Ben Askren Says Demian Maia Fight is ‘Done Deal’
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According to Ben Askren,
his next fight is booked and will be against Demian Maia
on Oct. 26 at UFC
Fight Night 162 in Singapore. “Funky” tweeted out the scrap was
a done deal.
“Done deal! Oct 26 we will find out who the best MMA grappler on
planet earth is,” Askren wrote.
Askren, of course, is coming off of a five-second knockout loss to
Masvidal at UFC 239 that handed him his first professional
defeat. Before that, in his
Ultimate Fighting Championship debut, he beat Robbie
Lawler via first-round submission. “Funky” is the former
Championship and Bellator
MMA welterweight king.
Maia, meanwhile, is on a two-fight winning streak. The 41-year-old
is 27-9 as a pro and has 13 wins by submission and is a former UFC
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