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Ben Askren Talks About One FC & How It’s A “Global Power”

- In an interview with USA Today Sports, former Bellator MMA champion and welterweight Ben Askren said that One FC is establishing itself as a “global power”. He said it gives him an audience in Asia and may try to grow later.

He said: “I’m hoping I can help ONE FC grow into a global power. They’re going to provide me a huge platform to show my skills.”

Askren will make his ONE FC debut in May against an unnamed opponent.

- The card for the World Series of Fighting 9 has grown by six bouts as the promotion confirmed new fights today. World Series of Fighting 9 takes place March 29 Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino with the following card:

MAIN CARD

  • Champ Steve Carl vs. Rousimar Palhares – for welterweight title
  • Marlon Moraes vs. Josh Rettinghouse – for inaugural bantamweight title
  • Josh Burkman vs. Tyler Stinson
  • Ozzy Dugulubgov vs. Johnny Nunez
  • Mike Corey vs. Shane Kruchten

PRELIMINARY CARD

  • Chris Gruetzemacher vs. John Gunderson
  • Sean Cantor vs. Bryson Hansen
  • Phil Dace vs. Danny Davis
  • Jimmy Jones vs. Rudy Morales
  • Gil Guardado vs. Jimmy Spicuzza
  • Tanner Cowan vs. A.J. Williams

- The Comissao Atletica Brasileira de MMA (CABMMA) released the following medical suspensions from the UFC Fight Night 36 event. All 24 fighters on the card received a minimum suspension of 14 days with seven days no contact. That’s what happens when you have a majority of decisions.

  • Lyoto Machida: suspended 180 days or until cleared by doctor with X-ray of left foot.
  • Takenori Sato: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact
  • Cristiano Marcello: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact
  • Gegard Mousasi: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact
  • Nicholas Musoke: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact
  • Viscardi Andrade: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact
  • Andy Ogle: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact
  • Rodrigo Damm: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact
  • Ivan Jorge: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact
  • Francisco Trinaldo: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact
  • Jesse Ronson: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact
  • Albert Tumenov: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact
  • Douglas de Andrade: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact
  • Ronaldo Souza: suspended 14 days with seven days no contact
  • Francis Carmont: suspended 14 days with seven days no contact
  • Erick Silva: suspended 14 days with seven days no contact
  • Charles Oliveira: suspended 14 days with seven days no contact
  • Joe Proctor: suspended 14 days with seven days no contact
  • Yuri Alcantara: suspended 14 days with seven days no contact
  • Wilson Reis: suspended 14 days with seven days no contact
  • Felipe Arantes: suspended 14 days with seven days no contact
  • Maximo Blanco: suspended 14 days with seven days no contact
  • Ildemar Alcantara: suspended 14 days with seven days no contact
  • Zubaira Tukhugov: suspended 14 days with seven days no contact

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