Ben Fowlkes

  • joined Jun 29, 2008
  • last login Sep 02, 2012
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MMA writer/unsolicited opinion giver

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Eight Ways of Looking at UFC 150


UFC 150 brings plenty of face-smashing action to Denver this Saturday night. We have plenty of questions and concerns to sort through first, plus some commentary on the state of the Pepsi Center...

Melvin Guillard Unsure What to Expect at UFC 150, But Happy to Fight a Friend


Melvin Guillard is glad that he finally gets to fight one of his friends. It’s more fun, he claims. It’s "a lot less stressful" fighting someone you know and like and respect. Fighting is such an...

UFC 150: By the Odds


The Octagon returns to Denver with UFC 150 this weekend, and yet again we’ll see a rematch for the lightweight title. Will this one at least bring us some closure, or will the logjam at the top of...

Falling Action: Best and Worst of UFC on FOX 4

After four events on the FOX network, the UFC finally delivered the full night of non-stop action that we’ve all been waiting for. All it took was a couple former champions and a few desperate...

With Emphasis on 'Impressive' Wins, Fans Get Action at UFC on FOX 4

Does pressuring fighters to deliver a certain type of win change the nature of this complex sport, or simply make it more accessible?

UFC on FOX 4: By the Odds

The UFC brings its action back to network TV this Saturday night, as UFC on FOX 4 promises a light heavyweight title sweepstakes among four 205-pounders who have all been finished by the reigning...


When Victory Is No Longer Enough, Outside Pressures Become Harder to Ignore

Ryan Bader and Lyoto Machida grapple with shifting stakes in UFC on FOX 4 bout.

Former Olympic Silver Medalist Sara McMann Chose Her Own Path to MMA Success


Undefeated McMann is doing it her way as she chases down glory in the cage.

'Shogun' Rua-Brandon Vera Contender Fight Gets People Talking, But Not in the Good Way

If you wanted to be generous, you could call it a testament to Jon Jones’s dominance as UFC light heavyweight champ. If you wanted to be something else, you could call it a sad state of affairs....

Invicta FC 2 Results: Sara McMann Outpoints Shayna Baszler in Main Event

Former Olympic medalist McMann survives late scare to stay undefeated.

Invicta FC 2 Results: Baszler vs. McMann

McMann defeats Baszler via a questionable unanimous decision

Twitter Mailbag: Talking Mir to Strikeforce, Anderson Silva's Superfight Hopes, More

It’s Twitter Mailbag time again, and this time we have plenty of questions about Strikeforce’s heavyweight shakeup, the UFC’s recent run of bad luck, Anderson Silva's superfight prospects, and who...

Falling Action: Best and Worst of UFC 149

Breaking down UFC 149's biggest winners, losers, and everything in between.


The MMA Wrap-Up: UFC 149 Edition

The MMA Wrap-Up looks at UFC 149 and tries, perhaps unsuccessfully, to figure out what went wrong on a forgettable night in Calgary.


Seven Ways of Looking at UFC 149

Questions linger about Faber's future and Lombard's personality heading into UFC 149.

Twitter Mailbag: Talking UFC 149, Showtime and Strikeforce, Interim Titles, and More

Answering your questions on everything from Hector Lombard's spurious claims to the interim title's meaningless existence.


UFC 149: By the Odds

Betting lines and prop bet opportunities for the UFC 149 main card bouts.

'Fight Card Subject to Change' Takes on Whole New Meaning at UFC 149

I can’t help but feel a little bit bad for the fans who snapped up tickets to UFC 149 back when they first went on sale in early May. Knowing how passionate Canadian MMA fans are, especially when...

Falling Action: Best and Worst of Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy


It may not have been the biggest fight card to ever hit the Rose City, but Portland got a taste of some surprisingly strong MMA action with Saturday night’s Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy event....

Seven Ways of Looking at Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy


What are Tim Kennedy and Luke Rockhold fighting for, and who has more to gain when Nate Marquardt returns against Tyron Woodley? Answers to those questions and more.

Tyron Woodley Not Convinced Nate Marquardt's Off TRT, Or That It Will Matter


Tyron Woodley has heard everything Nate Marquardt’s said about testosterone-replacement therapy. He heard it when Marquardt said that he got on TRT to treat a legitimate medical condition. He heard...

Twitter Mailbag: Talking Late Stoppages, Chris Weidman's Future, and Much More


The Twitter Mailbag answers reader questions on late stoppages, Strikeforce's future, and Chris Weidman's victory, plus much more.

Falling Action: Best and Worst of UFC on FUEL TV 4

UFC on FUEL TV 4 gave us more than just another event with a clunky name -- it also introduced an exciting new middleweight contender, and in memorable, gruesome fashion. Now that another show from...

UFC on FUEL TV 4: By the Odds


UFC on FUEL TV 4 goes down in San Jose in just a few hours, but there’s still time to get with your favorite internet bookie and make some financially ruinous decisions. Okay, I’m not doing a great...

At UFC Broadcast Table, Jon Anik and Kenny Florian Take Their Lumps and Keep on Ticking


The woman at the UFC Fan Expo meant well, even if it didn’t seem like it at first as she put her arm around UFC commentator Jon Anik and leaned in for a little heart-to-heart."You know, the first...

Falling Action: Best and Worst of UFC 148

Falling Action looks at the biggest winners, losers, and everything in between. At UFC 148, rivalries ended and so did careers.

The MMA Wrap-Up: UFC 148 Edition

The MMA Wrap-Up takes a look at the UFC 148 main event? Did Anderson Silva get away with some illegal moves against Chael Sonnen, and does it matter?

After Productive Meeting, Dana White Changes His Tune on Alistair Overeem

UFC president Dana White says he met with former heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem. White liked what he heard, and won't rule out a return at the UFC's year-end event.

Anderson Silva Proves He's the Greatest, But Every Hero Needs His Villain

Anderson Silva proved to be the world's best fighter at UFC 148. But it took a challenger like Chael Sonnen to bring it out of him.

UFC 148 Live Blog: Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen

The Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen live blog is for the main event of UFC 148 on Saturday night in Las Vegas. Silva defeated Sonnen via a fifth-round submission at UFC 117.

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