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Ben Askren
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Askren in November 2018
Born Benjamin Michael Askren
July 18, 1984 (1984-07-18) (age 37)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S.
Nickname(s) Funky
Nationality American
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)
Style Wrestling
Fighting out of Hartland, Wisconsin, U.S.
Team Roufusport (2009–present)
Evolve MMA
Wrestling NCAA Division I Wrestling
Olympic Freestyle Wrestling
Years active 2021 (boxing)
2009–2019 (MMA)
2005–2010, 2013–2015, 2019 (freestyle wrestling)
Mixed martial arts record
Total 22
Wins 19
By knockout 6
By submission 6
By decision 7
Losses 2
By knockout 1
By submission 1
No contests 1
Other information
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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