Ariel Helwani, 39, was born on July 8, 1982, in Montreal, Canada. His mother is Lebanese, and his father is Egyptian. From 2001 to 2004, he studied broadcast journalism at Syracuse University. Following college, he worked as a sports production assistant on HBO sports documentaries before becoming a producer for K2 Pictures. From there, he went on to work for Spike TV as the editor of MMA Rated. He went on to work as an MMA reporter for Comcast, NBC, and FOX Sports.
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Helwani married Jaclyn Stein, the CEO, and designer at Anzie Jewelry, on October 25, 2008. They have three children, two daughters and one son, who will both become citizens of the United States on March 8, 2022.
Helwani was kosher from seventh grade until his mid-20s, when he found it too difficult to keep up with while traveling for work, although he still wears tefillin every day.
He is a fan of the New York Knicks, the Buffalo Bills, the Toronto Blue Jays, the Montreal Canadiens, and the Everton Football Club. Helwani has been voted MMA Journalist of the Year at the World MMA Awards every year since 2010.
He was included in Fight! Magazine’s “Power 20” list in 2011, a ranking of the “most significant power players, movers, shakers, ambassadors, and game-changers in MMA.” Helwani was voted Journalist of the Year at the 2014 Awakening WMMA Awards.
Helwani has presented two distinct Helwani Nose Awards events in Chicago and Las Vegas, where current and former MMA fighters participate in a UFC trivia show for the Nose World Order crown.