Leah McCourt is a Northern Irish professional mixed martial artist who is currently competing in the Bellator MMA in the featherweight division and goes by the nickname, ‘The Blessed Curse’. Prior to fighting as a professional fighter, she used to fight as an amateur in mixed martial arts events like the Clan Wars and the IMMAF Championships. During her time as an amateur, she held a record of 6 wins and 1 loss among which she won four fights via submission, 1 fight via knockout, and 1 fight via unanimous decision.

Quick Info
Full NameLeah McCourt
Date Of BirthJune 21, 1992
Birth PlaceBelfast, Northern Ireland
OccupationMMA Athlete
Age28 years
Height5 Feet 8 Inches
Weight65 kg
Eye Colordark green
Hair Colorblonde
Zodiac SignCancer
Net Worth$2 million

Likewise, she has held a professional record of 4 wins and 1 loss in which 2 wins came via unanimous decision, 1 win came via doctor stoppage and 1 win came via submission and 1 loss came via technical knockout. She is currently being coached by Owen Roddy and she is affiliated with the Straight Blast Gym Charlestown which is a premier mixed martial arts gym located in Dublin, Ireland.

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How did Leah McCourt grow up?

Leah McCourt was born on 21 June 1992 in Northern Ireland to parents whose identity has not yet been revealed by the fighter. However, it is known that she grew up in an average family alongside two sisters. Her father was a huge man and he wanted his daughters to be able to protect and defend themselves. Because of this, he used to send his daughters to attend judo classes. But Leah McCourt was interested in horse riding rather than judo and she also used to participate in events like the Balmoral Horseshow and the Dublin Horseshow frequently.


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Since horse riding is an expensive sport, she was unable to compete at a professional level but was happy with what she had. Unfortunately, she started developing allergies whenever she went near horses and she had to stay away from the sport that she was interested in. This was stated as one of the hardest things that she had to do in her life. Besides this, she is currently 28 years old with the zodiac sign of Cancer.


Physical Features

Leah McCourt holds an Irish nationality and she descends from Irish ethnicity. She is a Catholic and she practices Christianity as her religion. Besides this, she stands at a height of 5 feet and 8 inches (1.72m/172cms) tall and weighs around 62kgs (138lbs). In addition to this, she has an athletic body physique but her exact body measurements are not known at the moment. Furthermore, she has pair of beautiful dark green colored eyes with blonde hair color.


What is the education of Leah McCourt?

Unfortunately, there is no information available regarding Leah McCourt’s educational background and educational qualifications at the moment. However, it is assumed that she has completed at least high school from some local school in Ireland.

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What is the relationship status of Leah McCourt?

Leah McCourt is a single mother and is not involved in a relationship with anyone. She was blessed with a daughter whose name is Isabella McCourt when Leah was just 17 years old. The name of Isabella’s father has not yet been shared with the public by the fighter. Being pregnant at the age of 17 is tough for some people but she handled it pretty well with the full support of her parents and grandparents. She has also stated that she had no worries whatsoever regarding her pregnancy and especially her mom was cool about it as she had no option than to move forward with the pregnancy.

After her daughter’s birth, she decided to focus her career on fighting as she has stated that she used to attend boxing fights with her grandfather and has always been fascinated by the sport. She started by practicing Muay Thai in a local gym and learning how to kick pads, punch, and some more pad work.


How did Leah McCourt start his career?

Leah McCourt used to fight in numerous fighting events as an amateur. Her debut fight took place in the year 2014 when she fought and won against Sarah Scott via armbar submission in the Clan Wars competition.


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Her second fight in the competition resulted in a loss against Aoife Murphy when she was knocked out in round number two. In the years 2015 and 2016, she competed and won all of her fights in the IMMAF World Championships and also managed to earn the title of the IMMAF World Champion when she won the finals match against her opponent, Julia Dorny. She technically knocked out Dorny via a barrage of punches in 1 minute and 54 seconds of the very first round to grab the title. Her other victories came over opponents like Taryn Conklin, Yvonne Chow, Mia Isola, and Sini Koivunen.


Professional Career

Leah McCourt gave her professional debut in the year 2017 when she fought against Rizlen Zouak in the Cage Warriors Fighting Championship. Unfortunately, she lost her debut fight via technical knockout after fighting for 3 minutes and 46 seconds of round number two. This loss scarred her professional record but she did not give up and went on to fight against Manon Fiorot again in the Cage Warriors Fighting Championship. This fight was won via the split decision of Leon Roberts after fighting for three five-minute rounds.

Total fights 5
Wins 4
Wins by KO 1
Losses 1

Following this victory, she went on to win both of her fights in the year 2019 which came over opponents Hatice Ozyurt and Kerry Hughes via doctor stoppage and rear-naked chokehold submission respectively. Her most recent fight took place on 22 February 2020 when she fought and won against Judith Ruis in Bellator 240. The fight was declared a victory for Leah McCourt via unanimous decision after fighting for three five-minute rounds.

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Leah McCourt won the IMMAF World Championship title on 10 July 2016 when she fought and defeated Julia Dorny in the competition.


Social Media

Leah McCourt is active on social media platforms. Her official Instagram account (@leahmccourtmma) has over 49 thousand followers and her supposed Twitter account (@leahmccourtmma) has well over 20 thousand followers but the account has not yet been verified.


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How much is Leah McCourt’s net worth?

Leah McCourt earns primarily through her career as a professional fighter and in addition to this, she is also an Everlast athlete as she endorses for the sporting goods giant from time to time. As of the year 2021, she has an estimated net worth of anywhere around $1 million to $5 million.


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