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"Maverick"

Michael Chiesa

#7 Welterweight Division • 18-4-0 (W-L-D)

Stats & Records

  • 4
    Fight Win Streak
  • 11
    Wins by Submission
  • 7
    Wins by Decision
Striking accuracy 40% 40%

Striking accuracy

Sig. Strikes Landed
259
Sig. Strikes Attempted
649
Grappling accuracy 52% 52%

Grappling accuracy

Takedowns Landed
17
Takedowns Attempted
62
2.07
Sig. Str. Landed
Per Min
1.95
Sig. Str. Absorbed
Per Min
3.84
Takedown avg
Per 15 Min
1.08
Submission avg
Per 15 Min
52
%
Sig. Str. Defense
68
%
Takedown Defense
0.12
Knockdown Ratio
08:55
Average fight time

Sig. Str. By Position

Standing
149 (58%)
Clinch
34 (13%)
Ground
76 (29%)

Sig. Str. by target

74% 192 Head 18% 47 Body 8% 20 Leg

Win By Way

KO/TKO
0 (0%)
DEC
7 (39%)
SUB
11 (61%)

Resultados del evento

  • Win

    Chiesa vs Magny

    Round
    5
    Time
    05:00
    Method
    DEC
  • Win

    Dos Anjos vs Chiesa

    Round
    3
    Time
    5:00
    Method
    DEC

Biography

Status
Activo
Hometown
Aurora, Estados Unidos
Trains at
Sik-Jitsu Spokane, WA
Fighting style
Wrestling
Age
33
Height
73.00
Weight
170.00
Octagon Debut
Jun. 02, 2012
Reach
75.50
Leg reach
43.00
Q & A

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training after I saw my first UFC when I was in seventh grade. I just knew that I wanted to be a fighter.

What ranks and titles have you held? I was an outstanding wrestler in high school, and as an amateur I had six titles before I turned pro. I have one pro title in LOTC. I’m a white belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Luiz Claudio.

Do you have any heroes? My dad and my grandpa

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means everything to me just because it’s the premier organization in the sport of mixed martial arts. It’s what I’ve wanted to do and where I’ve wanted to be since I was just a kid. It’s the culmination of all the hard work I put in over the years of wrestling and competing in MMA.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I did three days of college and then I dropped out so I could start fighting.

What was your job before you started fighting? I worked full-time for the Budweiser distributor back home in Spokane.

Favorite grappling technique: I like to scramble and make it messy

Favorite Striking technique: Jab, cross, spinning elbow to a double leg

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 Michael Chiesa prepares to fight Rafael Dos Anjos in their welterweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at PNC Arena on January 25, 2020 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)
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Michael Chiesa kicks Rafael Dos Anjos of Brazil in their welterweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at PNC Arena on January 25, 2020 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)