Michael McDonald or Michael Robert McDonald is a professional mixed martial artist born on January 15, 1991 in Modesto, California. He is currently signed under the Ultimate Fighting Championship and competes in the bantamweight division. McDonald started his career in mixed martial arts in 2007. He was fighting mostly in several regional promotions before signing in with Zuffa roster under World Extreme Cagefighting in 2010. As of the end of March 2016, he is officially ranked sixth in his division by the UFC.
At a tender age of 10, McDonald already started training in kickboxing. He trained in mixed martial arts by age 14 and by 16 years old, he turned professional. Two years after that, he graduated from Grace M. Davis High School. During his debut in mixed martial arts, he had gained popularity in the regional circuit bringing in notable wins against veteran players like Manny Tapia and Cole Escovedo. Due to his admirable skills as a fighter, he was listed as one of the top rising stars under the age of 25 in 2010.
McDonald trains with Oakdale MMA and boasts of a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Since 2007, he accumulated an outstanding mixed martial arts record of 20 fights with 17 wins and 3 losses.
He also comes with several accomplishments and recognitions including a one-time Tachi Palace Fights Bantamweight Championship and a two-time Fight of the Night, one-time Knockout of the Night, two-time Submission of the Night and a one-time Performance of the Night under the UFC.