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UFC on FOX 18 live blog: Sage Northcutt vs. Bryan Barberena

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This is the UFC on FOX 18 live blog for Sage Northcutt vs. Bryan Barberena, a welterweight bout at Saturday night’s UFC event at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

Northcutt, who is 7-0 in his career and 2-0 in the UFC, will face Barberena, who is 10-3 overall and 1-1 in the UFC, on the main card.

Check out the UFC on FOX 18 live blog below.

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Round 1: Alright, main card kicks off with 19-year old Sage Northcutt fighting for the third time in three months — and this time up at welterweight. Referee for this one is Keith Peterson. They touch them up. Northcutt to the outside, and Barbarena waves a jab out there. Now Northcutt comes flying in with a combination, and then ties up Barbarena on the cage. Barbarena turns and now it’s Northcutt on the links. They break. Nice flurry to start there from Super Sage. Northcutt waves a high kick by the chin of Barbarena, but missed. Now he catches Barbarena with a punch, and that drops him for a moment. Sage moves in for some follow-ups and tries a takedown, can’t get it. Now on the fence, he does, and as Barbarena stands up, Northcutt snatches his back as the crowd roars. He is toiling there, they break, and after a Barbarena punch lands Sage smiles. Now Barbarena comes forward wit ha sally, and he eats a punch and wobbles. Another combo by Sage, who landed big on the fence, and he drops Barbarena by changing levels to the double. Barbarena back up, but still with Sage right on him. They break. Blood above Barbarena’s left eye. Sage has some blood on his ….View full article

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