Former Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren has signed a six-fight, two-year contract with ONE FC.
Askren, who saw his Bellator MMA contract expire after a victory over Andrey Koreshkov earlier this year, appeared poised to sign with the UFC. However, the two sides did not come to an agreement, and the ex-Olympian decided on the Asian MMA promotion for his new home.
Askren confirmed the signing on The MMA Hour Monday. He added that his first opponent should be announced by ONE FC soon, with a timetable of early in 2014 for his debut.
Along with his expected debut, Askren (12-0) will also be competing for AGON WC in the main event of their third event next year.