With just one fight in 2012, Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren had plenty of time to shore up his skills, but don't expect to see a vastly different fighter on Thursday night. read news >>
- 10 months ago
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Undefeated former Bellator champion Ben Askren has joined the Evolve MMA fight team, spurring speculation that he may be considering One FC for his next fight. read news >>
Even though reigning Bellator MMA welterweight champion Ben Askren does not have any contracted fights lined up with the organization and is a free agent, No. 1 contender Douglas Lima is preparing for a showdown with "Funky." read news >>
- 3 years ago
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One of the biggest title fights in Bellator history now has a date.
MMAjunkie.com today confirmed with sources close to the event that undefeated Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren will meet recent tournament winner Jay Hieron at Bellator 56.
The event takes place Oct. 29 at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan.
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- 3 years ago
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After revealing his intentions this past Saturday night, Bellator
welterweight champion Ben Askren is now a
full-fledged member of the Roufusport Fight Team.
The Wisconsin-based squad today announced Askren's addition to the roster.
"Ben is a world-class wrestler, and I'm very pleased to have him joining
our fight team," Roufusport head Duke Roufus stated. "I believe we're
going to help him take the next step in his career, while his wrestling
will only benefit the other guys on the t read news >>
- 3 years ago
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Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren returns to
the cage for the first time since earning the title at April's Bellator
Bellator Fighting Championship officials today announced that Askren
will face longtime veteran Nick Thompson in a
non-title affair at the April 9 event.
The fight is the first official contest for Bellator 40, which takes
place at the First Council Casino in Newkirk, Okla., and airs live on
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The former WSOF champ and new UFC signing didn't appreciate what the ex-Bellator champ has been saying on Twitter. Earlier this week, Josh Burkman and Ben Askren had an ugly Twitter back and forth that climaxed with Burkman apparently claiming he dropped his WSOF title fight to Steve Carl to "get out of" his contract. Burkman had to go to Sherdog to clarify his statements. "Ben Askren is just a bitter dude, he has a great career going on, but it seems like he is just not happy. He's always troll read news >>
Former Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren steamrolled Nobutatsu Suzuki at ONE FC: Reign of Champions minutes ago, taking just a minute-and-a-half to score a TKO victory and capture championship gold. LIVE RESULT: @BenAskren beats Nobutatsu Suzuki by first round TKO to become the new Welterweight World Champion #ONEFC #ONEFightNight — ONE FC (@ONEFCMMA) August 29, 2014 After the former Olympic-level wrestler scored a takedown seconds into the bout, Askren had no problem maintaining top pos read news >>
Ready to fight for the One FC welterweight championship, Ben Askren doesn’t think 170-pound champion Nobutatsu Suzuki is on his level. Askren, a former Bellator welterweight kingpin, earned a shot at the gold with a first-round submission victory over Bakhtiyar Abbasov in his One FC debut in May. Askren meets Suzuki in the co-main event of One FC 19 at the Dubai World Trade Centre in Dubai, UAE, on Aug. 29, and he’s not impressed by Suzuki, who beat Phil Baroni and Brock Larson in his previous O read news >>
- 5 months ago
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The undefeated former Bellator MMA Champion Ben Askren (12-0) will be making his highly anticipated ONE FC debut in the main event of the night against Bakhtiyar Abbasov (11-2) in a welterweight Super Fight. read news >>
- 6 months ago
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The belt that belonged to Ben Askren for three years will go home with a new owner on Friday night. read news >>