Emily Kagan

Emily Kagan (born July 14, 1981) is an American mixed martial artist who last fought in the Strawweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. She has also fought for Invicta FC.[4][5][6]

Emily Kagan
BornEmily Peters Kagan
(1981-07-14) July 14, 1981 (age 38)
Bangor, Maine, United States
ResidenceAlbuquerque, New Mexico[1]
Height5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Weight115 lb (52 kg; 8.2 st)
Reach66.0 in (168 cm)[2]
TeamJackson MMA
RankBlack belt in Japanese Ju-Jitsu[3]
Mixed martial arts record
By decision3
By submission2
By decision1
UniversityGoucher College (B.A.)
WebsiteOfficial site
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early life and careerEdit

Kagan graduated from Goucher College with a degree in business management and began her amateur MMA career in March 2010, recording five wins and two losses.[7] Kagan made her professional MMA debut in September 2012.[1] She competed twice that year, winning both fights by decision.[1]

Invicta Fighting ChampionshipsEdit

In 2013, Kagan signed with the Invicta FC promotion. She made her debut on January 5, 2013 at Invicta FC 4. She lost to Rose Namajunas by submission in the third round. Kagan rebounded in her second fight for the promotion at Invicta FC 6 on July 13, 2013. She defeated Ashley Cummins by split decision.[1]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

The Ultimate FighterEdit

On December 11, 2013, it was announced that Kagan was signed by the UFC along with ten other strawweight fighters to compete on The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned, which will crown the first ever UFC strawweight champion.[8][9]

In the first episode, it was revealed that the UFC had seeded the fighters. Kagan was seeded 15th of 16 fighters and was paired with the no. 2 seed, Joanne Calderwood. Calderwood was picked third by Team Pettis, thereby sending Kagan to Team Melendez. In their fight, she lost the bout via majority decision.[10]

After TUFEdit

Kagan's first fight after The Ultimate Fighter was against Angela Hill at The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned Finale on December 12, 2014.[11] She lost the fight by unanimous decision. Kagan last fought Kailin Curran at UFC Fight Night: Namajunas vs. VanZant in Las Vegas losing by submission.[12] In April 2016 Kagan was officially dropped from the UFC roster.[13]

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
6 matches 3 wins 3 losses
By knockout 0 0
By submission 0 2
By decision 3 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 3–3 Kailin Curran Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Namajunas vs. VanZant December 10, 2015 2 4:13 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 3–2 Angela Hill Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned Finale December 12, 2014 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 3–1 Ashley Cummins Decision (split) Invicta FC 6: Coenen vs. Cyborg July 13, 2013 3 5:00 Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Loss 2–1 Rose Namajunas Submission (rear-naked choke) Invicta FC 4: Esparza vs. Hyatt January 5, 2013 3 3:44 Kansas City, Kansas, United States
Win 2–0 Glena Avila Decision (split) Dakota FC 13: Coming Home October 13, 2012 3 5:00 Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States
Win 1–0 Lynae Lovato Decision (unanimous) Jackson's MMA Series 9 September 8, 2012 3 5:00 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d Emily Kagan MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography - Sherdog.com
  2. ^ "Fight Card - The Ultimate Fighter Finale". UFC.com. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
  3. ^ "Emily Kagan - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
  4. ^ "Invicta FC 6 Competitor Emily Kagan Grateful for Continued Growth of Women's MMA". Sherdog. Retrieved 2014-12-11.
  5. ^ "Emily Kagan having success as a professional". WABI-TV. Archived from the original on 2014-12-11. Retrieved 2014-12-11.
  6. ^ "Bangor woman in upcoming 'The Ultimate Fighter' series". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved 2014-12-11.
  7. ^ "Bangor woman in upcoming 'The Ultimate Fighter' series". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  8. ^ Dave Reid (2013-12-11). "UFC Announce Plans for Strawweight Division with TUF 20, Signings of Several Invicta FC Roster Confirmed". MMAInsider.net. Archived from the original on 2013-12-12. Retrieved 2013-12-11.
  9. ^ "Emily Kagan enjoys her experience on the Ultimate Fighter". Albuquerque Journal. Retrieved 2014-12-11.
  10. ^ "TUF Talk: Emily Kagan went from international business to survival guide to MMA". FOX Sports. 2014-09-18. Retrieved 2015-09-30.
  11. ^ Matt Erickson (2013-12-11). "TUF 20 Finale adds six fights in Las Vegas, including Herrig-Ellis, Torres-Magana". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-12-11.
  12. ^ Sherdog.com. "Emily Kagan MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography - Sherdog.com". Sherdog. Retrieved 2016-04-19.
  13. ^ Simon, Zane. "Report: Former Sengoku champ among 4 fighters removed from UFC roster". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved 2016-04-19.

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