Colbey Northcutt, older sister of UFC star Sage Northcutt, made her professional MMA debut on Friday night at LFA 14 in Houston Texas, but things didn’t go according to plan for the 24-year-old.
Northcutt, who according to Sherdog actually competed in amateur MMA before her more famous sibling and compiled a record of 4-1 in the unpaid ranks from 2012-2014, faced Courtney King. Like Northcutt, King was making her professional bow after a fairly lengthy amateur career. According to Tapology, the Colorado resident won five times in eight contests between 2014 and 2016. Both women had campaigned as bantamweights in the amateurs but this bout was contested at featherweight.
According to MMAFighting, Northcutt made a good start to the fight, utilizing a kicking game that has been honed through years of karate training and professional kickboxing experience. However, Colbey was taken down towards the end of the opening round and King remained in top position for the remainder of the session.
King was able to drag Northcutt to the mat once again early in the second and eventually took her opponent’s back. With Northcutt defending the rear-naked choke, King hammered her with punches until referee Jeff Rexroad intervened. The stoppage seemed a little premature, with Pat Miletich on commentary noting that Northcutt didn’t appear hurt and that she was still moving on the bottom.
Regardless, Northcutt slumps to 0-1 as a pro.