The news was broken by veteran journalist Ariel Helwani this evening:
Sage Northcutt vs. Shinya Aoki at 170 pounds is happening on April 28 at ONE on TNT IV.
You read that correctly. (????)
And, I spoke to @sagenorthcutt about the matchup, his two-year layoff, the KO loss in his ONE debut and more.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) February 24, 2021
Northcutt (11-3) left the UFC on a three fight winning streak but was brutally knocked out by Cosmo Alexandre on his ONE Championship debut in 2019 and has not fought since. He will be dropping down to lightweight for this contest which will be broadcast by TNT in the US.