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ONE 26: Valor Of Champions Results

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Ben Askren’s reign atop the ONE welterweight division survived another challenge, but it was under a cloud of controversy.

Askren and Luis Santos fought to a no-contest Friday in the main event of ONE: Valor of Champions from the Philippines. The reigning titleholder remained with the belt after an accidental eye-poke left Santos unable to continue.

Following the eye-poke, the bout was waved off, only to have it resumed and Santos given time to recover. He was allowed more than the five-minute rest period previously given, but eventually his corner decided he would not continue fighting.

Askren called it “embarrassing” and asked to have a rematch set as soon as possible. He also stated that Santos “comes out early and he looks for a way out” during the post-fight interview.

In other action, Mark Striegl earned a victory over Casey Suire much to the delight of the Filipino fan base, locking up a rear-naked choke in just under four minutes in the co-main event.

Anatpong Bunrad, Eugene Toquero, Edward Kelly, Amir Khan, Xiaoyang Lui and Wang Ya Wei were all winners on the night.

Complete results can be found below:

Ben Askren vs. Luis Santos declared no-contest (eye-poke) in Round 1

Mark Striegl def. Casey Suire via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:48 of Round 1

Anatpong Bunrad def. Geje Eustaquio via split decision

Eugene Toquero def Brianata Rosadhi via TKO (strikes) at 3:41 of Round 1

Edward Kelly def. Jimmy Yabo via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:05 of Round 1

Amir Khan def. Bashir Ahmad via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) at 3:20 of Round 3

Xiaoyang Liu def. Nicholas Lee via knockout (strike) at 1:59 of Round 1

Wang Ya Wei def. Sunoto Peringkat via TKO (strikes) at 1:21 of Round 3