Former UFC Fighter Sage Northcutt Signs with ONE Championship

Former UFC lightweight and welterweight prospect Sage Northcutt has a new fighting home as he has inked a contract with ONE Championship.

Former UFC lightweight and welterweight prospect Sage Northcutt has a new fighting home as he has inked a contract with ONE Championship.

ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong made the announcement on Friday.

“Please join me in giving a big warm welcome to multiple-time karate world champion, Black Belt Hall of Famer, and rising global mixed martial arts superstar Sage Northcutt to ONE Championship!” Sityodtong wrote on Friday. “Sage decided to join ONE a couple of weeks ago after we came to agreement on his contract. And, he specifically asked to make his debut in ONE: Call to Greatness in Singapore on February 22, 2019.

“I have to say that he and his father are two of the most humble, and kind people I have met. With his beautiful technical skills, explosive power, and incredible athleticism, Sage is undoubtedly one of the most talented martial artists on the planet today. Get ready for Super Sage!”

Northcutt went 6-2 during his time with the UFC and was once considered a potential rising star for the promotion.

While he definitely had some impressive wins during his time in the UFC, Northcutt also faced some struggles while growing up inside the Octagon.

More recently, Northcutt began training full time at Team Alpha Male in Sacramento under head coach Urijah Faber and put on arguably his most complete performance to date in his final UFC fight against Zak Ottow.

Now he will join fellow UFC veterans Eddie Alvarez and Demetrious Johnson as part of the ONE Championship roster.

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Damon Martin is a veteran mixed martial arts journalist who has been covering the industry since 2003 with bylines on FOX Sports, CNN, Bleacher Report and numerous other outlets.
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