Kailin Curran

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Kailin Curran
BornJaydene Kailin Asoa Curran
(1991-04-11) April 11, 1991 (age 28)
Ewa Beach, Hawaii, U.S.
Height5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Weight115 lb (52 kg; 8.2 st)
Reach64.0 in (163 cm)
TeamReign MMA academy[1]
Mixed martial arts record
By submission1
By decision5
By knockout1
By submission3
By decision3
Notable school(s)James Campbell High School
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Jaydene Kailin Asoa Curran[2] (born April 11, 1991) is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the strawweight division.[3] She previously fought for the Ultimate Fighting Championship.[4]

Early life[edit]

Curran was born and raised in Ewa Beach, Hawaii.[5] She attended James Campbell High School where she was a member of the wrestling team.[6] Curran is of Samoan, Hawaiian, Irish and German descent.[7]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Curran began her amateur MMA career in 2010, amassing a record of 4 wins, 1 loss and 1 No Contest over the next two years.

Curran made her professional debut in March 2013 for the Pacific Xtreme Combat promotion in her native Hawaii. She was undefeated in her run with the company, winning all fights by unanimous decision.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

In November 2014, Curran made her Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) debut against Paige VanZant. She lost the fight via TKO in the third round. Despite the loss, she was awarded Fight of the Night honors.[8]

In her second fight for the promotion, Curran faced Alex Chambers at UFC Fight Night: Miocic vs. Hunt. Despite controlling the majority of the bout, Curran lost via submission in the third round.[9]

Curran then faced Emily Kagan at UFC Fight Night: Namajunas vs. VanZant. She won the bout via submission in the second round.

Curran faced Felice Herrig at UFC on Fox: Holm vs. Shevchenko. She lost the fight via submission in the first round.

Curran then faced Jamie Moyle at The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions Finale. She lost the fight via unanimous decision.[10]

Curran next faced Aleksandra Albu on July 29, 2017 at UFC 214. She lost the fight via unanimous decision.[11]

Curran faced Yan Xiaonan on 25 November 2017 at UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Gastelum.[12] She lost the fight by unanimous decision.[13] After her 4th straight loss she was released from the roster in March 2018. Her record in the promotion was 1-6.

Personal life[edit]

Curran married surfer Keanu Asing on August 13, 2017 in San Clemente, California.[14]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
13 matches 6 wins 7 losses
By knockout 0 1
By submission 1 3
By decision 5 3
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 6–7 Brianna Van Buren Submission (rear naked choke) Invicta Phoenix Series 1 May 3, 2019 2 3:49 Kansas City, Kansas, United States Invicta FC Strawweight Tournament Final. For the vacant Invicta FC Strawweight Championship.
Win 6–6 Sharon Jacobson Decision (unanimous) 1 5:00 Invicta FC Strawweight Tournament Semifinal.
Win 5–6 Sunna Davíðsdóttir Decision (split) 1 5:00 Invicta FC Strawweight Tournament Quarterfinal.
Loss 4–6 Yan Xiaonan Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Gastelum November 25, 2017 3 5:00 Shanghai, China
Loss 4–5 Aleksandra Albu Decision (unanimous) UFC 214 July 29, 2017 3 5:00 Anaheim, California, United States
Loss 4–4 Jamie Moyle Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions Finale December 3, 2016 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 4–3 Felice Herrig Submission (rear naked choke) UFC on Fox: Holm vs. Shevchenko July 23, 2016 1 1:59 Chicago, Illinois, United States
Win 4–2 Emily Kagan Submission (rear naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Namajunas vs. VanZant December 10, 2015 2 4:13 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 3–2 Alex Chambers Submission (armbar) UFC Fight Night: Miocic vs. Hunt May 10, 2015 3 3:15 Adelaide, Australia
Loss 3–1 Paige VanZant TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Swanson November 22, 2014 3 2:54 Austin, Texas, United States Fight of the Night.
Win 3–0 Yoo Jin Jung Decision (Unanimous) Pacific Xtreme Combat 42 February 28, 2014 3 5:00 Mangilao, Guam
Win 2–0 Emi Tomimatsu Decision (unanimous) Pacific Xtreme Combat 38 August 9, 2013 3 5:00 Mangilao, Guam
Win 1–0 Kaiyana Rain Decision (unanimous) Pacific Xtreme Combat 36 March 8, 2013 3 5:00 Mangilao, Guam Strawweight debut.


  1. ^ "The first female fighter from hawaii joins the ufc". Vice. Retrieved 2015-09-18.
  2. ^ "Mixed Martial Arts Show Results" (PDF). State of Nevada Department of Business and Industry. 10 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Kicking it with kailin curran". Vice. Retrieved 2015-09-18.
  4. ^ "Video: Could Kailin Curran have been 'Everything happens for a reason'". MMAJunkie. Retrieved 2015-09-18.
  5. ^ Spangler, Sam (22 July 2016). "Ewa Beach's Kailin Curran ready for UFC on Fox 20". KHON-TV. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  6. ^ Fissori, Bryanna (29 July 2017). "Hawaii's Kailin Curran Prepares for UFC 214". Xclusive MMA. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  7. ^ Curran, Kailin. "I am Samoan, Hawaiian, Irish, German". Twitter. Retrieved 3 Mar 2015.
  8. ^ "UFC Fight Night Austin Bonuses: Edgar, Oleinik, VanZant, Curran Get $50K Awards". Sherdog.com. 2014-11-23. Retrieved 2016-08-07.
  9. ^ "UFC Fight Night 65 results: Alex Chambers pulls off comeback submission of Kailin Curran". MMAJunkie. Retrieved 2015-09-18.
  10. ^ "UFC 214 results: Alexandra Albu brawls her way to win over Kailin Curran". MMAjunkie. 2017-07-30. Retrieved 2017-07-31.
  11. ^ "UFC 214 results: Alexandra Albu brawls her way to win over Kailin Curran". MMAjunkie. 2017-07-30. Retrieved 2017-07-31.
  12. ^ "Kailin Curran-Yan Xiaonan, Gina Mazany-Yanan Wu added to UFC Fight Night 122 in China". MMAjunkie. 2017-09-27. Retrieved 2017-10-10.
  13. ^ "UFC Fight Night 122 results: Yan Xiaonan's striking on point in win over Kailin Curran". MMAjunkie. 2017-11-25. Retrieved 2017-11-26.
  14. ^ "MMA's week out of the cage: Aljo balls with Biebs, Kailin Curran gets married, more". MMAjunkie. Retrieved 20 Aug 2017.

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