Ben Askren

Ben Askren

Who is Ben Askren? Birth, Age, Ethnicity, Nationality

Ben Askren is a former professional MMA fighter and amateur wrestler from the United States. Ben Askren is also an accomplished MMA fighter, having won the Bellator and ONE Welterweight title.

Askren, also known as Benjamin Michael Askren, was born on July 18, 1984, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA. He is presently 37 years old and a United States citizen. His zodiac sign is Cancer, and his nickname is Funky.

Family, Parents, Siblings, Education

He is also the son of Chuck and Michele Askren (father and mother) (mother). He has a brother named Max Askren among his siblings. Furthermore, his wrestler brother Max won a national title in 2010.

In terms of academics, he finished his high school career at Arrowhead High School. He was a two-time state wrestling champion in high school. He went on to attend the University of Missouri.

The Professional Career of Ben Askren

After graduating from college, he began his professional wrestling career. During his collegiate wrestling career, he competed as a university amateur wrestler in the 174-pound weight class. He won the National Collegiate Athletic Association Championship match in 2006 and 2007, after losing in the same tournament the previous two years. Ben Askren still holds the NCAA single-season pin record.

He also won gold in the Big 12 Championships in 2006 and 2007. He went unbeaten with a 42-0 record in the 2006-2007 season. In 2004, 2006, and 2007, he also won the Big 12 Conference Championship.

Furthermore, he was noted at the time for his particular ‘funky’ wrestling style and pinning powers. He concluded his NCAA wrestling career with a 153-8 record and an 87-match winning streak. During his four years at Missouri, Ben faced only two opponents: Chris Pendleton of Oklahoma State and Ryan Lange of Purdue. At the US Olympic Trials, he upset national runner-up Tyrone Lewis to secure a berth in the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Ben Askren also won his first 74 kg weight class battle. He overcame Cuba’s Fundora in the semifinals of the Cerro Pelado International in 2010 to revenge his Olympic setback. He also wrestled in the Agon Wrestling Championships and the Flo Premier League.

Following the Olympics, he began his combat training at the main academy of the American Top Team in Florida. He made his professional MMA debut on February 7, 2009, in Columbia, beating Josh Flowers. He then beat Mitchell Harris in Patriot Act 2 in Columbia.

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Quick Facts

Full Name: Ben Askren
Born Date: 18 Jul 1984
Age: 37 years
Horoscope: Cancer
Lucky Number: 11
Lucky Stone: Moonstone
Lucky Color: Silver
Best Match for Marriage: Taurus, Pisces, Scorpio
Gender: Male
Profession: Former MMA Fighter, Wrestler, businessman, golfer
Country: America

Net Worth, Salary, House

As of December 2022, his net worth is believed to be $10 million, and he makes roughly $500,000 each year.

Awards and Nominations

Ben Askren got the Schalles Award for Top Collegiate Pinner of the Year in 2006 and 2007. In 2006 and 2007, he received the Dan Hodge Trophy as Collegiate Wrestler of the Year. In 2012, he was inducted into the Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame at the University of Missouri.

Relationship, Married, Affair

On April 9, 2010, Ben Askren married Amy Askren in front of their family and friends. The couple is the parents of three children: a son and two unidentified daughters. As of now, the former fighter is free of any scandal or speculations and is focused on his work.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Hair Color

Ben Askren is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 77 kg. He also has blue eyes and dark brown hair. Aside from that, there is no more information on Ben’s physical measurements.

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