Michael Chiesa

Michael Chiesa

Who is Michael Chiesa?

Michael Keith Chiesa is an American mixed martial artist. He competes in the welterweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is number 9 in the official UFC lightweight rankings as of December 12, 2018.

What is Michael Chiesa Famous for?

Michael Chiesa is famous for an MMA Fighter. He started his professional mixed martial arts career in 2008. He fought for several regional promotions in the Pacific Northwest going undefeated in his first seven fights, before gaining an opportunity to appear on The Ultimate Fighter: Live reality show. He was one of 32 lightweight fighters announced by the UFC to participate in a first live season of The Ultimate Fighter reality show. He earned his way into The Ultimate Fighter house and a $5,000 bonus, with a submission victory over Johnavan Vistante in the elimination rounds. He defeats Larsen by unanimous decision after two rounds. For his quarter-final, he was matched up with the highly favored prospect, Justin Lawrence. After a hard-fought two rounds, the judges declared a draw and the fight went to a third sudden victory round. In the third round, he was able to reverse Lawrence on the ground, gain a mount position and win the fight by TKO, earning a $5,000 knock-out bonus and a place in the semi-finals. He was selected to fight Team Cruz fighter, James Vick, in the semi-final round. He won the fight via KO in the second round. He moved on to the finals against Team Faber teammate Al Iaquinta.

He made his official UFC debut at The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale on June 1, 2012, against fellow Team Faber teammate Al Iaquinta. He defeated Iaquinta by technical submission due to rear naked choked 2:47 into the opening round thus becoming The Ultimate Fighter: Live's inaugural winner and received Submission of the Night honors for his efforts. He faced Rafaello Oliveira on December 8, 2012, at UFC on Fox 5. He was forced out of the bout with a broken hand and replaced by Marcus LeVesseur. He next fought Anton Kuivanen on February 23, 2013, at UFC 157. He submitted Kuivanen with a rear-naked choke in the second round. He was expected to face Reza Madadi on July 27, 2013, at UFC on Fox 8. On May 14, 2013, it was announced Madadi was pulled from the bout due to visa issues. Instead, he faced Jorge Masvidal. He was stopped by Masvidal in the second round due to a submission, resulting in the first defeat in his professional career. He faced Ultimate Fighter winner Colton Smith on November 6, 2013, at UFC Fight Night 31. He won the fight via submission in the second round. The win also earned his second Submission of the Night bonus award. He faced Mitch Clarke on April 4, 2015, at UFC Fight Night 63 and won the fight by unanimous decision. On December 10, 2015, he faced Jim Miller at UFC Fight Night 80 and won the fight via submission in the second round. On April 16, 2016, he faced Beneil Dariush at UFC on Fox 19 and won the bout via submission in the second round. On June 27, 2016, he pulled out of the fight citing a back injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer Lando Vannata. He was expected to face Anthony Pettis on April 7, 2018, at UFC 223, however, the bout was canceled after a backstage incident with Conor McGregor on April 5, 2018. He threw a dolly at a UFC bus that he was traveling on and broke a window. He was hit by shards of glass and needed hospitalization subsequently resulting in the fight cancellation. He told the media he has sued McGregor for assault, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress. On December 29, 2019, he faced Carlos Condit at UFC 232 and won the fight via submission in the second round. On July 6, 2019, he faced Diego Sanchez at UFC 239 and won the fight via unanimous decision.

Where did Michael Chiesa Grow Up?

Michael Chiesa was born on December 7, 1987, in Aurora, Colorado. He holds American nationality and belongs to White ethnicity. His birth sign is Sagittarius. He was a standout wrestler at Shadle Park High School. There is no information about his parents and siblings but will be updated soon.

What is Michael Chiesa Body Features?

Michael Chiesa height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall and body weight of 77 kg. 

Is Michael Chiesa Married?

Michael Chiesa is an MMA Fighter. He may be in a relationship and did not share it with media. There is no information about his relationship and past affair but will be updated soon.

How much is Michael Chiesa's Net Worth?

Michael Chiesa earns from his career. He earns a good amount of money from his professional. There is no information about his net worth and salary but will be updated soon.

Michael Chiesa
Quick Facts of Michael Chiesa
Celebrated Name Michael Chiesa
Age 32 years old
Nick Name Michael Chiesa
Birth Name Michael Keith Chiesa
Birth Date 1987-12-07
Gender Male
Profession MMA
Birth Nation United States
Nationality American
Place of Birth Aurora, Colorado
Horoscope Sagittarius
Ethnicity White
Height 1.85 M
Weight 77 Kg
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