Sage Northcutt

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Sage Northcutt
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BornSage Monroe Northcutt
(1996-03-01) March 1, 1996 (age 23)
Katy, Texas, United States
Other namesSuper Sage
ResidenceSacramento, California, United States
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1][2]
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Reach73.5[3] in (187 cm)[4]
StyleKajukenbo, Taekwondo, Karate, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Fighting out ofSacramento, California, United States
TeamTeam Alpha Male
TrainerUrijah Faber[5]
Rank3rd dan black belt in Kajukenbo[6]
3rd dan black belt in Taekwondo[6]
Black belt in Shuri-ryū Karate
Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[6]
Years active2014–present
Kickboxing record
By knockout15
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout5
By submission3
By decision3
By submission2
Other information
UniversityTexas A&M University
Notable school(s)Seven Lakes High School Katy High School
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: October 8, 2015

Sage Monroe Northcutt[7] (born March 1, 1996) is an American professional mixed martial artist currently signed with ONE Championship competing in the lightweight division. He has also competed in the lightweight and welterweight divisions of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).[5]

An accomplished athlete before MMA, Northcutt became the youngest person ever to be on the cover of Sport Karate Magazine at the age of 9.[8] Northcutt has won a total of 77 world youth championships in karate.[5]


Northcutt has been training MMA since the age of 4[9] and competed all over the world from a young age. His father, Mark, is a black belt in shuri-ryū karate, and his older sister, Colbey, is an amateur kickboxing champion.[10] At the age of 9, Northcutt became the youngest person ever to be on the cover of Sport Karate Magazine.[8] Northcutt has won a total of 77 world youth championships in karate.[5] He was also an undefeated kickboxer, with his record standing at 15–0.[11]

Northcutt attended Seven Lakes High School for his first 2 years of high school before transferring to Katy High School during his sophomore year.[11] Northcutt was inducted into the Black Belt Magazine Hall of Fame in 2012 at age 15.[6]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

In 2013, Northcutt began competing on the Legacy Fighting Championship amateur mixed martial arts (MMA) series, amassing an amateur record of 5-1 with his only loss coming on his first bout against Charles Sheppard by technical-knockout (TKO) in the first round. At the age of 18, he turned pro and racked up a 5–0 record in 16 months.[12]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Northcutt was featured in the debut episode of Dana White's Looking For A Fight.[13] After a victory at Legacy Fighting Championship 44, he was signed to the UFC.[5][8][14]

In his UFC debut, Northcutt also made his lightweight debut when he faced Francisco Trevino on October 3, 2015 at UFC 192. He won via technical-knockout (TKO) in 57 seconds.[15]

Northcutt's second UFC fight was against Cody Pfister on December 10, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 80.[16][17] Northcutt won the fight via guillotine choke in the second round.[18]

Northcutt was expected to face Andrew Holbrook on January 30, 2016 at UFC on Fox 18.[19] However, after Holbrook withdrew from the bout citing an injury eight days prior to the event, Northcutt would instead make his welterweight debut against Bryan Barberena.[20][21] Northcutt lost the bout via submission (arm-triangle choke) in the second round.[22]

Northcutt made a return to lightweight and faced Enrique Marín on July 9, 2016, at UFC 200, where he won via unanimous decision.[23][24]

Northcutt had his second welterweight bout when he faced Mickey Gall on December 17, 2016 at UFC on Fox 22.[25] He lost the contest via submission in the second round.[26]

Northcutt was expected to face Claudio Puelles in a lightweight bout on July 29, 2017 at UFC 214.[27] However, Puelles pulled out of the fight in mid-June citing injury and was replaced by John Makdessi.[28] In turn, the fight was canceled on July 14 due to injuries to both fighters.[29]

Northcutt faced Michel Quiñones on November 11, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 120.[30] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[31]

Northcutt faced Thibault Gouti on February 18, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 126.[32] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[33]

Northcutt faced Zak Ottow on July 14, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 133.[34] He won the fight via knockout in the second round.[35] Appearing on The Ariel Helwani Show early September, 2018, Northcutt confirmed his contract expired following the fight with Ottow, making him a free agent. In the same appearance, Northcutt said he planned to listen for offers from various promotions.[36]

On November 26, 2018 Dana White confirmed on UFC Unfiltered that the UFC didn't opt to renew Sage Northcutt's contract and is a free agent. White cited reasons, claiming, "Sage is young, and Sage needs some work. Let him get some work in some other organizations, and we will see where this kid ends up in a couple of years. Maybe we will pick him back up again." [37]

ONE Championship[edit]

On November 30, 2018 it was announced that Northcutt signed with ONE Championship.[38] On February 26, 2019, it was announced that Northcutt is scheduled to make his promotional debut against Cosmo Alexandre on May 17, 2019 in ONE Championship: Rise of Warriors.[39]

Personal life[edit]

Northcutt was majoring in petroleum engineering at Texas A&M University.[6] In January 2017, Northcutt announced he would withdraw from Texas A&M University to train mixed martial arts full-time.[40] Northcutt is a Christian.[41]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 11–2 Zak Ottow KO (punches) UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Ivanov July 14, 2018 2 3:13 Boise, Idaho, United States Return to Welterweight.
Win 10–2 Thibault Gouti Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Medeiros February 18, 2018 3 5:00 Austin, Texas, United States
Win 9–2 Michel Quiñones Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Pettis November 11, 2017 3 5:00 Norfolk, Virginia, United States Return to Lightweight.
Loss 8–2 Mickey Gall Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC on Fox: VanZant vs. Waterson December 17, 2016 2 1:40 Sacramento, California, United States
Win 8–1 Enrique Marín Decision (unanimous) UFC 200 July 9, 2016 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Lightweight bout.
Loss 7–1 Bryan Barberena Submission (arm-triangle choke) UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Bader January 30, 2016 2 3:06 Newark, New Jersey, United States Return to Welterweight.
Win 7–0 Cody Pfister Submission (guillotine choke) UFC Fight Night: Namajunas vs. VanZant December 10, 2015 2 0:41 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 6–0 Francisco Trevino TKO (elbows and punches) UFC 192 October 3, 2015 1 0:57 Houston, Texas, United States Lightweight debut. Catchweight (160 lb); Trevino missed weight.
Win 5–0 Rocky Long Submission (neck crank) Legacy FC 44 August 28, 2015 2 3:30 Houston, Texas, United States
Win 4–0 Gage Duhon Submission (rear-naked choke) Legacy FC 42 November 22, 2014 1 4:26 Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States Discovered on Dana White's Lookin' For a Fight.
Win 3–0 James Christopherson TKO (punches) Fury Fighting 6 May 22, 2014 1 4:35 Humble, Texas, United States
Win 2–0 Jacob Capelli TKO (punches) Legacy FC: Challenger Series 1 April 25, 2014 1 0:55 Houston, Texas, United States
Win 1–0 Tim Lashley TKO (wheel kick and punches) Legacy FC 37 April 20, 2014 1 0:27 Houston, Texas, United States

See also[edit]


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