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After 18 months away, knockout artist Kaitlin Young returns to mixed martial arts competition on December 11th against undefeated challenger Shana Olsen as part of the Treasure Island “Ironman” card at the Treasure Island Resort and Casino in Welch, Minnesota.
The 140-pound catchweight bout will be a featured attraction on the card and marks Young’s first fight since she was defeated by Gina Carano at EliteXC: “Primetime” on CBS in May of 2008 when the ringside physician stopped the fight after the second round.
Young (4-2-0) rose to fame as an overnight sensation when she captured the 2007 HOOKnSHOOT Women’s Grand Prix with three devastating knockouts in a combined time of just 1:45.
Among her victims was current rising star and Freestyle Cage Fighting Women’s 135-Pound Champion Miesha “Takedown” Tate, whose head-kick knockout became a staple of highlight reels for months to come.
Young was originally set to face undefeated Canadian standout Sarah Kaufman at an EliteXC event in late 2008, but the fight was cancelled when the promotion folded.
During her time away from MMA, the Tae Kwon Do and Muay Thai standout completed her schooling at the University of Minnesota, where she majored in Kinesiology, and began teaching strength and conditioning at a girls’ volleyball club.
Young will face a tough test in the unknown but undefeated Olsen, who will look to make an instant name for herself at Young’s expense.
Olsen (1-0-0) debuted in mixed martial arts in May of this year and picked up a first-round submission win due to strikes. A talented striker, Olsen may choose to engage in a stand-up war with Young.
The single mother works as an ER nurse when not fighting and requested the fight with Young, despite giving up a significant edge in experience.
Clearly not afraid of a challenge, Olsen will aim to keep her undefeated record intact against the devastating striking power of Young.
Young and Olsen will square off as part of the “Ironman” MMA card at the Treasure Island Resort and Casino in Welch, Minnesota on December 11th. The event begins at 7:00 P.M.