Following a successful tonsil removal, “Super” Sage Northcutt will be making his Octagon return in less than two months. The has booked the 21 year-old for a lightweight rebound fight in July.
According to multiple MMA sources, including MMAfighting.com, Northcutt will meet Peru’s Claudio Puelles at UFC 214 in Anaheim, California. Northcutt was expected to fight earlier, but due to surgery last month to have his tonsil’s removed he was forced to push back his return.
Last December, Northcutt experienced has second loss in the UFC. In the highly-anticipated fight against Mickey Gall at UFC on Fox 22, “Super” lost the contest via submission (rear-naked choke) in the second round. However, the American mixed martial artist had a spectacular win in his UFC debut against Francisco Trevino winning via technical-knockout (TKO) in just 57 seconds. He then later defeated Cody Pfister and Enrique Marín.
His opponent Puelles is a MMA fighter with a professional fight record of 8 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws. Puelles is looking for his first UFC win following an unsuccessful debut against Toro Bravo at UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs. Ferguson.
UFC 214: Cormier vs Jones 2 will be held on July 29, 2017 at the Honda Center.