terça-feira, 30 de julho de 2013
Ben Askren defending belt against Koreshkov
Champion of the Bellator welterweight and one of the best wrestlers in the world of MMA, Ben Askren (11-0, pictured) already has new title defense scheduled! Criticized for his style "mooring" to fight, the fighter 28 years faces the tough Russian Andrey Koreshkov (13-0), winner of last GP welterweight event.
Scheduled for July 31, will head the duel Bellator 97, which rolls into the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, USA. Besides Askren Vs. Koreshkov the night of fights will still Brazilians Douglas Lima and Patricio "Pitbull" Freire facing, respectively, Ben Saunders and Robert Emerson.
Considered one of the best welterweights in the world, Ben Askren's teammate Anthony Pettis in Roufusport and is champion of Bellator welterweights, already surpassing names like Dan Hornbuckle, Lyman Good, Jay Hieron, Douglas Lima and Karl Amoussou in its path. Known for his excellent wrestling, which has led the fighter to the Beijing Olympics in 2008. With a record of 153 wins and only eight losses in collegiate wrestling, Askren is a member of the Hall of Fame at the University of Missouri and has the third highest number of "pins" (locked traditional wrestling) in NCAA history with 91.
On the other side of the hexagon, the 22 year old Andrey Koreshkov represent Sambo in combat. Signed by Bellator in 2012 after opening his career with eight consecutive victories, five by knockout and three by submission, Koreshkov left to win the GP Bellator welterweights, surpassing Derrick Krantz, Jordan Smith, Marius Zaromskis and Lyman Good to secure a place . Pupil of Alexander Shlemenko, Koreshkov trains with other known names for the fan of Bellator as Mikhail Zayats, Alexander Volkov and Akop Stepanyan.