Sage Monroe Northcutt, born March 1, 1996 is an American professional mixed martial
artist currently competing in the Lightweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Northcutt has been training MMA martial arts since the age of 4 and competed all over the
world from a young age. His father, Mark, is a black belt in karate, and his older sister, Colbey, is
an amateur kickboxing champion. At the age of 9, Northcutt became the youngest person ever
to be on the cover Sport Karate Magazine. Northcutt has won a total of 77 world youth
championships in karate. He was also an undefeated kickboxer, with his record standing at
15–0. Northcutt was inducted into the Black Belt Magazine Hall of Fame in 2012 at age 15. In
High School, Northcutt was a State Medalist for wrestling.
Northcutt was majoring in petroleum engineering at Texas A&M University. In January 2017,
Northcutt announced he would take time off from his college education to train mixed martial arts full-time.
Beginning of his MMA Career.
He began with his career in 2013, by competing on the Legacy Fighting
Championship amateur mixed martial arts(MMA) series, amassing an amateur record of 5-1
with his only loss coming on his first bout against Charles Sheppard by technical-knockout (TKO)
in the first round. At the age of 18, he turned pro and racked up a 5–0 record in 16 months.
Ultimate Fighting Championship Debut
Northcutt was featured in the debut episode of Dana White's Looking For A Fight. After a
victory at Legacy Fighting Championship 44, he was signed to the UFC.
In his UFC debut, he also made his lightweight debut when he faced Francisco Trevino on in
2015 at UFC 192 and grabbed the victory via technical-knockout (TKO) in 57 seconds.
His second UFC fight was against Cody Pfister in 2015 at UFC Fight Night 80 and won the fight
via guillotine choke in the second round.
He next made his welterweight debut against Bryan Barberena andlost the bout via Arm
Triangle in the second round.
Northcutt made a return to lightweight and faced Enrique Marín on July 9, 2016, at UFC 200,
where he won by unanimous decision. As of year 2108, he holds the professional record of 10
win and 1 losses.
Northcutt faced Michel Quiñones in 2017 at UFC Fight Night 120 and won the fight via a
He faced Thibault Gouti in 2018 at UFC Fight Night 126 and won the fight via a unanimous