Michael Chiesa News

Feb 1, 2018 1:02 pm

BREAKING | Another Fun Lightweight Scrap Officially Booked for UFC 223

The card is only about half finished but already the UFC’s trip to Brooklyn is looking awesome. UFC 223 is topped with the huge lightweight clash between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson, with Rose Namajunas defending her new strawweight title against the very woman she took it from, the dangerous Joanna Jedrzejczyk. That should be...

Jan 30, 2018 6:01 pm

REPORT | Another Big Lightweight Fight Could Land on UFC 223!

UFC 223 continues to grow! Already off to a hot start with two title fights and three Lightweight fights in total…it looks like another might be getting added! ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reports that a showdown between season 15 winner of The Ultimate Fighter, Michael Chiesa and former WEC and UFC Lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis could...

Jul 25, 2017 8:53 am

Michael Chiesa challenges referee Mario Yamasaki to grappling match, Yamasaki responds

On June 25, the UFC touched down in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with UFC Fight Night 112. In the main event, Kevin Lee and Michael Chiesa went to war in a compelling clash of lightweight contenders. Unfortunately this main event was shrouded in controversy, as Lee locked up a first-round rear-naked choke, but referee Mario Yamasaki...

Jun 26, 2017 8:49 am

VIDEO | Michael Chiesa slams Mario Yamasaki, demands rematch with Kevin Lee

Last night, in the main event of the UFC’s anticipated trip to Oklahoma City, Michael Chiesa lost by submission to “The MoTown Phenom” Kevin Lee. The unfortunate thing is that, while Lee’s rear-naked choke was deep, Chiesa never actually tapped out or lost consciousness. Instead, referee Mario Yamasaki misread the situation, and stopped the fight...

May 31, 2017 11:21 am

Kevin Lee and Michael Chiesa will go unpunished for their press conference brawl

Earlier this month, the UFC flew the headliners and co-headliners of all its upcoming shows out to Dallas for a massive, summer kick-off press conference. As is so often the case when too many top fighters are brought together in one small room, drama ensued. Of all the drama that occurred on the stage that...

May 16, 2017 12:37 pm

Michael Chiesa explains why a seemingly mild comment enraged him and rushed Kevin Lee

Do not talk about Michael Chiesa’s mother. With Kevin Lee just mentioning Chiesa’s mother at the UFC Summer Kickoff Press Conference, it hit an immediate nerve in Chiesa, who instructed to Lee to never talk about his mother. Things turned physical when Chiesa rushed over to Lee and was held back by security while Lee...

May 13, 2017 8:19 am

Michael Chiesa releases statement on Kevin Lee scuffle

Friday afternoon at the UFC Summer Kickoff press conference, UFC lightweights Kevin Lee and Michael Chiesa were involved in a rather heated argument that led to a scuffle taking place between the two men. While security guards were quick to restrain Chiesa, Lee managed to land a clean right hand before security guards restrained him....

May 12, 2017 3:27 pm

VIDEOS | Punches and bottles tossed during UFC summer kickoff presser

@dc_mma said this Real Nigga shit 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/sHnp4DApaN — Kevin Lee (@MoTownPhenom) May 12, 2017 Here's the scuffle between Chiesa and Lee #UFCsummerkickoff pic.twitter.com/PR4oNj36DM — #Dizz © (@TalkMMA) May 12, 2017 The UFC Summer Kickoff press conference was certainly a wild one! Prior to the press conference starting, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and...

Mar 31, 2017 9:06 am

Michael Chiesa vs. Kevin Lee headlines ‘UFC Fight Night: OKC’

On June 25th, streaking lightweights Michael Chiesa and Kevin Lee will step into the Octagon for a pivotal showdown for these two top ranked lightweights. The UFC announced the matchup on Twitter, where they also revealed that the fight would serve as the main event scrap to an already stacked card which features the likes...

Mar 15, 2017 12:53 pm

Michael Chiesa rips Tony Ferguson, shuts down Ferguson vs. Diaz

Recently, UFC lightweights Michael Chiesa and Tony Ferguson have gone toe to toe in various interviews as ‘The Maverick’ and ‘El Cucuy’ have continued to trade barbs back and forth following Chiesa’s callout of the top ranked lightweight contender. Following Chiesa’s callout of Ferguson for an interim lightweight title fight, Ferguson shut down the idea,...

Mar 15, 2017 9:30 am

Michael Chiesa wants interim title fight with Tony Ferguson

‘The Ultimate Fighter: Live’ winner Michael Chiesa has proven to be one of the most consistent lightweights in the UFC today. With a UFC record of 7-2, with one of his losses coming by way of doctor stoppage due to a cut on his eyebrow, Chiesa has found himself at #7 on the UFC’s official...

Mar 10, 2017 12:31 am

Michael Chiesa on Conor McGregor: He’s a douchebag, but he’s a great fighter

Earlier this year, The Ultimate Fighter 8 winner and current lightweight contender Michael Chiesa made headlines by claiming that he could defeat UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor. “Conor is good, but I really don’t think he’s a true lightweight,” Chiesa told ESPN back in January. “That’s what I’m saying. With the landscape of this division, I...

Mar 9, 2017 9:07 am

With Eddie Alvarez fight off the table, Michael Chiesa calls out Tony Ferguson

Seventh-ranked UFC lightweight Michael Chiesa has spent the last few weeks calling for a fight with former champion Eddie Alvarez. Unfortunately, Alvarez “dodged” a fight with Chiesa, and instead signed on for a fight with fellow lightweight talent Dustin Poirier. With this desired Alvarez fight off the table, Chiesa now has his sights set on...

Mar 8, 2017 1:49 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 23 // Mark Godbeer | Julia Budd | Victor Cui | Michael Chiesa

BJPENN.COM Radio returns tonight at 8PM ET/5PM PT with another full lineup of great guests! 8:10PM ET- Kicking things off tonight, Mark Godbeer – @MarkGodbeerUK joins us to recap his victory against Daniel Spitz at UFC 209 over the weekend. Mark gives us a critique of his performance, his thoughts on a second potential booking against...

Mar 7, 2017 11:00 am

Michael Chiesa to Eddie Alvarez: “You don’t want none”

Having been knocked out by Conor McGregor in November, Eddie Alvarez is no longer the UFC lightweight champion. That said, he still seems to have a target on his back, as he’s been called out by several top lightweights over the last few weeks. One of these lightweights has been Dustin Poirier, who recently defeated...

Feb 28, 2017 8:30 am

After defeat of Jim Miller, Dustin Poirier has his eyes on two potential opponents

With plenty of judging controversy and a definite lack of finishes, UFC 208 went down as a pretty forgettable card. The card did, however, produce one memorable moment in a thrilling, back-and-forth battle between talented lightweights Dustin Poirier and Jim Miller. Despite sustaining a leg injury in the third round, Poirier ultimately won this action-packed...

Feb 19, 2017 11:23 am

Michael Chiesa calls for fight with Eddie Alvarez

Michael Chiesa is currently regarded as one of the best lightweights on the planet. Unfortunately, he’s been sidelined for almost a year with a back injury.   Luckily for the Ultimate Fighter winner and his fans, he is now almost ready for a comeback. During a recent Q&A in the buildup to UFC Halifax, Chiesa explained that...

Jan 18, 2017 11:49 am

Michael Chiesa predicts struggles Conor McGregor will face at 155

In November of 2016, UFC superstar Conor McGregor made his first Octagon appearance at 155 pounds when he stepped into the Octagon against UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez in the main event of UFC 205, the UFC’s inaugural event at the famed Madison Square Garden. McGregor put on a spectacular showing as he picked up...

Jan 17, 2017 11:58 am

Michael Chiesa explains why he would beat Conor McGregor

When lightweight champion Conor McGregor returns from his current hiatus from competition, it will likely be to a fight with the winner of Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson’s upcoming interim title fight. If the Irish champion passes this mammoth test, however, it’s difficult to say who will be next for him. Michael Chiesa, who is one...

Dec 18, 2016 11:52 am

Top-10 lightweight Michael Chiesa offers to train Sage Northcutt in MMA grappling

Shortly after he spoiled the MMA debut of pro wrestling star CM Punk earlier this year, Mickey Gall took the opportunity to call out fellow prospect Sage Northcutt. Not long after this callout was issued, it was announced that Gall would get his wish, as he and Northcutt were pencilled in as the co-main event...