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Ben Askren to face Shinya Aoki in farewell bout in ONE card

MMA welterweight champion Ben “Funky” Askren will step inside the cage for the last time when he tackles Japanese grappler Shinya Aoki in ONE Championship’s biggest card this year.

Askren, unbeaten in 18 pro MMA fights, will appear together with the “Tobikan Judan” (grand master of flying submissions) in the co-main event of ONE: Immortal Pursuit in Singapore on November 24.

Ben Askren's last professional fight before he calls it a career will be against Shinya Aoki in November. Handout
In the co-main feature, ONE atomweight champion Angela Lee will battle Japan’s Mei Yamaguchi in a rematch.

It will be an intriguing match between Askren, due to retire, and Aoki, who both have impressive grappling pedigrees.

Askren, a former NCAA Division I all-American and US Olympic wrestler, has stopped 6 of his last 7 opponents.

Author: Dennis Gasgonia, ABS-CBN News
Full Article: http://news.abs-cbn.com/sports/09/15/17/mma-ben-askren-to-face-shinya-aoki-in-farewell-bout-in-one-card

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