Ben Askren Height, Weight, Family, Facts, Spouse, Education, Biography

Ben Askren Height, Weight, Family, Facts, Spouse, Education, Biography
Ben Askren Quick Info
Height 5 ft 10 in
Weight 77 kg
Date of Birth July 18, 1984
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Spouse Amy Askren

Ben Askren is an American former professional mixed martial artist and amateur wrestler who had won the welterweight title, in August 2014, at ONE Championship, a Singapore-based mixed martial arts, Muay Thai, and kickboxing promotion. He had held the title for a record 1517 days and had given up the title only in October 2018 when he had decided to leave ONE Championship and join UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship). Similarly, he had won the welterweight title, in October 2010, at Bellator MMA, an American mixed martial arts promotion. He had held the title for a record 1120 days and had only abdicated in November 2013 once he had decided to leave Bellator MMA and join ONE Championship.

Besides MMA, he had also been a highly accomplished wrestler and representing the United States in freestyle wrestling, he had won the ‘Gold’ medal at the 2005 Guatemala City Pan American Championships and the 2009 Fort Lauderdale World Championships. He had also won the ‘Gold’ medal at the 2008 Las Vegas U.S. National Championships. Besides, he was a world champion in submission wrestling as well. He eventually retired, in November 2019, after a storied career.

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Born Name

Benjamin Michael Askren

Nick Name

Ben, Funky

Ben Askren as seen in an Instagram Post in June 2019
Ben Askren as seen in an Instagram Post in June 2019 (Ben Askren / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Cancer

Born Place

Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, United States

Residence

Hartland, Waukesha County, Wisconsin, United States

Nationality

American

 

Education

Ben had attended the Arrowhead High School in Hartland, Wisconsin. He had then joined the University of Missouri, a public research university in Columbia, Missouri.

Occupation

Professional Mixed Martial Artist (Retired), Amateur Wrestler

Ben Askren as seen in an Instagram Post in December 2018
Ben Askren as seen in an Instagram Post in December 2018 (Ben Askren / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Chuck Askren
  • Mother – Michele Askren
  • Siblings – Max Askren (Younger Brother) (Wrestler)

Weight(s)

  • Welterweight (2009–2016, 2019)
  • Middleweight (2016–2017)

Stance

Orthodox

Reach

6 ft or 183 cm

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 10 in or 178 cm

Weight

77 kg or 169.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Ben has dated –

  1. Amy Askren (2010-Present) – Ben had married real estate agent Amy on April 9, 2010. They have 3 children together – a son and 2 daughters.
Ben Askren, with his wife and children, as seen in September 2020
Ben Askren, with his wife and children, as seen in September 2020 (Ben Askren / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

White

He is of American descent.

Hair Color

Light Brown

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Frizzy, curly hair
  • Affable smile
  • Often sports a light stubble
Ben Askren as seen in an Instagram Post in June 2020
Ben Askren as seen in an Instagram Post in June 2020 (Ben Askren / Instagram)

Ben Askren Facts

  1. Ben had taken to wrestling at a very young age and had won the state wrestling championship twice while he was studying at the Arrowhead High School in Hartland, Wisconsin. He had played as an amateur wrestler at the University of Missouri as well. Later in life, he was appointed an assistant wrestling coach at Arizona State University.
  2. At the collegiate level, representing the Missouri Tigers, he had won the ‘Gold’ medal at the 2006 and the 2007 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. He had won the ‘Silver’ medal at the 2004 and 2005 editions of the tournament. He had also won 2 ‘Gold’ medals (2006 and 2007) and 2 ‘Silver’ medals at the (2004 and 2005) Big 12 Championships.
  3. In 2007, he had become just the 2nd wrestler to win multiple Dan Hodge Trophies in folkstyle wrestling.
  4. In parallel with his wrestling and mixed martial arts career, he had also been a keen competitor in the sport of disc golf and had stood 9th in the sports’ 2009 Amateur World Championships.
  5. He has co-hosted podcasts such as FloWrestling Radio Live, The Funky & FRB Show, and The T-Row & Funky Show.
  6. He is a cryptocurrency investing enthusiast.
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