ONE Championship fighters will now compete at ‘walking-weight’ in revolutionary MMA weigh-in program

ONE Championship has introduced a new weigh-in program that will hopefully be safer for the fighters and also help prevent what happened with the recent Luis Santos situation. Fighters are no longer allowed to cut weight by dehydration and will now compete at their “walking-weight”. The news comes via ONE Championship press release: 23 December … Read more

EXCLUSIVE: Luis ‘Sapo’ Santos talks upcoming title rematch versus Ben Askren

Thirty-five-year-old Luis “Sapo” Santos (61-9-1, 1 NC) will get another shot at Ben Askren‘s (14-0, 1 NC) welterweight title on Nov. 13 at ONE Championship 34 in Singapore. Their first fight ended in a No Contest in April after Santos took a finger to the eye just 2:19 into the first round and was unable to continue. … Read more

Ben Askren vs. Luis Santos rematch headlines ‘ONE: Pride of Lions’ in November

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 … Read more

ONE: Valor of Champions full results; Askren retains title against veteran Santos due to No Contest

I’ve been looking forward to this ONE main event at “Valor of Champions”. I’ve been singing the praises of Luis “Sapo” Santos (61-9-1) for a couple years now since I saw him fight in XFC and finishing everyone he faced in devastating fashion. I thought he belonged on the big stage, or at least in … Read more

ONE: Valor of Champions weigh-in results; can Santos upset Askren?

ONE Championship held weigh-ins today for Valor of Champions which takes place Friday at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines. ONE Welterweight Champion Ben Askren came in at exactly 170 pounds, while his opponent Luis “Sapo” Santos also hit the mark at 170. The two will face off in the Valor of Champions … Read more

Ben Askren takes on Luis Santos in ‘ONE: Valor of Champions’ Main Event

Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has announced two additional bouts for ONE: VALOR OF CHAMPIONS. In the co-main event, Filipino superstar Mark Striegl will make his promotional debut when he takes on the undefeated Casey Suire. Accomplished kickboxer Eugene Toquero also returns to action when he … Read more

Will this be the closest Ben Askren ever comes to fighting in the UFC?

http://youtu.be/w_K3D-uvcsU A recent video posted to the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Youtube account shows ONE FC welterweight champ (and former Bellator champ) Ben Askren at what appears to be a PR event answering questions about how CM Punk is looking in the gym. Askren is the wrestling coach at Roufusport in Milwaukee where former WWE superstar … Read more

How ’bout that knee in ONE FC this morning

Part of what ONE FC has going for it is the Pride-ish rules that are in place. Soccer kicks and other bad assery are keys to the success. This morning Timofey Nastyukhin absolutely destroyed Eduard Folayang with a brutal flying knee followed up by kicks to the dome. It was pretty cool . ONE FC … Read more

ONE FC adds 3 bouts to ‘Battle of Lions’

Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share, ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC), has added three bouts to ONE FC: BATTLE OF LIONS. The event is set to take place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on 7 November. Top featherweights Cary Bullos and Major Overall will face off, while Amir Khan and … Read more