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 162 drug tests come back clean


All 22 athletes who competed on the July 6 card did so clean, according to the Nevada state athletic commission.

Koscheck injured; UFC 163 match vs. Maia canceled


Veteran Josh Koscheck will have to wait to attempt to rid himself of a two-fight losing streak, after an injury sidelined him from a scheduled August bout. The UFC has also elected to remove his...

Gaming board shoots down rumored $1M bet


A rumor of a suspicious bet that has proliferated since the hours after Anderson Silva's knockout loss has been shot down by the agency tasked with investigating gaming activity in Las Vegas.

Taylor's wild journey from addict to contender


Invicta FC bantamweight Lauren Taylor fell into drugs and alcohol early, but has rallied back in life. Despite never trying sports prior to her 20s, she's also turned into an unlikely contender.

Stann's contributions went well past the cage


With his MMA career now over, Brian Stann's performance outside the cage was invaluable to the UFC and mixed martial arts.

Oddsmakers intall Silva as slight rematch favorite


Chris Weidman has the gold, but Anderson Silva still has the respect of oddsmakers and gamblers, who believe "the Spider" will win a second matchup.

Jon Jones: Anderson Silva's loss a 'reality check'


The UFC light-heavyweight champion has some interesting observations about Anderson Silva's tactics and loss, and what it all means for him.

The Forward Roll: UFC 162 edition


Mike Chiappetta takes a look at what might be next for some of the key participants of last weekend's event.

UFC 162 suspensions: Spider on shelf 45 days


The Nevada state athletic commission gave Anderson Silva a 45-day medical suspension after his knockout at the hands of Chris Weidman.

Weidman on winning belt, Silva tactics, rematch


Newly crowned UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman stopped by The MMA Hour on Monday to discuss ending Anderson Silva's record reign and the probability of a second fight between them.

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