some time off Morecraft returned to fighting on September 14 at CFX 23, where he won the bout via armbar.
On the evening of September 1, 2012 Morecraft was pulled over by officers from the Barnstable (Mass.) Police Department. He subsequently was arrested on suspicion of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, driving so as to endanger and speeding and driving with no license in possession.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|11 matches||8 wins||3 losses|
|Win||8–3||Randy Smith||Submission (armbar)||CFX 23: Summer Slam||September 14, 2013||1||1:28||Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States|
|Loss||7–3||Pat Barry||KO (punches)||UFC on FX: Guillard vs. Miller||January 20, 2012||1||3:38||Nashville, Tennessee, United States||Fight of the Night|
|Loss||7–2||Matt Mitrione||KO (punches)||UFC Live: Kongo vs. Barry||June 26, 2011||2||4:28||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Win||7–1||Sean McCorkle||Technical submission (standing guillotine choke)||UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Davis||March 26, 2011||2||4:10||Seattle, Washington, United States|
|Loss||6–1||Stefan Struve||KO (punches)||UFC 117||August 7, 2010||2||0:22||Oakland, California, United States||UFC Debut|
|Win||6–0||Lee Beane||Submission (punches)||CFX 9: Finally||May 28, 2010||1||2:40||Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States|
|Win||5–0||Jason Dolloff||TKO (punches)||CFX 8: Rumble in the Jungle 3||February 20, 2010||1||0:40||Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States|
|Win||4–0||Josh Diekmann||Submission (rear naked choke)||CFX 6: Rumble in the Jungle 2||November 14, 2009||1||0:56||Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States|
|Win||3–0||Eric Foley||Submission (armbar)||Reality Fighting-Showdown||July 18, 2009||1||1:10||Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States|
|Win||2–0||Eric Foley||KO (punches)||Reality Fighting-Final Conflict||November 1, 2008||1||2:25||Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States|
|Win||1–0||John Curtis||TKO (punches)||Reality Fighting-Nightmare||April 12, 2008||1||0:41||Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States|
Championships and Accomplishments
- Reality Heavyweight Title
- CFX Heavyweight Title
Mixed Martial Arts
- "UFC Fight Night 24 Play-by-Play: Sean McCorkle vs. Christian Morecraft". mmaweekly.com. March 24, 2011.
- "Matt Mitrione vs. Christian Morecraft added to UFC on Versus 4". mmajunkie.com. April 11, 2011.
- "UFC on Vesus 4's Mitrione mostly happy with stoppage win over Morecraft". mmajunkie.com. June 27, 2011.
- Mike Chiappetta (March 26, 2013). "UFC veteran Christian Morecraft says he's leaving the fight business". mmafighting.com.
- "UFC heavyweight Christian Morecraft arrested, charged with OUI". MMAjunkie.com. 2012-09-06. Retrieved 2012-09-06.
- "Christian Morecraft". sherdog.com. Retrieved October 8, 2010.