Aaron Dewain "Pete" Spratt[2] (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.

Pete Spratt
BornAaron Dewain Spratt
(1971-01-09) January 9, 1971 (age 51)
Denison, Texas, United States
Other namesThe Secret Weapon[1]
ResidenceSan Antonio, Texas, United States
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)[1]
Reach69+12 in (177 cm)
Fighting out ofSan Antonio, Texas, United States
TeamTeam Spratt/Rodrigo Pinheiro Jiu-Jitsu
RankPurple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Second Degree black belt in Kenpō Karate
Years active1999–2013, 2017
Kickboxing record
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout17
By submission5
By decision3
By knockout4
By submission16
By decision4
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog


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 careerEdit

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.

He made his debut for the promotion at UFC 37.5 against Zach Light. Spratt defeated Light by first round armbar submission.

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 (due to hip injury) in the second round.

After defeating Lawler, Spratt was offered a shot at the UFC Welterweight Championship along with an $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.[3]

The Ultimate FighterEdit

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 ChampionshipEdit

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.

Independent PromotionsEdit

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.

March 30, 2012 he fought Daniel Acácio and KO'd him at exactly the 5 minute mark at the end of the third round, due to this technicality the fight was scored a technical decision.

Spratt faced Dan Hornbuckle on February 1, 2013 at Legacy FC 17. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[4]

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.[5] Spratt later changed his mind about retiring and after reviewing the footage claimed that while the elbow knocked him down, it was the follow up punches that knocked him out and because they were shots to the back of his head they were illegal shots, and the fight should have been ruled a No-Contest due to illegal strikes. Spratt also stated he would officially appeal the decision with the Athletic Commission;[6] it is unknown whether or not Spratt did submit an appeal, but if he did it was rejected as his fight with Means is still recorded as a loss by popular MMA record keeping sites. Tim Means's manager Tom Vaughn and Legacy FC promoter Mick Maynard didn't respond to MMA Junkie's request for comment regarding Spratt's claim.[6]

Return to MMAEdit

Returning from a one-year retirement, Spratt was expected to face Shane Campbell at MFC 41 on October 3, 2014.[7] However, the bout was cancelled for unknown reasons.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

Spratt and his wife had a daughter on March 25, 2008.[9] He has two daughters from a previous relationship.[10]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

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

Kickboxing record (Incomplete)Edit

Kickboxing record
15 wins, 3 losses, 0 draws
Date Result Opponent Event Location Method Round Time
2006-03-03 Loss   Kevin Engel World Combat League Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Decision (30–25) 1 3:00
Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
49 matches 25 wins 24 losses
By knockout 17 4
By submission 5 16
By decision 3 4
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 25–24 Washington Luiz KO (punches) Fury FC 20 December 9, 2017 2 1:40 San Antonio, Texas, United States
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 TKO (neck injury) 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 TKO (knee 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 TKO (submission to 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 TKO (submission to 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


  1. ^ a b "Pete Spratt's professional mixed martial arts statistics".
  2. ^ NSAC report of WCL
  3. ^ [Stated on The Ultimate Fighter 4 Episode 3]
  4. ^ "Legacy FC 17 results: Dan Hornbuckle outstrikes Pete Spratt for decision sweep". MMAJunkie.com. February 2, 2013.
  5. ^ "Legacy FC 23 results: Tim Means retires Pete Spratt, Garcia shines". 14 September 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Pete Spratt not retiring just yet, planning appeal of Legacy FC 23 loss". 16 September 2013.
  7. ^ "MFC 41: Maximum Fighting Championship Fight Card". sherdog.com. Retrieved August 20, 2014.
  8. ^ "Shane Campbell vs. Pete Spratt". Tapology.com.
  9. ^ Welcoming the newest edition to the MMA Family!
  10. ^ "Pete "The Not So Secret Weapon" Spratt". midwestfightersfocus.com. 2011-05-12. Retrieved 2011-05-26.

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