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Colbey Northcutt, the older sister of UFC fighter Sage Northcutt, is set to make her professional MMA debut this coming June.
Colbey Northcutt will be competing at a Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) event sometime in June at 135 pounds. LFA currently has four events scheduled for the month, so it’s unclear which she will be fighting on, and her opponent is still to be announced.
The elder Northcutt went 4-1 in her amateur MMA career, but she hasn’t competed since 2014. She took time off to focus on her schooling.
Colbey Northcutt is a well-accomplished martial artist in her own right. Practicing martial arts since the age of 6, she was Black Belt Magazine’s Competitor of the Year in 2009. She is a fourth-degree black belt in Kajukenbo, a third-degree black belt in Taekwondo and a purple belt in jiu-jitsu.
“Sage has been my training partner since we first started, and my dad has always been our instructor and our coach,” Colbey Northcutt said in a 2013 interview. “He is a black belt himself [in Aikido]. We’ve got a really good background in standup training with my dad. We did everything: karate tournaments, kickboxing tournaments, Golden Glove boxing. We all compete in jiu-jitsu and my brother is a wrestler. Competing and fighting in MMA now is just a chance to put all our training and everything we know together.”
Her ultimate goal, however, is to join up with her brother in the UFC. Even before women like Ronda Rousey and Amanda Nunes took over the promotion, she has one day dreamed of UFC gold.
That dream hasn’t changed.
“To fight in the UFC and be a UFC champ, that was my dream long before women were in the UFC,” she said. “Hopefully that will happen in the next couple years.”