|Real Name/Full Name||Benjamin Michael Askren|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Ben Askren|
|Birth Place:||Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||18 July 1984|
|Age/How Old:||39 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 178 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 10″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 77 Kg
In Pounds – 170 lbs
|Parents Name:||Father – Chuck Askren
Mother – Michele Askren
|School:||Arrowhead Union High School North Campus|
|College:||University of Missouri|
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Amy Askren|
|Profession:||Mixed martial artist and Wrestler|
|Net Worth:||$10 million|
|Last Updated:||October 2023|
Best known as a fighter of the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC), Ben Askren has won many championships. The retired mixed martial artist was active in his career until 2019. Apart from wrestling and MMA, he also has played other sports. He is a multitalented person and has represented the United States in many international sporting events.
Well, how well do you know about Ben Askren? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Ben Askren’s net worth in 2023, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Ben Askren to date.
Biography and Early Life
Benjamin Michael Askren was born on July 18, 1984, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He is the son of Michele and Chuck Askren. He also has a brother named Max. Askren received a lot of support from his family and was financed by his father for his wrestling training. It is with this support that he had many accomplishments in his career.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Ben Askren in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, Ben Askren’s age is 39 years old as of today’s date 2nd October 2023 having been born on 18 July 1984. Though, he is 5′ 10″ in feet and inches and 178 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 170 lbs in Pound and 77kg in Kilograms.
As a child, Ben Askren went to the Arrowhead Union High School North Campus. It was only in his sixth grade, he decided to be a wrestler. Before that, he had no idea regarding wrestling or mixed martial arts. After completing high school, he went to the University of Missouri.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
In 2010, Ben Askren got married to Amy Askren. The couple has been successfully married and has three children together. He regularly posts images of his family and loves enjoying vacations and holidays. Ben is a dedicated person, and he has not dated anyone.
Is Ben Askren Gay?
Calling Ben Askren gay will be very unfair. His sexual orientation is straight, and he has always been committed to his wife. He has embraced fatherhood and has three loving children.
In the 2005-06 season, Ben Askren won all his 45 matches in wrestling. The following season was also highly successful, and he went on to win many awards. In wrestling, he had a career record of 153 wins and 8 losses.
He was an amateur wrestler at the University of Missouri and has served as the assistant coach of Arizona State University. In 2008, he competed at the Summer Olympics in Beijing but failed to win a medal. He was defeated in the quarterfinal by Ivan Fundora of Cuba. After Olympics, he used to compete occasionally in wrestling.
In 2009, he made his mixed martial arts debut. Ben Askren went to defeat Josh Flowers in the first round. In his second fight, he won against Mitchell Harris. Later, he defeated Jacob Volkmann to win a gold at the World Grappling Championship in 2009.
Additionally, he has also participated at the Bellator Fighting Championships and was the Bellator Season Two Welterweight Tournament Champion. He became a free agent in 2013 and signed a contract with ONE Championship. In 2018, Askren was treated to UFC, and he made his UFC debut in March 2019. He retired from his professional career in November 2019.
Ben Askren has successfully represented his nation at the World Championships and won gold in 2009. In 2019, he has won the Fight of the Night Award at UFC. He has twice won the Schalles Award for Top Collegiate Pinner of the Year. He was named the George Tragos Award in 2018. In addition to this, Ben Askren is also the winner of many championships.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Ben Askren in 2023
As of 2023, Ben Askren has a net worth of $10 million. Thanks to his successful career, that he made this fortune. His annual salary is $500,000, and he has been active in many sports. For his UFC debut, he made $353000. During his UFC career, he made a little over $830500. He has won many championships, and in mixed martial arts, he suffered only two losses.
He also had a record in freestyle and NCAA. Apart from this, he suffered only two losses in grappling. Askren is a highly talented person, and he has also hosted the podcasts ‘FloWrestling Radio Live’, ‘The T-Row & Funky Show’, and ‘The Funky & FRB Show’. He continues to do different endeavors, and we can expect to see an increase in his net worth. He was the assistant coach for the Arizona State University.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- Ben Askren was trained by his brother.
- He loves playing disc golf and has participated in the PGDA Amateur Disc-Golf World Championship.
- In 2009, he became the FILA 2 World Grappling Champion.
- His brother Max has also been a professional wrestler.
- Ben Askren is all set to compete against Jake Paul in a boxing match in April 2021.
- He is the co-owner of the Askren Wrestling Academy along with his brothers.
Ben Askren is a very successful athlete. He has been in the ring with many popular names and has won many championships. He has many fans across the world and has always been dedicated to sports and his family. Askren has never been a part of any controversy and had a glorious career as a wrestler and mixed martial artist. He serves as an inspiration to many who want to have a career in sports. He is also very active on social media and regularly posts updates.