Michael Chandler Bio, Age, Height, Net Worth, Next Fight

Michael Chandler is an American-born professional mixed martial artist. He currently competes in the Lightweight division and is ranked fifth on UFC Lightweight rankings. Chandler is considered one of the most dangerous Lightweights in the World. He has multiple Championships and has earned many prestigious awards in his ongoing MMA career.

Chandler is three times Bellator Lightweight Champion and was the winner of the Bellator Season Four Lightweight Tournament. The year 2021, was a great year for Chandler, as he was already considered one of the best Lightweights and was signed by UFC.

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Michael Chandler is 36 years old as of 2022
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MMA fighter Chandler first fight in the UFC was against Dan Hooker. Chandler technically knocked Hooker via punches and won the fight in the first round. On May 15, 2021, Chandler fought against Oliveira for the vacant UFC lightweight championship. Oliveira finished Chandler via technical knockout in the second round.

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Michael Chandler: Biography

Full name Michael Chandler
Nickname Iron
Date of birth 24-April-1986
Birthplace High Ridge, Missouri, United States
Age 36
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Father’s name Michael Sr. Chandler
Mother’s name Betty Chandler
Siblings 4
Nationality American
Height 5.8 feet (1.73 m)
Weight 70 Kg (155 pounds)
Body measurement Under Review
Body type Athletic body
Eye color Dark Brown
Hair color Dark Brown
Shoe size Under Review
Religion Christian
Sexuality Straight
Marital status Married
Wife Brie Willett
Net worth $3-$5 million
Salary $200k-$400k
Profession Mixed Martial Artist
Social media presence Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
Source of Income Salary and Bonuses, endorsement, sponsorship, and merchandise
Last Updated May 2022

Early Life

Michael Chandler was born on 24th April, 1986 in High Ridge, Missouri, US. His father’s name is Michael Sr. Chandler and his mother’s name is Betty Chandler. He is of German and Irish Heritage. Chandler has 3 siblings and is the second of the four children.

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Chandler played football in high school. In 2004, Chandler graduated from Northwest High school and enrolled at the University of Missouri. He started wrestling in University. Chandler was a four-time NCAA Division I qualifier, had 100 career wins, and earned fifth place at NCAA’s as a senior.

He is three times Bellator Lightweight champion and joined UFC in 2021.

Education

There is not much information about his education at the moment. However, some reports suggested that he completed his primary schooling at his local school. He started wrestling and finished as the runner-up at the MSHSAA State Championships as a senior in wrestling.

In 2004, MMA fighter Chandler enrolled at the University of Missouri. In Missouri, Chandler was a four-time NCAA Division I qualifier. Michael majored in personal finance management services with a minor in real estate.

More information about his education will be updated as soon as possible.

Michael Chandler Age, Height, Weight, Body Measurement

Michael Chandler was born on April 24 1986 and is currently 36 years old. Chandler is 5 feet 8 inches tall or 173cm tall and weighs around 70 kg or 155 lbs. Chandler’s body measurements and shoe size are under review and will be updated as soon as possible.

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Michael Chandler is 5 feet 8 inches tall ( Image Source: Instagram )

Chandler’s hair and his eyes are dark brown. Chandler zodiac sign is Taurus.

Early Career

  • Chandler made his profession MMA debut on August 8, 2009 at First Blood OFC against Kyle Swadley. Chandler won the fight via technical knockout in the first round.
  • On November 20, 2009, Chandler faced Richard Bouphanouvong at Strikeforce Challengers: Woodley vs. Bears. Chandler technically knocked Richard via punches and won the fight in the second round.
  • On May 15, 2010 at Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery, Chandler faced Sal Woods and submitted Woods in the first round.
  • His next fight was against Scott Stapp at Bellator 31 on September 20, 2010. Chandler technically knocked Stapp via punches in the first round.
  • On October 14, 2021 at Bellator 32, Chandler fought Chris Page. Chandler submitted Page via standing guillotine choke in the first round.
  • At Bellator 36 on March 12, 2011, Chandler faced Marcin Held and technically submitted Held via arm-triangle choke.
  • His next fight was against Lloyd Woodard at Bellator 40 on April 9, 2011. Chandler won the fight via unanimous decision.
  • On May 12, 2011, Chandler faced Patricky Pitbull at Bellator 44. Chandler won the fight unanimously and won the Bellator season $ Lightweight Tournament Semifinal.
  • On November 19, 2011, Chandler faced Eddie Alvarez at Bellator 58. Chandler submitted Alvarez via rear-naked choke on the fourth round and won the Bellator Lightweight World Championship.

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  • At Bellator 67 on May 4, 2012, Chandler faced Akihiro Gono. Chandler technically knocked Gono via punches in the first round.
  • On January 17, 2013, Chandler faced Rick Hawn at Bellator 85. Chandler submitted Hawn via rear-naked choke in the second round.
  • At Bellator 97, Chandler faced David Rickels on July 31, 2013. Chandler won the fight via knockout in the first round.
  • His first MMA loss came at Bellator 106 against Eddie Alvarez. Alvarez won the fight via split decision and became the Bellator Lightweight Champion.
  • He lost his next fight too. He lost against Will Brooks at Bellator 120 on May 17, 2014. Brooks won the fight via split decision.
  • Again in his rematch against Will Brooks for the Vacant Bellator Lightweight World Championship, Chandler lost the fight via technical knockout in the fourth round.

Additional Career

  • On June 19, 2015, at Bellator 138, Chandler finally had a win against Derek Campos via submission.
  • Against David Rickels on November 6, 2015 at Bellator 145, chandler won the fight via technical knockout at second round.
  • On June 24, 2016, Chandler faced Patricky Pitbull again and again won the fight. He won the fight via knockout.
  • On November 19, 2016, Chandler faced Benson Henderson at Bellator 185 and won the fight via split decision.
  • His fourth MMA loss came on June 24, 2017 at Bellator NYC agsist Brent Primus. Chandler lost the fight via technical knockout.
  • On January 20 2018, Chandler faced Goiti Yamauchi and won the fight via unanimous decision.
  • Next he fought Branndon Girtz on April 13, 2018 at Bellator 197. Chandler won the fight via technical knockout.
  • On December 14, 2018, Chandler fought for the Bellator Lightweight Champion at Bellator 212. Chandler became the champion by winning the fight via unanimous decision.
  • On May 11, 2019, Chandler faced Patricio Pitbull to defend his title. However, Chandler lost the fight via technical knockout in the first round.
  • On December 29, 2019, Chandler fought Sidney Outlaw at Bellator 237 and won the fight via knockout in the first round.
  • His last Bellator fight was at Bellator 243 against Benson Henderson on August 7, 2020. Chandler won the fight via knockout in the first round.

 2020- Present

  • On 17th September , 2020, it was announced that Chandler had signed a contract with the UFC.
  • Chandler made his UFC debut on January 24, 2021 at UFC 257. He knocked Hooker on the first round and won the fight via technical knockout. This fight proved his skills to the audience and he also won the Performance of the Night award.
  • His next fight was for the vacant UFC Lightweight championship on May 15, 2021 at UFC 262. Chandler lost the fight via technical knockout in the second round.
  • At UFC 268 on November 6, 2021, Chandler faced former UFC Interim Lightweight champion Justin Gaethje.   Chandler lost the fight via technical knockout.
  • On May 7, 2022, Chandler fought Tony Ferguson on a Lightweight bout. In second round Chandler knocked Ferguson via front kick and won the fight.

Michael Chandler vs. Tony Ferguson

On May 7, 2022, at UFC 274: Oliveira vs. Gaethje, Chandler faced Tony Ferguson in a Lightweight bout. Chandler knocked tony out via front kick.

Michael Chandler vs. Justin Gaethje

This lightweight bout was set for UFC 268: Usman vs. Covington on November 6, 2021. This was an important fight for both as the winner would fight for the championship. The fight went to the judges scorecard and Chandler lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Michael Chandler vs. Charles Oliveira

This lightweight bout was set for UFC 262: Oliveira vs. Chandler on May 15, 2021, at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, United States. This was an important fight for both as they were fighting for the vacant lightweight title after Khabib Nurmagomedov retired from the sports. Oliveira won the championship, finishing Chandler via technical knockout in round 2.

Michael Chandler vs. Dan Hooker

Chandler faced Dan Hooker on January 24, 2021 at UFC 257. This was Chandler’s first UFC fight. He had an amazing UFC debut as he technically knocked Dan Hooker via punches and won the fight in the first round.

Who is Michael Chandler Wife?

MMA fighter Chandler is married to Brie Willett. The lovely couple started dating in 2013 and got married in 2014.  The couple adopted a son in 2018. Some reports suggested that Chandler was at least in one relationship before Brie.

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Michael Chandler with his wife Brie Willett and his adopted son
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These are the available information about Chandler’s private life and more will be updated as soon as possible.

Michael Chandler Net Worth

Chandler’s net worth is estimated to be $3-$5 million as 2022. Chandler earned $516,000 for his lightweight bout against Tony Ferguson at UFC 269. His highest-earning from a fight at UFC came against Charles Oliveira in Lightweight Championship, which was $875,000. His base salary is around $400,000-$600,000. After bonuses and sponsorships, he earns about $700k – $1m a fight.

Chandler makes most of his money not just from fighting in the Octagon, but also through lucrative sponsorship deals and advertisements.

Michael Chandler Social Media

Twitter: 224.9k followers

Instagram: 1.3m followers