Jeff
Curran
35-15-1( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 11 fights.
Record: 35-15-1
Summary: Submissions, punching power

Fighter Info

Nickname: Big Frog
From: Woodstock, Illinois USA
Age: 37
Height: 5' 6" ( 167 cm )
Weight: 135 lb ( 61 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
558
32% Successful
180
Types of Successful Strikes
0
180
56% Standing
27%
17%
101
48
31
Striking Defense
61
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
20
10% Successful
2
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
9
3
4
Takedown Defense
37
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Jeff Curran May 15, 2012
31 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Johnny Eduardo 51 0 0 0
Loss
Scott Jorgensen Oct 29, 2011
42 5 0 2 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Jeff Curran 41 0 1 0
Win
Jeff Curran
Strikeforce - Fedor vs. Rogers
Nov 7, 2009
-- -- -- -- R1 Submission
Dustin Neace -- -- -- --
Loss
Takeya Mizugaki
WEC 42: Torres vs. Bowles
Aug 9, 2009
18 3 0 0 R3 Decision - Split
Jeff Curran 24 0 3 1
Loss
Joseph Benavidez
WEC 40: Torres vs. Mizugaki
Apr 5, 2009
51 2 1 2 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Jeff Curran 22 1 1 0
Loss
Mike Brown
WEC 34: Faber vs. Pulver
Jun 1, 2008
34 3 0 5 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Jeff Curran 19 0 0 0
Urijah Faber
WEC 31: Faber vs. Curran
Dec 12, 2007
14 0 1 1 R2 Submission
Jeff Curran 10 1 0 2
Win
Jeff Curran
WEC 29: Condit vs. Larson
Aug 5, 2007
24 0 3 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Stephen Ledbetter 18 5 0 0
Loss
Hatsu Hioki
PRIDE Bushido 12
Aug 27, 2006
48 3 0 1 R2 Decision - Unanimous
Jeff Curran 19 1 1 0
Loss
Matt Serra Jan 31, 2004
45 6 0 8 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Jeff Curran 9 0 1 0
Win
Jeff Curran
WFA 3
Nov 23, 2002
-- -- -- -- R1 Submission
Todd Lally -- -- -- --

Biography

When and why did you start training for fighting?  I started training in Jiu-Jitsu back in 1992.  At that point I was simply interested in learning more about the art.  Then the UFC hit and I was hooked.  I never thought MMA would be this exposed to the world or had the potential to grow this large, but I took the chance and stuck with it.  I love the walk to the cage, I love the preparation and the discipline that goes with being a fighter.

What ranks and titles have you held?
  I hold the Shooto America’s division title, I am the Apex Fighting Champion in Canada, and I hold a Regional title for Super Brawl (ICON).  I also have a title in the local shooto promotion, Ironheart Crown, Black Belt in Jiu-Jitsu under Pedro Sauer.

Do you have any heroes?
   My father is a hero of mine.  He passed away when I was 18 and he was just 40 years old.  He was my support system, he stayed happy til the end.  He showed me what will power is all about when it comes to survival.

What is your favorite technique?
  Rear Choke

What does it mean for you to fight in the WEC?
I am so excited to be a part of the all new and exciting WEC.  It looks so motivating to fight for and I am 100% grateful.  I can’t wait!
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?  No

What was your job before you started fighting?
  My family still owns and operates one of the area’s most successful Floor Covering stores.  I used to be a carpet installer and ran my own company right out of high school.  I hated the job, but I was good at it.

Most memorable professional fight? The most memorable fight for me on a good note has got to be my KO win over Baret Yoshida. I was the underdog and was brought in to lose that fight. Going into it I had the utmost respect for his abilities too so I almost beat myself mentally before the fight. I traveled to Hawaii without a cornerman and let things rip.

What was your most challenging professional fight?
I have had so many wars out there, but I would have to say my split decision win over Rafael Assuncao in XFO 13. It was my own show, big arena, huge fight card and attendance. I had 6 guys on the card and I fought undefeated Rafael (9-0) at the time. I was kicked illegally and injured in round 1 and that just set the stage for a really hard fight from that point forward. Add the stress level to things and it made for the hardest one yet.

Did you compete in any other sport at college or professional level?
I grew up playing everything it seems, but ice hockey and baseball were two mainstays in my life. I played baseball all the way through high school and ice hockey I played through 1 season of division III college for a small school called Parkside University Wisconsin. I currently am also a licensed professional boxer.

Who were your training partners for this fight?
I train with my students mainly. I get sparring in with Bart Palaszewski, Nate Mohr, Pat Curran etc.. These guys that can really push me. But my daily partners are my students, guys I trust to keep me injury free and push me at the same time.

Did you put more emphasis towards a fighting style or adjust your training to prepare for your opponent?
I am spending some extra time breaking down some of my BJJ that needs sharpening up. I have had some serious chances to finish fights the last four showings and I am falling just short. I need to be led for once and told if I am making mistakes. That’s where Pedro, Marcelo and Royler are coming in. I know I can beat Mizugaki on the ground, but we'll see. Maybe I want to try and knock him out too so I spend a lot of time with my daily boxing coach Doug Mango.

What is your favorite thing about this sport?
I can't explain my motivation to be honest. I guess if I have to I would start by saying I have a burning desire inside my heart and my spirit to bet back to a winning path and to overcome this ugly ass demon that has seemed to blanket my life this past couple years. Winning is what I do (normally, lol) so I have every intention on getting back to that. I love this sport, I love the fans and I am fired up beyond explanation to come out with this win.

How long do you see yourself staying in this sport?
I have no intentions on leaving anytime soon. However, I don't see myself being old and fighting. My body will let me know, but I’m hoping another 10 years or so.

Career

Trained With

Bart Palaszewski
Bart Palaszewski
35-17-0
( W-L-D )
Mackens Semerzier
Mackens Semerzier
8-4-0, 1NC
( W-L-D )

Key Opponents

Urijah Faber
Urijah Faber
31-7-0
( W-L-D )
Scott Jorgensen
Scott Jorgensen
15-10-0
( W-L-D )

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