Michael Chandler Biography

Michael Chandler Chandler
( 1986 - )
April 24, 2018
First published on:April 24, 2018

Facts of Michael Chandler Biography

Date of Birth: 1986 April 24
Age: 32 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Gender: Male
occupation MMA fighter
aka iron
body_measurement 70kg
networth $220,000 USD
ethnicity White
nationality American
religion Christian
spouse Brie Willett
education Northwest High School, University of Missouri
place_of_birth High Ridge, Missouri, the United States
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The former two-time winner of the Bellator Lightweight Tournament Champion, Michael Chandler Jr. is currently under contract with the Bellator MMA. The American mixed martial art artist can be seen fighting and the lightweight division.

 

He is currently a 15th ranking champion in the lightweight division. He is known by the name of Iron. Michael is married to his wife, Brie Willett. They tied the knot on September 6th, 2014. In October 2017, the couple adopted a baby boy from Dallas, Texas.

Michael Early life and education

Born in High Ridge, Missouri, the United States on April 24, 1986, Michael’s mother is Betty Chandler and father is Michael Sr. Chandler. He attended Northwest High School and was excellent in both sports and academics. He was an honor roll and was also voted as the most valuable wrestler in his senior year in the school.

After his graduation from high school in 2004, he was accepted at the University of Missouri. He also excelled at the university.

He was the recipient of Division 1 NCAA All-American honors. He was a four-time NCAA qualifier and had secured 100 wins. His major for his undergraduate program was in Personal Finance Management services and did his minor in Real Estate.

Michael Career

After his career in wrestling, Candler joined Xtreme Couture to train in martial arts. In 2009, he made his professional debut by defeating, Kyle Swadley. He didn’t play any amateur matches.

Instagram: Michael in a match;

 

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On November 20th, 2009, Michael made his debut for Strikeforce where he fought and defeated Richard Bouphanouvong. He won all of his matches in the Strikeforce.

He was signed in by the Bellator in September 2010. He made his debut by winning victor in his first match against, Scott Stapp. Similarly, he won his second bout too.

Later, Michael was moved to the lightweight division, he fought at the Bellator Season Four Lightweight Tournament against Marcin Held. Chandler won the match securing his place in the semi-finals. His win in the semifinals moved him to the finals.

Youtube: Michael's win in a fight;

For the finals, he faced Patricky Freire and won the bout taking the title of the championship. Michael’s first title defense was scheduled with Eddie Alvarez, the bout took place on November 2nd, 2013. He lost the title to Alvarez.

After his first professional loss, Chandler simultaneously faced two more consecutive loss. He again participated in the Bellator Lightweight Championship, which title was vacant. He won the title but lost it to Brent Primus in his second title defense.

Michael Chandler’s recent match was with Brandon Girtz, which he won.

Michael Personal life, Married life, and Children

Michael is married to wife Brie Willett. The couple got engaged in March 2014 and were married on September 6th, 2014.

[ CAPTION: Michael with his then-fiance ][ SOURCE: Twitter ]

Brie was a finalist at the 2003 Miss Missouri Teen. She studied biology and psychology at Taylor University and did her master of science in Physician Assistant studies from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Instagram: Michael with his son;

In October 2017, the couple adopted a baby boy from Dallas, Texas. He is named Hap Whitaker. Michael states that despite being able to procreate, it was Brie’s decision to adopt a baby since she was 14 years old.

Michael Net worth

Michael’s net worth is estimated to be around $220,000 USD.

He won $100,000 USD after his win against Eddie Alvarez. He also picketed a win of $50,000 USD from his bout with Benson Henderson. He is rumored to be one of the highest paid MMA players. He is known to do charity work for blessedthreads.com.

Instagram: Michael advertising for his sponsor;

He is also sponsored by Dymatize.

April 24, 2018
First published on:April 24, 2018
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