Michael Chiesa vs. Anthony Pettis Rescheduled for UFC 226 in Las Vegas

By Tristen Critchfield Apr 30, 2018


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

MMAFighting.com was first to report the rescheduled bout. UFC 226 takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on July 7 and is headlined by a heavyweight title bout between Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier.

Chiesa and Pettis were originally supposed to fight on April 7 in Brooklyn, N.Y., but the bout was scrapped after Chiesa suffered injuries as a result of Conor McGregor’s attack on a bus that was transporting fighters at the Barclays Center two days before the event.

Chiesa had a three-fight winning streak snapped in his last outing, when he was submitted by Kevin Lee in the opening round at UFC Fight Night 112 last June. Pettis split a pair of 2017 bouts, defeating Jim Miller via unanimous decision at UFC 213 before falling to Dustin Poirier by submission at UFC Fight Night 120.

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