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UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 8:20 a.m.

Spokane Valley’s Michael Chiesa dedicates UFC 239 victory to Jess Roskelley

“I was introduced to Jess Roskelley by my teammate, Sam Sicilia. Before we left for ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ seven years ago was when I met Jess. We actually signed our …


UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019, 8:10 p.m.

Shadle Park graduate Michael Chiesa finds new life in UFC welterweight division

Chiesa had a sterling welterweight debut in December at UFC 232, submitting Carlos Condit in the second round.


Daniel Cormier stops heavyweight Stipe Miocic to win 2nd UFC title belt, Spokane’s Michael Chiesa defeated by submission

Daniel Cormier stopped Stipe Miocic in the first round to add the UFC’s heavyweight title to his light heavyweight belt. Cormier flattened the UFC’s long-reigning heavyweight champ with a right …


UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018, 7:18 p.m.

Conor McGregor says he regrets melee that left Spokane’s Michael Chiesa injured

Mixed Martial Arts star Conor McGregor expressed regret on Thursday for a backstage melee at a Brooklyn arena, and is in plea negotiations to resolve charges in the case.


UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018, 10:31 p.m.

Conor McGregor’s UFC rampage leaves Spokane’s Michael Chiesa injured

Conor McGregor responded to UFC President Dana White’s decision to strip him of his lightweight belt in typically understated fashion: by tweeting an unprintable insult, crashing a pre-fight media event, …


UPDATED: Sat., July 15, 2017, 11:41 p.m.

Spokane’s Michael Chiesa wants another shot at Kevin Lee after controversial loss

Michael Chiesa found himself on the wrong end of a rear-naked choke at UFC Fight Night 112, the same submission that’s helped vault the Spokane native’s lightweight career. Just over …


Spokane’s Michael Chiesa picks up big UFC victory

Spokane’s Michael Chiesa scored the biggest UFC win of his career Saturday with a second-round submission of Beneil Dariush.


Chiesa, Sicilia both get victories

LAS VEGAS – It was a perfect night for local fighters at UFC 173. Michael Chiesa and Sam Sicilia, both based in Spokane, won unanimous decisions at the MGM Grand …


Two Spokane fighters win at UFC 173

It was a perfect night for local fighters at UFC 173. Michael Chiesa and Sam Sicilia, both based in Spokane, won unanimous decisions at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on …


Spokane’s Chiesa to fight in Seattle on Saturday

The anything-goes days of mixed martial arts are long gone, at least inside the octagon. There are rules, if not something so dainty as an etiquette. Outside? Not so much.


Blanchette: Chiesa making name for himself in UFC

The anything-goes days of mixed martial arts are long gone, at least inside the octagon. There are rules, if not something so dainty as an etiquette. Outside? Not so much. …


Chiesa needs one round to win MMA bout

LAS VEGAS – It wasn’t a fairytale ending Friday night – those don’t happen when loved ones die – but Michael Chiesa put a dramatic exclamation point on his highly …


Utah Blaze hire Keefe as defensive coordinator

AFL: Former Spokane head coach Rob Keefe (pictured above) is the new defensive coordinator for the Utah Blaze, one of the Shock’s West Division rivals. Keefe, 31, was fired as …


Dad inspires Chiesa from above now

Michael Chiesa didn’t think his family took him seriously when he began mixed martial arts fighting, and when they realized it wasn’t a lark, they worried for his safety. So …


Blanchette: Local men get shot on ‘The Ultimate Fighter’

This may not be quite the how-to-get- started manual the mixed martial arts fraternity is looking for – but then again, maybe it is. Mike Chiesa was 19 years old …