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ONE FC Dubai: Askren and Narantungalag New Champs/ Aoki Defends

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Shinya Aoki defended his ONE FC lightweight belt Friday in Dubai. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)

Ben Askren remains undefeated, claims Welterweight belt

Ben Askren (14-0) turned in what could quite possibly be the most dominant performance in ONE FC title fight history with a 1st round TKO of Nobutatsu Suzuki (11-2-2) to earn the ONE FC welterweight title.

Askren wasted no time in this fight. Seconds after they touched gloves, Askren was already all over Suzuki’s back and begins to drop punches frantically. a barrage of Knees to the head from Askren with a bouquet of punches that left Suziki disoriented. Askren continued to drop heavy shots until the referee steps in as Suzuki rolls to his stomach.

What a fight and what a statement! Askren proves again and again that he is the best welterweight in the world. Period!

Narantungalag earns decision against Oishi for ONE FC featherweight title

Jadamba Narantungalag (10-3) managed to earn a unanimous decision victory over Koji Oishi (25-10-10) to win the ONE FC featherweight championship, the decision was a foregone conclusion with all three judges scoring it to the Mongolian.

The two featherweights lead a stand up game, both of these guys brought it, but Narantungalag was able to deliver more effective damage. Oishi was able to survive the full 25 minutes before turning in his belt after being subjected to relentless pressure. He also suffered a severeley damaged eye that appeared on the verge of swelling shut.

After starting his MMA career with a 0-2 record, Narantungalag has won 10 of his past 11 fights with the only defeat in the stretch coming all the result of an injury. He now holds the ONE FC belt and it will be interesting to see if he continues to evolve with age.

Aoki dominates and defends lightweight title

In ONE FC 19’s main event, Japanese Shinya Aoki scored a quick title defense against challenger Kamal Shalorus in one of the most impressive performances of his career. The Japanese submission specialist went right for the take down at the start and soon secured it. Aoki then took the mount, and then back of Shalorus, before sinking in a rear naked choke. Shalorus appeared to tap twice before the referee noticed with the end coming at 2:15 of the opening round.

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