Ben Askren was crowned Bellator’s season 2 welterweight tournament winner after putting on a dominant wrestling display against Dan Hornbuckle.

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Former Wrestling Champion Askren Victorious

The experienced and well rounded Hornbuckle was seen to be the toughest challenge yet for Askren who’s still a relative newcomer to the sport, but that proved not to be the case as he showed suffocating control over his opponent on the mat and was rarely threatened by his opponents dangerous submission game.

Askren will go on to fight current Bellator welterweight champion Lyman Good in season 3 later this year.

Check out the full list of results from Bellator 22 below.

Main Card:

  • Ben Askren def. Dan Hornbuckle via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Jose Vega def. Jarrod Card via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 0:39
  • Raphael Davis def. Demetrius Richards via submission (punches) – Round 1, 2:51

Prelims:

  • Tyler Stinson def. Leonardo Pecanha via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 1:42
  • Rudy Bears def. Brian Green via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:49*
  • Lisa Ward def. Stephanie Frausto via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:07
  • Cole Konrad def. John Orr via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Jared Downing def. Chad Vandenberg via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 1:35

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