Mike Chiappetta

Senior Writer

Mike Chiappetta has worked for MMAFighting.com since 2009. Prior to that, he launched mainstream media coverage in mixed martial arts with the creation of the first full-fledged MMA section on a major sports site at NBCSports.com in 2006. He's also been a writer and contributor for ESPN.com, Spike and Fight! Magazine, among others, and appeared as an analyst on countless television shows and radio programs.


UFC on FOX 8 results: Lawler KO's Voelker


Surging Robbie Lawler stayed hot, starching short-notice replacement Bobby Voelker.

UFC on FOX 8: Carmouche TKO's Andrade


Fighting for the first time since losing to Ronda Rousey in a title match, Liz Carmouche shined, earning a finish victory.

UFC on FOX 8: Masvidal hands Chiesa first loss


Jorge Masvidal said this fight was personal, and he got the win he wanted, submitting Michael Chiesa in front of Chiesa's hometown crowd.

UFC on FOX 8 results: Guillard KO's Danzig


After losing four of his last five, Melvin Guillard might have been fighting for his job, and he competed like it, brutally knocking out Mac Danzig.

UFC on FOX 8 results: de Randamie edges Kedzie


Noted kickboxer Germaine de Randamie made a successful octagon debut, topping veteran Julie Kedzie in Seattle.

UFC on FOX 8 breakdown: Johnson vs. Moraga


Mike Chiappetta analyzes the skills of the little-known John Moraga to determine whether he has what it takes to end the reign of "Mighty Mouse."

Bellator cuts Daley, Falcao following legal woes


Trouble with the law for both Paul Daley and Maiquel Falcao has led to the end of their respective careers as Bellator fighters, the promotion confirmed to MMA Fighting.

Backtracking Aldo no lock for move to 155


Jose Aldo recently told the UFC that he wanted to move up to lightweight for an automatic title shot, but just days before fighting Chan Sung Jung, he says he's not sure about his future plans.

MMA Roundtable: FOX 8 sleepers, Moraga's mystery


Dave Doyle and Mike Chiappetta discuss which fight might steal the show at UFC on FOX 8, what a John Moraga win would mean for the flyweight division, whether Dana White should reverse course on...

John Crouch calls Showtime Kick a 'fluke'


Ben Henderson's longtime coach said the lightweight champ is ready for Anthony Pettis, states that the famous kick in their first bout was overvalued, and rails against unearned title shots.

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