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Jeff Curran

A photo of Jeff Curran.

Jeffrey M. Curran (September 2, 1977) is an American mixed martial arts fighter. He currently fights as a bantamweight in the Strikeforce organization. Curran has also fought for several other notable fighting organizations including: Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), PRIDE Fighting Championship, World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC),International Fight League (IFL), and King of the Cage (KOTC). Curran previously fought as a featherweight until suffering back-to-back defeats to former WEC champions Urijah Faber and Mike Brown.[1]

Early lifeEdit

Curran started his path towards mixed martial arts with Karate and Tae Kwon Do as a child. He began wrestling in the 4th grade and did that until his freshman year when he began Jiu-Jitsu. Jeff also says that as a teen he would box with his grandfather. Jeff holds a rank of 2nd degree black belt under Professor Pedro Sauer. He is also known as one of the most technical instructors in the Pedro Sauer Jiu-Jitsu Association. Jeff credits Royce Gracie as being the fighter that made him want to start.

Present dayEdit

Jeff is president and head instructor of Curran Martial Arts Academy (CMA). He is also owner and promoter of X-treme Fighting Organization. Jeff appeared on the television series Tapout on Versus with fellow Team Curran pro Fighter Matt Fiordirosa.

WEC careerEdit

After fifteen victories in sixteen fights, Curran fought Urijah Faber for the WEC featherweight championship. Faber retained his title by defeating Curran via guillotine choke. Curran then lost a pair of unanimous decisions, first to former WEC featherweight champion Mike Brown and then his bantamweight division debut to Joseph Benavidez at WEC 40.[1] His most recent fight was against Takeya Mizugaki on August 9, 2009 WEC 42; he lost by a split decision.

Move to StrikeforceEdit

After losing 4 consecutive fights in the WEC, it was announced on October 20, 2009 that Curran had signed a two fight contract with North American promotion Strikeforce. He maintains that his ultimate goal is to return to the WEC, but is glad to still be able to fight on major cards for the time being. He made his debut for the organization as a part of the preliminary card on their November 7th event,Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers, in Chicago.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Jeff and his wife Sarah have a son named Ty, who was born in March 2007.[3] The couple had their second son, Jacob, in December 2008. [4]

MMA recordEdit

Record Result Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
United States flag Joe Doherty Bellator 14 04/15/2010 United States flag Chicago, Illinois, USA Non-tournament bout
31-12-1 Win Japan flag Tomohiko Hori Decision (Unanimous) XFO 34 12/05/2009 3 5:00 United States flag Lakemoor, Illinois, USA
30-12-1 Win United States flag Dustin Neace Submission (Broken Rib) Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers 11/07/2009 1 1:39 United States flag Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA
29-12-1 Loss Japan flag Takeya Mizugaki Decision (Split) WEC 42 08/09/2009 3 5:00 United States flag Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
29-11-1 Loss United States flag Joseph Benavidez Decision (Unanimous) WEC 40 04/05/2009 3 5:00 United States flag Chicago, Illinois, USA Bantamweight debut
29-10-1 Loss United States flag Mike Brown Decision (Unanimous) WEC 34 06/01/2008 3 5:00 United States flag Sacramento, California, USA
29-9-1 Loss United States flag Urijah Faber Submission (Guillotine Choke) WEC 31 12/12/2007 2 4:34 United States flag Las Vegas, Nevada, USA WEC Featherweight championship
29-8-1 Win United States flag Stephen Ledbetter Decision (Unanimous) WEC 29 8/5/2007 3 5:00 United States flag Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
28-8-1 Win United States flag John Mahlow Decision (Split) KOTC: Damage Control 5/26/2007 3 5:00 United States flag Chicago, Illinois, USA
27-8-1 Win United States flag Kevin English Submission (Guillotine Choke) IFL: Moline 4/7/2007 2 1:12 United States flag Moline, Illinois, USA
26-8-1 Win United States flag Donnie Walker Submission (Rear Naked Choke) KOTC: Hard Knocks 1/19/2007 3 3:23 United States flag Rockford, Illinois, USA
25-8-1 Win Brazil flag Rafael Assuncao Decision (Majority) XFO 13: Operation Beatdown 11/11/2006 3 5:00 United States flag Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA
24-8-1 Win Brazil flag Wagnney Fabiano Decision (Split) APEX: A Night of Champions 10/14/2006 3 5:00 Canada flag Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
23-8-1 Loss Japan flag Hatsu Hioki Decision (Unanimous) PRIDE Bushido 12 8/26/2006 2 5:00 Japan flag Nagoya, Japan
23-7-1 Win United States flag Charles Bennett Submission (Armbar) KOTC: Redemtion on the River 2/17/2006 1 United States flag Moline, Illinois, USA
22-7-1 Win Canada flag Antonio Carvalho Decision (Majority) IHC 9: Purgatory 11/19/2005 3 5 United States flag Hammond, Indiana, USA:00
21-7-1 Win United States flag Steve Kinnison Submission (Rear Naked Choke) XFO 6: Judgement Day 6/25/2005 3 1:47 United States flag Lakemoor, Illinois, USA
20-7-1 Win United States flag Luke Spencer Submission (Rear Naked Choke) SB 40: SuperBrawl 40 4/30/2005 2 2:34 United States flag Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
19-7-1 Win United States flag David Douglas Submission (Rear Naked Choke) IFC: Eve Of Destruction 3/5/2005 1 1:39 United States flag Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
18-7-1 Win United States flag Jason Dent Decision (Unanimous) XFO 3 10/2/3004 3 5:00 United States flag McHenry, Illinois, USA
17-7-1 Win Japan flag Masahiro Oishi Technical Submission (Guillotine Choke) ZST 6 9/12/2004 1 0:44 Japan flag Tokyo, Japan
16-7-1 Win Japan flag Kimihito Nonaka Submission (Rear Naked Choke) SB 35: SuperBrawl 35 4/16/2004 3 4:35 United States flag Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
15-7-1 Win United States flag Dan Swift Submission (Triangle Choke) XFO 1: The Kickoff 3/14/2004 3 0:44 United States flag Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, USA
14-7-1 Loss United States flag Matt Serra Decision (Unanimous) UFC 46: Supernatural 1/31/2004 3 5:00 United States flag Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
14-6-1 Loss Japan flag Norifumi Yamamoto Decision (Unanimous) SB 29: SuperBrawl 29 5/9/2003 3 5:00 United States flag Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
14-5-1 Win United States flag Todd Lally Submission (Triangle Choke) WFA 3 11/23/2002 1 4:49 United States flag Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
13-5-1 Win United States flag Ryan Ackerman Decision (Unanimous) IHC 5: Tribulation 10/26/2002 3 5:00 United States flag Hammond, Indiana, USA
12-5-1 Win United States flag Baret Yoshida KO UCC Hawaii 9/17/2002 2 2:08 United States flag Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
11-5-1 Win United States flag Bao Quach Decision (Majority) WEC 4 8/31/2002 3 5:00 United States flag Uncasville, Connecticut, USA
10-5-1 Loss Canada flag Ivan Menjivar Decision (Unanimous) UCC 10 6/15/2002 3 5:00 Canada flag Hull, Quebec, Canada
10-4-1 Win United States flag Max Marin Submission (Triangle Choke) UA 1: The Genesis 1/27/2002 2 3:46 United States flag Hammond, Indiana, USA
9-4-1 Loss United States flag Anthony Hamlett KO (Elbow) HOOKnSHOOT: Kings 2 11/18/2001 1 0:11 United States flag Evansville, Indiana, USA
9-3-1 Draw Japan flag Ryoji Yoshizawa Draw HOOKnSHOOT: Quake 3/10/2001 2 5:00 United States flag Evansville, Indiana, USA
9-3 Win United States flag Jamie Webb Submission (Strikes) FCC 3 1/6/2001 1 2:44 United States flag USA
8-3 Win United States flag Tony DeDolph Decision (Split) EC 31 3/24/2000 3 5:00 United States flag Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA
7-3 Win United States flag Ron Matthews Submission (Triangle Choke) Bangkok Brawl 3/20/2000 N/A N/A United States flag Chicago, Illinois, USA
6-3 Win United States flag Sam Wells Submission (Triangle Choke) MAC: Midwest Absolute Challenge 12/4/1999 1 16:04 United States flag McHenry, Illinois, USA
5-3 Loss United States flag Phil Johns Submission (Strikes) CC 4: Cage Challenge 4 9/26/1999 1 0:31 United States flag Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA
5-2 Loss United States flag Phil Johns KO HOOKnSHOOT: Rising 6/12/1999 1 United States flag Evansville, Indiana, USA
5-1 Win United States flag Charles Barron Submission (Armbar) CC 6: Chicago Challenge 6 5/22/1999 1 0:44 United States flag Chicago, Illinois, USA
4-1 Win United States flag Sam Wells Decision FCC 1 4/19/1999 1 15:00 United States flag USA
3-1 Win United States flag Jeff Rick Submission (Rear Naked Choke) HOOKnSHOOT: Trial 1/30/1999 1 0:44 United States flag Evansville, Indiana, USA
2-1 Win United States flag Larry Koneizka Submission (Armbar) CC 5: Chicago Challenge 5 11/1/1998 N/A United States flag Chicago, Illinois, USA
1-1 Win United States flag Mike Haltom Submission (Armbar) EC 17: Extreme Challenge 17 4/11/1998 1 2:58 United States flag Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
0-1 Loss United States flag Henry Matamoros Submission EC 13: Extreme Challenge 13 1/16/1998 1 11:13 United States flag Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Dave Doyle (2009-03-01). WEC notes: Karalexis heeds wake-up call. Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved on 2009-03-02.
  2. http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=9813&zoneid=2
  3. Ty Curran - Little Frog Born: March 19th, 2007 10:52pm
  4. There must be something in the water.. Suckerpunchent.com (2008-12-27). Retrieved on 2009-01-01.

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