Ariel Helwani

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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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UFC Fight Night Dublin sells out immediately


The July 19 event, headlined by Ireland's own Conor McGregor and Diego Brandao, took just a matter of hours to be completely sold out.


MMA Beat on Jones saga, Sonnen, Diaz-Silva, Daley

The panel looks at the Jon Jones vs. UFC saga, whether recent drama is taking away from the actual fight, the potential Nick Diaz vs. Anderson Silva fight, Henderson vs. Khabilov, MacDonald vs....

Melvin Manhoef still gunning for UFC shot


Melvin Manhoef hasn't given up on his UFC dream just yet.

Paul Daley to headline BAMMA 16 in September


"Semtex" is set to headline BAMMA 16 on September 13 at the Victoria Warehouse in Manchester, England, the promotion informed Daley's opponent is expected to be finalized in the...

Mike Dolce spared difficult decision


When the possibility of the Chael Sonnen vs. Vitor Belfort fight was first announced, Mike Dolce braced for a difficult decision. Thankfully for him, he won't have to pick sides after all.

WSOF's NBC debut set, will not coincide with 175


World Series of Fighting's 11th event has finally found a home.


The MMA Hour - Episode 232

Monday's episode featured interviews with Diego Sanchez, Tyron Woodley, Greg Jackson, Ed Soares, Patrick Cummins, and a special edition of The MMA Beat.


After another plea, White yet to decide on Daley

After another plea from his management team, Dana White said he has yet to decide whether he'll grant Paul Daley a return to the UFC.

Sonnen-Belfort would be at 185; Silva not released


If Chael Sonnen fights Vitor Belfort on July 5, it will be a middleweight fight after all. Also, contrary to reports, Wanderlei Silva has not been released by the UFC.

Hunt vs. Nelson slated for Japan in Septmber


As expected, Mark Hunt and Roy Nelson will tangle in Japan later this year.


The MMA Hour - Episode 231

Tuesday's episode featured interviews with T.J. Dillashaw, Duane Ludwig, Michael Bisping, Eddie Alvarez, Renzo Gracie, Will Brooks, Matt Brown, and more.

Jon Fitch vs. Josh Burkman 3 booked for WSOF 11


On July 5, Jon Fitch and Josh Burkman will settle a trilogy that started eight years ago.


Ellenberger says White chewed him out after loss

Jake Ellenberger talks about his upcoming fight against Robbie Lawler, what went wrong against Rory MacDonald, Dana White chewing him out after the fight, fighting Lawler on short notice, and more.


Lawler goes from sleeping on to embracing media

Robbie Lawler talks about his UFC 173 fight against Jake Ellenberger, why he took the fight right after his loss to Johny Hendricks, how much he thinks about that loss, his newfound relationship...


Daniel Cormier: 'I'm supposed to be the champion'

Daniel Cormier talks about his upcoming fight against Dan Henderson, why he's better than Henderson, his path to the title, how he's going to win, plus some quick hitters.


Hendo feels lack of TRT won't affect performance

Dan Henderson talks about his UFC 173 fight against Daniel Cormier, their relationship, his recent prank on Cormier, not being on TRT for this fight, what he was promised for taking the fight, and...

Shields out of WSOF debut due to injury


Jake Shields will have to wait a little longer to make his World Series of Fighting debut.

Renzo Gracie calls arrest 'a misunderstanding'

Per his lawyer, Renzo Gracie was not available to talk on the phone about the alleged incident involving members of his family and a bouncer at a Manhattan nightclub early Monday morning. However,...


Conor McGregor stars in potato chip commercial

A year ago, Conor McGregor didn't have "a pot to piss in." Now, he's starring in potato chip commercials.


The MMA Hour - Episode 230

Monday's episode featured interviews with Urijah Faber, Muhammed Lawal, Alex Caceres, Luke Barnatt, Sarah Kaufman, Ben Askren, Michael Page, Luke Thomas, and more.

Nate Diaz: 'I want the Matt Brown fight'


Nate Diaz is ready to fight, and he'd like to fight the streaking Matt Brown at 170 pounds.

A humble Takeya Mizugaki struggles to send message to fans prior to UFC 173


Considered one of the more likeable fighters in the UFC, Takeya Mizugaki is caught on camera struggling to give his fans a message prior to his UFC 173 fight against Francisco Rivera next weekend. A nice moment of humility and bashfulness from a pro fighter.

Bermudez vs. Guida scheduled for UFC on FOX 12


Dennis Bermudez is getting the step up he was looking for.


MMA Beat on Bellator, Faber, McGregor, Brown, more

The panel discusses whether it was the right move to keep Bellator 120 on pay-per-view following Eddie Alvarez's injury, the Faber vs. Caceres fight, whether more fighters should be like Conor...

Pettis cleared to box, train jiu-jitsu by doctor


According to Duke Roufus, Anthony Pettis' long-time coach, the UFC lightweight champion was cleared two weeks ago by his doctor to box, train jiu-jitsu, as well as partake in strength and...

Palelei vs. Rosholt slated for UFC in New Zealand


Just days after knocking out Ruan Potts UFC Fight Night in Cincinatti, the UFC is working towards booking booking Soa Palelei vs. Jared Rosholt at UFC Fight Night New Zealand on June 28.

Perosh out, O'Connell in versus Villante in June


Gian Villante will now meet Sean O'Connell on June 28 in New Zealand after his original opponent Anthony Perosh withdrew from their light-heavyweight fight due to injury.

Groundhog Day: NY Senate votes in favor of MMA


Stop me if you've heard this one before: a bill to legalize mixed martial arts in New York passed through the State Senate today.


The MMA Hour - Episode 229

Monday's episode featured interviews with Matt Brown, Mark Hunt, Travis Browne, Eddie Alvarez, Michael Chandler, Will Brooks, Chris Lytle, Kenny Monday, Eddie Alvarez, Tom Lawlor and Chuck Mindenhall.

Torres signs with GLORY kickboxing, debuts in June


Miguel Torres, the former WEC bantamweight champion has signed a one-night contract with GLORY, according to his manager Glenn Robinson. Torres will make his promotional debut at GLORY 17 Los...

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