Former Olympic wrestler, Ben Askren, made his professional MMA debut at HEADHUNTER PRODUCTIONS: PATRIOT ACT in Columbia, Missouri on Feb. 7, 2009. He fought Josh Flowers in a 170 lbs (welterweight) bout.
Din Thomas vs. Dustin Piekin after the jump…
HEADHUNTER PRODUCTIONS: THE PATRIOT ACT went down last night, Saturday, February 7 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia, Missouri. The card featured a number of representatives from The Hit Squad and American Top Team as well as dual main events featuring Din Thomas and the pro debut of Ben Askren.
Ben Askren was a U.S. Olympic and former University of Missouri wrestler who finished his collegiate career with a record of 153-8, with 91 of those victories coming by way of fall. Those 91 pins put him at third on the all-time NCAA Division I pins list. He was also a four-time All American and two-time NCAA Champion. He made a victorious professional segway into MMA last night.