Weigh-ins for ONE FC: Honor and Glory went down from Singapore earlier today. The card airs Friday morning on interview pay-per-view and features Ben Askren making his debut with the Asian promotion against Bakhtiyar Abbasov.
Askren, a former Bellator champion and ex-U.S. Olympic wrestler, is a perfect 12-0 in his career. The 29-year-old holds wins over current Bellator champion Douglas Lima, Jay Hieron and Andrey Koreshkov in his career.
“I am brimming with excitement at the opportunity to get back to competing,” said Askren, after weighing in at 169.5 pounds. “I cannot wait to get into the ONE FC cage. I’m going to look to finish him quick and there is nothing he can do to stop it.
“I want to stamp my mark in Asia and this will be my first step towards the ONE FC title.”
Abbasov (11-2) is on a nine-fight win streak that includes back-to-back first round armbar victories last year. He hasn’t lost since being caught with an up-kick at the hands of Igor Sliusarchuk in 2011.
“I did not come all the way to Asia to be Ben Askren’s stepping stone,” he said. “It’s a huge opportunity to face one of the most-talked about guys in the industry and I feel like I am prepared to prove to the world that I am the best welterweight on the planet.
Other bouts include Eddie Ng vs. Vincent Latoel, Honorio Banario vs. Jadambaa Narantungalag and Caros Fodor vs. Willy Ni.
Complete weigh-in results, along with video previews for three of the fights, can be found below. The card can be purchased on the ONE FC site.
Ben Askren (169.5 lbs) vs. Bakhtiyar Abbasov (170)
Eddie Ng (154) vs. Vincent Latoel (153)
Honorio Banario (145) vs. Jadambaa Narantungalag (145)
Caros Fodor (155) vs. Willy Ni (154)
Bruno Pucci (144) vs. Major Overall (145)
Alain Ngalani (229) vs. Chi Lewis Parry (243)
Radeem Rahman (134) vs. Raymond Tan (135)
Brad Robinson (177) vs. Nik Harris (173)
Stephen Langdown (134.2) vs. Casey Suire (135)