UFC Fight Night 162 Primer: Demian Maia, Finishes, Current Card
Former UFC contender Demian Maia and ex-Bellator champion Ben Askren headline Saturday's UFC event from Singapore live on ESPN+.
The UFC heads over to Singapore for UFC Fight Night 162 Saturday morning. In the main event, Demian Maia and former Bellator champion Ben Askren square off.
It will be a sort of homecoming for Askren, as he previously competed for the Asian-based ONE Championship. There, the former Olympic wrestler also captured gold in winning the welterweight title.
Maia and Askren will compete in a five-round main event live on ESPN+ from the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore.
The card has been hit hard by injuries, as Jarjis Danho, Yan Xiaonan, Ian Heinisch and Karol Rosa have all been forced out of planned fights. Danho was scheduled to meet Greg Hardy, Xiaonon to face Ashley Yoder, Heinisch to meet Brad Tavares and Rosa to battle Julia Avila.
UFC Singapore: Demian Maia Vs. Carlos Condit
Watch Demian Maia’s Performance of the Night victory over Carlos Condit from 2016 ahead of his main event matchup with Ben Askren at UFC Fight Night Singapore coming up this weekend.
Maia earned a submission victory over the former interim UFC welterweight champion in the main event on FOX. The win was part of a seven-fight win streak for the Brazilian that included a split decision victory vs. Jorge Masvidal.
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Since a three-fight losing skid between 2017=18, Maia has won two in a row over Lyman Good and Anthony Rocco Martin.
Top Finishes From UFC Singapore Fighters
Get ready for Fight Night Singapore this Saturday with some of the top finishes from fighters set to compete.
Included in the video recap are victories by Michael Johnson, Beneil Dariush, Alex White and Demian Maia.
UFC Fight Night 162: Maia Vs. Askren Fight Card
The prelims kickoff at 5 a.m. ET with the main card set for 8 a.m. ET. This will mark the 20th event to air already on ESPN+ since the UFC signed a long-term deal with the network.
It also marks the first UFC event in Singapore since 2018. That card took place in the same building in Kallang and was headlined by Donald Cerrone vs. Leon Edwards. The attendance was announced at just over 6,400.
MAIN CARD (ESPN+)
Welterweight: Demian Maia vs. Ben Askren
Lightweight: Michael Johnson vs. Stevie Ray
Lightweight: Frank Camacho vs. Beneil Dariush
Heavyweight: Ciryl Gane vs. Don’tale Mayes
Welterweight: Muslim Salikhov vs. Laureano Staropoli
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+)
Female Strawweight: Randa Markos vs. Ashley Yoder
Lightweight: Alex White vs. Rafael Fiziev
Featherweight: Enrique Barzola vs. Movsar Evolev
Heavyweight: Sergei Pavlovich vs. Maurice Greene
Female Strawweight: Loma Lookbonmee vs. Aleksandra Albu
Heavyweight: Raphael Pessoa Nunes vs. Jeff Hughes