Ben Askren (7-0) is the current welterweight champion for the Bellator Fighting Championships. After competing in wrestling at the 2008 summer Olympics, Askren decided to try his luck in MMA.
After winning a few fights in his local state of Missouri, he got the call to compete in the welterweight tournament for Bellator. After three hard fights, he had won the tournament and earned the right to fight the former Bellator middleweight champion Lyman Good.
Askren is only 26 years old and has a very bright future ahead of him. If his success continues, look for Dana White and the UFC to add this young man to their roster.
Ben Askren is currently ranked as a notable mention in the welterweight division by Sherdog.