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Ariel Helwani

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Date of Birth: 1982 , July-8
Birth Nation: Canada
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch

Quick Timeline of Ariel Helwani

1982 Born in Canada
2006 Start of career
2016 Banned from UFC events
2017 Networth as of 2017

Detail Timeline of Ariel Helwani

July 8 , 1982

Born in Canada

Ariel Helwani was born in 1982, 8th of July in Canada. He is a journalist of mixed martial arts. He was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is currently 35 years of age.


Start of career

In 2006, Ariel Helwani started her career in MMA journalism. Since then, he has worked for Fox Sports 1's weekly night show, the UFC tonight as well as for 

June 4 , 2016

Banned from UFC events

Ariel Helwani, the famous MMA journalist was fired from UFC 199 with two other colleagues on 4th June 2016. From that day, he has been banned from all UFC events for life.


Networth as of 2017

Talking about Ariel Helwani's net worth, as of 2017, her net worth is estimated to be approximately $5 million. He has also won the MMA journalists award back in the year 2017.


Ariel Helwani was born on 8th July 1982, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is currently 35 years of age. Helwani grew up in a pure Jewish family in Mount Royal, Quebec. When he was young, he attended Akiva School and he completed his high schooling at Herzliah High School. His father is from Egypt and mother is from Lebanon. In 2004, Ariel graduated from S.I Newhouse School of Public Communication, which was located in Syracuse, New York.

Helwani started his career as MMA journalist in 2006. He worked for He also worked as an ‘MMA Insider’ for Fox Sports 1’s UFC weekly tonight show. He has worked in other pre and post-event programming as well. His career also spans in radio programs. He was the former co-host of the Sirius X  radio show ‘Fight Club.' Helwani is also the interim vice president of the Mixed Martial Arts Journalists Association.

On 4th June 2016, Helwani was fired from UFC 199 with two of his other colleagues. Since then, he was banned from all UFC events for his lifetime. The reason behind this is that he reported confidential information prior to when UFC wanted that information released. The information was about the return of Brock Lesnar at UFC 200. Also, Helwani released the information without letting UFC know!

Helwani also claimed that he was not included in the Showtime broadcast team for the Conor McGregor (whose net worth is estimated to be $35 million). He said that he was removed from the four hours before the first press conference in LA. Helwani posted on Twitter the same day writing, ‘Not working for @SHOsports anymore on the May/Mac tour.' He further wrote "UFC specifically asked to have me removed. Incredibly disappointed."

Helwani currently lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife Jaclyn Stein and three other children. As of 2017, Helwani’s net worth is around $5 Million. He has also won the MMA Journalist award in 2010.