ONE Championship: Ben Askren Remains Unbeaten, Submits Agilan Thani

Ben Askren
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Over in Singapore Friday morning, former Bellator champion Ben Askren kept his unbeaten record intact, submitting Agilan Thani in the co-main event of ONE Championship: Dynasty of Heroes.

Askren remains welterweight champion with his win, which was the fourth since signing with ONE after completing a run in Bellator as titleholder. The former U.S. Olympic wrestler has now submitted five of his foes and is 16-0 with a no-contest in his career.

Following the win, Askren called out Vitaly Bigdash for a bout in August, calling him a “chicken” for pulling out of a previously planned fight. Bigdash is the current ONE middleweight champion.

Renowned Twitter MMA newshound FrontRowBrian has become friends with Askren and traveled to Singapore for the event, snapping two pictures of the finish and posting them on social media:

https://twitter.com/FrontRowBrian/status/868119592035655681