Saintfield woman Leah McCourt crowned MMA amateur world featherweight champion

Leah McCourt was crowned amateur MMA featherweight world champion in Las Vegas
Leah McCourt was crowned amateur MMA featherweight world champion in Las Vegas

Saintfield woman Leah McCourt has been crowned International Mixed Martial Arts Federation featherweight world champion in Las Vegas.

The 23-year-old overcame German Julia Dorney through a technical knockout in her final to add the accolade to the European Open title she won last year.

McCourt was the first woman from Northern Ireland to take part in the competition.

She has previously won a European Jui-Jitsu gold medal.

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