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Sage Northcutt slated for first fight in four years at ONE Fight Night 10 in May

Josh Evanoff - January 23, 2023

ONE Championship lightweight contender Sage Northcutt is finally slated to make his return. ‘Super Sage’ has been out of action since his clash with Cosmo Alexandre in May 2019. The bout was a massive one for the lightweight, as it was his debut in ONE Championship. He exited the UFC the prior year with a three-fight winning streak, last knocking out Zak Ottow in July 2018.

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Tyron Woodley says the UFC pressed former fighters Sage Northcutt and Paige VanZant too quickly: “I was his training partner, I’m telling you, he wasn’t ready”

Cole Shelton - June 17, 2022

Tyron Woodley believes the UFC pushes fighters too quickly and Sage Northcutt and Paige VanZant are the perfect examples. The UFC often signs young, up-and-coming prospects but the problem with them fighting in the UFC so young is the fact they are fighting the best in the world, which is a problem according to Woodley. Along with that, the promotion has to carefully matchmake them which they didn’t do to both Northcutt and VanZant as both struggled and ultimately left the UFC.

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Sage Northcutt targeting return against Shinya Aoki this summer: "What's the problem?"

Josh Evanoff - June 3, 2022

ONE Championship lightweight Sage Northcutt is targeting a return against former champion Shinya Aoki. ‘Super Sage’ has been out of action for over three years. In May 2019, Northcutt faced off against Cosmo Alexandre in his debut for ONE Championship. He wound up losing the fight via a brutal first-round knockout.

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MMA legend Shinya Aoki takes a shot at Sage Northcutt

Harry Kettle - April 29, 2021

ONE Championship’s Shinya Aoki left a short and sweet message for Sage Northcutt after calling him out on the ONE on TNT 4 broadcast. The controversial Aoki has long since been viewed as one of the most unpredictable men in mixed martial arts, whether that be with ONE Championship or elsewhere.

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Sage Northcutt to drop down two weight classes

Tom Taylor - November 22, 2019

Weight classes work a little differently in ONE Championship, where extreme weight-cutting is not allowed. ONE’s welterweight division 185 lbs, not 170 lbs. It’s lightweight division is 170 lbs, not 155. And so on. This occasionally means fighters wind up in the cage with bigger opposition. Sage Northcutt certainly had that problem in his ONE debut. Northcutt made his ONE debut in the welterweight division — 185 pounds. In this debut, he was obliterated by destructive kickboxer Cosmo Alexandre. The loss left him with significant facial damage that required intensive surgery to repair.

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Sage Northcutt reacts to Dana White’s retirement suggestion

Harry Kettle - November 11, 2019

ONE Championship star Sage Northcutt has given his thoughts on UFC president Dana White’s suggestion that he should consider retiring from mixed martial arts. Northcutt officially signed with ONE nearly a year ago now after parting ways with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. His first fight with the promotion took place at May at ONE Championship: Enter the Dragon, where he was knocked out by Cosmo Alexandre in just 29 seconds. The knockout led to the youngster sustaining eight fractures in his face, leading to a nine-hour surgery after the fight.

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Sage Northcutt still unable to train following KO loss six months ago

Adam Martin - November 8, 2019

ONE Championship’s Sage Northcutt says he still has not been able to train following a KO loss to Cosmo Alexandre back in May. Northcutt suffered a brutal KO loss to Alexandre six months ago, losing in just 29 seconds and suffering numerous facial fractures that have left him unable to train.

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ONE CEO believes Sage Northcutt can be three-sport world champion

Adam Martin - June 20, 2019

When ONE Championship signed Sage Northcutt to a big free-agent contract, the thought was he could become one of the promotion’s stars. But after suffering a devastating knockout loss to Cosmo Alexandre in his ONE debut, many have written off Northcutt as an overrated bust, fairly or unfairly. Even UFC president Dana White said Sage Northcutt would be better off leaving the sport of MMA and pursuing other interests. But if you ask ONE CEO Chatri Sityodtong, the promotion is still very much behind the 23-year-old talent, and Northcutt’s boss believes “Super Sage” can still be a world champion.

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Dana White reacts to Sage Northcutt's ONE Championship loss

Thomas Taylor - June 8, 2019

After a lengthy stint in the UFC, “Super” Sage Northcutt now calls ONE Championship home. Unfortunately for the American and his fans, his first bout in the ONE ring did not go as planned, as he was stopped in less than 30 seconds by the ferocious Cosmo Alexandre. Speaking recently to TSN’s Aaron Bronsteter, UFC President Dana White reacted to Northcutt’s tough ONE debut. The UFC boss’s take? That Northcutt should retire from MMA.

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Joe Rogan reacts to Sage Northcutt losing to Cosmo Alexandre

Natasha Hooper - May 24, 2019

Sage Northcutt come up short in his ONE Championship debut last Friday in Singapore, losing by knockout to striking specialist Cosmo Alexandre in just 29 seconds. Like pretty much everybody else in the MMA community, UFC commentator Joe Rogan has seen the footage of this brutal knockout. Yesterday during an episode of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast with Brendan Schaub, Rogan gave his take on the fight and the implications of such a tough loss

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Sage Northcutt updates fans from Singapore hospital

Tom Taylor - May 23, 2019

Former UFC talent Sage Northcutt experienced a pretty brutal loss in his ONE Championship debut, suffering a 29-second knockout at the hands of kickboxing specialist Cosmo Alexandre. This tough setback left Northcutt with serious facial injuries that needed to be corrected over the course of a nine-hour surgery.

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Cosmo Alexandre takes aim at MMA fans insulting Sage Northcutt

Adam Martin - May 23, 2019

The man who knocked out Sage Northcutt last weekend is disgusted by the slew of insults and hate messages that have been directed towards his fallen opponent. Brazilian kickboxing specialist Cosmo Alexandre needed just 29 seconds to brutally knock out Sage Northcutt last Friday on the main card of ONE: Enter the Dragon. The video of Northcutt falling face first onto the canvas went viral, with many calling it an early frontrunner for 2019 Knockout of the Year. According to Urijah Faber, Northcutt’s coach at Team Alpha Male, his young pupil suffered up to 30 broken bones due to the KO. It was a bad knockout loss, there’s no other way to put it.

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Urijah Faber encourages fans to support Sage Northcutt after KO loss

Thomas Taylor - May 19, 2019

On Friday, on the main card of the stacked ONE: Enter the Dragon card in Singapore, former UFC talent Sage Northcutt made his ONE Championship debut opposite dangerous kickboxing export Cosmo Alexandre. Unfortunately for Northcutt and his legions of fans, this ONE debut went disastrously, as we was knocked out in less than 30 seconds. After this tough knockout loss, Northcutt was carted to a Singapore, where he underwent a nine-hour surgery to repair several facial injuries.

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Sage Northcutt Reacts to ONE Championship Knockout Loss

Nolan King - May 18, 2019

Friday morning was a rough one for former UFC fighter Sage Northcutt. In his promotional debut, the popular middleweight was brutally knocked out at ONE Championship: Enter The Dragon. Facing off against Cosmo Alexandre, Northcutt ate a vicious punch just seconds into the fight.

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The MMA community reacts to Sage Northcutt getting KO'd in 29 seconds

Tom Taylor - May 17, 2019

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.

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Chatri Sityodtong confident Sage Northcutt can become three-sport titleholder in ONE Championship

Tom Taylor - April 25, 2019

Former UFC standout “Super” Sage Northcutt will make his debut in the ONE Championship welterweight division on May 17, as he is set to battle kickboxing specialist Cosmo Alexandre at ONE: Enter the Dragon in Singapore. While this matchup is currently consuming all of Northcutt’s focus, he has previously expressed interest in competing in both Muay Thai and kickboxing bouts as part of ONE Super Series. In fact, he’s hoping to capture titles in MMA, Muay Thai and kickboxing.

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EXCLUSIVE | Sage Northcutt breaks down his upcoming ONE Championship debut

Tom Taylor - April 10, 2019

Former UFC welterweight star “Super” Sage Northcutt is set to make his debut in the ONE Championship cage at ONE: Enter the Dragon on May 17 in Singapore. He’ll make this debut opposite kickboxing export Cosmo Alexandre, who has carved out an impressive 7-1 MMA record, primarily in the Bellator cage. Sage Northcutt is excited to get this new phase of his fighting career underway.

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EXCLUSIVE | Sage Northcutt reacts to ONE Championship debuts of Eddie Alvarez, Demetrious Johnson

Tom Taylor - April 8, 2019

Over the last few months, ONE Championship has signed some truly elite talent in Demetrious Johnson, Eddie Alvarez, Sage Northcutt and Vitor Belfort. Two of those fighters made their ONE Championship debuts at the recent ONE: A New Era card in Tokyo — and with very different results. Eddie Alvarez debuted first, and was knocked out by Russian juggernaut Timofey Nastyukhin in a jaw-dropping upset. Demetrious Johnson debuted next, submitting a game Yuya Wakamatsu in the second round.

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