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[PHOTOS] ONE Championship fighter Sage Northcutt: Everyone is amazing in Asia

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In the ONE Championship debut of “Super” Sage Northcutt, 23, of Sacramento, California, United States at “ONE: Enter the Dragon,” he will face Cosmo “Good Boy” Alexandre, 37, of Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil. On May 14, 2019, the two had their official face-off during the press conference at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center at the Bayfront Avenue in Singapore.

“I think ONE Championship is amazing and everyone is amazing in Asia,” Northcutt stated. “ONE Championship is about respect and honor and the true martial arts. That’s how I grew up. I was raised in these values.”

Northcutt said he does not see a lot of weakness in Alexandre. The American mixed martial artist described his Brazilian opponent as “a veteran,” “a tremendous striker” and a “very dangerous” fighter.

“I have a lot of respect for him,”Northcutt said of Alexandre. “I’ve trained very hard for this fight and I’m going to train very hard for every single fight.”

Hosted by Mitch Chilson, the “ONE: Enter the Dragon” press conference was attended by ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong, ONE Championship vice president Miesha Tate and Bellator MMA fighter Jonathan “Johnny Boy” Nunez, 33, of Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The fight night will take place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore on May 17, 2019.

“We’re not here to sell fights,” Chatri said. “We’re here to build heroes who ignite the world with hope, strength, dreams and inspiration. We want to inspire the world to dream more, do more and be more in life. I see superstar potential in everybody.”

“Our athletes for me are partners in each other’s success,” the ONE Championship chairman and CEO continued. “These are my brothers and sisters and people who I will be friends with for the rest of my life. Their success is my success. I want to be able to help them in any way.”

Here are highlights from the “ONE: Enter the Dragon” press conference:

Ticket information for ONE: ENTER THE DRAGON is available at www.onefc.com.

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