Luis “Sapo” Santos (61-9-1, 1 NC) will get his shot at the ONE Championship welterweight title once again when he faces 170-pound champ Ben Askren (14-0, 1 NC) in a rematch on Nov. 13 in Singapore. The 35-wins-by-knockout veteran had finished seven straight opponents leading up to his first fight with Askren in April when the bout was stopped at the 2:19 mark of round one due to an eye poke that left Sapo unable to continue.
The two will headline ONE: Pride of Lions from Singapore Indoor Stadium next month and three other bouts have also been announced for the card.
- Singapore-based American fighter Major Overall (6-1) vs. former ONE lightweight champ Kotetsu “No Face” Boku (22-10-2)
- Angela “Unstoppable” Lee (2-0) of Evolve Fight Team vs. Australia’s Natalie Gonzales Hills (2-2)
- Dangerous striker Amir Khan (3-2) vs. heavy-handed Filipino Jimmy Yabo (4-1)
CEO of ONE Championship, Victor Cui, commented on the upcoming event and championship headliner. “Finally, ONE Championship is back home in Singapore with another exciting night of world-class MMA,” Cui stated. “Aside from the highly anticipated rematch between Ben Askren and Luis Santos, we have also prepared a few surprises for fight fans in the Lion City. Get ready for another amazing night of fights as ONE Championship broadcasts ONE: PRIDE OF LIONS live to fans all across the globe!”
ONE: Pride of Lions will stream live via online Pay-Per-View at www.oneppv.com on Nov. 13. Check local TV listings for the live global broadcast.
Watch highlights from Askren and Santos’ first fight below: