Sage Nortchutt Unsuccessful In ONE Championship Debut
Sage Northcutt had his first appearance under the ONE banner this morning. 29 seconds was all it took for his opponent to be victorious.
The former UFC pretty boy, Northcutt was facing Cosmo Alexandre. Alexandre is relatively unknown in MMA, with a record of 8-1. However, he was sitting on almost 70 pro kickboxing victories. This standup skill was on full display, as he would flatten Sage Northcutt in less than half a minute.
— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) May 17, 2019
MMA Twitter definitely had a lot to say about the performance of Sage Northcutt. Check out their reactions below!
“Sage Northcutt is about to make his ONE Championship debut against Cosmo Alexandre. That’s far from an easy debut for the UFC veteran.”
-Guilherme Cruz (@guicruzzz)
“Sage Northcutt loses his ONE Championship debut by first-round knockout. Got clipped and laid face-first on the mat. Yikes.”
-Mike Bohn (@mikebohnmma)
“Dang what a shot I guess they can fight everywhere lol”
-Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170)
Cosmo Alexandre DESTRUCTION with ONE punch.
Def. Sage Northcutt by KO in seconds. OMG!!!!”
-Bruno Massami (Бруно Массами) (@BrMassami)
“(What a silly fight to give Sage)”
-Ryan Loco (@RyanLoco)
“That fight made no sense . Sheesh”
-Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson)
“Told ya! I warned people on Nastyukhin with Eddie and with Cosmo on Sage. Boom out go the lights as Sage gets KO’d”
-MichaelSchiavello PM (@SchiavelloVOICE)
Sage Northcutt was not the first UFC fighter to move to ONE. While Demetrious Johnson was successful, Eddie Alvarez was not. Both Alvarez and Northcutt were knocked out cleanly in the first round.