On Friday, April 15, ONE Championship once again visited the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay, Philippines for Global Rivals.
In the night’s main event, the promotion’s welterweight champion, Ben Askren, put his title and undefeated record on the line against Russian Nikolay Aleksakhin. Askren had not competed in the last year, after a nasty eye poke led to a no-contest against Luis Santos at ONE Championship Valor of Champions. The 25-year-old Aleksakhin made his promotional debut in November and earned a third-round submission finish of Burenzorig Batmunkh.
Ben Askren def. Nikolay Aleksakhin by unanimous decision – for welterweight title
Geje Eustaquio def. Gianni Subba by unanimous decision
Lowen Tynanes def. Koji Ando by unanimous decision
Reece McLaren def. Muin Gafurov by unanimous decision
Honorio Banario def. Vaughn Donayre by unanimous decision
Martin Nguyen def. Li Kai Wen by TKO (punches). Round 1, 4:44
Joshua Pacio def. Rabin Catalan by TKO (punches). Round 2, 3:19
April Osenio def. Natalie Gonzales Hills by submission (armbar). Round 1, 3:23
Sunoto Peringkat def. Bernard Soriano by TKO (punches). Round 1, 3:50
Danny Kingad def. Muhamad Haidar by TKO (punches). Round 1, 2:20