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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.

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Jackson knew 'very, very little' about UFC 177 foe

Damon Jackson talks about fighting Yancy Medeiros in his Octagon debut at UFC 177 on just nine days' notice, what it's like being in the UFC, how much he knew about Medeiros, whether he's nervous,...

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Correia: not a 'Hollywood girl,' a real fighter

Bethe Correia talks about her UFC 177 fight against Shayna Baszler, how she got the fight, her thoughts on the "Four Horsewomen," Gina Carano potentially getting a title shot before her, and more.

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Baszler says Flair/AA gave '4 Horsewomen' blessing

Shayna Baszler talks about her official Octagon debut against Bethe Correia at UFC 177, her long road to the UFC, her MMA debut, the critics of "The Four Horsewomen," attending SummerSlam, and more.

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Castillo: 'Finally, I'm getting some recognition'

Danny Castillo talks about his UFC 177 fight against Tony Ferguson, getting more respect from the UFC, relishing his co-main event status, attending 49er practice, the new meaning of his nickname,...

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Tony Ferguson calls UFC 177 critcism 'bullsh*t'

Tony Ferguson talks about his UFC 177 fight against Danny Castillo, the people criticizing this card, why he thinks Castillo is a bit of a bully, his recent winning streak and more.

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Barao doesn't recognize himself when watching 173

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Dillashaw on Barao rematch: 'wasn't a smart move'

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