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Jordan Burroughs destroyed Ben Askren on the wrestling mats today, winning by technical fall when he piled up an 11-0 lead. Burroughs, 30, was a two-time collegiate champion and a 2016 Olympic gold medalist in freestyle wrestling. Askren, 35, was also a two-time national collegiate champion, compiling an impressive 153-8 record. Burroughs is known for his incredible blast double, while Askren had a unique style of defense that led to his enduring nickname, “Funky.”
He's a GOAT for a reason.— FloWrestling (@FloWrestling) May 7, 2019
Jordan Burroughs leaves no doubt over Ben Askren. pic.twitter.com/OK7Bif5rip
The pair had been trash talking on social media leading up to the bout, which took place at Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden. It was part of Beat the Streets “Grapple at the Garden” event. Burroughs set the tone early, grabbing a single-leg and driving Askren clean off the elevated mat, to the floor. He quickly hit a double-leg to go up 5-0 in the opening minute, and it didn’t get better for ‘Funky’ from there. Commentator Mark Bader didn’t even wait for the match to be over before giving his assessment, via MMAJunkie.com:
What we’ve learned so far is that Jordan Burroughs is a better wrestler than Ben Askren. Which I think we already knew.
Askren now returns his focus to mixed martial arts (MMA), where he is scheduled to face Jorge Masvidal at UFC 239 on July 6, 2019. He won his first UFC bout against Robbie Lawler in controversial fashion. Lawler dumped him on his head early and unloaded ferocious ground-and-pound. Askren survived, eventually took down Lawler, and grabbed a bulldog choke as “Ruthless” tried to stand. Despite Lawler giving a thumbs up, referee Herb Dean thought he was out and stopped the fight prematurely, awarding Askren the win. Against Masvidal, Askren will attempt to prove that this was not a fluke victory.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s elbow work on the mitts is excellent:
This on the other hand ... I don’t know what this is?!?!?!?!?
That’s one impressive flyweight!
Just your standard scrap between a 125-pounder and heavyweight. pic.twitter.com/PThQWSST5H— FloWrestling (@FloWrestling) May 6, 2019
Paging Tony Ferguson ...
Strength and balance are next level— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 6, 2019
(via christopher_joyce18/IG) pic.twitter.com/WTqSt1bUHq
Pepperidge Farm remembers!
"Adesanya seems really lazy with his hand placement." -Elias Theodorou, 2018. pic.twitter.com/yVV9YgOKdR— Lucas Bourdon (@lucas_bourdon) May 5, 2019
No can defend ... against the Showtime leg kick?
Hand got +5 Poison Damage after punching the pee pic.twitter.com/A2u5pA91fH— Best Fights (@30SecFight) May 5, 2019
Some of Michael Johnson’s expressions in these videos are priceless:
Cowboy Cerrone fights for family now:
Always a classic!
The weirdest part of this is that he leaves the stick with the attacker.
Gaston Bolanos being taught the spinning elbow, which would become his signature strike, for the first time.
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Zabit Magomedsharipov getting his own work in with a world-class wrestler.
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Slips, Rips, KO Clips
That left hook!
Arthur Soares KOs Shyudi Yamauchi in about 10 seconds :)— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) May 5, 2019
(Katana Fight) pic.twitter.com/IbTxAH4n7R
High kick in combination? Inject it into my veins:
kick to the face— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) May 5, 2019
3R KO by Bruno Roverso (Katana Fight) pic.twitter.com/xwc2HkeFnH
This upkick was awesome!
Back and forth:
He did bounce:
More knockouts, in no particular order:
Hiromasa Ogikubo defended his FlW Sooto Title; GNPed Kiyotaka Shimizu in 4R pic.twitter.com/j5T8B3AdnK— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) May 6, 2019
This is so wholesome:
'I was concerned when my daughter came back from walking the dog... without the dog' pic.twitter.com/anDRi5wqEe— LADbible (@ladbible) May 3, 2019
More animals hidden away:
So my possum living in the grill had babies pic.twitter.com/Jc5iDkhmL3— Cat Cozzi (@cozzi_cat) May 4, 2019