James Vick rips Michael Chiesa, Kevin Lee and 'punching bag' Justin Gaethje after UFC-Austin win

AUSTIN, Texas – James Vick wants a matchup with one of the UFC’s top lightweights because he doesn’t think anyone ranked below him will agree to a fight. Vick (13-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC) picked up his ninth victory in 10 UFC appearances on Sunday when he defeated Francisco Trinaldo (22-6 MMA, 12-5 UFC) by unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night 126, which took place at Frank Erwin Center...
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1 day ago

Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2624 with Michael Chiesa

Stream or download Friday’s episode of MMAjunkie Radio with guest Michael Chiesa. Chiesa, who is set to face Anthony Pettis on April 7 at UFC 223, co-hosted the first half of the show in studio. He talked about his upcoming fight, the state of the lightweight division and more. The hosts covered the latest in MMA news. You can listen below or stream the entire episode on AudioBoom...
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3 days ago

Watch MMAjunkie Radio here (1 p.m. ET) with Michael Chiesa and Angel Garcia in studio

MMAjunkie Radio kicks off today at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) with guests Michael Chiesa and Angel Garcia in studio. Chiesa fights former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis at UFC 223 on April 7. Angela Garcia is the trainer and father of Danny Garcia, who boxes Brandon Rios on Saturday in Las Vegas. MMAjunkie Radio airs from 1 to 3 p.m. ET (10 a.m. to noon PT), live from Mandalay...
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4 days ago

Michael Chiesa Out Against Tony Ferguson At UFC Fight Night 91

UFC Fight Night 91 is in need of a new main event. On Monday, lightweight Michael Chiesa (pictured) announced he will be forced to pull out of his pivotal shootout against Tony Ferguson due to a “fully ruptured disc” in his back. The good news for Chiesa is that he won’t require surgery. “Maverick” says eight weeks of physical therapy and rehab should do the trick to avoid going...
June 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Michael Chiesa reveals his secret battle at UFC on FOX

The world saw lightweight title-contender Michael Chiesa survive a scare in round one of his UFC on FOX bout against Beneil Dariush, Saturday in Tampa, when he got stunned by punches but they had no idea the extent to which "The Maverick" was in trouble. Post-fight, after he managed to survive the first round and then submit Dariush in the second round, Chiesa revealed that he'd...
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April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

UFC Tampa Highlights: Teixeira KO’s Evans, Chiesa strangles Dariush

Glover Teixiera and Michael Chiesa, two killers that get it done inside of the octagon more times than not. Teixiera, a man who idolized Mike Tyson, is a true KO artist. As a matter of fact – he may be the closest thing to Tyson in MMA today. Chiesa’s, on the other hand, his top priority is to strangle people – he’ll tell you that himself. And at UFC on FOX 19 in Tampa, these two...
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April 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Michael Chiesa taps Jim Miller, takes aim at lightweight top 15

Michael Chiesa put on an impressive showing with a submission victory over Jim Miller before proclaiming that he'd be knocking on the door of a title fight by the end of next year.It didn't take long for Chiesa to take Miller to the ground, but he struggled to advance positions on the Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt, who stayed calm and composed on the bottom.Miller saw an opening...
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December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Chiesa Submits Jim Miller With Choke At UFC Fight Night 80

Former TUF winner Micheal Chiesa claimed one of his biggest wins to date tonight at UFC Fight Night 80 as he tapped out Jim Miller with a second round rear-naked choke. Round One: Combination from Chiesa to start. Miller lands with a nice counter as they look to engage again. Miller pressing forward and lands […]
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December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Jim Miller: ‘I’m not old at all, I feel like I’m coming into a prime’

Jim Miller is set to fight Michael Chiesa at UFC Fight Night 80 in a lightweight bout and recently spoke with MMAjunkie to promote the fight. During that interview, Miller addressed Chiesa referring to him as old, which did not sit lightly with Miller. The UFC veteran explained that he has had a long line of fights and wars, but he is not old. Miller said that Chiesa believes that...
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December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Jim Miller vs. Michael Chiesa targeted for Dec. 10 UFC Fight Pass card

Last week, UFC president Dana White announced that the promotion was adding a third card to the big UFC 184 weekend this December in Las Vegas. In an unprecedented move, the UFC fulfilled its promise and added yet another event -- its thirds straight of the week -- set for Thursday Dec. 10. At the time, no fights were announced for the bill, but on Wednesday, UFC Tonight announced...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

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