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Video: Ben Askren manhandles Kadestam in successful ONE Championship title defense

The undefeated Ben Askren finished his Swedish opponent by TKO in the 2nd round.

One Championship: Dynasty of Heroes Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images

Ben Askren continued his winning ways overseas today. The ONE Championship Welterweight Champion manhandled Swedish opponent Zebaztian Kadestam, finishing him in the 2nd round at ONE Championship 60 in Shanghai, China.

In the opening seconds of the fight, Askren landed a huge slam takedown on Kadestam. The rest of the round featured Askren smothering Kadestam with his grappling and ground & pound. Towards the end of the round, Askren landed several unanswered shots that could have easily ended the fight.

In the second round, Askren did more of the same by staying on top and landing consistent punches. Eventually Kadestam turtled up and the referee stopped the fight four minutes into the 2nd round.

The stoppage win gives the former Bellator Welterweight Champion his 17th straight victory, keeping him at a perfect 17-0 (with 1 No Contest).

Here are the full results for ONE Championship 60. [via MMAFighting]

Ben Askren def. Zebaztian Kadestam via second-round TKO (4:09)

Ma Hao Bin def. Hexigetu via second-round submission (guillotine choke) (4:50)

Amir Khan def. Jaroslav Jartim via first-round knockout (3:46)

Xu Chun Yan def. Eh Ya Nut via unanimous decision

Sagetdao Petpayathai def. Mahmoud Mohamed first-round TKO (1:41)

Jie Miao def. Mona Samir via first-round submission (armbar) (0:49)

Tetsuya Yamada def. Kyle Rozewski via first-round submission (rear-naked choke) (1:56)

Zehao Zhang def. Cheng Chao Li via third-round TKO (2:53)

Xie Chao def. Marc Marcellinus via first-round submission (kimura) (1:28)

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