Ben Askren Net Worth: What Is the Net Worth of Ben Askren in 2022?
Ben Askren Net Worth
Ben Askren is an American mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter who once competed in amateur wrestling. He now has a net worth of half a million dollars. As of the time of this writing, Ben Askren has won 19 of the 22 professional matches he has competed in during his career.
Ben Askren’s birthday is July 18th, and he was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 1984. He was a two-time NCAA Division 1 national champion while he was a student at the University of Missouri, which is where he received his education.
During this time while he was not competing professionally, he won the Pan American Championship in 2005, the US National Championship in 2008, and the World Championship in 2009. All of his victories were in gold.
In his first bout as a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, which took place in February 2009, he knocked out his opponent in the first round.
In 2010, he started competing for the mixed martial arts (MMA) company known as Bellator. Before making the transfer to ONE FC in 2014, he competed in nine bouts under the Bellator banner. Before making the move to the UFC in 2019, he competed in seven bouts under the ONE FC banner.
Ben competed for the first time in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on March 2, 2019, at UFC 235, when he defeated Shinya Aoki within the opening minute of the first round.
On July 6, 2019, he suffered his first defeat in his professional career, which was handed to him by Jorge Masvidal. Askren received a career-high $210,000 only for being at the event, in addition to receiving a portion of the pay-per-view earnings.
Askren was paid a total of $200,000 to compete in his upcoming bout on October 26, 2019, which was scheduled to take place against Demian Maia. He was eliminated in the third round due to a technical knockout.
Ben ultimately gave in to Jake Paul’s pressure and decided to engage in a boxing bout with the YouTube star on April 17, 2021. This came after an extended period of social media teasing between the two.
Simply by participating in the battle, Askren was guaranteed a base sum of half a million dollars. It is possible that his total payment, which includes incentives from pay-per-view events and other earnings, will be in the low million dollar level.
Ben Askren Early Life And Family
On July 18, 1984, Ben was born in Cedar Rapids, which is the second-largest city in the state of Iowa, in the United States. Chuck Askren and Michele Askren were his parents at the time of his birth. In addition, he was raised alongside his brother, Max Askren, who was also an actor.
Max, much like him, is a professional wrestler and won a national title in the same sport in the year 2010. By the way, Ben has always identified with the Christian faith.
Moving on to Ben’s studies, he attended Arrowhead High School all the way until his senior year, when he graduated with his high school diploma.
Notable accomplishments include winning the wrestling state title twice at the school where he attended. After that, he signed up to become a student at the University of Missouri.
In addition to that, he held the position of assistant wrestling coach at Arizona State University at that period. During his time at the university, he was a standout wrestler and won a number of prestigious accolades; these accomplishments gave him a leg up in his professional career.
Ben Askren Wrestling Career
During his time competing at the NCAA level, he maintained a weight class of 174 pounds. Importantly, while his time at the institution he competed in amateur wrestling.
After suffering back-to-back losses in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Championship match in 2004 and 2005, he went on to become victorious in the competition in 2006 and 2007. He continues to retain the record for the most NCAA pins in a single season.
In addition to that, he triumphed in the Big 12 Championships in both 2006 and 2007, taking home the gold each time. He finished the 2006–2007 season with a perfect 42-0 record, meaning he didn’t lose a single game.
In addition to that, he was crowned champion of the Big 12 Conference in 2004, 2006, and 2007. During that time period, he was well-known for his unconventional, ‘funky,’ style of wrestling as well as his pinning abilities.
It was a remarkable accomplishment for him to conclude his college wrestling career with a winning streak of 87 matches and a record of 153-8 overall.
Ben’s only two defeats were at the hands of Chris Pendleton of Oklahoma State and Ryan Lange of Purdue during his time as a student at Missouri. Those two opponents are the only ones to have done so.