ONE Championship 32 Askren vs. Santos title fight canceled

November 13, 2015 9:16 am by Russell Ess

A ONE Championship rematch scheduled for today that has been seven months in the making will not come to a realization.

After a no-contest bout due to an accidental eye poke between champion Ben Askren and Luis Santos went down at ONE Championship 26 in April, the two were set to fight again Friday in Singapore. However, Santos not making weight on Thursday was a huge issue in the title fight. Askren offered to fight Santos if he were to weigh in again on fight day at no more than 190 pounds. The Brazilian again failed to make the agreed upon weight.

Just hours before the event was set to take place, the main event title fight had to be erased from the card.

ONE Championship CEO Victor Cui expressed great frustration with Santos on Twitter.

Flyweight champion Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke (5-0) and Yago Bryan Farias de Morais (3-0) move up to take the spot as the main event in a non-title fight.

What are you thoughts on Santos’ missed weight? How do you think Ben Askren feels after preparing for seven months? Express yourself in the comment section!


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