Christian Morecraft

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Christian Morecraft
Born (1986-09-08) September 8, 1986 (age 27)
Washington, D.C., United States
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
Weight 260 lb (118 kg; 18 st 8 lb)
Division Heavyweight
Reach 81 in (206 cm)
Fighting out of Plymouth, Massachusetts
Team Cape Cod Fighting Alliance
Years active 2008– Present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 11
Wins 8
By knockout 3
By submission 5
Losses 3
By knockout 3
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Christian Morecraft (born September 8, 1986) is an American mixed martial artist, who recently fought in the UFC in the heavyweight division.

Background[edit]

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[edit]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

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.[1] 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[2] for his third UFC match. Mitrione outworked Morecraft throughout the entire fight before knocking him out late in the second round.[3]

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.[4]

Morecraft announced on March 26, 2013 that he is leaving the fight business.[5] After some time off Morecraft returned to fighting on September 14 at CFX 23, where he won the bout via armbar.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Arrest[edit]

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.[7]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

  • Reality Fighting
    • Reality Fighting Heavyweight Title (One time)
  • Cage Fighting Xtreme
    • Cage Fighting Xtreme Heavyweight Title (One time)

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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

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