Askren beats Hieron, retains title; Complete Bellator 56 results

by Michael David Smith | source:

After 25 minutes of action, Ben Askren is still Bellator's welterweight champion.

Askren defeated Jay Hieron by split decision on Saturday night, keeping the Bellator welterweight belt but not satisfying himself with his performance.

"I'm not pleased at all -- I'm supposed to be getting better," Askren said afterward. "In no way did I dominate Jay like I wanted to and that's why I'm disappointed. The judges could have gone either way on this one."

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Welterweight World Championship

Jay Hieron vs. Ben Askren

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DamnSevern site profile image  

10/31/11 1:48 PM by DamnSevern


sside maurice site profile image  

10/31/11 1:24 PM by sside maurice

If you're going to judge it based on faces, then Askern won easily. Ben had barely a mark on him, while Jay's corner was applying cold compresses to both sides. His left eye was jacked as early as the first round after eating multiple flush overhand rights.

THE CACTUS KID site profile image  

10/31/11 11:06 AM by THE CACTUS KID

Jeremy Spoon actually defeated Schindler on all the judges scorecards moving him to 11-0 i believe

Reed Rothchild site profile image  

10/31/11 11:03 AM by Reed Rothchild

 48-47 Herion..... Askren defeated  face told the story at the end of the fight, imho.

liquidrob site profile image  

10/31/11 10:47 AM by liquidrob

Want to see Big Monster vs Konrad

UnderTheClock site profile image  

10/31/11 8:36 AM by UnderTheClock

48-47 Askren 

liquidrob site profile image  

10/31/11 8:13 AM by liquidrob

Askren 48-47Beat a tough tough guy in Hieron in his 9th fight, Askren will keep getting better

Magnum TA site profile image  

10/31/11 1:18 AM by Magnum TA

 What do you guys want from Askren? He just extended his record to 9-0 beating a good wrestler in Heiron that has 27 fights and has been fighting for 8 years. Askren has been in the game for 2 years and is already 9-0 with a world championship. Some people have ridiculous expectations for guys. 

GriffinQ site profile image  

10/31/11 12:56 AM by GriffinQ

 Thanks, DamnSevern