The Mixed Martial Arts Rebirth Of Colbey Northcutt

Colbey Northcutt is ready to make her grand premiere in The Home Of Martial Arts.

On Friday, 22 November, the American will make her promotional debut against Putri “Ami” Padmi in a flyweight contest at ONE: EDGE OF GREATNESS from the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Right by her side will be her younger brother, ONE Championship star “Super” Sage Northcutt, who she credits as the person who paved the way for her to become a professional mixed martial artist.

“I am so excited. I obviously know that fortune favors me because of Sage,” she explains.

“He obviously opened the door for me to be able to have such an opportunity. I’m so grateful for it. I’m looking forward to using this to the best of my advantage and show everybody what I can do.”

Karate World Champion and "Super" Sage's sister Colbey Northcutt makes her highly-anticipated ONE debut TONIGHT!

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Northcutt, a 36-time karate World Champion, has not competed in mixed martial arts competition since June 2017.

Although she has been away from the sport for the past two and a half years, the American believes she has all the right tools in place to make a run at championship gold.

Now living on the west coast of the United States, the 26-year-old operates a martial arts academy with her life partner and trains under highly-touted veteran Mark Munoz at the Treigning Lab in Placentia, California. 

Simply put, her life revolves entirely around martial arts.

“I moved from Texas to California, and I’m running a karate school with my husband. I now know I’m in a really good place where I can solely focus on training and fighting, and make that 100 percent of my priority,” she explains.

“It’s the perfect time for me. I’m in the middle of my 20s and I’ve got lots of time ahead of me, so this is what I’m going to focus on right now.”

For her first test in ONE, Northcutt will square off against Padmi in “The Lion City.”

The Indonesian, who is also 26, is a provincial Muay Thai champion who trains under Zuli Silawanto at the respected Tigershark Fighting Academy in Jakarta.

Padmi has an 11-1 record in the stand-up arts, but like the American, she is also a newer face to mixed martial arts.

“She has a striking background, so she does have experience. She’s aggressive, she likes to go forward, and she likes to swing and hit hard. But it will be a great test to compare my striking next to hers,” Northcutt says.

“I think it will be a very fun and exciting fight. In my opinion, all of the fights that are most exciting are the ones where people want to stay standing and bang it out. Those are the most fun to watch, so I think that’s what everybody is going to be seeing, for sure.”

Now, Northcutt is ready to re-emerge and display her revamped skill set on the global stage for martial arts. As a matter of fact, she views this as a new beginning.

“I love the word rebirth. That’s exactly what this is,” she says.

“I’m with an entire new camp, and a new platform with a new company in a country where I’ve never fought before. I’m ready to reintroduce myself. It will be a great opportunity for me to do so.”