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Ben Askren

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Win Rate
86 %
Finish Rate
53 %
Decision Win %
100 %

Ben Askren

Age
37
Height
5' 10 (178 cm)
Reach
72 in. (6' 0/183 cm)
Ape-Index
1.028
Stance
Orthodox
Nationality
United States
Main Division
Welterweight
Biography
Benjamin Michael Askren is an American former professional mixed martial artist and amateur wrestler. Askren was the former Bellator and ONE Welterweight Champion, remaining undefeated for over a decade before competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship . An accomplished grappler, he was the 2008 US Olympic Team Member and National champion and the 2005 Pan American champion in freestyle wrestling, a two–time NCAA Division I national champion , and two–time Big 12 Conference champion for the Missouri Tigers, and was the second wrestler to secure multiple Dan Hodge Trophies in folkstyle wrestling.
Fighter Trivia
He is competitive in the sport of disc golf. In 2009, Askren finished ninth in the Amateur World Championships. Askren co-hosts a few weekly wrestling podcasts: 'FloWrestling Radio Live' with Christian Pyles on FloWrestling, 'The Funky & FRB Show' with Front Row Brian on Rokfin and 'The T-Row & Funky Show' with two–time NCAA champion Tommy Rowlands.

Awards & Accolades

  • UFC: Fight of the Night (One time) vs. Demian Maia
  • Bellator Fighting Championships: Bellator Welterweight Championship (One time)
  • Bellator Fighting Championships: Four successful title defenses
  • Bellator Fighting Championships: Bellator Season 2 Welterweight Tournament Championship
  • Bellator Fighting Championships: Most consecutive title defenses in Bellator history (4)
  • Bellator Fighting Championships: Most successful title defenses in Bellator history (4)
  • Bellator Fighting Championships: Undefeated (9-0)
  • ONE Championship: ONE Welterweight Championship (One time)
  • ONE Championship: Three successful title defenses. undefeated (7-0)
  • ONE Championship: undefeated (7-0)
  • ONE Championship: undefeated (7-0)
  • Professional Disc Golf Association: 2011 United States Amateur Disc Golf Championship 2nd Place
  • Professional Disc Golf Association: 2009 PDGA Amateur World Doubles Championships Advanced 4th Place
  • Professional Disc Golf Association: 2009 St. Louis Open Advanced 2nd Place
  • Professional Disc Golf Association: 2009 Mighty MO Advanced 1st Place
  • Professional Disc Golf Association: 2009 First Class Challenge 3rd place
  • Professional Disc Golf Association: 2006 Alabama Amateur Open Intermediate 3rd Place
  • Professional Disc Golf Association: 2005 Highnoon at Indiantown Intermediate 2nd Place
  • Abu Dhabi Combat Club: 2009 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships Quarterfinalist
  • International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles: FILA 2009 Grappling World Championships Senior No-Gi Gold Medalist
  • USA Wrestling: FILA World Team Trials Senior No-Gi Winner (2009)
  • International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles: 2010 Cerro Pelado International Senior Freestyle Silver Medalist
  • International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles: 2010 Dave Schultz Memorial International Open Senior Freestyle Gold Medalist
  • International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles: 2009 Hargobind International Senior Freestyle Gold Medalist
  • International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles: 2009 Sunkist Kids International Open Senior Freestyle Silver Medalist
  • International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles: 2008 Kyiv International Senior Freestyle Bronze Medalist
  • International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles: 2007 NYAC Holiday International Open Senior Freestyle Gold Medalist
  • International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles: 2007 Hargobind International Tournament Senior Freestyle Gold Medalist
  • International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles: 2005 Pan American Championships Senior Freestyle Gold Medalist
  • USA Wrestling: USA Senior Freestyle Olympic Team Trials Winner (2008)
  • USA Wrestling: USA Junior Freestyle World Team Trials Winner (2004)
  • USA Wrestling: USA Senior Freestyle National Championship (2008)
  • USA Wrestling: ASICS Tiger High School All-American (2002)
  • USA Wrestling: West Junior Freestyle Regional Championship (2002)
  • USA Wrestling: Northern Plains Junior Freestyle Regional Championship (2001, 2002)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association: NCAA Division I Collegiate National Champion (2006, 2007)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association: NCAA Division I All-American (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007) 4x NCAA Finalist
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association: Big 12 Conference Championship (2004, 2006, 2007)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association: Dan Hodge Trophy Collegiate Wrestler of the Year (2006, 2007)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association: University of Missouri Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame (2012)
  • National Wrestling Coaches Association: Schalles Award Top Collegiate Pinner of the Year (2006, 2007)
  • National High School Coaches Association: NHSCA Senior High School National Championship Runner-up (2002)
  • National High School Coaches Association: NHSCA Senior All-American (2002)
  • Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association: WIAA Division I High School State Championship (2000, 2001)
  • Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association: WIAA Division I All-State (1999, 2000, 2001)
  • Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association: Classic 8 Conference Championship (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002)
  • George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame: George Tragos Award (2018)

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Fighter Videos

Highlights | Ben Askren Dominates Douglas Lima - Bellator MMA
Bellator MMA Highlights: Ben Askren Stays Undefeated

 

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