Ben Askren had a simple statement to make on Twitter a few hours after his ONE 26: Valor of Champions fight with Luis Santos had ended via no-contest.
Well that sucked.
— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) April 24, 2015
Askren was defending his welterweight title in the main event from the Mall of Asia Arena when the bout was stopped due to an accidental eye-poke. After Santos was given time to recover, and after initially re-starting the fight, the referee called a stop to the fight in the first round.
The decision was the first time Askren was not declared a victor in his MMA career, which includes a run as Bellator welterweight champion.