Ariel Helwani

Video Reporter and Writer

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.


Alvarez predicts he'll be UFC champion 'very soon'

47 spoke to Eddie Alvarez 40 minutes before his new UFC deal was announced about his release from Bellator and his hopes of signing with the UFC.


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Monday's episode will feature interviews with Scott Coker, Josh Barnett, Danny Castillo, Krzysztof Soszynski, Din Thomas, Chuck Mindenhall, and more. The show is live now.

Cage Warriors institues 'bounty' bonus structure


The European-based Cage Warriors promotion is adding a new element to its fight night bonus structure.

Jon Jones undergoes successful knee surgery


UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones underwent successful knee surgery in Los Angeles on Thursday. According to a member of his management team, Jones is already out of the hospital, walking...


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The panel will discuss the evolving Jon Jones-Daniel Cormier-Alexander Gustafsson saga after Jones' injury this week, the state of UFC 177 and 178, Bellator, UFN Maine, and more.

Castillo vs. Ferguson new UFC 177 'co-main event'


With yesterday's news that Demetrious Johnson vs. Chris Cariaso has been bumped to the main event of UFC 178, the promotion has shuffled the lineup for UFC 177.

Jones injured; Cormier fight moved to Jan. 3

Fans will have to wait a little longer than expected for one of the most-anticipated fights in UFC history.

Bellator considering adding women's division


Bellator is close to getting back into the women's MMA business.


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With Titan FC's blessing, Saunders returns to UFC


Ben Saunders was scheduled to fight Jose Landi-Jons for the inaugural Titan FC welterweight title on Aug. 22, however, that fight is now off, as Saunders, who fought for the UFC from 2007 to 2010,...

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