Pat Curran

by John Von 29 May,2018
Pat Curran
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Personal Info
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  • Birth Name Pat Curran
  • Birth Place Crystal Lake, Illinois, United States of America
  • Famous Name Paddy Mike
  • Nationality American
  • Currently Working For Bellator MMA
  • Currently Married No
  • Children Expecting
  • Girlfriend Marlena

Pat Curran or famously known as Paddy Mike is an American professional mixed martial arts who currently competes at the American renowned mixed martial arts promotion  Bellator MMA. He previously fought for Xtreme Fighting Organization in the Lightweight division.

He has won the promotion’s Featherweight Championship twice.

Pat Curran’s Early Career

Pat Curran was born on 31 August 1987 in Crystal Lake, Illinois, United States of America. He is the cousin of World Extreme Cage Fighting legend, Jeff Curran. He holds an American nationality.

His source of inspiration was his cousin brother to join and start his career in MMA and was trained by Jeff Curran during his beginning years.

He was a remarkable and talented athlete in Olympic Heights Community High School and started his MMA career when he was only a teenager at the age of 17. Before focusing his career at MMA, he used to work as a Pipefitter.

Pat Curran’s Net worth and Salary

 A recipient of 9 awards, his current salary is not known as it is still under view. Talking about his MMA earnings, he has so far collected $90,000. Despite his defeat against Daniel Straus at Bellator 106, he earned $40,000.

But competing in several matches in his MMA career, he must be earned a decent amount of money.

Pat Curran’s Career

After finishing his schooling, he trained in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and made his professional MMA debut in a championship match for the Lightweight division and won his debut match against Ton Hervey and went emerged victorious against Lazar Stojadinovic.

He, later on, starred on Tapou T reality TV on the Versus channel and XFA and lost and was lost again in the second round via chokehold.

Curran won against Robbie Olivier a former Cage Rage British Lightweight Championship and later joined the American MMA promotion, and went on to defeat MMA fighters such as  Mike Ricci, Roger Huerta, and Toby Imada.

He faced Eddie Alvarez for the Lightweight Championship at Bellator 39 in 2011 but was defeated.

Pat Curran’s Personal Life

Pat Curran currently, 30, stands at a height of  5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs around  66 kg. The MMA fighter went through various ups and down in his career. He had to fight with his personal demons like depression and several physical injuries.

He missed the inaugural season of Bellator Lightweight Tournament due to an injury suffered in his shoulders.

After surgical removing the herniated spine in 2016 and recuperating for the rest of the year. Without paychecks, life was becoming very difficult for him.

He took a temporary break from MMA and took up his old profession, pipefitting and did the job until he was offered to fight back to Bellator at Bellator 184 on Oct 6, 2016.

On the lighter note, he is expected to be a father as his girlfriend, Marlena is currently pregnant and the couple is expecting their child very soon in 2018.

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