Black Belt Magazine Hall-of-Famer and multiple-time Karate World Champion Colbey Northcutt grew up with martial arts, training under her father with her brother, Sage, from the time she was 7 years old. Her first martial art was American Taekwondo, which she initially began training in just to learn self-defense. However, after competing after just over a year of training, she discovered that she had a natural talent for it, prompting her to take up other martial arts as well.
Over the next decade, Northcutt traveled all over the world competing in various tournaments, racking up an astonishing number of World Titles. She is now a third-degree black belt in American Taekwondo, fourth-degree black belt in Kajukenbo, and purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. When she noticed the growing popularity of women’s mixed martial arts, Northcutt decided to put college on hold to test her skills.
Northcutt’s biggest strength is undoubtedly her striking thanks to her extensive karate and kickboxing background, but she has worked hard to bring her ground game up to par under elite coaches such as TJ Dillashaw and Mark Munoz. She feels humbled and grateful for the opportunity to compete on the global stage of ONE Championship, and she hopes to become the first ONE Women’s Flyweight World Champion.