Sage Northcutt suffered a knockout defeat this past Friday (May 17) in Singapore. American mixed martial artist was making his ONE Championship debut against multiple Muay Thai and kickboxing world champion Cosmo Alexandre of Brazil. The scheduled for three rounds welterweight MMA bout ended in favor of the latter, who scored a one punch knockout win in 29 seconds of Round 1. The pair was featured on “Enter the Dragon” card.
Post-fight Northcutt was admitted to the hospital where he has undergone a “nine hour intense” surgery. The fighter took it to social media providing some of the details on suffered injury, such as “8 fractures”. Yet, “Super Sage” is looking to “be back”.
“Fresh out of surgery… I had 8 fractures and a nine hour intense operation. Feeling blessed for the amazing care and all the support from ONE Championship, my family / friends and fans! My Terminator face is not too Shabby.. ‘I’ll be back!’ Next post is catheter removal… stay tuned-JK,” Sage Northcutt wrote in the caption.
Prior signing with ONE Championship, Sage Northcutt (11-3) won six out of eight bouts in the UFC, including three previous outings. His resume includes the victories against Zak Ottow, Thibault Gouti, Michel Quinones, among others. The 23-year-old has also become the youngest person ever to be featured on the cover of Sport Karate Magazine at the age of 9, as well as won as many as 77 youth World Championships in karate.
FIGHTMAG team wishes Sage Northcutt a speedy recovery.
The former “Lion Fight” Muay Thai Super Middleweight champion Cosmo Alexandre is riding the eight-fight win streak in MMA. Three of his latest bouts he won by way of stoppage in the first round against Northcutt, Musu Nuertiebieke and Rey Trujillo.