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ONE Championship Shanghai: Ben Askren defends against Zebaztian Kadestam

Undefeated ONE Championship welterweight champion Ben Askren (16-0-0) will defend his belt against Sweden’s Zebastian Kadestam (9-3-0) in the main event of ONE Championship 60 in September.

Chinese MMA fans will get to see if Kadestam, who has eight finishes in his nine wins, can add another one to his record against a champion who has four dominant victories in the ONE cage, including a submission win over Agilan Thani at ONE Championship 55.

The card also contains some local talent as Shanghai’s  “The Ghost” Zhang Ze Hao (2-2-0) and Li Cheng Chao (2-2-0) will debut in a prelim bout.


ONE Championship Shanghai is set for Sept 2. at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center. The card currently includes:

Ben Askren (16-0-0) vs. Zebaztian Kadestam (9-3-0)

Narantungalag Jadambaa (12-5-0) vs. Tetsuya Yamada (18-5-2)

Deligerihu Liu (1-1-0) vs. Litao Miao (0-1-0)

Eh Ya Nut (0-1-0) vs. Chunyan Xu (0-0-0)

Geng Min Chen (0-0-0) vs. Xuewen Peng (0-1-0)

Mahmoud Mohamed (4-4-1) vs. Sagetdao Petpayathai (1-0-0)

Jie Miao (0-1-0) vs. Mona Samir (1-3-0)

Jaroslav Jartim (8-8-1) vs. Amir Khan (7-2-0)

Cheng Chao Li (0-0-0) vs. Zehao Zhang (0-0-0)

Marc Marcellinus (0-2-0) vs. Quang Loc Tran (0-0-0)


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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