Ben Askren defeats world silver medalist Jake Herbert in Midlands super match

At the Midlands tournament, Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren defeated 2009 world silver medalist Jake Herbert. The pair of former Dan Hodge Trophy winners, the Heisman of collegiate wrestling, faced off under modified folkstyle rules.

The two faced off in the finals of the 2006 NCAA tournament with Askren taking the title. Both wrestlers finished their careers with two NCAA championships. In 2008, Askren represented the U.S. in the Olympics. Herbert has wrestled on two straight world teams.

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