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Photos - The Kaitlin Young Story - Kaitlin Young

Kaitlin Young (born September 15, 1985) is an American mixed martial artist. She competed in the bantamweightdivision for EliteXC and currently competes for Invicta Fighting Championships.

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Mixed martial arts career

Young rose to fame after winning the one-night 2007 HOOKnSHOOT Women’s Grand Prix with three knockouts in a combined time of just 1:45.

Photos - The Kaitlin Young Story - Kaitlin Young

She then faced Sarah Schneider at Tuff-N-Uff: “Thompson vs. Troyer” on February 1, 2008, but was defeated by a second-round armbar.

Photos - The Kaitlin Young Story - Kaitlin Young

Young faced Leslie Smith at Invicta FC 1: Coenen vs. Ruyssen on April 28, 2012. Their bout ended in a split draw and was named fight of the night.

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Young faced Liz Carmouche at Invicta FC 2: Baszler vs. McMann on July 28, 2012. She was defeated by submission due to a rear-naked choke in the second round.

Photos - The Kaitlin Young Story - Kaitlin Young

Young was next set to face Sarah Kaufman at Invicta FC 3: Penne vs. Sugiyama. However, Kaufman suffered an injury and Young instead faced Leslie Smith in a rematch. She was defeated by TKO in the second round.

Photos - The Kaitlin Young Story - Kaitlin Young

Young was scheduled to face Amanda Nunes at Invicta FC 5: Penne vs. Waterson on April 5, 2013. However, Nunes sustained an arm injury and Young instead faced Lauren Taylor. Young lost the fight via unanimous decision.

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In April 2016 it was announced by Invicta FC that Young would be joining their staff as a fight matchmaker, working alongside Julie Kedzie.

Photos - The Kaitlin Young Story - Kaitlin Young

After over four years of absence from competition, Young is expected to fight Reina Miura at Rizin 12 on August 12, 2018.

Photos - The Kaitlin Young Story - Kaitlin Young

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