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Jeff “Big Frog” Curran

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Age: 35
Height: 5’5”
Weight Class: Flyweight/Bantamweight
Hometown: Island Lake, IL
Born: Wonder Lake, IL
Married to: Sarah Marie Curran
Offspring: Ty and Jacob

Credentials

Owner Team Curran MMA
3rd Degree Black Belt Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (Pedro Sauer Team)
Co-Founder XFO (X-treme Fighting Organization)
Pro MMA Record: 35-15-1
Pro Boxing Record: 2-2-1
Ironheart Crown FW Champ
Superbrawl FW Champ
Apex World FW Champ
Shooto America’s Division Champ
2-Time Chicago Challenge Champion
2-Time Midwest Jiu-Jitsu Champion
2009 ADCC Competitor
2007 Greater Midwest Submission Hunt Super Fight Champion
2001 Gracie Nationals Gold Medalist
1999 International Pro-Am Silver Medal
1997 MMA Debut (Extreme Challenge Trials) Champion
1996 Wisconsin State Ground fighting Champion
1996 Wisconsin State Ground fighting Championships/ Absolute Division
1995 Midwest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Challenge Champion 150lbs.
1995 Midwest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Challenge Absolute Division
1994 1st Place Judo/ Open Belt Division/ Flagstaff, AZ
1993 BEGAN TRAINING GRACIE JIU-JITSU and Muay Thai
1991-1993 Trained Karate 6 Days/week

Notable Organizations Jeff fought for:

3 Times UFC
6 Times WEC
PRIDE FC
Bellator
Strikeforce
ZST
SHOOTO
Ironheart Crown
IFL
Extreme Challenge
XFO
IFC
WFA
Superbrawl
Apex
King of the Cage

For Jeff’s official pro record history please click here.
Interesting Facts:

Until 2011, Jeff was the lightest fighter ever to fight in the UFC (vs. Matt Serra in UFC 46)
Jeff opened his first school in the summer of 1997 out of his uncles carpet warehouse
Fought for a world title vs Urijah faber
Spent 10 years ranked in the TOP 10
Spent nearly 5 years in the TOP 5
Has been ranked in the top 10 in 2 weight classes
Has fought in literally every major organization in the history of the sport
20+ Years of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu experience
Only submitted once in over 75 MMA fights
Undefeated amateur MMA Career over 20 fights
Professional Boxer
Coached over 2000 fights
over 90% Win Ratio as a coach
Has gone through 6 major surgeries from Injury in the ring/cage
First American ever to fight in a Tag Team MMA bout in Japan w/ Rich Clementi vs the Kotani Brothers
Fought an opponents that weighed almost 200 lbs in the early days