When someone at our HQ says built to go further, many of us instantly think of Kailin Curran. Originating on the shores of Ewa and evolving on the beaches of San Clemente, this humble yet intensely determined woman had defied what it means to be a fighter in the American strawweight MMA division.
Before conquering the UFC octagon, Kailin was braving the living room “ring,” in her Hawaii home, wrestling and battling her five siblings. Several years later she transition to kickboxing and soon met her longtime coach, Mark Munoz retired MMA fighter, who inspired her to make the official jump to the MMA. After three professional fights under her belt, the UFC announced the introduction of the strawweight women’s division. Kailin made it her mission to compete in that UFC division and was given just under a year to train for. She far achieved that goal.
As many professional athletes experience the daunting challenges of their sport, Kailin has conquered each day with that mamba mentality and unconditional love and support from her family and husband.