At ONE Fight Night 10 on Prime Video, ‘Super’ Sage Northcutt will make his highly anticipated return to the circle, and in the United States no less. Facing Ahmed Mujtaba on ONE Championship’s US soil debut in Colorado, Northcutt’s comeback has been long-anticipated.
After signing with the promotion and making his debut in 2019, there was a lot of hype around the now-26-year-old, who still has a lot of time left in his professional career.
After a run in the UFC where he went 6-2, the young prospect seemingly had a lot to give to ONE Championship as it continued to expand its roster with US talent. With the promotion's debut on US soil quickly approaching, it’s the perfect time for Northcutt to come back.
ONE Championship announced the fight with this caption:
“🚨 SAGE NORTHCUTT IS BACK 🚨 Witness his return to action against Pakistani powerhouse Ahmed Mujtaba at ONE Championship's U.S. on-ground debut at ONE Fight Night 10 🔥 Tickets are selling fast so get yours NOW!”
Fans and fellow fighters on Instagram reacted to the news of Sage Northcutt’s return in the comments below the post:
“Oh wow! I wondered what happened to Sage”
“YOOOOO ITS SAGE FREAKING NORTHCUT”
“Best of the luck brother mujtaba you got this 🔥🔥😍 lets goo🤩”
Cosmo Alexandre, who welcomed Northcutt to ONE Championship in 2019, also commented:
“Happy to see it! 🙏🏾”
ONE Fight Night 10 is available live and for free to all Prime Video subscribers in North America.
Demetrious Johnson said the return of Sage Northcutt should be at ONE Championship’s first U.S. event in May
Just a few days before the announcement of his return, Demetrious Johnson spoke about hoping to see Sage Northcutt compete at ONE Fight Night 10.
On May 5, Johnson will headline ONE’s first-ever US event with a blockbuster trilogy showdown against Adriano Moraes in his first defense of the ONE flyweight world title.
With ONE Fight Night 10 on Prime Video being such a momentous occasion for the promotion, it’s going to be a huge card with several superstars ready to show the North American audience what ONE is all about.
As the fight date gets closer, ‘Mighty Mouse’ spoke about some of the superstars that he hopes to see compete on the card alongside him and share the spotlight.
Naming fighters who have a connection to the US like California native Janet Todd and ONE women’s atomweight world champion Angela Lee, Demetrious Johnson also mentioned the return of Sage Northcutt, which has since been confirmed.
In an interview with SCMP MMA, Johnson said:
“I definitely want to see Sage Northcutt back out there. Get in some more American blood. I would like to see more American talent on the card.”
Watch the full interview below:
‘Super’ Sage has been inactive since his debut fight against Cosmo Alexandre in 2019, making ONE Fight Night 10 his comeback after nearly four years away from the brightest lights.