Ben Askren Retains ONE Championship Title, Retires Undefeated

ONE Championship held a Friday morning event at Singapore Indoor Stadium, with ONE: Immortal Pursuit headlined by a welterweight championship bout between Ben Askren and Shinya Aoki.

Ahead of the event, Askren stated it would be the final fight of his mixed martial arts career.

When it was all said and done, Askren was once again a dominant force as he ran through Aoki in under a minute to retain his title without taking any damage.

Askren is now set to retire with an unbeaten record of 18-0, 1 NC.

Of course, in MMA, retirements don’t always last forever and Askren hinted he would return for another fight if he had an opportunity to take on another champion from a major promotion. Bellator or the UFC would be wise to make that call.

If you missed out on Friday morning’s pay-per-view, we have you covered.

The full results from ONE: Immortal Pursuit can be seen below:

  • Ben Askren defeats Shinya Aoki by TKO (Strikes) at 0:57 minutes of round 1
  • Lightweight bout: Amir Khan defeats Adrian Pang by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
  • Bantamweight bout: Leandro Issa defeats Dae Hwan Kim by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
  • Women’s strawweight bout: May Ooi defeats Vy Srey Khouch by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:58 minutes of round 1
  • Featherweight bout: Ahmed Mujtaba defeats Li Kai Wen by Disqualification (Illegal Blows)
  • Women’s catchweight bout (58kg): Tiffany Teo defeats Puja Tomar by Submission (Armbar) at 4:07 minutes of round 1
  • Women’s atomweight bout: Mei Yamaguchi defeats Gina Iniong by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
  • Lightweight bout: Arnaud LePont defeats Richard Corminal by Submission (Arm Triangle) at 3:16 minutes of round 1
  • Catchweight bout (69.4kg): Muhammad Aiman defeats Yang Fei by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
  • Strawweight bout: Miao Li Tao defeats Sim Bunsrun by TKO (strikes) at 1:49 minutes of round 1

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