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UFC 226 Results: Anthony Pettis Chews Up Michael Chiesa, Spits Him Out

Anthony Pettis was a superstar champ at one point in the distant past. Still, he’s considered on the lightweight division’s elite.

Michael Chiesa won a season of TUF, has won more than he’s lost in the Octagon, and failed to make the lightweight cutoff for this bout.

That size works to his advantage in the first, with Chiesa getting Pettis down twice and trying to bully him from top position. Pettis ain’t having it, and since he’s got pretty good jiu-jitsu as well, he either escapes trouble or threatens with submissions. Ultimately, that means they’re back to fighting on their feet, where Pettis is far superior.

That superiority shines in the second round, courtesy of a Pettis right hand that rocks Chiesa and makes him forget his jiu-jitsu on the ground. When the former lightweight champ slaps on the triangle choke-armbar combo, Chiesa is too befuddled to do anything but tap.

 

Results: Anthony Pettis def. Michael Chiesa via Submission (Triangle Choke-Armbar) at :52, R1

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Michael Chiesa to Work on FS1 Desk During UFC Fight Night Liverpool Broadcast

UFC lightweight Michael Chiesa is the latest fighter to try his hand as an analyst.
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Michael Chiesa to Work on FS1 Desk During UFC Fight Night Liverpool Broadcast

UFC lightweight Michael Chiesa is the latest fighter to try his hand as an analyst.
Recent News on Sherdog.com

Michael Chiesa to Work on FS1 Desk During UFC Fight Night Liverpool Broadcast

UFC lightweight Michael Chiesa is the latest fighter to try his hand as an analyst.
Recent News on Sherdog.com

Michael Chiesa to Work on FS1 Desk During UFC Fight Night Liverpool Broadcast

UFC lightweight Michael Chiesa is the latest fighter to try his hand as an analyst.
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Michael Chiesa vs. Anthony Pettis Rescheduled for UFC 226 in Las Vegas

A lightweight clash pitting Michael Chiesa against Anthony Pettis that was originally scheduled for UFC 223 has been rebooked for UFC 226.
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Michael Chiesa vs. Anthony Pettis Rescheduled for UFC 226 in Las Vegas

A lightweight clash pitting Michael Chiesa against Anthony Pettis that was originally scheduled for UFC 223 has been rebooked for UFC 226.
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Michael Chiesa vs. Anthony Pettis Rescheduled for UFC 226 in Las Vegas

A lightweight clash pitting Michael Chiesa against Anthony Pettis that was originally scheduled for UFC 223 has been rebooked for UFC 226.
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Michael Chiesa vs. Anthony Pettis Rescheduled for UFC 226 in Las Vegas

A lightweight clash pitting Michael Chiesa against Anthony Pettis that was originally scheduled for UFC 223 has been rebooked for UFC 226.
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Michael Chiesa and Ray Borg Off UFC 223, Courtesy of McGregor Rampage

More fallout from Conor McGregor’s rampage yesterday, and it’s the worst kind: injured innocent bystanders.

As passengers in the van whose windows McGregor and company smashed, UFC 223 competitors Michael Chiesa and Ray Borg were showered with broken glass.

Well, Chiesa suffered facial lacerations that have knocked him off the card, and Borg suffered corneal abrasions from getting glass fragments in his eyes. That means the bout between Chiesa and Anthony Pettis is off, and the bout between Borg and Brandon Moreno is off.

Add to that the scrapped fight between Artem Lobov and Alex Caceres, and now UFC 223’s card is just ten fights.

Thanks, Conor.

Here’s the UFC’s statement:

Thursday afternoon, following the UFC 223 media day at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, an incident in the facility injured two athletes on Saturday’s card, forcing them to be pulled from the event.

Lightweight Michael Chiesa, who received several facial cuts, was deemed unfit to fight by the New York State Athletic Commission and the UFC medical team, and he was removed from his bout against Anthony Pettis.

Flyweight Ray Borg, who was scheduled to face Brandon Moreno, was deemed unfit to fight as well due to multiple corneal abrasions.

Also removed from the card was the featherweight bout between Artem Lobov and Alex Caceres due to Lobov’s involvement in the incident.

UFC 223 will proceed as scheduled with 10 bouts. Moving to the Pay-Per-View main card is the featherweight bout between Zabit Magomedsharipov and Kyle Bochniak.

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