Former ONE welterweight champion Ben Askren is now a member of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) roster. With that in mind, the talented mixed martial artist has now reportedly locked in a deal for his big octagon debut.
Ben Askren was recently traded to the UFC in exchange for former UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson. As reported by ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, Ben Askren has now agreed to a deal with the UFC for his next fight. Askren claims he will either be fighting former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler or perennial title challenger Stephen Thompson in 2019.