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.


Kurt Pellegrino returns on Nov. 15 Bellator card

After two years on the sidelines, "Batman" will end his second retirement when he returns before his home state fans and a national audience.

For Jon Jones, chase towards history is on

The UFC light-heavyweight champ who turned 26 years old on Friday is both the youngest and most accomplished fighter in the division. And with the recent loss by Anderson Silva, he's the likely heir to mantle of G.O.A.T.

Head vs. High added to Aug. 28 UFC Fight Night

The Indianapolis event has a full slate of fights after Jason High agreed to step in and face James Head.

WSOF 5 hosts opening round of middleweight tourney

David Branch vs. Danillo Villefort and Elvis Mutapcic vs. Jesse Taylor highlight matchups that will eventually determine division's top contender.

Roundtable: Rory's path, 'promised' title bouts

Luke Thomas and Mike Chiappetta discuss the arc of Rory MacDonald's career and possible collision course with GSP, the fairness of losing "promised" title shots, Anderson Silva's antics (and explanation) and more.

WSOF's Sefo takes short leave to prepare for fight

Ray Sefo has taken a temporary leave of absence from his job as World Series of Fighting president to focus on his job as WSOF fighter.

T.J. Grant: No guaranteed title shot upon return

The lightweight contender was at the subject of conspiracy theories last week after withdrawing from a title fight with Benson Henderson, but he explained his health problems and said he was promised nothing when he returns.

Silva defies clowning critics: 'Part of the show'

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is plotting his revenge on Chris Weidman, but while acknowledging mistakes, says he'll continue with his unique style.

Natal vs. Troeng among additions to UFC on FS 1 #3

The Sept. 4 card in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, got some supporting help over the weekend with four new fights added to the show.

Weidman-Silva 2 signed for Dec. 28 in Las Vegas

One week after Chris Weidman made history by ending Anderson Silva's lengthy reign, the two are already set for a rematch.

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