The hype surrounding the 19-year-old Sage Northcutt is getting bigger before his debut in the organization at UFC 192.
Northcutt undefeated (5-0) will face Francisco Trevino (12-1) in a duel lightweight and there are many questions concerning the novice. Will there be a new star in the UFC or whether it is too early for such expectations?
Northcutt joined on Wednesday to open training athletes from the main card.
See below some impressions of the new young UFC fighter:
Successive teams leave the biggest MMA organization in the world.
The UFCFightersInfo gave the names of four fighters, with whom the UFC organization terminated the contracts: This fighters are Elias Silverio (11-2, 3-2 UFC), Ramsey Nijem (9-6, 5-5 in the UFC), Jorge Oliveira (7-2 0-2 UFC) and Nazareno Malegarie (23-4, 0-1 in the UFC).
Elias Silverio exemption can be considered as little surprise, after three fights in the UFC won, the Brazilian was tipped to a fighter who may in the future be in the top15 division but the lost against Rashid Magomedov and Shane Campbell shattered those plans.
Nijem left the UFC after ten fights. Finalist of the thirteenth edition of the Brazilian TUF-and lost two last fights: TKO of Carlos Ferreira and points with Andrew holbrookia after a very large controversy.
Oliveira says goodbye to the UFC after losing two fights, 35-year-old first defeat on points with Dhiego Lima and later was subjected by Christos Giagosa.
Malegarie is a very experienced fighter who got to the UFC by participating in the fourth edition of the Brazilian TUF-a. In the Argentine he reached the semifinals, where the decision of the judges lost to Fernando Bruno. Despite this Nazareno got a chance to fight in the UFC, UFC 191 faced with Joaquim Silva and lost by a split decision.
Michael Bisping will not fight for the UFC 193 in Melbourne because of an elbow injury. His place in the struggle of the Robert Whittaker takes now Urijah Hall.
This is the fourth injury that alters the card fights of UFC 193, Michael Bisping will have to undergo elbow surgery. The injury is not too serious, but forced him to withdraw from the fight night.
For Bisping will take place Urijah Hall (12-5) and he will face Robert Whittaker. Hall surprised everyone by defeating Gegard Mousasi by knockout at UFC Fight Night: Barnett vs. Nelson. Urijah Hall is the first fighter who managed to finish Gegard by the impact. American has now a great streak of five wins in six duels.
Robert Whittaker (14-4) derived from New Zealand will face the powerful striker. Behind him; he has three wins in a row with the last recorded at 44 seconds knocking Brad Tavares. Whittaker is 24 years old and has a pretty good 5-2 record in the UFC, and there are chances that it becomes even higher.