The Cowboy State's own Staci Vega is preparing for her professional debut as an MMA fighter this weekend (Saturday, August 5th, 2017) at the Cheyenne Ice & Events Center.

The Cheyenne-born fighter has been in the ring for both boxing and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) for the past 8 years.

Staci trains out of Zs Training Gym in Fort Collins with Coach Brian Zehler (also known as Z) and works her boxing out of TLC Gym in Denver under Donald Camarena.

We spoke to Staci about her goals:

My dream is to make a name for myself and make my way to the UFC sometime soon.
I'm blessed to have these two amazing coaches in my life and an amazing team that has my back.
I couldn't do this without the support of my family and friends, but even more the community of Casper, Cheyenne and Fort Collins.

Staci moved to Casper at age ten and graduated from high school at Kelly Walsh.

Staci Vega
Staci Vega