- 8-0 MMA / 1-0 UFC Record
- 8 Fight Win Streak
- Notable Wins: Charon Spain, Al Iaquinta
- 17-5 MMA / 1-1 UFC Record
- Won 10 of Last 11 Fights
- Notable Wins: Ivan Buchinger, Thiago Meller, Mitch Clarke
February 23rd, 2013
Michael Chiesa returns for the first time, since becoming the winner of 15th season of the Ultimate Fighter. He defeated Al Iaquinta in the first round by rear naked choke in the show’s finale. The win was Chiesa’s eighth career victory in as many professional fights.
Anton Kuivanen rebounded from a unanimous decision loss to Justin Salas in his UFC debut, with a closely contested split decision win over Mitch Clarke at UFC 149. The loss to Salas ended a ten-fight win streak for Kuivanen, which included wins over Brazilians Ivan Buchinger and Thiago Meller.