Ariel Helwani

  • joined Jan 13, 2012
  • last login Aug 20, 2014
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Ariel Helwani has been covering mixed martial arts professionally since 2006. He is a four-time World MMA Award Journalist of the Year winner, picking up the award in 2010 and 2011. Helwani is a graduate of Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Helwani currently resides in Brooklyn, NY, with his wife and two sons.

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