Watch Ben Askren defend his title from a different perspective
ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 01, 2017 04:49 PM
ONE Championship referee Yushi Shimada looks on as Ben Askren slams Agilan Thani in their ONE welterweight championship match in Singapore. (Photo courtesy of ONE Championship)
Back when Japanese MMA promotion PRIDE FC was in full strength, one of the things that they introduced was the referee cam, which basically gave fans a chance to see some of the world's best mixed martial arts action from a very different perspective.
Imagine watching a knockout or submission from up close. That's basically what the referee camera offered.
During ONE Championship's most recent card, Dynasty of Heroes in Singapore, the Asian MMA giant brought back the referee camera featured, and strapped it on, conicidentally enough, veteran referee Yuji Shimada, who did the same for PRIDE FC back in the day.
Shimada called the ONE welterweight championship bout between title-holder Ben "Funky" Askren and Agilan "The Alligator" Thani, giving fans a whole new view of the title bout.
Check it out!