Ben Askren

Ben Askren

Full NameBen Askren

BornJuly 18, 1984

Height5 ft 11 in


Relation(s)Amy Askren


Ben Askren, nicknamed Funky, is one of the top fighters in the world who ruled the roost in One

Championship FC and Bellator MMA, and is now about to make his debut in the UFC. An immensely

controversial personality, Ben Askren is known for being outspoken and telling people exactly what

he thinks of them.

  1. Ben Askren Olympics
  2. Ben Askren Bellator
  3. Ben Askren One Championship
  4. Ben Askren UFC
  5. Jorge Masvidal vs Ben Askren
  6. Ben Askren Stats
  7. Ben Askren Record
  8. Ben Askren Wife
  9. Ben Askren Net Worth 2019

OneFC Honor & Glory

Ben Askren Olympics

Before entering the world of Combat Sports, Ben Askren was a collegiate wrestler, where he achieved a massive amount of success. He was so good that he was able to go to the 2008 Summer Olympics, but failed to win a medal. He won several recognition and awards for his performances in the field of wrestling. Following the Olympics, he entered the world of MMA and fought and won 3 fights before joining Bellator MMA.

Ben Askren Bellator

After joining Bellator, over the course of the next four years, he participated in 9 fights altogether which helped him to reach the next level as he won the Bellator Welterweight Championship. He never lost the title, and instead vacated it, when he left the company to join One Championship in 2013.

Ben Askren One Championship

He fought in One Championship without losing a single fight, continuing his undefeated streak, as he does not have a single loss on his record. During his run, he won the One Welterweight Championship and vacated it when he left the company.

Ben Askren UFC

Ben Askren was traded for Demetrious Johnson in late-2018, with Demetrious Johnson heading to One FC while Askren came to UFC. This sparked all sorts of conversations, including a rumour which is yet to die down, about UFC possibly shutting down their Flyweight Division. He was supposed to face Robbie Lawler at UFC 233, but after the event was cancelled, their fight was shifted to UFC 235 instead.

On November 18th 2019, Ben Askren announced his retirement from MMA.

Jorge Masvidal vs Ben Askren

Jorge Masvidal, the 34-year-old welterweight destroyed the previously unbeaten Ben Askren in the fastest knock-out in UFC history with a flying knee.

Masvidal and Askren had been jawing at each other all week in the lead up to UFC 239, obviously Masvidal ended that quickly. The strategy was brilliant, as Askren attempts to dive in and out-wrestle every opponent. Masvidal knew that and unleashed a perfect flying knee to the head.

UFC 239 Masvidal v Askren

Ben Askren Stats


MatchesWinsLossesNo Contest

Wins by KO/TKOs:

  1. 6

Wins by Submission:

  1. 6

Wins by Decision:

  1. 7


  1. 170 lb / 77 kg

Weight Class:

  1. Welterweight (2009-2016,2019-present)
  2. Middleweight (2016-2017)

Ben Askren Record

Listed below is the MMA and UFC professional record breakdown of Ben "Funky" Askren:

Loss19-2 (1)Demian MaiaTechnical Submission (rear-naked choke)UFC Fight Night 162: Maia vs AskrenOctober 26, 2019
Loss19–1 (1)Jorge MasvidalKO (flying knee)UFC 239July 6, 2019
Win19–0 (1)Robbie LawlerTechnical Submission (bulldog choke)UFC 235March 2, 2019
Win18–0 (1)Shinya AokiTKO (punches)ONE Championship 62: Immortal PursuitNovember 24, 2017
Win17–0 (1)Zebaztian KadestamTKO (punches)ONE Championship 58: ShanghaiSeptember 2, 2017
Win16–0 (1)Agilan ThaniSubmission (arm-triangle choke)ONE Championship 54: Dynasty of HeroesMay 26, 2017
Win15–0 (1)Nikolay AleksakhinDecision (unanimous)ONE Championship 41: Global RivalsApril 15, 2016
NC14–0 (1)Luis SantosNC (accidental eye poke)ONE Championship 26: Valor of ChampionsApril 24, 2015
Win14–0Nobutatsu SuzukiTKO (punches)ONE FC 19: Reign of ChampionsAugust 29, 2014
Win13–0Bakhtiyar AbbasovSubmission (arm-triangle choke)ONE FC 16: Honor and GloryMay 30, 2014
Win12–0Andrey KoreshkovTKO (punches)Bellator 97July 31, 2013
Win11–0Karl AmoussouTKO (doctor stoppage)Bellator 86January 24, 2013
Win10–0Douglas LimaDecision (unanimous)Bellator 64April 6, 2012
Win9–0Jay HieronDecision (split)Bellator 56October 29, 2011
Win8–0Nick ThompsonDecision (unanimous)Bellator 40April 9, 2011
Win7–0Lyman GoodDecision (unanimous)Bellator 33October 21, 2010
Win6–0Dan HornbuckleDecision (unanimous)Bellator 22June 17, 2010
Win5–0Ryan ThomasDecision (unanimous)Bellator 19May 20, 2010
Win4–0Ryan ThomasTechnical Submission (guillotine choke)Bellator 14April 15, 2010
Win3–0Matt DelanoitSubmission (north-south choke)Max Fights DM: Ballroom BrawlAugust 28, 2009
Win2–0Mitchell HarrisSubmission (reverse arm-triangle choke)Headhunter Productions: The Patriot Act 2April 25, 2009
Win1–0Josh FlowersTKO (punches)Headhunter Productions: The Patriot ActFebruary 7, 2009

Ben Askren Wife

Ben Askren got married to his wife Amy Askren on April 9, 2010. With the marriage of about a decade, the couple is also blessed with three children.

Sixth Annual Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards

Ben Askren Net Worth 2019

Ben Askren is a famous Olympic wrestler and former UFC Champion and his net worth are estimated above $10 million. Apart from his net worth, his annual salary is reported to be around $500,000.

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