Thursday, 23rd, 2017 | 8:00AM Updated

Ben
Ben Askren predicts an easy night against Agilan Thani

American mixed martial arts (MMA) superstar Ben "Funky" Askren is set to make his much-awaited return to the ONE Championship cage on 26 May as he stakes his undefeated record and the coveted ONE Welterweight World Championship title against fellow unbeaten fighter Agilan "The Alligator" Thani of Malaysia.

Singapore's Angela Lee celebrates after defeating Japan's Mei Yamaguchi in the women's atomweight world championship bout at 'One Chamionship: Ascent to Power' at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore on May 6, 2016.
Angela Lee: Istela Nunes is a good opponent for me

On May 26, two undefeated female fighters are headlining "ONE Championship: Dynasty of Heroes" at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore. Angela "Unstoppable" Lee, 20, is defending her ONE Women's Atomweight World Champion title against two-time Muay Thai world champion Istela Nunes, 24.

Singapore's Angela Lee celebrates after defeating Japan's Mei Yamaguchi in the women's atomweight world championship bout at 'One Chamionship: Ascent to Power' at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore on May 6, 2016.
ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee: Young, motivated, determined

Angela “Unstoppable” Lee, 20, is defending her ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion title against and two-time Muay Thai world champion Istela Nunes, 24, at “ONE Championship: Dynasty of Heroes.” The match between the two undefeated fighters will take place on May 26 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore.

Singapore's Angela Lee celebrates after defeating Japan's Mei Yamaguchi in the women's atomweight world championship bout at 'One Chamionship: Ascent to Power' at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore on May 6, 2016.
Angela Lee’s challenger Istela Nunes: I’m in my best shape

“ONE Championship: Dynasty of Heroes” will take place on May 26 at "ONE Championship: Dynasty of Heroes" at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore. It will be headlined by ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela “Unstoppable” Lee and two-time Muay Thai world champion Istela Nunes.

This page will have NATIVE ADS
Ben 'Funky' Askren poses for a photo during a ONE FC media workout at Far East Square on May 16, 2014 in Singapore, two weeks before his ONE FC debut at 'ONE FC: HONOR & GLORY.'
Ben ‘Funky’ Askren isn’t taking fight against Agilan ‘Alligator’ Thani lightly

With 15 wins, ONE Welterweight World Champion Ben "Funky" Askren is confident that he will still be an undefeated fighter after his title defense on May 26 at "ONE Championship: Dynasty of Heroes" at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore. Still, he does not underestimate his challenger Agilan "Alligator" Thani, who is also undefeated.

Ben 'Funky' Askren poses for a photo during a ONE FC media workout at Far East Square on May 16, 2014 in Singapore, two weeks before his ONE FC debut at 'ONE FC: HONOR & GLORY.'
ONE Welterweight World Champion Ben Askren: I appreciate Agilan Thani

ONE Welterweight World Champion Ben “Funky” Askren will have his 17th professional MMA fight on May 26 at on “ONE Championship: Dynasty of Heroes” at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore. His challenger is Malaysian fighter Agilan “Alligator” Thani, who is also undefeated.

Brad Robinson (bottom) of United States of America fights Agilan Thani of Malaysia in the catchweight bout at 'One Championship: Ascent to Power' at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore on May 6, 2016.
Agilan Thani thanks Ben Askren: Here’s why

Agilan “Alligator” Thani, 21, is fighting against his fellow undefeated fighter Ben “Funky” Askren, 32, on “ONE Championship: Dynasty of Heroes” at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore on May 26. During an international conference call four weeks before the fight, Thani expressed his gratitude to Askren.

'ONE Championship: Dynasty of Heroes' takes place at the 12,000-seater Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore on May 26, 2017.
Boracay-based Swedish martial artist feels excited for ONE Championship debut

Singapore is in for a treat as one of the best welterweights in the Asia Pacific region has directed his career path to ONE Championship, which is widely considered as the mixed martial arts (MMA) juggernaut of Asia.

Color Manila is a concept fun-run organizer in the Philippines.
Bacolod, get ready for Color Manila's CM Blacklight Run!

After the recently concluded CM Challenge Cebu last May 14, that drew thousands in attendance; Bacolod folks who can’t wait for their turn to have that Color Manila experience, can now look forward to the next CM Blacklight Bacolod run, set to take place on the evening of June 3, 2017.

Runner Elaine Thompson showcased her top form in the Shanghai Diamond League.
Elaine Thompson Dominates Shanghai Diamond League Women's 100-Meter Race

Jamaican Olympic champion Elaine Thompson proved her dominance once again in the Shanghai Diamond League by winning the women's 100-meter run on Saturday.

Conan Altatis interviews Sue Wicks at the Music Hall of SMA Mall of Asia in Pasay City, Philippines, at the culminating activity of Jr. NBA Philippines' National Training Camp on May 14, 2017.
Is basketball a male sport? Ask WNBA's Sue Wicks

WNBA All-Star Sue Wicks, 50, was one of the basketball superstars present during the culminating activity of the National Training Camp of the Jr. NBA Philippines presented by Alaska at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall in Pasay City, Philippines, on May 14, Sunday. In an interview, I asked her about basketball being considered as a male sport.

Conan Altatis interviews Orlando Magic's Elfrid Payton at the Music Hall of SMA Mall of Asia in Pasay City, Philippines, at the culminating activity of Jr. NBA Philippines' National Training Camp on May 14, 2017.
Who does Orlando Magic’s Elfrid Payton consider as the best NBA player of all time?

I got to meet NBA star Elfrid Payton, 23, at the culminating activity of the National Training Camp of the Jr. NBA Philippines presented by Alaska at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall in Pasay City, Philippines, on May 14, Sunday. I asked the Orlando Magic point guard who he considered as the best NBA player of all time.

Davao Aguilas Football Club (DAFC) attracts a crowd of 4,384 in its first home game at the Davao del Norte Sports Complex in Tagum, Davao del Norte, Philippines.
Davao Aguilas FC attracts a crowd of 4,384 in its first home game in Tagum

Davao Aguilas Football Club (DAFC) attracted a crowd of 4,384 in its first home game at the Davao del Norte Sports Complex, which was the largest crowd drawn for any match in the newly started Philippines Football League (PFL).

Anatpong Bunrad defeats Geje 'Gravity' Eustaquio via split decision at 'ONE Championship 26: Valor of Champions' on April 24, 2015 in the Philippines.
Geje Eustaquio eyes decisive finish in rematch vs Thai rival

Filipino martial artist Geje Eustaquio has no plans to leave the outcome of his upcoming bout in the hands of the three judges at cageside as he is set to share the ONE Championship cage with fierce Thai rival Anatpong Bunrad.

 WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon speaks at a news conference announcing the WWE Network.
‘Pandemonium’ casting: 5 best actors to play Vince McMahon in upcoming biopic

WWE CEO Vince McMahon is getting his own biopic, titled “Pandemonium,” and the film is on the lookout for the actor to portray McMahon.

In Case You Missed It

Real Time Analytics