Stories tagged: Michael Chiesa
UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018, 10:31 p.m.
Conor McGregor’s UFC rampage leaves Spokane’s Michael Chiesa injured
Conor McGregor responded to UFC President Dana White’s decision to strip him of his lightweight belt in typically understated fashion: by tweeting an unprintable insult, crashing a pre-fight media event, …
UPDATED: Sat., July 15, 2017, 11:41 p.m.
Spokane’s Michael Chiesa wants another shot at Kevin Lee after controversial loss
Michael Chiesa found himself on the wrong end of a rear-naked choke at UFC Fight Night 112, the same submission that’s helped vault the Spokane native’s lightweight career. Just over …
Sat., April 16, 2016, 8:17 p.m.
Spokane’s Michael Chiesa picks up big UFC victory
Spokane’s Michael Chiesa scored the biggest UFC win of his career Saturday with a second-round submission of Beneil Dariush.
Sun., May 25, 2014
Chiesa, Sicilia both get victories
LAS VEGAS – It was a perfect night for local fighters at UFC 173. Michael Chiesa and Sam Sicilia, both based in Spokane, won unanimous decisions at the MGM Grand …
Sat., May 24, 2014, 9:17 p.m.
Two Spokane fighters win at UFC 173
It was a perfect night for local fighters at UFC 173. Michael Chiesa and Sam Sicilia, both based in Spokane, won unanimous decisions at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on …
Fri., July 26, 2013
Spokane’s Chiesa to fight in Seattle on Saturday
The anything-goes days of mixed martial arts are long gone, at least inside the octagon. There are rules, if not something so dainty as an etiquette. Outside? Not so much.
Thu., July 25, 2013, 11:01 p.m.
Blanchette: Chiesa making name for himself in UFC
The anything-goes days of mixed martial arts are long gone, at least inside the octagon. There are rules, if not something so dainty as an etiquette. Outside? Not so much. …
Sat., June 2, 2012
Chiesa needs one round to win MMA bout
LAS VEGAS – It wasn’t a fairytale ending Friday night – those don’t happen when loved ones die – but Michael Chiesa put a dramatic exclamation point on his highly …
Fri., May 25, 2012
Utah Blaze hire Keefe as defensive coordinator
AFL: Former Spokane head coach Rob Keefe (pictured above) is the new defensive coordinator for the Utah Blaze, one of the Shock’s West Division rivals. Keefe, 31, was fired as …
Tue., March 20, 2012
Dad inspires Chiesa from above now
Michael Chiesa didn’t think his family took him seriously when he began mixed martial arts fighting, and when they realized it wasn’t a lark, they worried for his safety. So …
Fri., March 9, 2012
Blanchette: Local men get shot on ‘The Ultimate Fighter’
This may not be quite the how-to-get- started manual the mixed martial arts fraternity is looking for – but then again, maybe it is. Mike Chiesa was 19 years old …