Practically two years just after his deal with-breaking decline towards kickboxing bruiser Cosmo Alexandre, previous UFC two-division prospect will make his return to 1 Championship for a 170-pound showdown reverse veteran submission expert Shinya Aoki.
That is in accordance to a report from ESPN.
Northcutt (11-3), continue to just 24 decades old, departed UFC on the strength of 3 straight wins, which include a 2nd-round knockout in excess of Zak Ottow in his “Super” swan tune. That didn’t seem to be to faze the rough-and-tumble Alexandre, who hospitalized Northcutt with multiple facial fractures back in Might 2019.
As for the aging Aoki (46-9, 1 NC), who turns 38 in Might, he was capable to rebound from his championship reduction to Christian Lee at Just one: “Enter the Dragon” to capture 3 consecutive wins, like previous January’s first-spherical submission victory more than the venerable James Nakashima.
Northcutt vs. Aoki will air reside on April 28 as component of the promotion’s month-extended operate on TNT.