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Ben Askren

Ben Askren is known as an American professional mixed martial artist who is signed with the UFC. He is most famous for being a top Olympic wrestler who transitioned into MMA.

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Background and Age

Ben Askren was born on July 18, 1984 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He was born to guardians Chuck and Michele Askren. Furthermore, he built up an enthusiasm for the universe of fighting since his youth years and thus started battling at an early age. Askren once worked as an assistant wrestling coach at Arizona State University. He was additionally an American amateur wrestler for the University of Missouri. He won the state title multiple times at Arrowhead High School in Hartland. He won the gold award at 2005 Pan American Championships Senior Freestyle.In his 2005-2006 junior season, Askren won every one of the 45 of his matches. In the 2008 Olympics, he won a silver medal. Askren is the 2010 Cerro Pelado International Senior Freestyle Silver Medalist.

Career and Net Worth

Askren he made his professional MMA debut on February 7, 2009. He is considered to be the wrestler in MMA. He is a self-proclaimed black belt in BJJ. Askren contended in the 2009 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship. He signed a multi year 6 fight contract with ONE Championship on December 9, 2013. He also won the ONE Welterweight Championship. UFC declared on November 3, 2018, that they have signed him to be a top prospect in the Welterweight division.

Askren has kept himself in the headlines with his feuds including his Twitter beef with another American mixed martial artist Dillon Danis. In September 2018, he tore into Interim UFC Welterweight Champion Colby Covington Instagram and other social media platforms. He likes to engage his rivals in online fights and caps them off with his signature catchphrase "Boom Roasted". He had been able to talk a lot of trash without any push back because of his undefeated record.

In July 2019, Ben Askren suffered the first loss of his MMA career in devastating fashion. At a bitter war of words with Jorge Masvidal, Ben was knocked out in five seconds by a flying knee. The knockout set a record for the fastest finish in UFC history.

Marriage, Wife and Kids

Ben Askren is a happily married man. He got married to Amy Askren on April 9, 2010. They have three children from this marriage. They have been together for over a decade and Ben has given his family a comfortable life from all his winnings as a top prizefighter.


Quick Facts
Birth Date: 18 Jul, 1984
Age: 36 yrs
Occupations: Mixed martial artist
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Cedar Rapids
Education: University of Missouri
Gender: Male
Description: American sport wrestler and mixed martial artist
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Last Modified: Oct 31 2020
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