Today our friends over at Respect Your Universe Inc. (RYU), got to announce that they have teamed up with Bellator’s current Welterweight Champion, Ben Askren. The champ will be representing RYU at this Friday’s Bellator 64 Main event title fight against Douglas Lima. This fight takes place this Friday April 6th, at Ceasars in Windsor, Canada. The event will be aired on MTV2.
Ben Askren (MMA record 9-0-0) is a former amateur wrestler from the University of Missouri where he was a two-time NCAA Division 1 Champion (2006 and 2007), a two-time NCAA Division 1 National finalist (2004 and 2005), also received the NCAA Division 1 All-American Awards from 2004-2007. Then in 2008 Askren was a part of the U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team that competed in Athens, Greece. He was also the USA Senior Freestyle National Champion, the Senior Freestyle Olympic Team Trials winner, and then was inducten into the University of Missouri Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame in 2012. Ben made his professional MMA debut in 2009 where he was victorious in the Bellator Season 2 Welterweight Tournament that completed in 2010.
Rocky Brice, RYU’s Brand Ambassador had this to say about Askren and the opportunity that has been brought with this union, “His undefeated MMA track record and past wrestling accolades has proven he is a relentless warrior that doesn’t give up. With Ben also being from Missouri, I have been following his accomplishments for a long time and was excited about the opportunity for RYU to support him at Bellator 64 where he looks to defend his Welterweight Championship title.”
When asked this is what the Bellator Welterweight champion had to say about RYU, “The quality of RYU’s apparel is like no other I have ever trained and competed in before and I am looking forward to wearing it when I defend my Welterweight title at Bellator 64. I am confident the RYU apparel will allow me to compete at the highest level.”
Here are the RYU Apparel clothing that Askren will be wearing for weighins and his way to the cage.
Now with this great news RYU has approached us here at Fat Ninja Media to give you our fans a chance to win the same Black Signature Tee that Ben Askren will be wearing to the cage on Friday and a RYU hat.
All you have to do is comment here on this article with your prediction for this fight. Give us who wins, the round the fight ends, the way the fight finishes, and the time of the round. The person closest to the actual finish of the fight will win the prize. In case there are multiple identical predictions the names of those people that predicted the final outcome will be put in a hat and the winner will be drawn from them.
Have your entry posted here by 3pm ET on Friday to be entered.