Who is Amy Askren?
Amy Askren is an American real estate agent who currently works for Firefly Real Estate, but she is best known to the world as the wife of mixed martial artist and wrestler Ben Askren.
Amy Askren Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Born Amy Elizabeth Sarver on 10 March 1986 under the Pisces zodiac sign, in Overland Park, Kansas, USA to Dan Sarver and his wife Cathy Sarver, who own the Sarver Wellness Inc., through which they sell medical equipment, she grew up in her hometown with her brother Bradly and went to a local high school.
After matriculating, Amy enrolled at the University of Missouri, from which she obtained a BA degree in Finance.
There isn’t much known about Amy and her life before she and her husband shot to fame following Jake Paul’s invitation to a boxing match. Once the match was announced, everybody wanted to know everything about Ben’s alluring wife. Following her graduation, Amy obtained a real estate license and has since been working for Firefly Real Estate, headquartered in Wauwatosa, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.
However, it is known that she’s also worked as a Pilates instructor for a short time, and was a brand partner for Vemma Nutrition Company, for which her father worked.
Personal Life, Marriage, Husband, Children
Amy and Ben married on 9 April 2010, and she’s been his major supporter throughout his career. The couple has welcomed three children, daughters Andy and Alex, and a son Ozzi.
As of mid- 2021, Amy Askren’s net worth has been estimated to be around $500,000 earned largely through her successful career as a real estate agent.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Ben Askren’s wife has blonde hair and hazel eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 7ins (1.7m), weighs approximately 123lbs (53kgs), while her vital statistics are 34-25-35, and bra size 34B.
Amy Askren’s Husband, Ben Askren Short Bio
Born Benjamin Michael Askren on 18 July 1984 under the Cancer zodiac sign, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa USA, he’s the son of Chuck and Michele Askren, and of part-Cuban ancestry, Ben was introduced to wrestling at the early age of six but didn’t consider it seriously up until he was in sixth grade.
He joined the wrestling club, and during his Arrowhead High School years, became a two-time state champion. Following his matriculation, Ben enrolled at the University of Missouri where he continued his wrestling career, fighting for the Missouri Tigers. He had an amazing second half of college, as he won the Dan Hodge Trophy several times, thus becoming only the third athlete ever to achieve such a thing. He finished his college career with a 153-8 record, and a number of awards to his name, including two National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) championships, and two Big 12 Championships.
Ben competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, but lost out in the quarterfinals to Cuba’s Ivan Fundora, ending his chances of winning a medal. After the Olympics, Ben focused on a career in mixed martial arts, and made his debut on 7 February 2009. He fought Josh Flowers in a match organized by Headhunter Productions at the Holiday Inn Select Executive Center in Columbia, Missouri.
After a successful second match outcome, Ben competed at the 2009 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship, held in Barcelona, Spain from 26-27 September 2009.
He won his first match but lost the second to Pablo Popovitch, who on to win the championship. The same year, Ben won the World Grappling Championship, after defeating Jacob Volkmann.
Ben joined the Bellator Fighting Championships Season 2 Welterweight Tournament, and won it by defeating Ryan Thomas and Dan Hornbuckle on the way to the glory.
His next win was against the Bellator Welterweight Champion Lyman Good, whom he defeated by unanimous decision, and was named the new Bellator Welterweight Champion. He defended his title multiple times in fights against such mixed martial artists as Nick Thompson, Jay Hieron, Douglas Lima, Karl Amoussou and Andrey Koreshkov.
His contract expired in November 2013, after which he was released from the Bellator and became an unrestricted free agent.
His next stop was ONE Championship, with which he signed a two-year/six-fight contract. Ben’s first fight was against Bakhtiyar Abbasov, who was on a nine-fight winning streak. However, Abbasov’s win streak ended on 30 May as Ben defeated him via submission in the first round. After the successful debut, Ben faced the champion, Nobutatsu Suzuki on 29 August 2014, and won the match by a first round TKO. He faced several opponents who challenged him for the ONE Championship Welterweight title, including Luis Santos, Nikolay Aleksakhin, and Shinya Aokibut, but Ben successfully defended it, eventually retiring from ONE Championship on 24 November 2017 as the champion.
Ben next signed a contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) under the trade agreement between ONE Championship and UFC. His debut was successful as he defeated Robbie Lawler. However, his second fight was a large blow for him as he lost it to Jorge Masvidal just five seconds into the match, knocked out by Jorge with a flying knee. It was the fastest knockout in UFC history, and more importantly, it ended Ben’s undefeated run.
He lost another fight, this time to ADCC World Champion and MMA veteran Demian Maia, and less than a month later, Ben announced his retirement from the mixed martial arts competition.
Ben has continued to fight, and most recently, he was all over the news when it was announced that he would face YouTube star Jake Paul in a boxing match. The fight was held on 17 April 2021, and Ben lost it by TKO. However, the entire match was questioned by fans and MMA fighters for its legitimacy.
In addition to his involvement in the ring and octagon, Ben is known for his weekly wrestling podcasts, including “FloWrestling Radio Live”, which he hosts with Christian Pyles, then “The Funky & FRB Show”, with Front Row Brian on Rokfin, and “The T-Row & Funky Show”, which he hosts with the NCAA champion Tommy Rowlands.
According to authoritative sources, Ben Askren’s net worth has been estimated to be around $10 million as of mid- 2021, earned largely through his successful career as a mixed martial artist.