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Sage Northcutt Receives New UFC On FOX 18 Opponent

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We will get to see how Sage Northcutt deals with adversity, as the prospect was given a new opponent just over a week away from UFC on FOX 18.

Northcutt will now open the FOX main card against Bryan Barberena after an injury knocked Andrew Holbrook out. The card, which takes place January 30, features Anthony Johnson vs. Ryan Bader in the main event.

After competing at lightweight in his first two bouts, Northcutt (7-0) will fight at welterweight vs. Barberena (10-3).

Barberena saw his seven-fight win streak snapped with a decision loss to Chad Laprise.

Below is the current lineup:


Light Heavyweight: Anthony Johnson vs. Ryan Bader

Heavyweight: Josh Barnett vs. Ben Rothwell

Bantamweight: Iuri Alcantara vs. Jimmie Rivera

Lightweight: Sage Northcutt vs. Bryan Barberena


Welterweight: Tarec Saffiedine vs. Jake Ellenberger

Lightweight: Diego Ferreira vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier

Middleweight: Kevin Casey vs. Rafael Natal

Flyweight: Dustin Ortiz vs. Wilson Reis

Welterweight: Alexander Yakovlev vs. George Sullivan

Featherweight: Alex Caceres vs. Masio Fullen

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/3:30 p.m. ET)

Featherweight: Damon Jackson vs. Levan Makashvili

Lightweight: Felipe Olivieri vs. Tony Martin

Welterweight: Matt Dwyer vs. Randy Brown