Super Sage Northcutt Survives Being Rocked Early To Destroy Opponent In Second Round

Super Sage Northcutt Survives Being Rocked Early To Destroy Opponent In Second Round

Sage Northcutt finally earned his first UFC welterweight victory on Saturday when he defeated Zak Ottow in the UFC Fight Night 133 co-headliner.

After starting 0-2 in the organization at 170 pounds, Northcutt (11-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) defeated Ottow (16-6 MMA, 3-3 UFC) by second-round TKO in the FS1-televised bout, which took place at CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho.

It didn’t take long for Ottow to drop Northcutt. Northcutt landed an upkick. Ottow tried moving to side control. Ottow went for a guillotine, but settled for staying in top control. Northcutt went for an armbar. Ottow avoided danger. Northcutt was able to return to his feet. He swarmed Ottow with a combination. He tried locking in a guillotine. Northcutt mounted Ottow and landed some punches as the horn sounded.

“It was a great strike,” Northcutt said of Ottow’s opening punch. “I must’ve blinked right off the bat because I didn’t see it coming.”

Northcutt survived however and landed a straight jab about three minutes into the seond that wobbled Ottow, and a follow-up helped put him on the canvas. Just a few seconds later, Northcutt measured Ottow up and landed some quick short hammerfists, and Ottow was out.

Northcutt won for the third straight time and fourth time in five fights. Ottow is back in the loss column after a win over Mike Pyle in March. He has alternated wins and losses his past six fights.

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