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Quick facts for kidsBen Askren
Askren in November 2018
|Born||Benjamin Michael Askren
July 18, 1984
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg)|
|Division||Welterweight (170 lbs) (2009–2016, 2019)
Middleweight (185 lbs) (2016–2017)
|Reach||72 in (183 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Hartland, Wisconsin, U.S.|
|Wrestling||NCAA Division I Wrestling
Olympic Freestyle Wrestling
|Years active||2021 (boxing)
2005–2010, 2013–2015, 2019 (freestyle wrestling)
|Mixed martial arts record|
|University||University of Missouri|
|Notable relatives||Max Askren (brother)|
|Notable club(s)||Sunkist Kids|
|Notable school(s)||Arrowhead High School|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Benjamin Michael Askren (born July 18, 1984) is an American retired professional mixed martial artist and amateur wrestler. Askren was the former Bellator and ONE Welterweight Champion, remaining undefeated for over a decade before competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
An accomplished grappler, he was the 2008 US Olympic Team Member and National champion and the 2005 Pan American champion in freestyle wrestling, a two–time NCAA Division I national champion (four–time finalist), and two–time Big 12 Conference champion (four–time finalist) for the Missouri Tigers, and was the second wrestler to secure multiple Dan Hodge Trophies (the wrestling equivalent of the Heisman Trophy) in folkstyle wrestling. He was also a world champion in submission wrestling.
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