Ben Nguyen is an American mixed martial arts fighter who is currently competing for American MMA promotion, Ultimate Fighting Championship in its flyweight division.
His achievements include being the Nitro Bantamweight champion, K-Oz Bantamweight Champion and was declared No. 1 Bantamweight in Australia. As of 2018, he has ranked #13 flyweight in the official ranking of UFC.
Ben Nguyen Early Career
Ben Nguyen was born on August 3, 1988, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States of America. He is of American nationality.
In his beginning years, he took Taekwondo classes when he was only 12 after he was bullied in the school. Upon graduating from high school, he attended college to become an engineer and worked as a computer before he decided to switch his career to MMA.
To build his career in MMA, he went to Thailand and enrolled in Tiger Muay Thai and MMA Scholar-Athlete program. He later switched his base to Australia.
Ben Nguyen Career
He began his professional career in 2006. Nguyen lost his debut match against Austin Peterson. He lost via a submission hold which was contested on December 2, 2006, in the second round.
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Nguyen achieved instant fame in the media when his bout against Julian Wallace on YouTube in 2013 went viral and went to collect over 18 million views on YouTube, and got in excess of 100 million views on Facebook and several social media sites.
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Following his success in the match, he was approached soon after by the famous American MMA promotion, Ultimate Fighting Championships.
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He made his UFC debut against Alptekin Ozkilic in UFC Fight Night 65 on May 10, 2015. Nguyen won the bout via KO in the first round.
The American MMA athlete later took on Ryan Benoit at UFC 193 on November 15, 2015, and won with a submission hold.
Later, he was expected to face Joseph Benavidez at UFC Night 110 that took place on June 11, 2017, but to injury sustain by Joseph Benavidez, he took on Tim Elliot as a replacement.
He won the match with a submission from a rear naked choke hold during the first round of the bout. The match also earned him his first Performance of the Night Award and got $50,000 as an additional amount.
Nguyen next fight is to be against Wilson Reis that is expected to take place at UFC Fight Night 142 on December 2, 2018.
Ben Nguyen Personal Life
The American MMA athlete Ben Nguyen stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs around 57 kg. He has the reach of 65and half inches which he uses to his maximum effect.
Talking about his personal life, he is a happily married man. He is married to his wife, April Adams in 2015. They first met while his training in Thailand.
They are currently residing in their home in Brisbane, Australia. In addition, he has got a decent amount of fan following on his social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Ben Nguyen Net Worth
He has earned a good amount of income from his professional career as an MMA fighter and competing for American MMA promotion, UFC.
His career earning so far is reportedly over $350,000. However, his net worth has not been officially disclosed. his net worth is expected to increase in the upcoming future.