Sage Northcutt Has ONE Championship Debut Booked

Sage Northcutt Exploring

Sage Northcutt has his first bout booked under the ONE Championship banner.

The rising prospect decided during his time as a free agent that it was best for him to sign with ONE instead of staying with the UFC. Northcutt made an appearance back in 2015 on the debut episode of Dana White’s “Lookin’ for a Fight” web series. He would later go 6-2 in the UFC.

Northcutt announced on Tuesday at a media event in Los Angeles that he’s set to fight Cosmo Alexandre in a welterweight bout but under ONE rules, it will be a 185-pound bout. This fight goes down on May 17 in Singapore.

In his latest fight, in the co-headliner of last year’s UFC Boise, the rising prospect picked up a win. He was able to secure a TKO win over the always-tough Zak Ottow. This fight didn’t go as originally planned for Northcutt as he had a tough first round. He got floored with a punch early in the fight and absorbed shots from top position. However, he was able to rebound and get his hand raised.

Northcutt bulked up for this fight as it was contested at welterweight. This is not his normal weight class even though he’s fought at 170 pounds a few times. After the fight, he made it known that he would entertain the idea of fighting at middleweight.

On the flip side, Alexandre (7-1) hasn’t competed in MMA since September 2016. He lost his professional debut with Bellator in 2011. He turned that around by winning seven straight.