Ben Askren went the distance for the first time in three years at ONE: Global Rivals in order to keep his undefeated record intact.
The odds are against Nikolay Aleksakhin ahead of ONE: Global Rivals, but the Russian believes he can follow in Fedor's footsteps and upset Ben Askren.
Although 2015 was a wash for him, Ben Askren intends to remain busy this year, beginning with Friday's ONE: Global Rivals main event title defense.
ONE: Global Rivals is set for the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila on April 15 with the full fight card announced on Wednesday.
Ben Askren returns to the cage next month to face Nikolay Aleksakhin in the main event of ONE: Global Rivals.
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