Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Paige VanZant vs Kailin Curran added to Oct. 4 UFC show

Paige VanZant, Kailin Curran
Last night Hawaiian Strawweight Kailin Curran announced on Twitter that she has signed with the UFC. So not surprisingly, Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting reported this morning that she will fight Paige VanZant on UFC Fight Night 54 Oct. 4 at the Halifax Metro Center in Halifax, NS. Paige VanZant was one of the Invicta contracts purchased by Zuffa for The Ultimate Fighter 20. But I guess they didn't realize that Paige is too young to appear on the show or they wouldn't have bought her contract. My opinion is both of these girls are very young and inexperienced and would probably be better off fighting on Invicta prelims where there is less pressure. Just another reason why Zuffa should have bought Invicta. Paige is 20 years old and she trains at Team Alpha Male. Her record is 3-1 Her one loss was a real drubbing at the hands of UFC Strawweight Championship hopeful Tecia Torres at the Jan. 5, 2013 Invicta show. Paige's three wins have been over low level regional fighters. Of course there are plenty of sexy pics of Paige on the internet. That sort of thing is part of the business so I am OK with it. But can she fight? Kailin Curran is also unproven. She's a 23 year old from Hawaii but she now trains at Reign MMA in California with guys like Mark Munoz. Her record is 3-0 but all her fights were for the PXC in Guam. Her competition level may have been marginally higher than Paige but not by much. Hopefully it will be a decent fight. But unlike someone like Claudia Gadelha who is already a high caliber fighter and isn't much older than these two, I don't think either are ready for the UFC. I would rather see them fight in Invicta.

1 comment:

  1. Frank.., they both look awful young to be fighting in the UFC. That's all I have to say.