Askren to return vs. Maia at UFC Singapore
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Ben Askren will make his return to the Octagon against Demian Maia at UFC Singapore on Oct. 26, he announced Tuesday on Twitter.

Askren's last appearance was a short-lived one, as Jorge Masvidal knocked him out with a flying knee in a record five seconds at UFC 239 in July.

The 35-year-old sports a 19-1 professional mixed martial arts record and is ranked No. 11 in the welterweight division. Maia, 27-9, enters the bout as the 10th-ranked 170-pounder.

Maia lost three consecutive decisions to top welterweights Tyron Woodley, Colby Covington, and Kamaru Usman, but he's rebounded nicely in 2019 with victories against Lyman Good and Anthony Rocco Martin.

Askren to return vs. Maia at UFC Singapore
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