Mike Chiappetta

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UFC 162 drug tests come back clean


All 22 athletes who competed on the July 6 card did so clean, according to the Nevada state athletic commission.

Koscheck injured; UFC 163 match vs. Maia canceled


Veteran Josh Koscheck will have to wait to attempt to rid himself of a two-fight losing streak, after an injury sidelined him from a scheduled August bout. The UFC has also elected to remove his...

Gaming board shoots down rumored $1M bet


A rumor of a suspicious bet that has proliferated since the hours after Anderson Silva's knockout loss has been shot down by the agency tasked with investigating gaming activity in Las Vegas.

Taylor's wild journey from addict to contender


Invicta FC bantamweight Lauren Taylor fell into drugs and alcohol early, but has rallied back in life. Despite never trying sports prior to her 20s, she's also turned into an unlikely contender.

Stann's contributions went well past the cage


With his MMA career now over, Brian Stann's performance outside the cage was invaluable to the UFC and mixed martial arts.

Oddsmakers intall Silva as slight rematch favorite


Chris Weidman has the gold, but Anderson Silva still has the respect of oddsmakers and gamblers, who believe "the Spider" will win a second matchup.

Jon Jones: Anderson Silva's loss a 'reality check'


The UFC light-heavyweight champion has some interesting observations about Anderson Silva's tactics and loss, and what it all means for him.

The Forward Roll: UFC 162 edition


Mike Chiappetta takes a look at what might be next for some of the key participants of last weekend's event.

UFC 162 suspensions: Spider on shelf 45 days


The Nevada state athletic commission gave Anderson Silva a 45-day medical suspension after his knockout at the hands of Chris Weidman.

Weidman on winning belt, Silva tactics, rematch


Newly crowned UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman stopped by The MMA Hour on Monday to discuss ending Anderson Silva's record reign and the probability of a second fight between them.

UFC 162 salaries: Silva pockets $600K


New champ Chris Weidman landed far behind the old champ in only one thing: earnings, as he made a disclosed $48,000 payday for capturing the middleweight title.

Focus on Weidman's execution, not Silva's mistakes


Criticism has rained down on former champion Anderson Silva for his UFC 162 performance, but Chris Weidman was ready and able to capitalize when opportunity arose.

UFC 162: Weidman ends Silva's title reign with KO


Chris Weidman lived up to the hype and shocked the sports world on Saturday night, knocking out Anderson Silva.

UFC 162 results: Edgar beats Oliveira


Frankie Edgar earned his first win since Oct. 2011, earning a strong unanimous decision over Charles Oliveira.

UFC 162 results: Kennedy out-grapples Gracie


It's been nearly 20 years since a Gracie won in the Octagon, and the drought goes on after Tim Kennedy beat Roger Gracie on Saturday night.

UFC 162: Munoz returns with win over Boetsch


A year after his last bout, Mark Munoz came back and turned it on late to earn a decision over Tim Boetsch.

UFC 162 results: Swanson knocks out Siver


Cub Swanson continued his surge towards the UFC featherweight division's top contender spot with another finish.

UFC 162: Craig beats Leben via split-decision


Chris Leben lost his third straight, nearly getting knocked out but getting outworked by Andrew Craig.

UFC 162: Gonzaga KO's Herman in 17 seconds


Dave Herman came into UFC 162 in desperate need of a win, but instead suffered the fastest loss of his career.

UFC 162 results: Barboza leg kicks lead to TKO


Edson Barboza has become well known for his power leg kicks. They claimed another victim at UFC 162, as he used the technique to finish off Rafaello Oliveira.

UFC 162 breakdown: Silva vs. Weidman


Chris Weidman has been a popular pick, but Anderson Silva remains the favorite on sports books. Mike Chiappetta analyzes the headliner and picks a winner.

Melendez vs. Sanchez added to UFC 166


"El Nino" begins his road back towards title contention while Diego Sanchez tries to prove he can still be a factor at 155 pounds in a bout set for Houston in October.

Wasted angst over Bonnar Hall of Fame selection


The UFC Hall of Fame is nothing like the halls of other sports, so it's not worth the uproar over controversial honorees, Mike Chiappetta writes.

Alves injured, Mike Pyle in vs. Matt Brown at FS1


A biceps tendon tear has sidelined Thiago Alves from UFC on FOX Sports 1, so the UFC has audibled with Mike Pyle taking his four-fight win streak against Matt Brown and has five-fight win streak.

Herman cleared for UFC 162 after passing drug test


UFC heavyweight Dave Herman was ordered to undergo a surprise drug screening by the Nevada state athletic commission to receive his license to fight, and the results cleared him to compete.

MMA Roundtable: Edgar's road, fighter pay, more


Shaun Al-Shatti and Mike Chiappetta examine the storylines of UFC 162, including whether it will be more interesting to see Silva or Weidman win; Frankie Edgar's road back to the top, and Dana...

Josh Rosenthal gets 37 months in federal prison


The noted MMA referee will be in federal prison for the foreseeable future for his role in a large-scale pot-selling operation.

Weidman: Silva better prepare to go through hell


Just days away from challenging for the middleweight title, Chris Weidman says he knew he could beat Anderson Silva from day one and warns the champ that he won't be intimidated.

Alvarez pretrial date not until after Sept. 2014


Eddie Alvarez's long wait continues, as a judge this week set a Sept. 2014 date to continue his legal proceedings, nearly two years after his last fight.

Jones, Silva nominated for ESPY's


Jon Jones received his third straight nomination as the best fighter of the year, but has stiff competition including Anderson Silva and Floyd Mayweather, among others.

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