Evolve MMA | Interview with Ben Askren
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A 2x NCAA Division 1 Wrestling Champion and a US Olympian, Ben Askren is the current Bellator Welterweight Champion and is widely considered to be one of the top welterweight MMA fighters in the world today. In this interview, he talks candidly about his love for wrestling, his MMA style, his time in Singapore, and his thoughts about Evolve MMA. http://www.evolve-mma.com
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Bellator Welterweight Champion Ben Askren talks to Inside MMA about being called a lay and pray fighter and what he is doing to change his image. watch video >>
The Fight Network recaps Bellator 40 from Saturday night highlighted by a non-title bout pitting welterweight champion Ben Askren against Nick Thompson. For additional coverage of MMA, boxing and pro-wrestling check out THEFIGHTNETWORK.com or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/?fightnet or find us on Facebook at facebook.com/?fightnetwork watch video >>
http://MMAWeekly.com/ -- Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren may be 9-0, but his next challenger, Douglas Lima, a former MFC champion, has won his last nine fights, including the last two by way of knockout.
In short, Lima is not intimidated by the incumbent champion. In fact, Lima plans on finishing Askren off, laying claim to his second world title when the two meet at Bellator 64 on Friday night.
Check out what Douglas Lima had to say leading up to the fight... watch video >>
In the main event of the evening, the Bellator Welterweight Title was on the line as defending champion Ben Askren faced off against Season 5 Welterweight Tournament Winner Douglas Lima. Quickly becoming a staple of Askren fights, the five rounds were dominated by the two-time National wrestling champion. Frustrated, Lima attempted submissions off his back but failed to overcome the grinding style of the U.S. Olympian. With "Funky" holding steady in the dominant position throughout the duration of the fight, the outcome was clear as the champion won every round on the judges' scorecards. watch video >>
Season 8 of Bellator MMA continued with a welterweight title fight, as Ben Askren demolished Karl Amoussou to retain his belt and remain undefeated. King Mo made an emphatic Bellator debut, needing less than a round to earn a knockout win and earn a spot in the light heavyweight semifinals. Also, four welterweights were victorious and moved on to the tournament semis. Catch the highlights from January 24, 2013. watch video >>
Airing live on Fox Sports Network on June 17, 2010, Ben Askren scored a one-sided unanimous decision victory over Dan Hornbuckle to capture the Season 2 Tournament Championship in Kansas City, MO. Askren's victory solidifies his standing as the #1 Contender and he earned a guaranteed title shot against Bellator Welterweight Champion Lyman Good in the upcoming Bellator Season 3. watch video >>
MMA H.E.A.T.'s Karyn Bryant catched up with Bellator fighter Jay Hieron and gets his thoughts on his upcoming title fight with welterweight champ Ben Askren. Jay also talks about his controversial win over Rick Hawn, his frustration with and ultimate break from Strikeforce and the missed opportunity he had for a fight with Nick Diaz. Jay is set to fight for the title at Bellator 56, taking place October 29, 2011.
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http://fightnetwork.com/ - Fight Network (@fightnet) previews Bellator 56 featuring Ben Askren vs. Jay Hieron for Bellator's welterweight championship, plus Bellator's heavyweight semifinals featuring Eric Prindle vs. Ron Sparks, Thiago Santos vs. Neil Grove taking place on Oct. 29, 2011 in Kansas City, Kansas.
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http://fightnetwork.com/ - Fight Network (@FightNet) recaps Bellator 56 featuring Ben Askren vs. Jay Hieron for Bellator's welterweight title, plus Thiago Santos vs. Neil Grove, Eric Prindle vs. Ron Sparks in Bellator heavyweight tournament semifinals. For additional coverage of MMA, boxing and pro-wrestling check out www.FIGHTNETWORK.com or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/FightNet or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FightNetwork watch video >>
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