Monday, May 12, 2014

Ben Askren Visits Manila to Promote One FC: Honor and Glory

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Ben Askren, a legend in collegiate wrestling but already transitioned to mixed martial arts, has come to the Philippines this May 12, 2014 so that members of the media can catch him as he works out at the Ultimate Fitness Gym located at Metrowalk in Pasig city.

He comes to Asia in search of new challenges and will get one when he meets Bakhtiyar Abbasov at One FC: Honor and Glory on May 30, 2014.

He won all 87 of his matches in both the 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 season while competing for the University of Missouri and picked up the prestigious Dan Hodge trophy twice and also the Rev Wrestler of the Year and the Schalles Award. He finished his wrestling career at the University of Missouri with a record of 153-8. 91 of those victories came by way of pins, which are third most in NCAA Division I history.

He also wrestled in the US Olympics team in 2008 before transitioning to mixed martial arts. He represented the United States in the 2008 Summer Olympics, where he reached the quarterfinals. Since his debut in 2009, he has won twelve bouts in a row in dominating fashion, winning multiple championships defeating some of the best Welterweights in North America and earning a spot as one of the best Welterweights in the world.

Ben Askren is now the greatest Welterweight competing in mixed martial arts (MMA) today. Since making the transition to MMA from wrestling, he has faced twelve top foes and has dispatched all of them without trouble.

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