Ben Fowlkes has covered the sport of mixed martial arts professionally since 2006. He's written for AOL Sports, Fight Magazine, Men's Fitness, CBS Sports, and many others. In addition to his work on MMAFighting.com, he also writes a weekly column for Sports Illustrated online and TheScore.com. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Montana and a Bachelor's in English from San Diego State University. He lives in Missoula, Montana with his wife and dog.
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