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Michael Chiesa Views Tony Ferguson as Real Lightweight Champion

Khabib Nurmagomedov is not the real lightweight champion in the eyes of Michael Chiesa. Back in April, Nurmagomedov took on Al Iaquinta in the main event of UFC 223. The event took place inside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. "The Eagle" was set to take on Tony Ferguson, but...

Michael Chiesa Expected to Be Rebooked Against Anthony Pettis at UFC 226

Michael Chiesa is expected to get rebooked against former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis at UFC 226 after their original fight was cancelled thanks to Conor McGregor's rampage through the Barclays Center in Brooklyn a few weeks ago. Sources close to the matchup confirmed the news on Monday following an initial...

Report: UFC Plans to Re-Book Anthony Pettis vs. Michael Chiesa

It looks like we may see Anthony Pettis vs. Michael Chiesa after all. Hardcore mixed martial arts fans were thrilled with the news that Pettis would be taking on Chiesa in a lightweight clash on the main card of UFC 223. A win for Pettis would've been a huge step...

Report: Michael Chiesa Files Police Report Against Conor McGregor

It looks like Michael Chiesa has laid the hammer down on Conor McGregor. Yesterday afternoon (April 5), the UFC 223 media day session was held inside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. MMA News was on the scene, interviewing Rose Namajunas, Anthony Pettis, Michael Chiesa, and Ray Borg. You can...

Conor McGregor Chaos Causes Cancellations at UFC 223

Conor McGregor went into the Barclays Center today with the intentions of getting in the face with foe Khabib Nurmagomedov. What exactly he planned on doing is unknown, but it appears like he may have bitten off more than he can chew. As first reported by ESPN's Brett Okamoto the...
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Anthony Pettis Is Returning To His MMA Roots (Exclusive)

On Wednesday, the UFC held their official UFC 223 media day in Brooklyn, New York. This media day hosted fighters who are set to appear on the highly anticipated UFC 223: Nurmagomedov vs. Holloway. Open workouts, press conferences and media scrums took place, and our very own Fernando Quiles Jr. was...

Michael Chiesa: “Anthony Pettis Is More Of A Ground Fighter Than Anything”

At the UFC 223 Media Day on Wednesday in Brooklyn, New York, MMANews.com's own Fernando Quiles Jr. caught up with several fighters scheduled for this Saturday's big pay-per-view for exclusive one-on-one interviews. Among the fighters Quiles Jr. spoke with was UFC Lightweight contender Michael Chiesa. "Maverick" Chiesa has been all...

Conor McGregor & Entourage Wreck Khabib’s Bus, Arrest Warrant Issued Claims Dana White

Conor McGregor has once again made the headlines, but this time he's gone too far. Earlier today (April 5), the UFC 223 media day took place. Fighters set to compete on the card this Saturday night attended the Barclays Center to take part in the festivities. The big names were...

Michael Chiesa Gives Slight Edge to Khabib Nurmagomedov in UFC 223 Title Bout

Michael Chiesa believes Khabib Nurmagomedov will pull off a victory over Tony Ferguson. On April 7, Ferguson and Nurmagomedov will do battle inside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. The winner will emerge as the undisputed Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight title holder. It'll serve as UFC 223's main event. Chiesa...

Michael Chiesa Eyeing Number One Contender Spot by End of 2018

Michael Chiesa isn't going to let a bump in the road deter him. Following a controversial submission loss to Kevin Lee, Chiesa will meet former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight title holder Anthony Pettis. The two are set to collide on April 7 inside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY....

Michael Chiesa: ‘I’ve Reinvented Myself’ Ahead of UFC 223 Bout

Michael Chiesa says he's changing things up ahead of his showdown with Anthony Pettis. On April 7, Chiesa will do battle with Pettis inside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. The bout will be part of the UFC 223 card. Chiesa will be looking to rebound from a submission loss...

Anthony Pettis vs. Michael Chiesa Verbally Agree To Showdown At UFC 223

An intriguing lightweight bout appears to be close to finalized for UFC 223. ESPN was first to report the news that Anthony Pettis and Michael Chiesa have both verbally agreed to meet at the April 7 pay-per-view event scheduled for the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Pettis and Chiesa are...
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TUF Winner Michael Chiesa Signs Four-Fight Deal With UFC

Former Ultimate Fighter winner Michael Chiesa has signed a new four-fight deal with the UFC. Chiesa had one fight remaining on his most recent contract, but opted to sign a new deal. He is not currently scheduled for a fight after falling to Kevin Lee in June via submission. Since his...

Dustin Poirier Targeting Anthony Pettis or Michael Chiesa Next

With almost everyone else injured or tied up, Dustin Poirier has his sights set on former UFC lightweight champ Pettis or Michael Chiesa Poirier spoke with BJPenn.com about his immediate future, while being realistic about his options: “You know I was hoping for a top-five opponent,” he explained. “But if I...

Mario Yamasaki Says Michael Chiesa’s Grappling Challenge is Childish

Referee Mario Yamasaki has caught wind of Michael Chiesa's grappling challenge. Yamasaki officiated Chiesa's last bout against Kevin Lee at UFC Fight Night 112. Lee locked in a rear-naked choke and Yamasaki called the fight off. "The Maverick" didn't tap or pass out, but he stopped hand fighting. Chiesa recently issued...