Sage Northcutt Vs Thibault Gouti Set For UFC Fight Night 126

Sage Northcutt

‘Super’ Sage Northcutt will return to action against Thibault Gouti at UFC Fight Night 126 on Sunday, February 18th in Austin, Texas.

The 21-year-old Northcutt returned to the lightweight division last month and picked up a unanimous decision win over Michel QuiƱones at UFC Fight Night 120.

Prior to that Northcutt had suffered a submission loss against fellow ‘Dana White: Lookin’ For A Fight’ prospect Mickey Gall at 170lbs, but overall he’s put together a 4-2 run in the UFC to date, despite being one of the youngest fighters on the roster.

Now he faces 30-year-old French fighter Gouti, who TKO’d Andrew Holbrook last time out at UFC Fight Night 115 in September.

That had been a must-win bout for Gouti as he was on the verge of being released from the UFC at the time after having lost his first three bouts in a row inside the Octagon against Teemu Packalen, Olivier Aubin-Mercier and Chad Laprise.

UFC Fight Night 126’s line-up is still in the process of being filled out, so Northcutt Vs Gouti is one of only a few bouts that have so far been earmarked for the show in Texas, alongside Derrick Lewis Vs Marcin Tybura and Ray Borg Vs Brandon Moreno.

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