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 salaries: Silva pockets $600K


New champ Chris Weidman landed far behind the old champ in only one thing: earnings, as he made a disclosed $48,000 payday for capturing the middleweight title.

Focus on Weidman's execution, not Silva's mistakes


Criticism has rained down on former champion Anderson Silva for his UFC 162 performance, but Chris Weidman was ready and able to capitalize when opportunity arose.

UFC 162: Weidman ends Silva's title reign with KO


Chris Weidman lived up to the hype and shocked the sports world on Saturday night, knocking out Anderson Silva.

UFC 162 results: Edgar beats Oliveira


Frankie Edgar earned his first win since Oct. 2011, earning a strong unanimous decision over Charles Oliveira.

UFC 162 results: Kennedy out-grapples Gracie


It's been nearly 20 years since a Gracie won in the Octagon, and the drought goes on after Tim Kennedy beat Roger Gracie on Saturday night.

UFC 162: Munoz returns with win over Boetsch


A year after his last bout, Mark Munoz came back and turned it on late to earn a decision over Tim Boetsch.

UFC 162 results: Swanson knocks out Siver


Cub Swanson continued his surge towards the UFC featherweight division's top contender spot with another finish.

UFC 162: Craig beats Leben via split-decision


Chris Leben lost his third straight, nearly getting knocked out but getting outworked by Andrew Craig.

UFC 162: Gonzaga KO's Herman in 17 seconds


Dave Herman came into UFC 162 in desperate need of a win, but instead suffered the fastest loss of his career.

UFC 162 results: Barboza leg kicks lead to TKO


Edson Barboza has become well known for his power leg kicks. They claimed another victim at UFC 162, as he used the technique to finish off Rafaello Oliveira.

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