A heavyweight bout between Legends of Fighting (LOF) veteran Sean McCorkle and former Cage Fighting Xtreme (CFX) Champion Christian Morecraft will take place at UFC Fight Night 24 on March 26, 2011 in Seattle, Washington.
Through sources close to the situation, MMAfighting.com was able to confirm the contest.
McCorkle made a name for himself in LOF, going 7-0 with the independent promotion. "Big Sexy" made his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) debut back in September a successful one as McCorkle earned a first round submission victory over Pride FC and K-1 veteran Mark Hunt.
The proud keyboard warrior took a big step up in competition when he met Stefan Struve at UFC 124. Not only was it his first bout outside of the United States, it was also McCorkle's first fight outside of Indianapolis. "Big Sexy" suffered a TKO loss, the first blemish on his record.
Can McCorkle prove he's a UFC caliber fighter when he runs into the "World of" Morecraft?
Morecraft was on a roll in his CFX run. The Cape Cod Fighting Alliance heavyweight went 3-0 with the promotion, finishing all of his fights. He defeated Lee Beane to capture the CFX heavyweight title; a performance that likely earned him a UFC contract.
The husky heavyweight debuted at UFC 117 against the previously mentioned Struve. Morecraft dominated the first round and many believe Struve was on the verge of an upset TKO loss. It was not meant to be however, as the "Skyscraper" would come back to knock him out in the second round.
UFC Fight Night 24 is expected to be live and free on Spike TV. A bout between former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz and Pride FC veteran Antonio Rogerio Nogueira will headline the event. A welterweight scrap between Dan Hardy and Anthony Johnson is also possible for the show.
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