The Former UFC Fighter Sage Northcutt Squares Off Against Brazilian Kickboxing Champ Cosmo Alexandre On May 17th
After his UFC contract expired last year, “free agent” Sage Northcutt followed the footsteps of Eddie Alvarez and Demetrious Johnson and inked the contract with Singapore-based One Fighting Championship promotion in November 2018.
Sage finally knows his rival at ONE FC debut. He will meet dangerous former kickboxing champion Cosmo Alexandre. The two will fight on May 17, 2019, at Welterweight (185-pound) bout under ONE’s classification rules.
Sage is fighting Cosmo Alexandre in his ONE debut? Not your average Kickboxing/MT crossover opponent. Cosmo has actually had a successful, albeit sporadic, mma career. Sounds fun. pic.twitter.com/ROCI3alHVq
— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) February 27, 2019
Sage Northcutt (11-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) is currently on a hot streak, with three victories in a row. “Super” secured unanimous decision wins over Michel Quinones at UFC Fight Night 120, and Thibault Gouti at UFC Fight Night 126.
In his last UFC match, Sage met Zack Ottow at UFC Fight Night 133, on July 14, 2018, and finished his rival via KO in the second round after a flurry of punches.
Cosmo Alexandre (7-1 MMA) had his Octagon debut at Bellator 52, on October 1, 2011, where he lost the bout to Josh Quayhagen via unanimous decision.
Since then, Cosmo won seven consecutive matches in a row. In his last two MMA bouts, Cosmo TKOd Rey Trujillo at LFC 28 on February 21, 2014, and Nuerdebieke Bahetihan at Superstar Fight 5 on September 23, 2016. Alexandre hasn’t competed in mixed martial arts since.
This looks like an interesting fight. Sage Northcutt is a great striker, with Kajukenbo, Karate, and Taekwondo background. Combo Alexandre is a dangerous fighter known for lethal knees and outstanding clinch strikes.
Do you think Sage Northcutt will earn a victory over the dangerous Brazilian striking specialist at his ONE FC debut?
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