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Before the end of the fight, Askren had fired for a number of take downs which in some cases were successful just like the last. He went for the legs and could only get one. He was able to send Maia to the mat and immediately claim the top spots though that lasted briefly, as Maia was able to turn him around within seconds.
Maia striked from the top spot to lose Askren’s defense and ones he connected, that was done and he went in for the choke. Askren tapped but that missed the referee’s eyes and in no time Ben fell asleep.
The Win for Maia means, he now has 22 wins in the UFC, which is just one shy of Donald Cerrone with 23 and 11 of them via submission which is also a just two shy of Charles Oliveira’s 13.
Ben Askren on the other hand is on a two Fight losing streak. A tag that has evaded his personality before he signed for the UFC. He has now lost to Jorge Masvidal and Demian Maia.