- Associated Press - Thursday, April 11, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) - Five-time world champion Jordan Burroughs will wrestle mixed martial arts star Ben Askren in a charity match next month.

Burroughs and Askren, a 2008 Olympic wrestler, will face off for the first time in Madison Square Garden on May 6 to headline the 10th annual “Grapple at the Garden” event to support inner city wrestling.

Burroughs won the 74-kilogram world title in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2017 in addition to an Olympic gold medal seven years ago in London.

Askren, a former two-time national champion for the University of Missouri, has won his first 19 MMA matches - most recently at UFC 235 in March.

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