Ajax loader

Us

Pro MMA Record

"Iron"

18-4-0

Michael Chandler

"Iron" Michael Chandler

Photo Source:  

Mma weekly

Fighter Details

  • Given Name: Michael Chandler Jr.
  • MMA Record: 18-4-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Iron
  • Current Streak: 2 Wins
  • Age: 32 | Date of Birth: 1986.04.24
  • Last Fight: April 13, 2018 in BFC
  • Weight Class: Lightweight | Last Weigh-In: 155.3 lbs
  • Affiliation: Alliance MMA
  • Height: 5'8" (173cm) | Reach: 69.0" (175cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $220,000 USD
  • Born: High Ridge, Missouri, United States
  • Fighting out of: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • College: University of Missouri
  • Foundation Style: Wrestling
  • Head Coach: Eric Del Fierro
  • Other Coaches: N/A
  • Fighter Links:
  • Personal Links:

Tapology Worldwide Rankings For Michael Chandler Rankings FAQ

Michael Chandler Lightweight Ranking History

Tapology Regional Rankings Rankings FAQ

Fighting for a major organization has made Michael Chandler ineligible for regional rankings.

Gyms & Affiliations

Blackzilians
(Primary)
Alliance MMA
(Primary)

Michael Chandler MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Show Detail View
info We're updating our layout. Expand individual bouts below, or all at once with the link above.

Michael Chandler Wiki Update Wiki

Mike Chandler was a decorated high school and collegiate athlete before he began his MMA career. Mike was a walk-on at the University of Missouri's wrestling team and had a successful collegiate career not only in wrestling, but academics as well. He was highly decorate throughout his time wrestling for the University of Missouri, qualifying four times for the NCAA tournament and earning runner up All American honors twice. He compiled an overall record of 100-40 in his career. While in college, Chandler earned a degree in Personal Finance Management Services. Shortly after graduation Mike started his MMA training.

 

Chandler's training began at Xtreme Couture and not too long afterwards, he opted to skip an amateur career and went pro. He won his debut at First Blood in terrific fashion, earning a first round KO over Kyle Swadley.  There was no time for Mike in the smaller shows as he was then immediately noticed and signed by Strikeforce and soon after. Mike went undefeated in Strikeforce, finishing both his opponents inside of two rounds. His success in Strikeforce caused him to be noticed by Bellator FC.

 

Mike's career in BFC has been nothing short of elite success. He made the decision to go down a weight class to LW after going 2-0 and earned the right to participate in the Bellator Season 4 LW tournament. Mike won the 8-man tournament and the right to face long-time champion Eddie Alvarez, having defeating the likes of of Marcin Held. Lloyd Woodard and Patricky "Pitbull" Freire.

 

Chandler subsequently defeated long time reigning champ Eddie Alvarez in what was considered Fight-of-the-Year to many.  The back and forth fight saw Mike get the best of Alvarez in the 4th stanza via RNC after hurting Alvarez on the feet. Though Mike has yet to defend his title, he is 1-0 after obtaining the title in what was called a "super fight" with Akihiro Gono.


He would defend his title for the first time against Season Six tournament winner, Rick Hawn at Bellator 85. Chandler made his first successful title defense against Hawn; via 2nd round submission by way of a rear naked choke. He would follow that up with a first round TKO finish over David Rickels at Bellator 97. Chandler is now scheduled to face Eddie Alavarez in a rematch on Bellator's first pay per view that was going to be headlined by Tito Ortiz vs. Rampage Jackson however due to an Ortiz injury Chandler vs. Alvarez was moved to the main event. In another very great fight that was very close Chandler would lose his belt to Alvarez by a Split Decision. They are set to finish the trilogy when the two square off at Bellator 120.

Last updated 04.08.2014, 8:06 AM ET
Wiki Contributors:

Michael Chandler News View All

On Saturday night, the long festering feud between Donald Cerrone and Mike Winkeljohn... (3 days ago)
Benson Henderson will remain in the Bellator fold. After fighting out his most recen... (3 days ago)
UFC and ONE Championship surprised the fight world by the trade that involved both co... (4 days ago)
Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson will be staying under the Bellator M... (4 days ago)
Robson Gracie Jr. has a new date for his professional MMA debut inside the Bellator c... (8 days ago)
This weekend, Daniel Cormier defends his heavyweight title against Derrick Lewis at U... (16 days ago)
If someone was asked about who the most influential people have been in the history o... (20 days ago)
The big news from MMA last week was the historic trade that sent former UFC flyweight... (20 days ago)
  • MMA Weekly : Back on Track, Ricardo Lamas Looking to Go Off Grid After Defeating Darren Elkins
  • MMA Junkie : Trading Shots: How much change can we expect when the UFC heads to ESPN in 2019?
  • MMA Junkie : Golden Boy lowers pay-per-view price for Saturday's Liddell vs. Ortiz 3
  • MMAFighting.com : Bas Rutten: Ryan Hall ‘going to be a tough fight’ for B.J. Penn
  • MMA Junkie : MMA's week out of the cage: Fighters mourn Stan Lee, Khabib builds water wells in Nigeria
  • MMA Weekly : Invicta FC 32 Fight Highlights: Felicia Spencer Subs Pam Sorenson to Become Champion
  • MMA Junkie : Cynthia Calvillo wants to settle 'unfinished business' with Michelle Waterson after UFC Argentina
  • MMAFighting.com : Oscar De La Hoya: Chuck Liddell, Tito Ortiz will make ‘the most money they’ve ever made’ with Liddell vs. Ortiz 3
  • MMA Junkie : UFC Fight Night 140 post-event facts: Ricardo Lamas a top featherweight finisher
  • MMA Weekly : Donald Cerrone’s Sage Advice? Don’t Try To Be Conor McGregor or Colby Covington
  • MMA Junkie : Ricardo Lamas would 'love' Max Holloway-Brian Ortega winner but realistic about chances
  • MMAFighting.com : Neil Magny would’ve been ‘disappointed’ if coaches threw in towel during Ponzinibbio loss
  • MMA Junkie : Bellator 209 reactions: Winning and losing fighters on social media
  • MMA Junkie : Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Santiago Ponzinibbio and UFC Fight Night 140's other winning fighters?
  • MMAFighting.com : Chatri Sityodtong predicts that more MMA trades are coming
  • MMA Junkie : Dana White shoots down Conor McGregor vs. Donald Cerrone reports
  • MMA Weekly : Santiago Ponzinibbio Calls for 2019 Title Shot with Tyron Woodley
  • MMAFighting.com : The Weekly Grind: Amanda Nunes pulls off ‘what the fluff challenge’, Khabib chats with Roy Jones Jr, more
  • MMA Junkie : Bellator 209 post-event facts: Patricio 'Pitbull' sets new all-time wins mark and more
  • MMA Junkie : Bellator 209 video highlights with more history for Patricio Freire in Israel