On Friday, on the main card of ONE: Enter The Dragon in Singapore, former UFC talent Sage Northcutt made his debut in the ONE Championship ring. He was welcomed to the Asian martial arts powerhouse by kickboxing talent Cosmo Alexandre, who he met in a mixed martial arts bout.
Northcutt’s ONE Championship did not go as he planned. In fact, this first bout on Asian soil went disastrously for the former UFC wunderkind, as he was knocked out cold by his Brazilian foe in less than 30 seconds.
Unsurprisingly, this tough ONE Championship debut for Sage Northcutt generated some interesting reactions from the MMA community on social media.
See some of the best reactions below:
Told ya! I warned people on Nastyukhin with Eddie and with Cosmo on Sage. Boom out go the lights as Sage gets KO'd
— MichaelSchiavello PM (@SchiavelloVOICE) May 17, 2019
Is anyone actually surprised Cosmo KOd Nothcutt? You can't possibly have seen that going any other way.
— Jake Heun (@JakeHeun) May 17, 2019
— CRIS CYBORG (@criscyborg) May 17, 2019
I backed out of the @ONEChampionship app to text a friend and missed the Sage KO!!!!
— Gerald Harris (@GHurricane) May 17, 2019
Dang what a shot I guess they can fight everywhere lol
— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) May 17, 2019
Is Alvarez and Northcutt getting KOd a disaster for ONE? Is it a triumph for ONE? I really don’t know but it sure has been entertaining.
— James Goyder (@JamesGoyder) May 17, 2019
What's funny is that so many people are now acting like everybody was sleeping on Cosmo… Literally everybody was saying how tough this matchup looked for Sage. Many were picking Cosmo outright… #EnterTheDragon
— Tom Taylor (@TomTayMMA) May 17, 2019
I can't believe Sage Northcutt didn't dominate in One FC after his..
…decision win over Michel Quiñones at some random UFC.
— JE Snowden (@JESnowden) May 17, 2019
Quit saying these are the B/C leagues, you filthy casuals.
— Drake Riggs (@Dre_Kriggs) May 17, 2019
With this knockout at the hands the kickboxing star Cosmo Alexandre, Sage Northcutt returns to the loss column after three-straight wins in the UFC’s Octagon: a TKO victory over Zak Ottow, and decision triumphs against Thibault Gouti and Michel Quiñones. Northcutt had never been knocked out in a mixed martial arts bout previously.
Cosmo Alexandre is now 8-1 as a mixed martial artist.
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 5/17/2019.