Filed under: Featured Videos , News , UFC , Videos LAS VEGAS – Although he’s still got some holes in his game to shore up, UFC prospect Sage Northcutt loudly answered complaints over a supposed lack of heart with Saturday’s UFC 200 performance. In an FS1-televised preliminary-card bout at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena, Northcutt (8-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) survived and escaped Enrique Marin’s (8-4 MMA, 0-2 UFC) submission attempts to grind out a unanimous-decision victory over lightweight. Related: UFC 200 video: Watch Sage Northcutt escape a nasty armbar attempt en route to victory One bout earlier, 20-year-old Northcutt suffered his first career loss – a submission defeat to Bryan Barberena – and quickly tapped out. Critics quickly pointed to a lack of heart, though Northcutt and UFC President Dana White contributed the loss primarily to a serious bout of strep throat . This time, Northcutt said he had no doubts he could fend off Marin’s deep armbar and kimura attempts, which left “Super” stretched out in clearly painful positions. “I knew I was going to get out of both of those,” Northcutt said after UFC 200

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UFC 200 winner Sage Northcutt breaks down submission escapes, tough weight cut – MMA Junkie

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