UFC Fight Night Preview: Demian Maia vs. Ben Askren

UFC Fight night Singapore – Ben Askren vs. Demian Maia: Sober October is not so sober for UFC, and the fight fans will witness the end of this month with a heavy grappling and wrestling match which is UFC fight Night 162 in Singapore. The headliner Demian Maia vs. Ben Askren is a treat for every jiu-jitsu fans world.

We all know Demian Maia, a 41-year-old Brazilian jiu-jitsu master who we hardly see inclining towrads fist fight or kick boxing. With a record of 27-W-9-L , he has 13 victories by submission. His UFC profile page even says “My favorite technique is to submit my opponent without him hurting me or me hurting him”. He even fought Jorge Masvidal which he won by decision.

On the other hand we have not so new now to UFC, a 35 yr old grappler and wrestler ‘Ben “Funky” Askren’ who was undefeated till he got viciously knocked out by Jorge Masvidal in his last fight. He had been with Bellator, One championship and other combat promotions in his career where he stayed undefeated with his mix fighting style of grappling and striking, which made him gain an impressive record of 19-W and 1-L, and this fight is somewhat a fighter like Askren would like under his name. This will be a big win for him over a big name like Demian Maia in UFC.

What to expect from this fight is quiet predictable but, both fighters may try something new to get a “W” to their record. Both may have prepared their game plans in mind, and they all be revealed and cracked in the octagon on Oct’26th Saturday.

It is not cofirmed yet if this would be Demian Maia’s last fight and would be considering retirement, but the brazilian-jiu-jitsu master would be giving his best to leave a winning legacy behind.

Below is the full card details of this fight night for UFC Singapore on October 26th :

Main Card (8 AM ET, ESPN+)

  • Demian Maia vs. Ben Askren
  • Michael Johnson vs. Stevie Ray
  • Frank Camacho vs. Beneil Dariush
  • Cyril Gane vs. Don?Tale Mayes
  • Muslim Salikhov vs. Laureano Staropoli

Preliminary Card (5 AM ET, ESPN+)

  • Randa Markos vs. Ashley Yoder
  • Alex White vs. Rafael Fiziev
  • Enrique Barzola vs. Movsar Evloev
  • Sergei Pavlovich vs. Maurice Greene
  • Loma Lookboonmee vs. Alexandra Albu
  • Raphael Pessoa vs. Jeff Hughes

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