Ben Askren Net Worth: How Rich is the Retired MMA Fighter?

Ben Askren, sometimes recognized as Benjamin Michael Askren, is a USA former world-class fighter. In his career path, he has won 19 out of 22 games. Ben has held the titles of ONE Welterweight and Bellator Welterweight. Ben Askren has an estimated net worth of $10 million as of 2022.

Full Name                         Ben Askren
Birth Date July 18, 1984
Birth Place Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U. S.
Profession Former MMA fighter
Wife Amy Askren
Net Worth $10 million


Early life

On July 18, 1984, Ben Akren was birth in the United States, in Cedar Rapids. Chuck and Michele Askren’s home was his birthplace. Max, his younger brother, is a wrestler as well. The national title was won by his brother in 2010.

Arrowhead High School was where Ben finished his secondary schooling. He was a two-time state wrestling champion during his high school years. Later, he enrolled at the University of Missouri and began wrestling as an amateur.

Ben Askren Net Worth & Career

He represented the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in 2004. (NCAA). In his early battles, though, he didn’t come out on top. Also in the years 2004 and 2005, he lost two wrestling matches against Chris Pendleton. In 2006, Ben regained his form and won again in 2007. He was known for his pinning skills throughout his time wrestling in the NCAA.

He dominated the game as a junior, winning all 45 matches with a total of 25 pins. In his junior season, he was unbeaten, earning him the NCAA Championships’ Outstanding Wrestler Award.

During Ben senior year of 2006-07, he maintained his dominance. He was 42-0 throughout his career. In beating Keith Gavin, he won his second NCAA championship. Ben went on to win the Dan Hodge Trophy match later in the season. He became just the second person in history to win the Dan Hodge Trophy twice with this victory.

He was also a standout wrestler at the university level. With a score of 153 to 8, he won the match. He competed in the Olympic Games for the first time in 2008. Ben aspired to win an Olympic gold medal. He was defeated by Cuban wrestler Ivan Fundora in the bout, though. After losing the match, his Olympic ambition of capturing a gold medal was dashed.

He opted to pursue an MMA career after the Olympics. On February 7, 2009, he took on Josh Flowers in his debut MMA bout. In the first round, he TKO’d Josh.

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At Cerro Pelado International in 2010, he had the opportunity to avenge himself with Fundora. In the semi-final match, he defeated Fundora and came out victorious.

During Bellator Fighting Championships, Ben has been quite outstanding. He defeated Ryan Thomas at Bellator 14 on April 15, 2010, for his first win. He fought Andrey Koreshkov in the last round of Bellator 97. Ben won via TKO in the fourth round in his previous Bellator battle.

On December 9, 2013, he inked a two-year deal with ONE Championship after his contract with Bellator expired. He fought Shinya Aoki in his most recent bout at ONE Championship. Ben scored a TKO victory against Shinya in the first round.

Ben went on to compete in the UFC later on. On March 2, 2019, he debuted in the UFC against Robbie Lawler. On October 26, 2019, he fought Demian Maia in the UFC for the final time. He was granted the “Fight of the Night” award despite losing the final bout. On November 18, 2019, he announced his retirement from MMA.

Amy Askren-Ben Askern Wife


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Amy is the name of Ben Askern’s wife. On April 9, 2010, he wed Amy. With his wife Amy, Ben has three children. He seemed to be enjoying himself with his loved ones.

Ben Askren Net Worth

By the year 2022, Ben Askren will have amassed a net worth of $10 million. His UFC fights have earned him a sizable fortune. He was paid $210,000 for his UFC bout against Jorge Masvidal. Similarly, he was paid $200,000 to face Demian Maia.

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