Ben Askren
Ben Askren remains one of the most successful fighters to never compete in the UFC. Askren (top) takes the back of tough Russian Nikolay Aleksakhin in Manila. | photo courtesy ONE Championship

One Championship held “Global Rivals” from the 20,000 seat Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines today. The “Funky” one Ben Askren improved his unbeaten record to 15-0 (1 NC) with a hard fought five-round unanimous decision win over Nikolay Aleksakhin (17-4) at a 188-pound catchweight bout.

Askren stopped the Russian’s six-fight winning streak and officially and successfully defended his ONE welterweight championship for the first time since winning it from Nobutatsu Suzuki in Aug. 2014. Askren’s first scheduled title defense in April of last year ended in a No Contest after his opponent Luis “Sapo” Santos took an eye poke in the first round and was deemed unable to continue.

Here’s the full and official results for ONE: Global Rivals.

  • Catchweight Super Fight (85.3kg): Ben Askren defeats Nikolay Aleksakhin by Unanimous Decision
  • Bantamweight bout: Geje Eustaquio defeats Gianni Subba by Unanimous Decision
  • Lightweight bout: Lowen Tynanes defeats Koji Ando by Unanimous Decision
  • Bantamweight bout: Reece McLaren defeats Muin Gafurov by Unanimous Decision
  • Lightweight bout: Honorio Banario defeats Vaughn Donayre by Unanimous Decision
  • Featherweight bout: Martin Nguyen defeats Li Kai Wen by TKO (Strikes) at 4:44 minutes of round 1
  • Catchweight bout (57.4kg): Joshua Pacio defeats Rabin Catalan by TKO (Strikes) at 3:19 minutes of round 2
  • Women’s Atomweight bout bout: April Osenio defeats Natalie Gonzales Hills by Submission (Armbar) at 3:23 minutes of round 1
  • Catchweight bout (67.3kg): Sunoto defeats Burn Soriano by TKO (Strikes) at 3:50 minutes of round 1
  • Flyweight bout: Danny Kingad defeats Muhamad Haidar by TKO (Strikes) at 2:20 minutes of round 1

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