Ben Askren vs. Demian Maia to Main Event UFC Singapore
Ben Askren vs. Demian Maia will headline UFC Singapore on October 26. The bout had been publicly in the works for a while, with Askren announcing it as a “done deal” on Twitter earlier today. Mike Bohn from MMA Junkie confirmed that agreements are in place for the matchup.
Askren (19-1-1NC) is coming off of a 5 second knockout loss to Jorge Masvidal at UFC 239 in July. A former Bellator and ONE welterweight champion, Askren holds victories over the likes of Robbie Lawler, Shinya Aoki, Andrey Koreshkov, Douglas Lima, and Lyman Good.
Maia (27-9) is coming off of back-to-back wins over Lyman Good and Anthony Rocco Martin, most recently defeating Martin via majority decision in June. Maia has earned notable victories over Jorge Masvidal, Carlos Condit, Matt Brown, Gunnar Nelson, Neil Magny, Jon Fitch, and Chael Sonnen throughout an MMA career that spans all the way back to 2001.