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Sage Northcutt returns to face Shinya Aoki at ONE on TNT 4

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Sage Northcutt’s first fight in nearly two years is set for April.

Northcutt will face Shinya Aoki at ONE on TNT 4 in a 170-pound matchup, MMA Fighting has learned following an initial report from ESPN. The event will take place April 28 at Singapore Indoor Stadium.

The 24-year-old prospect returns to action for the first time since his brutal KO loss to Cosmo Alexandre in his promotional debut in May 2019, suffering eight facial fractures in the process. “Super” entered ONE Championship from the UFC on a three-fight winning streak, earning victories over Michel Quinones, Thibault Gouti and Zak Ottow.

Aoki, 37, has won his last three fights since losing the ONE lightweight title to Christian Lee in May 2019. The Japanese legend, and veteran of 55 pro fights, picked up submission wins over Honorio Banario and James Nakashima, along with a unanimous decision win over Kimihiro Eto during his current streak.