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UFC free fight video: Vicente Luque catches Michael Chiesa with trademark submission

Vicente Luque is dangerous at every range when he’s fighting in the octagon, and Michael Chiesa found that out quickly at UFC 265. Chiesa initially fared well on his feet against Luque, but quickly found himself in trouble after taking the back and threatening a submission. Unable to get the tap, he was caught in transition by a D’Arce choke, Luque’s favorite octagon submission, at the 3:25 mark of the opening frame.
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Michael Chiesa injured after rushing octagon to celebrate Julianna Pena win, ‘dragged out’ by police

UFC welterweight Michael Chiesa injured himself celebrating his longtime teammate Julianna Pena’s bantamweight title win at UFC 269. At the pay-per-view event’s post-fight press conference on Saturday night, UFC President Dana White said Las Vegas police intervened after Chiesa attempted to enter the octagon. The fighter and welterweight suffered a cut around his eye and was escorted out of the T-Mobile Arena.
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Michael Chiesa Injured In Attempt To Enter Octagon At UFC 269, Stopped By Police

‘The thrill & the agony’ could not describe Michael Chiesa’s night in Las Vegas any better. The UFC Welterweight would have all of the emotions on Saturday night at UFC 269. Chiesa attended the star-studded event, sitting next to big names like Miesha Tate and Aljamain Sterling. He would have some of the best seats in the house, but not even these front-row tickets wouldn’t be enough for Chiesa, come the co-main event.
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Michael Chiesa Escorted Out by Police After Attempting to Rush Octagon at UFC 269

Julianna Pena’s upset victory over Amanda Nunes shocked fans and fighters alike, but Michael Chiesa’s attempt to celebrate with his teammate, while well intended, ultimately was a moment to forget. When Pena submitted Nunes with a rear-naked choke in the second-round in the UFC 269 co-main event, video...
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Drunk Michael Chiesa ‘dragged out’ of UFC 269 after ‘falling on his face’ trying to celebrate Julianna Pena’s win

Michael Chiesa had to be removed from the arena after his longtime teammate Julianna Pena defeated Amanda Nunes to win the women’s bantamweight title at UFC 269. The No. 9 ranked welterweight tried to make his way to the octagon following Pena’s win but face-planted opening up a cut on his face after having ‘too much to drink.”
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Michael Chiesa after staring down Justin Gaethje for recent commercial: ‘I feel bad for these guys that have to fight him’

Michael Chiesa may not win an Oscar anytime soon, but his first stab at the silver screen wasn’t half bad. By now, nearly every MMA fan in North America has probably seen Chiesa’s acting debut more than a dozen times. His commercial he shot for Tequila sponsor Jose Cuervo alongside former interim lightweight champion Justin Gaethje has been a regular fixture of UFC broadcasts since the summer.
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New rankings! Sean Brady cracks Top 10 with Michael Chiesa victory at UFC Vegas 43

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) updated its official rankings in the wake of its UFC Vegas 43 mixed martial arts (MMA) event, which took place last Sat. night (Nov. 20, 2021) inside the promotion’s APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ketlen Vieira improved one spot in the women’s bantamweight division after...
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Sean Brady issues statement following decision win over Michael Chiesa at UFC Vegas 43

UFC welterweight contender Sean Brady issued a statement following his unanimous decision win over Michael Chiesa at UFC Vegas 43. Brady utilized his superior wrestling skills to take Chiesa down and grind him out for a hard-earned decision victory. The fight saw Brady win the first two rounds with his takedowns, top control, and back control before Chiesa stormed back and made a late charge in the third. Although Chiesa was able to win the last round on the judges’ scorecards, it was not enough as Brady was able to clearly win the first two rounds.
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Michael Chiesa Reacts To Sean Brady Loss At UFC Vegas 43

UFC welterweight contender Michael Chiesa says he enjoyed his fight with Sean Brady at UFC Vegas 43 despite not getting the win. Chiesa entered the fight looking to get back on track after a disappointing loss to Vicente Luque at UFC 265. However, Chiesa ran into a strong up-and-coming prospect in Brady that controlled the fight on the feet and in the grappling aspect as well.
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Michael Chiesa: ‘Nobody wants to fight Sean Brady’ because he’s dangerous like Khamzat Chimaev but doesn’t have the name yet

Michael Chiesa knows how frustrating it can be to land a big named opponent when climbing up the ranks in the UFC. Between his career spent at lightweight and now welterweight, the 33-year-old veteran has been on the other side of those negotiations where he was just trying to get the chance to face a bigger name or more established fighter only to get rebuffed because he just didn’t offer them as much in a high risk, low return situation.
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Pros react after Sean Brady defeats Michael Chiesa at UFC Vegas 43

Today’s UFC Vegas 43 event was co-headlined by a welterweight contest featuring Michael Chiesa squaring off with Sean Brady. Chiesa (18-6 MMA) entered today’s contest looking to rebound, this after suffering a first round submission loss to Vicente Luque in his most recent Octagon appearance. Prior to that setback, ‘Maverick’ had reeled off three straight wins, including a stoppage victory over Carlos Condit.
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