Benjamin Michael Askren, known simply as Ben Askren, is an American former mixed martial artist. He has won 19 of 22 professional matches in his career. Ben is a former ONE Welterweight and Bellator Welterweight Champion. As of 2021, Ben Askren's net worth is estimated to be around $800,000.
|Full Name||Ben Askren|
|Birth Date||July 18, 1984|
|Birth Place||Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U. S.|
|Profession||Former MMA fighter|
|Net Worth||$800 thousand|
Ben Akren was born on July 18, 1984 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States. He was born in the house of Chuck and Michelle Askren. He has a younger brother named Max who is also a wrestler. His brother won the 2010 national championship.
Ben graduated from Arrowhead High School. During his high school days, he was a two-time state wrestling champion. He later attended the University of Missouri, where he became an amateur wrestler.
Ben Askren Net worth and Career
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In 2004 he competed for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). However, he was unable to win in the first few games. He lost a wrestling match against Chris Pendleton in 2004 and 2005 for two years. Ben got back into shape in 2006 and continued his win in 2007. While wrestling in the NCAA, he was known for his striking ability.
In his 2005-06 junior season, he dominated the game, winning all 45 games in 25 bowls. He was undefeated in his junior season and received the NCAA Championship Best Wrestler award.
Ben continued his dominant play into his 200607 senior season. He set an unbeaten record of 420. He won his second NCAA championship by defeating Keith Gavin. Ben then won the match for the Dan Hodge Trophy. This victory made him only the second person to win the Dan Hodge Trophy twice.
He also had a brilliant career as a college wrestler. He set a winning record of 153-8 and competed in the 2008 Olympics. He dreamed of winning a gold medal at the Olympics. However, he lost the match to Cuban wrestler Iván Fundora. His dream of winning a gold medal at the Olympics was shattered after losing the match.
After the Olympics, he decided to become an MMA fighter. He fought his first MMA fight on February 7, 2009 against Josh Flowers. He defeated Josh by TKO in the first round.
In 2010 he had the opportunity to pay Fundore’s debt with Cerro Pelado International. He won against Fundora, winning in the semi-finals.
Ben was pretty impressive at the Bellator Fighting Championships. On April 15, 2010, he earned his first win at Bellator 14 by defeating Ryan Thomas. His last fight at Bellator 97 was against Andrey Koreshkov. Ben dominated his last fight with Bellator and won the fight via fourth-round TKO.
After his contract with Bellator expired on December 9, 2013, he signed a two-year deal with ONE Championship. His last match was at the ONE Championship against Shinya Aoki. Ben defeated Shinya via TKO in the first round.
Ben then started fighting in the UFC. He made his UFC debut against Robbie Lawler on March 2, 2019. His last fight in the UFC was on October 26, 2019, when he faced Demian Maia. Despite losing the final match, he received the Fight of the Night award. On November 18, 2019, he announced his retirement from MMA competition.
Ben Askern marries Amy Askern
Ben Askern is married to a woman named Amy. He married Amy on April 9, 2010. Ben shares three children with his wife Amy. He seems to be happily spending time with his family.
The fate of Ben Askren
Ben Askren has amassed a combined net worth of $800,000 as of 2021. He has made a massive amount of money from his games in the UFC. He received $210,000 for his UFC fight with Jorge Masvidal. He also won a whopping $200,000 against Demian Maia.