Hawaiian prospect Kailin Curran is set to take on her most experienced opponent to date on August 9th at Pacific Xtreme Combat 38 in Mangilao, Guam. Curran faces grappling specialist Emi Tomimatsu in a strawweight bout. MMARising.com confirmed the fight with PXC CEO E.J. Calvo today.
Curran made her pro debut in PXC’s first female fight on March 8th and she earned a Unanimous Decision victory over Invicta FC veteran Kaiyana Rain. Tomimatsu has won three of her past five fights since returning to MMA. She looks to rebound from a razor-thin loss to Mika “Future Princess” Nagano.
Curran (1-0-0) enjoyed a successful run as an amateur with a record of 4-1-0, 1 ND and a flyweight title reign for 808 Battleground in her home state. She dropped down to 115 pounds for her professional debut against Rain and put on an excellent performance in victory. Curran was nearly able to finish the fight early in round one with a powerbomb slam and some nasty ground and pound, but Rain survived and Curran showcased her rapidly-improving ground game by fighting off her opponent’s submission attempts. She outstruck Rain in the third round and took a well-deserved win in the historic PXC fight. Curran recently relocated to California to further her training in preparation for her return to PXC.
Tomimatsu (5-6-0) returned to action in September 2011 following a lengthy hiatus from competition and she quickly climbed into Jewels title contention with three straight wins. Among them was a Unanimous Decision victory over fellow grappler and Jewels veteran Yuko “Amiba” Oya. In July, Tomimatsu faced off against former Valkyrie champion “V.V” Mei Yamaguchi in a rematch from 2007. Yamaguchi came on strong late in the close fight to take the decision win, and Tomimatsu’s next bout ended in similar fashion when she was narrowly outpointed by Nagano in March. Tomimatsu has earned victories in shoot boxing and grappling matches on recent Jewels cards and now looks for her biggest MMA win to date.
Pacific Xtreme Combat 38 is set to take place on August 9th at the University of Guam Fieldhouse in Mangilao, Guam. A live online stream is planned for the event.