Who is Michael Chandler?

Michael Chandler is a professional MMA fighter from America. He fights from the “Ultimate Fighting Championship” (UFC) in the category of “Lightweight.” He has also won the “Bellator Lightweight World Champion” three times. Michael has also won the “Bellator Season Four: Lightweight Tournament.” He even received the “NCAA Division I All-American.”

Quick Info 
Full NameMichael Chandler
Date Of Birth24th April 1986
Birth PlaceNashville, Tennessee, USA
Parent(s)Michael Sr
Betty Chandler
ProfessionMixed Martial Artist
SpouseBrie Willet
Age34 Years
Height5 ft 8 in
Children1
Net WorthUSD $1 million

 

Early Life

Michael Chandler’s birthplace is Nashville, Tennessee, the U.S. He came into the world on 24th April 1986. His father’s name is Michael Sr. His mother’s name is Betty Chandler. Michael grew up with his three siblings.

Michael Chandler

Education

Michael Chandler attended “Northwest High School.” He completed high school in 2004. He succeeded in appearing as the first runner-up in the “Missouri State High School Championships.” Michael even became the “Most Valuable Wrestler” in his senior year. He also entered the “All-St. Louis Team.” Michael joined the “University of Missouri” for his higher studies. He also succeeded in entering the “School’s Wrestling Squad.”

Michael Chandler even received the “DI All-American honors.” He also became the runner-up in the “Big 12 Championships” in 2008 and 2009. He even received the “automatic bids” to appear in the “NCAA Championships/” He participated in three of the tournament. He completed his university studies in “personal finance management services.” His minor subject was “real estate.”

Career

MMA Career

Michael Chandler began his MMA training in “Xtreme Couture” after he finished his wrestling career. He started his amateur career as an MMA fighter in August 2009. Michael succeeded in winning his first professional fight in the first round through TKO. He began his journey in “Strikeforce” during “Strikeforce Challengers: Woodley vs. Bears” on 20th November 2009. He won the match against Richard Bouphanouvong in the second round through technical knockout. Michael won another fight against Sal Wood during “Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery” on 15th May 2010. He succeeded in winning the match within a minute through submission.

Bellator MMA

 

Likewise, he began his “Bellator MMA” journey during “Bellator 31” on 30th September 2010.  He won the match against Scott Stapp in the first round through technical knockout. Michael had participated in the tournament in the “catchweight” category to open his door for the “lightweight” division. He had won a lot of matches in the “welterweight division.” Michael won the match against Chris Page during “Bellator 32” in the first round through submission.

Moreover, Michael became part of the “Bellator Season Four Lightweight Tournament” in February 2011. He fought the first match of the tournament against Marcin Held during “Bellator 36.” Michael succeeded in winning the match through technical submission. This opened the door for Michael into the semifinals. He defeated Lloyd Woodard through a unanimous decision during “Bellator 40” and entered the tournament’s finals. Michael even won the tournament by winning a match against Patricky Freire through a unanimous decision during “Bellator 44.” He even won the cash prize of $100,000. This made him the “Bellator Lightweight World Champion.”

Michael Chandler won the match against Eddie Alvarez during “Bellator 58” in the “Bellator Lightweight World Championship” on 19th November 2011.  He won the match against Akihiro Gono during “Bellator 67” through technical knockout in the first round within 56 seconds. Michael won the match against Rick Hawn during “Bellator 85” in the second round through submission on 17th January 2013. He even won the match against David Rickels during “Bellator 97” in the first round through knockout on 19th June 2013.

Despite all the great achievements, Michael lost the match against Eddie Alvarez during “Bellator 106” on 2nd November 2013. He even lost the “Interim Lightweight” title against Will Brooks through the split decision. Michael even lost the rematch against “Will Brooks” during “Bellator 131” on 15th November 2014. He won the match against Derek Campos during “Bellator 138” in the first round through submission on 19th June 2015. Michael also won the match against David Rickels during “Bellator 145” in the second round through technical knockout on 6th November 2015.

Similarly, Michael Chandler won the rematch against Patricky Freire during “Bellator 157” for the title of “Bellator Lightweight Championship” on 17th June 2016. Michael knocked Patricky in the round one. Michael even defensed the title against Benson Henderson through a split decision during “Bellator 165” on 19th November 2016. He lost the title against Brent Primus in round one during “Bellator NYC” on 24th June 2017.  His ankle was injured in the match. Michael faced Goti Yamauchi during the “Bellator 192” on 20th January 2018. He won the match through a unanimous decision.

Michael Chandler fought Brandon Girtz during the “Bellator 197” in the “Bellator Lightweight Championship” on 13th April 2018. He succeeded in winning the match in the first round through technical submission. Michael signed a multiple-fight contract with the “Bellator MMA” on 22nd August 2018. He fought Brent Primus during “Bellator 212” on 14Th December 2018. Michael lost the match against Patricio Friere” during “Bellator 221” on 11th May 2019. He fought Benson Henderson during “Bellator 243” on 7th August 2020. Michael won the match in the first round through knockout.  He became a free agent in August 2020.

UFC 

Michael Chandler joined the “UFC” on 17th September 2020. Michael played his first promotional match for the brand against Dan Hooker during “UFC 257” on 24th January 2021. He won the match in the first round through technical knockout. The success even helped him earn the ‘Performance of the Night” award.

Michael Chandler

Relationship

Michael Chandler started a romantic relationship with Brie Willet in 2013. The couple tied knots in 2014. They welcomed their adopted son in 2018.

 

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Michael Chandler is active on social media platforms. He goes with the name of “Michael Chandler” on Twitter with 79.9K followers and “@mikechandlermma” on Instagram with 664K followers. His Facebook page “Michael Chandler” has 48K followers.

Net worth

The actual figures of the net worth Michael are not clear. He has won a lot of tournaments. According to his lifestyle and achievements, he must have a net worth of more than $1 million.

Nutshell Bio, Height, Weight, and Age

The nationality of Michael Chandler is American. He has an attractive height of 5 feet 8 inches along with a complimentary weight of 70 kgs. His current age is 34. His ethnicity is not clear.

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