It looks like Sage Northcutt has his next bout, as welterweight Zak Ottow is relaying he’s going to “ragdoll” the young fighter in Boise, Idado.
Recently Ottow shared out the image and comments below, which includes him discussing the July 14th bout with The Body Lock . Clearly Ottow isn’t concerned about various images etc Northcutt’s been sharing of him bulking up.
The 31 year-old Ottow is coming off a quick, stoppage win over Mike Pyle in March, while the 22 year-old Northcutt earned a decision win over Thibault Gouti in February.
You read it here first #Repost @thebodylock (@get_repost) ・・・ Zak Ottow (@zakottow) will meet Sage Northcutt in a welterweight matchup on July 14 at UFC Fight Night 133 in Boise, Idaho.⠀ ⠀ Anthony Crozzoli from @thebodylock recently spoke with Ottow as he prepares for Northcutt.⠀ ⠀ Ottow is coming off a turning-point win over MMA veteran and newly retired Mike Pyle. Ottow’s win came by the first-round stoppage, as he himself predicted, after stating pre-fight that he wanted to get back to his finishing ways. With a signature win in his fifth UFC bout, Ottow put an end to the split decision streak that had followed him recently.⠀ ⠀ “Having a loss in the previous fight in China, and alternating between wins, I felt like I was in a must-win situation,” Ottow told The Body Lock.⠀ ⠀ This emphatic win has set Zak Ottow up for a prime opportunity against the much-hyped, “Super” Sage Northcutt at UFC Fight Night 133. Sage is returning to the welterweight division despite his struggles at the weight class. Northcutt has recently collected back some of his earlier shine with back-to-back wins in the lightweight division against Michel Quinones and Thibault Gouti respectively. After the fight, Northcutt stressed his interest in returning to the 170 lbs division. When he comes back to welterweight, he will face off with Ottow, a man who has competed at heavier weights pre-UFC and will hold a clear size and power advantage over him.⠀ ⠀ “I’m pumped for this match-up, I didn’t think this was even on the radar for me,” Ottow shared.⠀ ⠀ Northcutt has been using the off-time to bulk and acclimatize to 170 lbs. He has been posting the results on social media and Ottow believes that Sage’s physique won’t make much a difference.⠀ ⠀ “I promise you I’m the strongest person he’s ever felt in a real fight, times ten. So all the lifting he can do is just going to make him slower, add more muscle that’s going to tire him out more, I’m not too worried about how big and strong he looks, I know that as soon as I get my hands on him, I’ll completely rag doll him.”⠀ ⠀ [Read more on The Body Lock]⠀ ⠀ #UFC #MMA #ZakOttow #SageNorthcutt #mixedmartialarts #mmanews #ufcnews #martialarts
The UFC has not officially announced the bout. UFC FN 133 will be hosted by Boise’s CenturyLink Arena