Jake Paul vs Ben Askren Odds: Who Is Ben Askren And What Are His Odds Of Winning?

We look at Jake Paul's opponent on April 17, but who is Ben Askren?
Sam Eaton
Tue, April 13, 12:56 PM EDT

Jake Paul vs Ben Askren Odds & Betting Preview: Who Is Ben Askren?

If you don’t know who Jake Paul is, you must have been living under a rock, however, it’s understandable if you are unsure who his opponent is, Ben Askren.

Ben Askren is a former UFC star, probably most famous for being KO’d by UFC star Jorge Masvidal in under five seconds. Even though Askren is best known for that knockout, he’s no schmuck in the ring.

Ben Askren has been fighting for years, the Hartland native is a two-time NCAA Division 1 Champion, and was a competitor on the 2008 Olympic freestyle wrestling team. Ben Askren had an incredibly successful amateur career before becoming a world champion in two organisations, Bellator and One FC.

Ben Askren’s UFC career came late on, and was plagued by injuries, these injuries eventually made him retire on November 18, 2019.

Ben Askren loves his wrestling and hosts weekly podcasts, and like many other people in the US is mad on cryptocurrency.

Ben Askren’s Record

Despite being made famous by that Jorge Masvidal knock-out, Ben Askren’s record is pretty impressive, as he’s racked up a professional record of 19-2. Six of his wins came via KO/TKO.

Ben Askren has two losses to his name, one came by knockout and the other by submission. As mentioned he has six wins via KO/TKO, six via submission and seven by decision.

Askren won the ONE Welterweight Championship against Nobutatsu Suzuki in Dubai back in 2014. Previously he won the Bellator Welterweight Championship against Lyman Good at Bellator 33 in 2010.

Ben Askren is now 36, and has injury concerns, but Ben Askren’s record should be respected heading into the Jake Paul fight.

Ben Askren was last seen at UFC Fight Night: Maia vs Askren in Singapore, where he was beaten by Damian Maia. His last win came against Robbie Lawlor at UFC 235 in 2019, which was the fight before that Jorge Masvidal loss.

Jake Paul was made the betting favorite when the odds opened up, however, Ben Askren’s odds have been shortening ever since. See the full Jake Paul vs Ben Askren odds below.

See below Ben Askren’s full UFC record:

Res.

Record

Opponent

Method

Date

Loss

19–2 (1)

Demian Maia

Technical Submission

26-Oct-19

Loss

19–1 (1)

Jorge Masvidal

KO

6-Jul-19

Win

19–0 (1)

Robbie Lawler

Technical Submission

2-Mar-19

Win

18–0 (1)

Shinya Aoki

TKO

24-Nov-17

Win

17–0 (1)

Zebaztian Kadestam

TKO

2-Sep-17

Win

16–0 (1)

Agilan Thani

Submission

26-May-17

Win

15–0 (1)

Nikolay Aleksakhin

Decision

15-Apr-16

NC

14–0 (1)

Luis Santos

NC

24-Apr-15

Win

14–0

Nobutatsu Suzuki

TKO

29-Aug-14

Win

13–0

Bakhtiyar Abbasov

Submission

30-May-14

Win

12–0

Andrey Koreshkov

TKO

31-Jul-13

Win

11–0

Karl Amoussou

TKO

24-Jan-13

Win

10–0

Douglas Lima

Decision

6-Apr-12

Win

9–0

Jay Hieron

Decision

29-Oct-11

Win

8–0

Nick Thompson

Decision

9-Apr-11

Win

7–0

Lyman Good

Decision

21-Oct-10

Win

6–0

Dan Hornbuckle

Decision

17-Jun-10

Win

5–0

Ryan Thomas

Decision

20-May-10

Win

4–0

Ryan Thomas

Technical Submission

15-Apr-10

Win

3–0

Matt Delanoit

Submission

28-Aug-09

Win

2–0

Mitchell Harris

Submission

25-Apr-09

Win

1–0

Josh Flowers

TKO

7-Feb-09

Jake Paul vs Ben Askren Odds: What Are Ben Askren’s Odds?

Ben Askren is currently the outsider to win the fight in the Jake Paul vs Ben Askren odds market, however, online sports betting fights have been cutting Askren’s odds gradually as we get closer to the fight.

Currently Ben Askren is +160 to win the fight against Jake Paul with a couple of sports betting sites, which means if you placed a $100 wager on him winning, you’d be set to win $260.

Jake Paul is the betting favorite, Jake Paul’s odds of winning have been set at -143 with PointsBet, which means if you placed a $100 wager on Jake Paul defeating Ben Askren, you’d be set to win $170.

As mentioned, the odds have fluctuated quite a bit in the Jake Paul vs Ben Askren odds market. In March, the online sportsbook were cutting the odds of Ben Askren winning the upcoming fight. However, in the last few days Jake Paul’s odds have started to narrow with sports betting sites.

Below you will see the odds of Ben Askren defeating Jake Paul with the different US sports betting sites:

DraftKings Sportsbook: +135

FanDuel Sportsbook: +135

Unibet Sportsbook: +135

BetMGM: +135

888sport: +135

Borgata: +135

PointsBet: -103

Bet365: +125

BetAmerica: +160

Resorts: +160

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