Michael Chandler is an American professional mixed martial artist. He currently competes in the Lightweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
A professional competitor since 2009, Chandler first gained notoriety when he began competing for Bellator MMA, an organization he fought for from 2010 through 2020.
There, Chandler became a three-time Bellator Lightweight Champion and was the winner of the Bellator Season Four Lightweight Tournament. As of November 2, 2021, he is #5 in the UFC lightweight rankings.
Michael Chandler Parents: Meet Michael Sr. and Betty Chandler
Michael Chandler was born on April 24, 1986, in High Ridge, Missouri, United States to Michael Sr. and Betty Chandler.
He is of German and Irish heritage. Chandler was on the honor roll every term in high school, received three letters in football, and finished as the runner–up at the MSHSAA State Championships as a senior in wrestling.