Sage Northcutt proved that he's here to stay with fast submission in his first fight back.
Sage Northcutt is back to his winning ways.
On Friday night Northcutt returned to the ONE Championship cage after breaking more than 30 bones in his face following a KO loss in his debut four years ago. He was one of the brightest prospects and many wondered if he'd ever return following such a brutal loss.
But he did.
He stepped in on the historic card to face Ahmed Mujtaba and needed just 39 seconds to secure a heel hook win.
"My adrenaline is up, I tell you what," Northcutt said after the fight.
Northcutt said he'd like to try a submission grappling match next and then celebrated the announcement that he'd been given the $50,000 bonus.
"Thank you Mr. Chatri," he said.
MMA Twitter celebrated the return after Sage Northcutt injury
MMA Twitter was overwhelmingly happy for Northcutt, seeing how long and hard he's worked to battle back to the cage.