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"Maverick"

11-1-0

Mike Chiesa

Mike "Maverick" Chiesa

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  • Given Name: Michael Keith Chiesa
  • Professional MMA Record: 11-1-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Maverick
  • Current Streak: 2 Wins
  • Age: 26 | Date of Birth: 1987.12.07
  • Last Fight: May 24, 2014 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Lightweight | Last Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
  • Gym/Affiliation: Fancy Pants Fight Team
  • Height: 6'1" (185cm) | Reach: 75.5" (192cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $191,000 USD
  • Born: United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Spokane Valley, Washington
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook

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Mike Chiesa is a lightweight fighter currently signed to the UFC. He holds a purple belt in Brazillian Jui Jitsu and trains out of Team Alpha Male. He won The Ultimate Fighter: Live. Of his nine wins, seven have come by submission. He has won the "Submission of the Night" bonus two times.


Chiesa started his MMA career in 2008 winning seven fights in a row and finishing five of them by submission. Chiesa was selected for the first live season of The Ultimate Fighter. He defeated Johnavan Vistante by submission to earn his spot in the house as well as a $5,000 bonus. He would win his first fight in the house defeating Jeremy Larsen by Unanimous Decision. Shortly after his win, Chiesa was informed that his terminally ill father had passed away and he was allowed to leave the house to attend the funeral. In his quarterfinal matchup, he was set to face kickboxing prodigy Justin Lawrence. After a close fought two rounds it went to sudden death where Chiesa was able to get on top of Lawrence and punch his ticket to the semifinals and another $5,000 bonus. He defeated James Vick in the semi's by 1st round TKO to secure his spot in The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale. Chiesa was the underdog in this final matchup, facing off against Al Iaquinta. Chiesa was able to pull off the upset with a 1st round choke, winning the 15th season of The Ultimate Fighter as well as a Submission of the Night bonus.


Chiesa would continue his win streak and submission streak with his 6th straight submission victory with a win over Anton Kuivanen at UFC 157. He was next set to fight Reza Madadi at UFC on Fox 8, but visa issues forced Madadi off the card and Jorge Masvidal stepped in on short notice and handed Mike his first loss when he was submitted by a D'arce choke with only one second left in the second round. He was next set to fight fellow TUF winner, Colton Smith, at UFC: Fight for the Troops 3. Despite nearly being finished, Chiesa was able to secure a rear naked choke after Smith was stunned by a takedown to secure the submission win. He was awarded another "Submission of the Night" bonus for this performance.


The Ultimate Fighter 15

Episode 1 Chiesa def. Johnavan Vistante by Rear Naked Choke at 2:05 of Round 1

Episode 5 Chiesa def. Jeremy Larsen by Unanimous Decision

Episode 10 Chiesa def. Justin Lawrence by TKO (Punches) at 1:02 of Round 3

Episode 12 Chiesa def. James Vick by TKO (Strikes) at 1:55 of Round 2

The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale Chiesa def. Al Iaquinta by Rear Naked Choke at 2:47 of Round 1

Last updated 04.09.2014, 10:30 AM ET
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Record by Year and By Promotion

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout Joe Lauzon
UFC Fight Night 50: Jacare vs. Mousasi 2
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2014.09.05
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Francisco Trinaldo
Ref: Herb Dean
UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2014.05.24
Odds: -155 Slight Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $40,000 ($20K Base, $20K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke
1:41 Round 2 of 3, 6:41 Total
Colton Smith
Ref: Gary Copeland
UFC Fight Night 31: Fight for the Troops 3
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2013.11.06
Odds: -145 Slight Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Sub/Night | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
UFC Fight Night 31 Submission of the Night
Loss | Submission
4:59 Round 2 of 3, 9:59 Total
Jorge Masvidal
Ref: Dan Miragliotta
UFC on FOX 8: Johnson vs. Moraga
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2013.07.27
Odds: +240 Moderate Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $15,000 Base | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs
#42 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2013
Cancelled Bout Reza Madadi UFC on FOX 8 2013.07.27
Reason: Madadi Visa Issue
Win | Submission | Choke
2:29 Round 2 of 3, 7:29 Total
Anton Kuivanen
Ref: John McCarthy
UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2013.02.23
Odds: -200 Moderate Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $30,000 ($15K Base, $15K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 156.2 lbs
Cancelled Bout Marcus LeVesseur UFC on FOX 5 2012.12.08
Reason: Chiesa Illness
Cancelled Bout Rafaello Oliveira UFC on FOX 5 2012.12.08
Reason: Oliveira Hand Injury
Win | Submission | Choke
2:47 Round 1 of 3
Al Iaquinta
Ref: Herb Dean
The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale
Co-Main Event | Tournament Finals | 155 lbs
2012.06.01
Odds: +220 Moderate Underdog Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $56,000 ($8K Base, $8K Bonus, $40K Sub/Night) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
#44 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2012
The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale Submission of the Night
Win | Submission | Choke Darrell Fenner CageSport 2011.10.01
Win | Submission | Choke Matt Coble Washington Regional 2011.07.16
Win | Submission | Choke Evian Rodriguez LOTC 2011.04.28
Win | Submission | Choke Darcy James Battlefield Fight League 2011.03.25
Win | Decision | Unanimous Andy Paves Coga Combat Games 2010.10.30
Win | Decision | Unanimous Brian Wilson Washington Regional 2009.02.21
Win | Submission | Choke Charon Spain TL 2008.08.16

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