|Celebrated Name:||Ben Askren|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Ben Askren|
|Age:||39 years old|
|Birth Date:||18 July 1984|
|Birth Place:||Hartland, Wisconsin|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight:||170.5 lb (77 kg)|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Amy Askren|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes|
|Is Ben Askren Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||mixed martial artist|
|Net Worth in 2023:||$28 Million|
|Last Updated:||December 2023|
Ben is an American mixed martial artist. He also served as the former Olympic wrestler and remains undefeated as a professional. Moreover, he is the anterior ONE Welterweight Champion as well as Bellator Welterweight Champion. Askren served as an assistant wrestling coach at Arizona State University and a sloppy American wrestler for the University of Missouri. At Arrowhead High School in Hartland Wisconsin, he was a two-time state champion in wrestling
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Early Life & Biography
On 18 July 1984, Askren was born in Hartland, Wisconsin, to his parents Chuck and Michele Askren. In the event of his growth, he developed an interest in wrestling and began fighting at an early age. Furthermore, he is of American nationality.
Onto his education, Askren schooled at Arrowhead High School, after which he attended the University of Missouri.
Ben Askren is already a married man. He married Amy Askren on 9 April 2010 with whom he has three children from this relationship. However, at present, there is no detailed information available about them. Since there is no news about any extramarital affairs at present, we suppose that his marriage is growing strong.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 18 July 1984, Ben Askren is 39 years old as of today’s date 1st December 2023. His height is 178cm tall, and his weight is 77 kg.
Previously, at Arizona State University, Askren worked as an assistant wrestling coach and an American amateur wrestler for the University of Missouri as well. In Hartland, at Arrowhead High School, he won the state championship two times.
He fought in the 174 lb weight class while he was in college. Unfortunately, in both the 2004 and 2005 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) championship match, he lost to Chris Pendleton before winning it in 2006 and 2007. Askren is known for his pinning ability, massive afro, and his unorthodox wrestling style.
Askren defeated national runner-up Tyrone Lewis in the summer of 2008, in two consecutive matches by decision at the US Olympic Trials. It led to him becoming the second student of the University of Missouri to qualify for the Olympics.
Despite deciding to pursue a career in MMA after the Olympics, Askren would compete in wrestling occasionally. In 2010, he defeated Fundora in the semifinals of the Cerro Pelado International, in Cuba thus avenging his Olympic loss. It happened after Askren won the Dave Schultz Memorial International.
On 7 February 2009, Askren made his professional MMA debut, which was held by Headhunter Productions at the Holiday Inn Select Executive Center in Columbia, Missouri.
Askren participated in Bellator Fighting Championships Season 2 Welterweight Tournament, where he defeated Ryan Thomas in his first fight via technical submission.
On 26 October 2019, Askren faced Demian Maia at UFC on ESPN+ 20 and unfortunately lost the fight via submission in round three. The fight earned him the battle of the Night award.
Askren pronounced his retirement from mixed martial arts competition on 18 November 2019.
Awards & Achievements
Askren won 45 matches in his 2005-2006 junior season and pinned in 25 of them. Likewise, in his senior year, he went undefeated again with a record of 42–0. He won a silver medal in the 2008 Olympics.
Askren made his professional MMA debut on 7 February 2009. He is an active submission wrestler currently. Additionally, he is a self-proclaimed black belt and competed in the 2009 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship.
On 9 December 2013, he got into a 2-year fight contract with ONE Championship. The championship was followed by an announcement of UFC on 3 November 2018, that they have signed under the trade UFC and One Championship agreement.
In 2010 Askren received the Cerro Pelado International Senior Freestyle Silver Medalist and won the ONE Welterweight Championship. In 2005, Askren won the gold medal at the Pan American Championships Senior Freestyle.
Net worth & Salary of Ben Askren in 2023
Askren was a big winner at UFC 235. Additionally, Askren defeated ex-UFC welterweight champ, Robbie Lawler, via a controversial submission and earned $350,000 for his UFC debut.
Various Online resources, approximate the famous MMA Fighter Ben Askren’s net worth to be $28 Million as of December 2023. He has earned money majorly from being a professional MMA Fighter. While it’s relatively simple to predict his income, it’s harder to know how much Ben has spent over the years.
The mixed martial artist has exhibited an outstanding career journey evident from his youth in both high school and university. The consistency he has shown is a thing to be admired. It is because he has not deviated from his passion over time. Based on his love for his career, without a shadow of a doubt, Askren is going to make substantial tremendous steps in his career and net worth, and we wish him all the very best.