Ariel Helwani has been covering mixed martial arts professionally since 2006. He is a three-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.
Just days after the UFC decided to give Chan Sung Jung, not Lamas, a title fight against Jose Aldo at UFC 163, Lamas, who was supposed to fight Jung at UFC 162 before Anthony Pettis' injury, was taken off UFC 162, as well.
Tyrone Spong returns to the kickboxing ring Saturday night at GLORY 9 in New York as part of the promotion's light heavyweight tournament. The producers of popular "The Reem" documentary series followed Spong as he prepared for the tournament.