Kaitlin Young is a female mixed martial arts fighter. She is known for knocking out Miesha Tate with a headkick, one of the most dynamic headkick knockouts in women's MMA.S
She was most recently expected to face Strikeforce veteran and title challenger Jan Finney. Instead, Finney pulled out of the fight and Young instead competed against Liz Carreiro. She defeated Carreiro via first round TKO.
She next fought Anna Barone defeating Barone via doctor stoppage between the second and third rounds. Young next made her Invicta debut against Leslie Smith winning a split draw and earning Fight of the Night honors.
Young is next set to fight Strikeforce veteran Amanda Nunes.
- Kaitlin Young vs. Suzi Smith - The fight was Suzi Smith's MMA debut.
- Miesha Tate vs. Kaitlin Young - The fight was in the semifinals of a HOOKnSHOOT womens tournament and it was only Miesha Tate's second mixed martial arts fight. She had defeated Jan Finney earlier that night in the tournament's quarterfinals. The fight was Tate's first defeat. Young went on to win the tournament.
- Gina Carano vs. Kaitlin Young - The fight was stopped by doctor stoppage after two rounds due to the mess that Carano had made out of Young's face.
- Jennifer Tate vs. Kaitlin Young