Michael Chandler, nicknamed ‘Iron’, is a professional mixed martial arts fighter from the United States. He has fought in both the Ultimate Fighting Championship and Bellator MMA. In November 2021, he was ranked by the UFC as their Number 5 lightweight fighter.

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Michael Chandler was born on April 24, 1986, in High Ridge, Missouri in the United States. He currently resides in and fights out of Deerfield Beach, Florida. He stands 173 cm tall and he has a reach of 180 cm. His weight was last listed at 71 kg.

Height / weight 1.73 m / 71 kg
Born 24 Apr 1986
Nationality United States United States
Style Wrestling
Nickname Iron

He is affiliated with Xtreme Couture, Alliance MMA, Power MMA, Blackzilians, Kill Cliff FC, and Nashville MMA.


Chandler turned pro in August 2009. His first fight was against Kyle Swadley for First Blood. His next fight in November 2009 was against Richard Boupanouvong for Strikeforce.

He was undefeated until July 2013. At that time, he was fighting for Bellator MMA. Some of the fighters he has defeated include Eddie Alvarez, Marcin Held, and Particky Freire.

His first professional loss was against Eddie Alvarez in November 2013. This was followed by two losses to Will Brooks. He continued fighting for Bellator through 2021. Some of his wins in that time include those against Sidney Outlaw, Brent Primus, and Goiti Yamauchi, among others.

He started fighting for the Ultimate Fighting Championship in January 2021. It was a win against Dan Hooker. He followed this with two losses in 2021. In May 2022, he won against Tony Ferguson. Then in November 2022, he lost to Dustin Poirier.

Career Record

Total - 31

  • Wins - 23
  • By knockout - 11
  • By submission - 7
  • By decision - 5

  • Losses - 8
  • By knockout - 4
  • By submission - 1
  • By decision - 3

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