Cape Town - Bryan Barberena is
undoubtedly the toughest test that young Sage Northcutt has ever faced in his
career so far.
Stepping into face the rising star 'Bam Bam' is ready to show
the world what he is made of in Newark, New Jersey on January 30 according to Nick Strickland from MMALatestNews.com.
Sage Northcutt (7-0) is a 19-year old rising star inside the UFC's
First seen by Dana White on the pilot episode of 'Looking for a
Fight', new hit reality show, he was immediately signed after an impressive
performance and has gone undefeated in his first 2 fights with the promotion.
With all of his wins coming by way of stoppage (4 KO/TKO & 3 submission)
Northcutt is a very dangerous fighter on both his feet and on the mat.
his original opponent, Andrew Holbrook pulling out with an injury, Northcutt
will face Bryan Barberena in a much-anticipated match up.
Barberena (10-3) is a dangerous fighter and a finisher having 9 of his
10 victories by way of stoppage (8 KO/TKO & 1 submission).
Now 1-1 inside
the Octagon after coming off a loss to Chad Laprise back in April of 2015, 'Bam
Bam' is ready to show the world who he is and what he is made of.
Having taken the fight while already in camp for an originally booked
fight against Jonavin Webb in February, Barberena will be in good shape come
Admittedly being shocked at getting the fight, Barberena believes he
will take advantage of the situation he finds himself in and hand the
undefeated Northcutt his first loss.
Speaking to MMA Latest the 26-year old
talks about his new opponent, motivation and how he feels the fight will end.
"I didn't campaign at all for this fight. I figured
there'd be no way they'd give me him, then boom out of no where I got the
offer," Barberena said.
"It doesn't bother me or motivate me (fighting the
highly tilted Northcutt). I'm motivated enough already to fight whoever stands
across from me in the cage. Everything will be shown on fight night. I'm coming
out and going after my best performance and we'll see who the night favours."
With such hype and a buzz around 'Super Sage', Barberena is presented
with a huge opportunity at de-railing the hype train surrounding the 19-year
"I've seen both of his fights. He's got some skills, but
his competition hasn't been to my caliber. This fight ends with me getting my
hand raised, whether it's a KO,TKO,sub or decision. I'm getting my hand
raised," he added.