We’d like to congratulate Hawaii’s own @kailincurran on her great performance tonight on the @invictafc fight card. She fought 3 times in 1 night and though she didn’t get the belt in the end, she did a great job & all of Hawaii is proud of you.
Mahalo Sherdog for the write up
The 25-year-old Californian submitted Kailin Curran with a rear-naked choke and took possession of vacant Invicta Fighting Championships gold at 115 pounds in the final of a one-night, eight-woman tournament at Invicta Phoenix Rising Series 1 on Friday at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas. Curran (6-7, 2-1 Invicta) bowed out 3:49 into Round 2.
Van Buren (8-2, 4-1 Invicta) had all the characteristics of a runaway freight train. She struck for multiple takedowns in the first round, pairing them with suffocating top control and punishing ground-and-pound. Curran offered little in the way of effective resistance. Van Buren went back to work in Round 2, where she executed another takedown, climbed to full mount and ultimately transitioned to the Hawaiian’s back. From there, the conclusion became a formality. Van Buren softened the Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran with ground-and-pound, flattened out Curran and cinched the choke to force the tap.