Sage Northcutt Confirmed to Return to ONE Championship Against Ahmed Mujtaba at ONE Fight Night 10

Published 01/24/2023, 4:54 AM EST

“Super” Sage Northcutt will make his hotly anticipated return at ONE Championship’s debut show on American soil, ONE Fight Night 10: Johnson vs. Moraes III on Prime Video, on May 5. The promotion confirmed the news on their official website on Monday, January 23. Northcutt will cross paths with Ahmed “Wolverine” Mujtaba in a lightweight duel at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado, seeking to get back to winning ways following a defeat in his promotional bow.

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After penning a deal with the Singapore-based organization in December 2018, the Evolve MMA and Team Alpha Male athlete debuted against Cosmo “Good Boy” Alexandre at ONE: ENTER THE DRAGON in May 2019.

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The journey to glory won’t be easy for Sage Northcutt

However, his debut ended just 29 seconds in, when a thumping overhand right from the Brazilian Muay Thai specialist knocked him out cold on the canvas. Following the bout, it was revealed that “Super” had suffered multiple fractures that required immediate surgery.

After getting back to full fitness, Northcutt was scheduled to make a comeback against former ONE Lightweight World Champion Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki in April 2021.Unfortunately, he caught COVID-19 and was forced out of the tie.

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Now back to fighting fitness, the 26-year-old is raring to make a statement when he returns at ONE Fight Night 10. But standing in his way is an athlete who is also eager to put on a show in his seventh promotional appearance.

A barrage of attacks might help Sage Northcutt get the better of his opponent

“Wolverine” enters this bout riding two first-round wins, and another quick finish in May could see him move closer to a ranking spot in the lightweight division. At the same time, Mujtaba is keen to showcase Pakistan’s growing MMA scene to the world, and ONE’s debut show in the U.S. would be the perfect card for him to do just that.

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Stylistically, this matchup will be another classic striker versus grappler clash. Northcutt’s ability to open up rivals from multiple angles will be a key to victory, and Mujtaba must keep an eye for his foe’s barrage of attacks as he tries to take the American star into deep waters on the canvas.

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Souvik Roy

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Souvik Roy is currently a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. An avid UFC follower, Souvik combined his love for the sport and his passion for words to turn his interest into his Livelihood. A Diploma holder in Electrical Engineering, Souvik has worked as a Freelance Link Builder and Content Writer previously and wrote for various clients and businesses.

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