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Ben Askren on how he matches up against Jordan Burroughs

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Ben Askren on how he matches up against Jordan Burroughs - Askren
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Former Bellator and ONE championship Welterweight champion and current top UFC welterweight contender Ben Askren is all set to fight Jorge Masvidal at the T-Mobile Arena on July 6 at UFC 239.

But ahead of that fight, he has to overcome a charity match against fellow wrestler Jordan Burroughs on May 6. Burroughs is a freestyle wrestler who won an Olympic Gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics. He is also a four-time world champion and he was also a three-time All American, and two-time undefeated national champion in NCAA Division I.

Ben Askren on how he matches up against Jordan Burroughs - Askren

This charity match is being called “Grapple at the Garden” and Askren gave his thoughts on wrestling against Burroughs to MMAjunkie radio.

They approached me about it, and I said yes immediately,” Askren said. “I think Beat the Streets is a great card. I love that event. I love what they do. I watch it every year. So when they asked it if I’d meet Jordan, I said, ‘Yeah.‘”

Jordan literally could be the best American ever to do it by the time he gets done,” Askren said. “The next year will tell us a lot. John Smith won six titles in a row. Jordan has five. 

So I mean, just like anything, I have to get the match where my strength lies, and Jordan he’s really, really difficult because he’s good just about everywhere.” Askren who is a four-time NCAA All-American at Missouri told MMAjunkie radio.

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