Sage Northcutt returns against Andrew Holbrook at UFC in New Jersey

Sage Northcutt returns against Andrew Holbrook at UFC in New Jersey

Sage Northcutt will get one more fight before he’s no longer a teenager when he takes on Andrew Holbrook at FOX UFC Fight Night in Newark, N.J. on Jan. 30.

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Sage Northcutt will get one more fight before he’s no longer a teenager when he takes on Andrew Holbrook at FOX UFC Fight Night in Newark, N.J. on Jan. 30.

The 19-year-old prospect has been ultra-busy since making his debut at UFC 192 in October and following his win last week over Cody Pfister, Northcutt requested one more bout before he turns 20 in March.

The UFC granted his wish, and now Northcutt will return in January while looking to improve to 3-0 inside the Octagon.

Northcutt has finished his first two fights in impressive fashion, with a TKO victory in his debut before submitting Pfister with a guillotine choke last Thursday in Las Vegas.

He’ll face his stiffest test to date in January as he faces Holbrook, who is 11-0 during his career after making his UFC debut in July

Holbrook eked out a close decision over Ramsey Nijem in a fight he accepted on short notice, and now he’ll fight on the main card on FOX in January with a chance to take out a rising star in Northcutt.

Northcutt vs. Holbrook joins the upcoming FOX UFC Fight Night card in Newark with a light heavyweight bout between Anthony “Rumble” Johnson and Ryan Bader headlining the show.

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UFC on FOX 15 Lands Paige VanZant vs. Felice Herrig and Jim Miller vs. Paul Felder

UFC on FOX 15 on Wednesday landed a couple more bouts, as women’s strawweights Paige VanZant and Felice Herrig will square off on the fight card, as will lightweights Jim Miller and Paul Felder.

The two new bouts were originally reported on UFC Tonight on FOX Sports 1. They join the already announced April 18 headliner pitting Lyoto Machida vs. Luke Rockhold.

Twenty-year-old VanZant (4-1) may not have been old enough to compete on The Ultimate Fighter, but she immediately became a fan favorite with her spirited TKO stoppage of Kailin Curran at UFC Fight Night 54 on Nov. 22 in Austin, Texas.

She’ll now face Herrig (10-5), who capped off her participation on The Ultimate Fighter with an armbar submission of Lisa Ellis on the show’s finale in December.

Miller (24-5, 1 NC) returns to the Octagon for the first time since last summer, when he lost the UFC Fight Night 45 main event to the red-hot Donald Cerrone in Atlantic City, N.J.

He faces no easy task trying to rebound from the loss when he faces Felder, who is undefeated in his ten professional bouts. Felder’s resume includes two UFC victories, over Jason Saggo and Danny Castillo. Miller will be his most experienced opponent to date.