American mixed martial arts sensation ‘Super’ Sage Northcutt made a successful return to action after a nearly four-year break to win a dramatic submission victory over Pakistan’s ‘Wolverine’ Ahmed Mujtaba in under a minute.On May 5, ONE Fight Night 10: Johnson versus Moraes III on Prime Video took place live at the 1stBank Centre in Denver, Colorado. Northcutt squared off against Mujtaba at the event.’Super’ and ‘Wolverine’ engaged in combat from the very beginning of the match, with Northcutt securing the submission victory with a heel hook after a brief scramble. Following the bout, Northcutt participated in the post-event press conference that was held backstage and shared his thoughts with the reporters present on what he believes could come next.
“There was going to be a battle between Shinya Aoki and me. That one strikes me as being a really exciting one to watch. When I look back at my finish from now, I can see that my grappling has come a long way. I was able to demonstrate some grappling. Due to the fact that he is such a skilled grappler, I believe the contest would be really entertaining.Despite his lengthy hiatus, Northcutt utterly dominated Mujtaba in their matchup. He looked great. His victory came via submission, which earned him a bonus of US$50,000 from the chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, Chatri Sityodtong.
A bout between Shinya Aoki and Sage Northcutt would be incredibly exciting since it would match a rising star from the United States against a great fighter from Japan. A victory for Northcutt over Aoki, who is considered to be one of the most dangerous submission specialists in mixed martial arts, would do extremely well for Northcutt to raise his stock. Northcutt is a former ONE lightweight world champion.
Fans in the United States and Canada can watch a free replay of ONE Fight Night 10: Johnson vs. Moraes III on Amazon Prime, where they can also see Sage Northcutt’s swift submission of Ahmed Mujtaba and the rest of the action-packed card.