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.

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Askren to return vs. Maia at UFC Singapore
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