Ben “Funky” Askren was able to keep his undefeated record intact at “ONE: Immortal Pursuit.” On Nov. 24, Friday, he ended his match against Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki via technical knockout via punches in the first round and it only took the American fighter 57 seconds.
Aoki has been on a losing streak since 2016. He lost to former ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard Folayang on Nov. 11, 2016 at “ONE Championship: Defending Honor” via technical knockout via punches at 0:41 of Round 3.
On May 26, Aoki lost to Garry Tonon via submission at “ONE Championship: Dynasty of Heroes.” It was a grappling bout.
After “ONE: Immortal Pursuit,” Aoki became the 18th opponent defeated by Askren. The other ONE Championship fighters defeated by Askren are Bakhtiyar Abbasov, Nobutatsu Suzuki, Nikolay Aleksakhin, Agilan Thani and Zebaztian Kadestam.
Askren was an undefeated fighter with 12 wins before he joined ONE Championship. His other previous Bellator opponents are Andrey Koreshkov, Karl Amoussou, Douglas Lima, Jay Hieron, Nick Thompson, Lyman Good, Dan Hornbouckle, Ryan Thomas, Matt Delanoit, Mitchell Harris and Josh Flowers.