Michael Chiesa’s Next Fight

Last Modified Jul 14, 2023 08:26 GMT

Michael Keith Chiesa, an American mixed martial artist who competes in the welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), was born on December 7, 1987. He also works as a sports analyst.


Chiesa, a professional mixed martial artist since 2008, won the first season of “The Ultimate Fighter: Live" on FX. He is currently ranked 12th in the UFC welterweight rankings as of July 2023. Chiesa was one of the 32 lightweight fighters the UFC announced would compete in the first live season of the reality series “The Ultimate Fighter.”


By defeating Johnavan Vistante via submission in the elimination rounds, Chiesa gained entry into “The Ultimate Fighter” house and a $5,000 bonus. He was selected as Team Faber's fifth pick. Shortly after his victory, Chiesa's terminally ill father passed away.


On June 1, 2012, Chiesa faced fellow Team Faber member Al Iaquinta at “The Ultimate Fighter” 15 Finale, marking his official UFC debut. Chiesa won “The Ultimate Fighter: Live”'s first match by technical submission over Iaquinta at 2:47 into the first round as a result of a rear-naked choke.


At UFC 265 on August 7, 2021, Chiesa faced Vicente Luque. In round one, he was submitted and lost the fight. On November 20, 2021, Chiesa fought Sean Brady at UFC Fight Night 198. He was defeated by a unanimous decision.


On April 8, 2023, Chiesa was supposed to compete against Li Jingliang at UFC 287. Jingliang, however, withdrew from the fight after suffering a spine injury.


Michael Chiesa Next Fight - Opponent, Date and Location


Michael Chiesa is set to face Kevin Holland for his next fight at UFC 291: Poirier vs. Gaethje 2 at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, on July 29, 2023.


Tickets for UFC 291 are available here.


Michael Chiesa’s Records


24 Matches18 Wins6 Losses
By Knockout01
By Submission114
By Decision71


Kevin Holland’s Records


34 Matches24 Wins9 Losses
By Knockout141
By Submission63
By Decision45
No Contest1

FAQs

A. Michael Chiesa’s next fight will be held at UFC 291: Poirier vs. Gaethje 2 at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, on July 29, 2023, against Kevin Holland.

A. Tickets for UFC 291: Poirier vs. Gaethje 2 are available here.


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