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Ben Askren Beats Lyman Good

Written on October 24, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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"It feels great. Bellator builds warriors, and even those who hate me have to admit, I'm a freakin' warrior." - Ben Askren. Indeed, what Askren showed last Thrusday proved that he is a fighter.

Ben showcased his Olympic wrestling skills last Thursday night at , en route to a unanimous decision win over Lyman . it was an entertaining fight, as took most of the match under his control. It only took him 15 minutes in the first round to secure a take-down, and get on top of Good on the ground. However, Good was able to blow punches from the bottom, which made him get back to his feet. got Good on his back on the second and third frame too, but his opponent was not able to take the pace he had in the first round.

But it was the fourth round that gave a big surprise. Midway after secured another take-down, the referee ordered a stand-up. It’s just too bad that was not able to utilize the referee’s gift, as Askren got him on his back again. Good tried to turn the fifth round into a boxing match, landing a couple of good jabs early on. Then Askren mounted on him again, but he was able to hit him with an up-kick and sunk him with a triangle choke. He later transitioned to an arm bar, but his opponent managed to pull himself free.

Ben Askren went back on mounting Good until the final bell rang. The judges scored 50-45, 49-46, and 48-47 in favor of Askren.

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