|Born||Aaron Dewain Spratt
January 9, 1971
Denison, Texas, United States
|Other names||The Secret Weapon|
|Residence||San Antonio, Texas, United States|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|Reach||69.5 in (177 cm)|
|Fighting out of||San Antonio, Texas, United States|
|Team||Team Spratt/Rodrigo Pinheiro Jiu-Jitsu|
|Rank||Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Second Degree black belt in Kenpō Karate
|Years active||1999–2013, 2014–present|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Aaron Dewain "Pete" Spratt (born January 9, 1971) is a former American professional mixed martial artist who competed in the Welterweight division. A professional competitor since 1999, Spratt has formerly competed for the UFC, the MFC, Legacy FC, Strikeforce, HDNet Fights, and Shark Fights.
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Spratt was born in Denison, Texas and grew up in Sherman, Texas. In high school, Spratt ran track and was a track and field New All-American going into his senior year, and still holds the Sherman High School record for the 400m and Triple Jump. He was also a first Team All-District and All-Area wide receiver on the football team, and a Second Team All-District guard on the basketball team. Spratt earned a full-scholarship to play football at Northwestern State University of Louisiana as their #1 recruit for the 1990 recruiting class. In college, Spratt finished his career at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, Oklahoma. As a four-year starter, he ended his career at Southeastern as their All-Time career leading receiver. He also finished his senior season as the Oklahoma Intercollegiate Conference Offensive Player of the year, as well as a NAIA first team All-American and finished second in the nation in receiving. He also excelled at track in college, and still holds records in the Triple Jump and Long Jump.
Mixed martial arts career
Spratt made his mixed martial arts debut in early 1999 when he defeated Jeremiah O'Neal by submission (rear naked choke) in the first round. He then won 9 of his next 14 fights including a win over MMA veteran Rich Clementi to bring his Mixed Martial Arts record to 10-5 before receiving his first call up to the UFC.
Spratt was then defeated by former UFC Welterweight Champion Carlos Newton at UFC 40 before picking up arguably the best win of his mixed martial arts career at UFC 42 defeating Robbie Lawler by submission (injury) in the second round.
After defeating Lawler, Spratt was offered a shot at the UFC Welterweight Championship along with a $8000 + $8000 contract [$8000 to fight, $8000 for an eventual win]. Spratt wanted $25000 + $8000 (his opponent was getting $50000 + $50000), but UFC declined. Spratt turned down the offer, gave the statement that he felt he was not ready to fight reigning champion Matt Hughes, and was subsequently released from the promotion.
The Ultimate Fighter
He was one of the cast members of The Ultimate Fighter 4, which unlike every other season of the show featured past veterans from the UFC. Although he lost both of his exhibition fights, he was featured on the season finale, defeating Jeremy Jackson by submission (due to neck injury). Spratt then returned to the Octagon at UFC 69 where he was defeated by Marcus Davis. His last fight in the UFC was against Tamdan McCrory at UFC Fight Night 10 where he lost via triangle choke.
Maximum Fighting Championship
Since being cut from the UFC, Spratt has fought on regional shows, where his submission defense has been exposed on many occasions, while also picking up some impressive wins mainly due to his strong stand-up skills and heavy hands.
Most notably, Spratt has fought in the Canadian regional promotion Maximum Fighting Championship where he made his debut at MFC 15: Rags to Riches losing to Ryan Ford via rear naked choke. He then returned to the promotion over a year later at MFC 22: Payoff where he defeated Nathan Gunn via knockout in the second round.
Spratt next fought Keith Wisniewski on 2 January 2010 losing via submission (rear naked choke) in the first round but he bounced back in his third fight with the MFC promotion by defeating UFC veteran Luigi Fioravanti via TKO in the third round. In this fight Spratt showed improved takedown defense and ground game.
Spratt was then submitted in his next two fights losing first by guillotine choke to Eric Davila at Shark Fights 13: Jardine vs Prangley before being defeated by Ryan Ford for the second time in their rematch at MFC 25: Vindication via rear naked choke.
Spratt faced Demi Deeds on 8 April 2011 at MFC 29: Conquer. After a close first round, Spratt turned up the pressure in the second landing some strong leg kicks and punches until he got on top of Deeds late in the round before quickly transitioning to an impressive armbar finish to gain his first win in almost a year.
Spratt faced Marcus Davis at MFC 30, replacing an injured Richie Whitson, This was a rematch of their first encounter, which Davis won by submission at UFC 69. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.
On July 22, 2011, at LFC 7 Spratt racked up his fastest knockout to date, defeating Antonio Flores with a clean overhand left only 18 seconds into the opening round.
Spratt faced UFC vet Tim Means on September 13, 2013 at Legacy FC 23, He lost the fight via knockout due to elbows and punches in the first round. After his loss to Means, he announced his retirement from MMA fighting.
Return to MMA
Championships and accomplishments
ISKA U.S. Middleweight Champion
- Ring of Fire
- ROF Middleweight Championship (One time)
- Reality Combat Fighting
- RCF Middleweight Championship (One time)
- Renegades Extreme Fighting
- REF Middleweight Championship (Two times)
- REF Middleweight Tournament Runner Up
15 wins (? KOs), 3 losses, 0 draws
Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest Notes
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|48 matches||25 wins||23 losses|
|Loss||25–23||Tim Means||KO (elbows and punches)||Legacy FC 23||September 13, 2013||1||2:24||San Antonio, Texas, United States||Retired after the fight.|
|Loss||25–22||Dan Hornbuckle||Decision (unanimous)||Legacy FC 17||February 1, 2013||3||5:00||San Antonio, Texas, United States|
|Win||25–21||Daniel Acácio||Technical Decision (unanimous)||AFC: Amazon Forest Combat 2||March 31, 2012||3||5:00||Manaus, Brazil||Acacio was knocked out with a spinning backfist, it was after the five-minute mark and it went to a decision.|
|Win||24–21||Martin Grandmont||TKO (punches)||Instinct MMA 2||December 2, 2011||2||4:00||Quebec City, Canada|
|Loss||23–21||Jorge Patino||Decision (split)||Legacy FC 8||September 16, 2011||5||5:00||Houston, Texas, United States||For Legacy FC Welterweight Championship.|
|Win||23–20||Antonio Flores||TKO (punch)||Legacy FC 7||July 22, 2011||1||0:18||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Loss||22–20||Marcus Davis||Decision (unanimous)||MFC 30: Up Close & Personal||June 10, 2011||3||5:00||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Win||22–19||Demi Deeds||Submission (armbar)||MFC 29: Conquer||April 8, 2011||2||4:19||Windsor, Ontario, Canada|
|Loss||21–19||Ryan Ford||Submission (rear-naked choke)||MFC 27||November 12, 2010||2||3:07||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Loss||21–18||Eric Davila||Submission (guillotine choke)||Shark Fights 13: Jardine vs Prangley||September 11, 2010||2||3:49||Amarillo, Texas, United States|
|Win||21–17||Luigi Fioravanti||TKO (punches)||MFC 25||May 7, 2010||3||4:02||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Loss||20–17||Keith Wisniewski||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Hoosier FC 2: It's On||January 2, 2010||1||4:07||Hammond, Indiana, United States|
|Win||20–16||Nathan Gunn||KO (punch)||MFC 22||October 2, 2009||2||4:19||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Win||19–16||Alan Woods||Submission (armbar)||SCMMA 1: Battle of the Texas Titans||June 11, 2009||1||3:56||Frisco, Texas, United States|
|Loss||18–16||Donnie Liles||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Strikeforce: Payback||October 3, 2008||3||1:59||Denver, Colorado, United States|
|Loss||18–15||John Alessio||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Banner Promotions: Night of Combat||June 20, 2008||2||2:07||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||18–14||Jason Von Flue||KO (punch)||UWC 3: Invasion||April 26, 2008||1||2:34||Fairfax, Virginia, United States|
|Loss||17–14||Ryan Ford||Submission (rear-naked choke)||MFC 15: Rags to Riches||February 22, 2008||2||4:01||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Win||17–13||Tristan Yunker||TKO (cut)||HDNet Fights: Reckless Abandon||December 15, 2007||1||1:38||Dallas, Texas, United States|
|Win||16–13||TJ Waldburger||KO (punches)||HDNet Fights||October 13, 2007||1||1:29||Dallas, Texas, United States|
|Loss||15–13||TJ Waldburger||Submission (triangle choke)||King of Kombat||September 7, 2007||2||1:30||Austin, Texas, United States|
|Loss||15–12||Tamdan McCrory||Submission (triangle choke)||UFC Fight Night: Stout vs Fisher||June 12, 2007||2||2:04||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Loss||15–11||Marcus Davis||Submission (achilles lock)||UFC 69||April 7, 2007||2||2:57||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Win||15–10||Jeremy Jackson||Submission (neck crank)||The Ultimate Fighter: The Comeback Finale||November 11, 2006||2||1:11||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||14–10||Matt Brown||Decision (unanimous)||International Freestyle Fighting 1||May 6, 2006||3||5:00||Fort Worth, Texas, United States|
|Loss||13–10||Josh Koscheck||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC Ultimate Fight Night||August 6, 2005||1||1:53||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||13–9||Wataru Takahashi||KO (punch)||Shoot Boxing: Ground Zero Fukuoka||January 23, 2005||1||2:56||Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan|
|Loss||12–9||John Cronk||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Venom: First Strike||September 8, 2004||1||4:43||Huntington Beach, California, United States|
|Loss||12–8||Chris Lytle||Submission (rear-naked choke)||RSF: Shooto Challenge 2||January 2, 2004||1||0:46||Illinois, United States|
|Loss||12–7||Georges St-Pierre||Submission (rear-naked choke)||TKO 14: Road Warriors||November 29, 2003||1||3:40||Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||12–6||Robbie Lawler||Submission (hip injury)||UFC 42||April 25, 2003||2||2:28||Miami, Florida, United States|
|Loss||11–6||Carlos Newton||Submission (kimura)||UFC 40||November 22, 2002||1||1:45||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||11–5||Zach Light||Submission (armbar)||UFC 37.5||June 22, 2002||1||2:25||Bossier City, Louisiana, United States|
|Loss||10–5||Steve Berger||TKO (cut)||UA 1: The Genesis||January 27, 2002||1||2:14||Hammond, Indiana, United States|
|Win||10–4||Brian Sleeman||Submission (punches)||GC 7: Casualties of War||November 4, 2001||1||N/A||Colusa, California, United States|
|Loss||9–4||Ronald Jhun||KO (knee)||Warriors Quest 2: Battle of Champions||August 1, 2001||3||4:36||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States|
|Win||9–3||Jay Jack||TKO (punches)||Ring of Fire 3||June 9, 2001||1||0:55||Denver, Colorado, United States|
|Loss||8–3||Hector Garza||Submission||Renegades Extreme Fighting||March 23, 2001||1||2:33||Texas, United States|
|Loss||8–2||Cruz Chacon||Decision (majority)||ROF 2: Trial By Fire||February 10, 2001||3||3:00||Denver, Colorado, United States|
|Win||8–1||Rich Clementi||TKO (doctor stoppage)||Reality Combat Fighting 9||January 27, 2001||1||N/A||Houma, Louisiana, United States|
|Win||7–1||Jason House||KO (punches)||Bushido 1||January 18, 2001||1||N/A||Tempe, Arizona, United States|
|Win||6–1||Bone Sayavonga||Submission (strikes)||Renegades Extreme Fighting||November 7, 2000||1||1:36||Texas, United States|
|Win||5–1||Cedric Marks||Submission||Renegades Extreme Fighting||November 7, 2000||1||9:55||Texas, United States|
|Loss||4–1||Yves Edwards||Submission (triangle choke)||Renegades Extreme Fighting||July 15, 2000||1||N/A||Texas, United States|
|Win||4–0||Doug Carpenter||Decision||Renegades Extreme Fighting||May 31, 2000||1||10:00||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Win||3–0||Rolando Aguilar||KO||Renegades Extreme Fighting||May 31, 2000||1||N/A||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Win||2–0||Keith Sutton||KO||Extreme Shootout: The Underground||April 1, 2000||N/A||N/A||Killeen, Texas, United States|
|Win||1–0||Jeremiah O'Neal||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Power Ring Warriors||February 19, 1999||1||N/A||Texas, United States|
- "Pete Spratt's professional mixed martial arts statistics".
- NSAC report of WCL
- [Stated on The Ultimate Fighter 4 Episode 3]
- "Legacy FC 17 results: Dan Hornbuckle outstrikes Pete Spratt for decision sweep". MMAJunkie.com. February 2, 2013.
- "MFC 41: Maximum Fighting Championship Fight Card". sherdog.com. Retrieved August 20, 2014.
- "Shane Campbell vs. Pete Spratt". Tapology.com.
- Welcoming the newest edition to the MMA Family!
- "Pete "The Not So Secret Weapon" Spratt". midwestfightersfocus.com. 2011-05-12. Retrieved 2011-05-26.