Former UFC prospect Sage Northcutt made his ONE Championship debut on Friday, May 17 at ONE Championship 96: Enter the Dragon. Northcutt was once considered to be one of the rising stars in the UFC before growing pains caused him to stumble in two bouts.
The 23-year-old Texan was hoping to rejuvenate his career in Asia, but things did not go as planned.
In his co-main event bout against kickboxing standout Cosmo Alexandre, Northcutt suffered a devastating knockout loss in just 29 seconds. Alexandre clipped Northcutt with a heavy overhand right that immediately sent him crumbling to the mat.
You can watch the knockout below.
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Prior to his loss to Alexandre, Northcutt was riding a three-fight winning streak in the UFC which included decision victories over Michel Quinones and Thibault Gouti, along with a knockout over Zak Ottow.
The full results from “ONE Championship 96: Enter the Dragon” can be seen below.
‘ONE Championship 96: Enter the Dragon’ Results
MAIN CARD (B/R Live, 8:00 a.m. ET)
- Champ Shinya Aoki vs. Christian Lee – for lightweight title
- Cosmo Alexandre def. Sage Northcutt via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 0:29
- Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev def. Amir Khan via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 2:56 – lightweight world grand prix semifinal
- Geje Eustaquio def. Kim Kyu Sung via unanimous decision – flyweight world grand prix alternate bout
- Litao Miao def. Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 4:09
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, Twitter, 5:00 a.m. ET)
- Yoshitaka Naito def. Alex Silva via unanimous decision
- Garry Tonon def. Yoshiki Nakahara via submission (heel hook) Round 1, 0:55
- Iuri Lapicus def. Shannon Wiratchai via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 3:10
- Mei Yamaguchi def. Laura Balin via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 3:46
- Rahul Raju def. Richard Corminal via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 4:43