Askren completes 5-country media tour-A A +A
Sunday, May 18, 2014
BEN Askren has been making huge waves in Asia since signing with Asia’s largest Mixed Martial Arts organization, ONE Fighting Championship.
Askren continued to make headlines this week as he embarked on a 5-country media tour meeting with the top media from the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia and Singapore.
The response to the tour was phenomenal as media from the top publications in each country attended Ben Askren’s open workout to find out more about the greatest welterweight star and his preparation for his upcoming fight.
During the open workout sessions, Askren demonstrated some of his famous wrestling and ground skills before speaking to members of the press.
He shared his excitement and fascination of being in Asia and meeting the media and his fans in this part of the world.
“I am super excited to be making my One FC debut at the end of this month in Singapore. MMA is growing so rapidly in Asia and so it’s really fantastic to be able to fight here. I have been training really hard and I can’t wait to be back in the cage to put on a fantastic fight for my fans,” Askren said.
Askren will make his ONE FC debut in Singapore come May 30 in during the event dubbed Honor and Glory and the Olympian is eager to impress with his strong wrestling background.
Tickets for ONE FC: HONOR & GLORY in Singapore are on sale now at Sports Hub Tix (http://www.sportshub.com.sg/sportshubtix/events). Ticket categories begin with the full Red Carpet and cageside experience for VIPs at S$348 followed by Arena S$148, Terrace S$68 and Balcony S$38. Prices exclude ticketing fee.
Fans in Asia can catch all the action live on STAR Sports. Check your local listings. Also, fans from around the world can witness the action online via live streaming at www.onefc.livesport.tv. The event will be available for purchase at just US$9.99. (PR)
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on May 19, 2014.