ONE Championship, Asia's largest and most exciting mixed martial arts extravaganza, returns to Manila once again to bring explosive martial arts action back to the Philippines. As one of the foremost fighting capitals of the world, Manila is no stranger to hosting world-class combat sports spectacles, and ONE: GLOBAL RIVALS is no exception.
Headlining the event is a bout worthy of such an occasion. ONE Welterweight World Champion Ben “Funky” Askren of the United States makes his much awaited return to the ONE Cage to defend his title against Russia’s Nikolay Aleksakhin. The highly-skilled Askren is widely considered to be the absolute best in his division and one of the best fighters in the world pound for pound, while Aleksakhin is riding a 6-fight win streak including an impressive submission in his ONE debut.
Besides this titanic matchup, Filipino fight fans can expect a night of stunning bouts that are sure to once again pack one of the region's grandest stages of all – the Mall of Asia Arena.