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Ben Askren 10 Personal Facts, Biography, Wiki

American mixed martial artist

Born: July 18, 1984 (age 36 years), Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States

Weight: 77 kg

Career end: November 18, 2019

Spouse: Amy Askren (m. 2010)

Martial arts: Wrestling, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Freestyle wrestling

Education: Arrowhead Union High School North Campus, University of Missouri

He is competitive in the sport of disc golf.

In 2009, Askren finished ninth in the Amateur World Championships.

Askren is sponsored by Discraft.

He is also involved in cryptocurrency investing.

Askren co-hosts a couple of 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.

Ben Askren 10 Pics, Photos, Pictures

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Ben Askren 10 Fast Facts, Biography, Wiki

Ben was born in Cedar Rapids, the second-largest city in Iowa, United States, on July 18, 1984.

He was born to Chuck Askren and Michele Askren. Furthermore, he spent his childhood with his brother Max Askren.

Like him, Max is also a wrestler as a professional who won a national championship in 2010.

By the way, Ben was born and raised Christian.

Next, talking about his education, Ben went to Arrowhead High School, where he completed his high school education.

Notably, he won the state championship in wrestling two times at the school. Then, he enrolled at the University of Missouri.

At the same time, he worked as an assistant wrestling coach at Arizona State University.

In his college days, he collected many honorable awards in wrestling, which served as a boost in his professional career.

He was in 174 lb. weight class during his collegiate wrestling career.

Significantly, as an amateur wrestler in his university, he won the National Collegiate Athletic Association Championship match in 2006 and 2007 after consecutive defeats in the same competition in 2004 and 2005.

He still holds the record for a single-season NCAA pin.

Moreover, he won gold medals in both the 2006 and 2007 Big 12 Championships.

In the 2006-2007 season, he went undefeated with a record of 42-0.

Also, he won the Big 12 Conference Championship in 2004, 2006, and 2007.

He was famous for his unorthodox ‘funky’ style of wrestling and his pinning skills during those times.

He finished his wrestling career at the college with an impressive 87 match winning streak with a record of 153-8.

Explicitly, Oklahoma St.’s Chris Pendleton and Purdue’s Ryan Lange are the only two opponents who defeated Ben during his four years at Missouri.

Similarly, he qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics by defeating national runner-up Tyrone Lewis at the US Olympic Trials.

And, competing in the 74 kg weight class, he won his first match.

However, he had to lose out from the competition without any medal after his defeat in the round-of-eight match to Cuba’s Ivan Fundora and Fundora’s loss in the quarterfinal.

After the game, Ben commented, “I JUST WASN’T GOOD ENOUGH. I SUCKED.”

As a consequence, Ben halted his wrestling career. However, he took part in wrestling on some occasions.

After that, he won the fight Cuba’s Fundora in the Cerro Pelado International semifinals in 2010 to requite his defeat in Olympics.

Furthermore, he took part in the Agon Wrestling Championships and the Flo Premier League.

After the Olympics, Ben started fighter training at the American Top Team’s main school in Florida.

On February 7, 2009, he made his professional MMA debut in Columbia, where he defeated Josh Flowers.

After that, his second fight was at Patriot Act 2 in Columbia, where he defeated Mitchell Harris.

Then, he took part in the 2009 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship in Barcelona.

However, Ben was knocked out of the competition by Pablo Popovitch in the second match after winning against Toni Linden.

Later he won gold in the 84 kg division at the 2009 FILA 2o World Grappling Championship.

Then, Ben took part in Bellator Fighting Championships Season 2 Welterweight Tournament.

At Bellator 14 and the rematch at Bellator 19, Ben defeated Ryan Thomas.

He was then crowned as the champion of the competition at Bellator 22 after defeating Dan Hornbuckle for all three rounds.

He defended the title for four successive years at Bellator 40, 56, 64, and 86.

The dominant win against Andrey Koreshkov at Bellator 97 was the final fight of his contract before the contract terminated at the company in November of 2013.

Following the release, he signed a 2-year contract with ONE Championship.

Ben defeated Bakhtiyar Abbasov, then with a nine-fight win streak, in the ONE Fighting Championship: Honor and Glory event on May 30.

Later he became the new ONE Welterweight Champion on August 29, 2014, following the win against Nobutastsu Suzuki at ONE FC: Reign of Champions.

He won all the six fights under his contract with one fight ruled out as “no contest.”

Another key thing, Ben signed for the UFC on November 3, 2018, under the “trade UFC and ONE Championship agreement”.

Notably, on his UFC debut, he had a controversial win against the former UFC Welterweight Champion Robbie Lawler at UFC 235.


Later, he faced two defeats: the fastest knockout in UFC history against Jorge Masvidal and ‘Fight of the Night’ award-winning loss against Demian Maia.

At last, he retired from MMA competition on November 18, 2019.

Apart from these, Ben is also a competitive player in the sport of disc golf.

For instance, he secured second place in the 2011 United States Amateur Disc Golf Championship, first place at 2009 Mighty MO Advanced, and third place in 2006 Alabama Amateur Open Intermediate and 2009 First Class Challenge.

Along with these, he came fourth in 2009 PDGA Amateur World Doubles Championships Advanced.

Born in 1984, Ben Askren is 36 years old as of September 2021. His zodiac sign is Cancer.

Born in America and pursued a career here, he holds an American passport.

It has been a long time since Ben retired. Due to this reason, he has still maintained the athletic build of his body.

He stands at 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 77 kg (170 lbs).

In conclusion, with dark brown hair and bluish eye, Ben is quite a good looking guy.

On April 9, 2010, Ben married Amy Askren in front of their friends and family.

Until now, he has had three children, a son and two daughters, with her.

Moreover, Ben is seen to be enjoying his holidays and vacations with his wife and children.

Due to this, his marriage life is supposed to be healthy, and Amy was quite supportive of his professional career.

However, detailed information about his children has not been found.