Jordan Burroughs Dominates Ben Askren At Beat The Streets Wrestling Match

Photo by: Tony Rotundo

The much-hyped wrestling match between Jordan Burroughs and Ben Askren finally happened, and in the end, there was clearly a dominant wrestler between the two.

Both athletes have competed in the Olympics in wrestling, with Burroughs bringing home gold in 2012. Askren is now known for his role as an MMA fighter and recently won his first UFC fight.

In their Beat the Streets match (which was for charity), Burroughs was already up 5-0 on Askren after the first minute of the match following one single-leg and one double-leg takedown. In the second round (which began with a 9-0 lead by Burroughs, the Olympic champion scored another takedown on the MMA fighter, bringing the score to 11-0 and leading to a win for Burroughs via tech fall.


Hulu Theater, Madison Square Garden, New York City
Monday, May 6

122 lbs. (girls) – Valentina Bailon pin Elleny Seda, 3:22
138 lbs. (boys) – Jo Jo Aragona pin Adam Busiello, 4:06
Men’s freestyle – 57 kg – Jack Mueller tech. fall Nick Piccininni, 11-0
Women’s freestyle – 62 kg – Mallory Velte (USA) tech fall Linda Morais (Canada), 10-0
Men’s freestyle – 70 kg – James Green dec. Anthony Ashnault, 8-4 
Men’s freestyle – 97 kg – Kyle Snyder tech. fall Nishan Randhawa (Canada), 15-1
Men’s freestyle – 125 kg – Nick Gwiazdowski dec. Derek White, 9-0
Women’s freestyle – 57 kg – Becka Leathers (USA) vs. Diana Weicker (Canada), 10-6
Men’s freestyle – 61 kg – Nick Suriano dec. Joe Colon, 3-1
Men’s freestyle – 86 kg – Drew Foster inj. dft. David Taylor, 0:31
Men’s freestyle – 92 kg – J’den Cox tech. fall Patrick Brucki, 10-0
Men’s freestyle – 65 kg – Yianni Diakomihalis dec. Bajrang Punia (India), 10-8
Men’s freestyle – 74 kg – Jordan Burroughs tech. fall Ben Askren, 11-0
Attendance – Complete sell-out of over 5,000


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