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.
Mike Chiappetta offers up news nuggets on the stability of the UFC champions, fight week's best quotes, and more.
The Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva rematch along with 11 other bouts are now official after the fighters checked in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Dana White calls him one of the best stories in sports, because Mark Hunt wasn't supposed to be anywhere close to a title shot. Yet here he is, one win away, in part because of his critics and his fans.
Mike Chiappetta analyzes the heavyweight title fight rematch and picks a winner.
UFC president Dana White said on Thursday that while light-heavyweight champ Jon Jones feels great, lingering ligament damage could slow down his return, with more clarity to come following a scheduled MRI.
On the strength of his recent knockouts, Vitort Belfort will receive consideration for a middleweight title shot, and according to UFC president Dana White, his TRT use will have no bearing on where such a fight would take place.
The UFC president unveiled plans for a major middleweight matchup between a former Strikeforce champ and an ex-UFC top contender.
Fallon Fox may get all of the headlines, but her Friday night opponent Allanna Jones and CFA president Jorge De La Noval are also hoping to capitalize on the extra attention her presence brings.
What might be next for some of the key winners and losers of last Saturday night's event.
Nate Diaz's manager Mike Kogan said on Monday's MMA Hour that Nate Diaz never meant to offend or target the gay community, and so has no remorse for the word he used to criticize Bryan Caraway.
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