Paige VanZant Stops Kailin Curran At UFC Fight Night 57

Posted: November 22, 2014 in Uncategorized
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Talented strawweight prospect “12 Gauge” Paige VanZant put on the best performance of her pro career in her long-awaited Octagon debut tonight at UFC Fight Night 57: “Edgar vs Swanson” in Austin, Texas. VanZant stopped Hawaiian standout Kailin Curran with ground and pound in the third round.

It was Curran who got off to a strong start in the opening four minutes, but VanZant turned things around in a big way with a barrage of punches late in round one. She kept the pressure on as the fight progressed and finished Curran with a series of unanswered left hands midway through round three.

To read the full recap, (click here).

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  1. Brendan says:

    I was super impressed with VanZant’s performance, she hardly slowed down for all 15 minutes.

    If she can get training with a big team I can see her going places (she’s only 20!).

  2. Andy says:

    Hey Brendan, I didn’t see the fight myself (unfortunately), but heard Van Zant did really well keeping up the pressure. I know only 20 years old too! I know TUF 20 has been up and down in the rating this year, having to fend off the Baseball Playoffs and a Game 7 of the World Series, but I have a great feeling that this UFC 115lb Strawweight division is going to become a huge draw very soon.

    I just now also read that Paige and Kailin won FOTN last night!! That’s $50K bonus apiece! For an undercard fight between two 115lb women!! How far the ladies have come in such a short amount of time. Ronda Rousey has her detractors, but the fact is that she has really done a magnificent job promoting WMMA and creating all of these wonderful opportunities for so many young women. I believe time will tell just how much impact Ronda has had. Dana recently said that Rousey was the highest paid women’s athlete in 2014. Dana didn’t say how much Ronda earned, but said she was ahead of #2 Maria Sharapova, who herself will have earned over $25M this year. I say Ronda has earned and deserves every penny, and for as long as she continues in her career.

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