The undefeated former Bellator Ww champion Ben Askren entered this fight with a perfect mma record of 14-0-0 (57% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.13 welterweight in the world; he fought twice last year beating Bakhtiyar Abbasov (=Askren vs Abbasov) and Nobutatsu Suzuki (fight in which he won the One Fc title, Askren vs Suzuki).
His opponent, the black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu Luis ‘Sapo’ Santos, has an official record of 61-9-1 (77% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.54 in the same weight class. He suffered two consecutive losses between 2011 and 2012, against Ben Saunders (=Saunders vs Santos) and Ryan Ford (=Ford vs Santos), but since then he has won seven times beating Bakhtiyar Abbasov in his last bout. Askren vs Santos, main event of One FC 26, is valid for the ONE FC welterweight title (Askren’s first defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: ONE FC 26: Valor Of Champions
Where: Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay, Philippines
Division: welterweight (170 lbs, 77 kg)
Title: ONE FC Welterweight Championship
Askren’s previous fight: Ben Askren vs Nobutatsu Suzuki
Askren’s next fight: Ben Askren vs Nikolay Aleksakhin
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