Undefeated welterweight Ben Askren is likely to be back in action on APR. 21, when he will defend his title at a ONE Championship card in Manila. That’s according to Chatri Sityodtong, who was interviewed by ABS/CBN Sports earlier this week.
Askren (15-0-0-1) was last seen scoring a unanimous decision win over Nikolay Aleksakhin in April . He is one of ONE Championship’s biggest stars. Putting him on the Manila card would demonstrate how serious the promotion is about expanding its presence in Philippines.
The obvious choice of opponent for Askren would be Luis Santos (63-9-1-1). The first fight between the two men ended in a controversial no contest with the Brazilian complaining he had been poked in the eye.
Sityodtong Also announced that Eduard Folayang will make his first title defense in Manila.
Folayang (17-5) captured ONE's lightweight crown back in November after shocking the world by knocking out Japanese MMA legend Shinya Aoki in the third round.
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santos failed to make weight the 2nd time tho
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Who's Askren? I forget.
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^^^That guy who's career is being wasted fighting cans.
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