Former UFC top prospect Sage Northcutt will join the likes of Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez as the newest member of Asia’s ONE Championship.
The official signing of "Super" Sage was announced by ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong earlier tonight via Twitter:
Please join me in giving a big welcome to multiple-time karate world champion, Black Belt Hall of Famer, and rising global mixed martial arts superstar Sage Northcutt to ONE Championship! @sagenorthcutt— Chatri Sityodtong (@YODCHATRI) November 30, 2018
Northcutt, 22, remains one of the most promising young athletes in the sport today. Having fought in UFC since the age of 19, Northcutt has had the opportunity to hone his skills against some of the best fighters in the world. In the end, the talented striker was able to notch a 6-2 Octagon record while finishing the likes of Zak Ottow and Cody Pfister.
Despite Northcutt's track record and promising potential, UFC president Dana White announced earlier this week that the promotion will be moving in another direction following the expiration of Northcutt's contract. That decision has afforded "Super" the chance to sign with ONE Championship and achieve greatness overseas.
It’s an honor to be a part of the One Championship family! I’m looking forward to being a part of something great— Sage Northcutt (@sagenorthcutt) November 30, 2018
Northcutt’s arrival marks another big signing for ONE Championship, which inked free agent and former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez back in October and then later traded Ben Askren for pound-for-pound legend and former UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson that same month.
Only time will tell how successful Northcutt can be under the ONE Championship banner. But given his personality, youth, and incredible skill set, “Super” should have no problem settling in as one of the promotion’s biggest draws.