Michael "Maverick" Chiesa


Fighting style: Wrestling
Stance: Southpaw
Division: Welterweight
Height: 6' 1"
Reach: 75"
Leg reach: 43.00
Weight: 170 lbs.
Team: Sik Jitsu Fighting Systems
Nationality: Aurora, United States
Age: 35


Recent win streak: 4
Wins by submission: 11
Wins by decision: 7



Significant Strikes Attempted: 770
Significant Strikes Landed: 316


Takedowns Attempted: 70
Takedowns Landed: 17


Michael Chiesa is one of the most recognizable Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters in the UFC. He was born and raised in Spokane Washington, where he showed an interest in fighting from a young age. As soon as he became old enough to compete, Michael started training and competing at local MMA events. After winning numerous state championships, he decided it was time to take his career to the next level by signing with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Since then, Chiesa has had a very successful MMA career. He entered into his first fight for the UFC on April 14th 2012 when he fought Al Iaquinta at The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale event. This fight marked Michael’s entrance into mainstream MMA within the world-famous UFC brand. Since then, Michael has gone on to amass an impressive professional record of 16 wins and four losses in total – making him one of the most experienced fighters currently active in MMA today.

Chiesa has become well known for his aggressive fighting style which often sees him break through opponents’ defenses with powerful punches and submission holds that can finish fights quickly if they are not defended against effectively – something that makes watching him competitively even more exciting than usual! His performance thus far makes it clear why Michael is widely regarded as one of ultimatefighting championship’s top lightweights going into 2021 – especially given his recent win over Neil Magny by unanimous decision earlier this year!

Additionally, aside from being an amazing competitor inside of cage also requires a certain level of mental toughness – something that Mike has displayed abundance since joining forces with USADA’s Athlete Program back 2016 – where athletes are regularly monitored for illegal substances or practices throughout their careers.. It is thanks to these efforts that we continue seeing peak performances from this talented fighter season after season! And we can only imagine how much further he will push himself once outside distractions like those mentioned disappear completely out picture some point down road… so make sure you stay tuned!
For now though let’s just enjoy what it is ‘The Maverick” brings table each every time steps foot octagon… fierce competition combined razor sharp focus dedication necessary succeed amidst toughest conditions imaginable… That combination alone should be enough reason never miss out another second action when grappling guru takes center stage again next card!

Fight History

Kevin Holland
Michael Chiesa: Defeated
by Submission in Round 1 @ 2:39
Sat. Jul 29, 2023
UFC 291: Poirier vs. Gaethje 2
Sean Brady
Michael Chiesa: Defeated
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Nov 20, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Vieira vs. Tate
Vicente Luque
Michael Chiesa: Defeated
by Submission in Round 1 @ 3:25
Sat. Aug 07, 2021
UFC 265: Lewis vs. Gane
Neil Magny
Michael Chiesa: Winner
by Decision in Round 5
Wed. Jan 20, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Chiesa vs. Magny
Rafael Dos Anjos
Michael Chiesa: Winner
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Jan 25, 2020
UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Dos Santos
Diego Sanchez
Michael Chiesa: Winner
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Jul 06, 2019
UFC 239: Jones vs. Santos