Michael Chandler net worth is estimated to be $3 million, it is being said that Michael Chandler made most of his net worth by earning money from fighting for many popular MMA promotions like UFC & Bellator and by doing some brand endorsement work.
Michael Chandler was paid highest $303,500 for his UFC debut against Dan Hoker, He also earned $ 50k bonus for the same fight.
Fighter Name Michael Chandler MMA Record 22-7-0 Michael Chandler Net Worth $ 3 Million Height 5′ 8″ Weight 155 lbs. Nationality American Stance Orthodox Date of Birth Apr 24, 1986 Age 35
Michael Chandler Career Earning
It is estimated that Michael Chandler has earned $1,985,500 throughout his fight career. He is still actively compete in UFC and will make more money from it.
UFC 268: Gaethje Vs. Chandler – Michael suffered an decision lost to Justin Gaethje. It was all three round war with both fighters showing the heart of champion. Chandler estimated to earn $250,000 for this fight.
UFC 262: Chandler Vs. Oliveira – Chandler lost to Oliveira by third round TKO. He had his moments in first round but couldn’t do enough to put Oliveira to sleep.
For this fight, he earned $282,000 including his $250,000 base salary and $32K sponsorship.
UFC 257: On Jan 23, 2021 Chandler made his debut against one of the best in the division Dan Hooker. He defeated Dan by impressive impressive first round KO. He made $303,500 in total for this fight, Which included his base salary of $250,000 and $50K performance bonus.
Bellator 243: Michael Chandler Vs. Benson Henderson – Chandler defeated form UFC champion Benson Henderson by impressive KO in round number one. It is said that he made $120,000 for this fight including $100,000 as base salary and $20k sponsorship bonus.
Bellator 237: Michael Chandler Vs. Sidney Outlaw – Chandler got another first round KO in this fight, He made total of $80,000 including $60,000 as base salary and $20k sponsorship.
Bellator 221: Michael Chandler Vs Patricio Freire – this is one of the most hyped fight in UFC where Pitbull once again proved himself by defeating Michael Chandler by first round TKO. Chandler made $80,000 including $60,000 as base salary and $20k sponsorship.
Bellator 212: Michael Chandler Vs. Brent Primus 2 – a rematch between this two greats was favored to Chandler, Chandler was paid $80,000 which included his regular salary of $60,000 & $20,000 as sponsorship money.
Bellator 197: Chandler Vs. Girtz – Chandler submitted Girtz by technical triangle choke, Where he made $80,000 for this amazing fight.
Bellator 192: Michael Chandler Vs. Goiti Yamauichi – Chandler earned unanimous decision victory over Goiti, Chandler was paid $70,000 in total, which included his base salary of $50,000 & $20,000 as sponsorship.
Bellator 180: Chandler Vs. Primus – Unfortunately, Chandler suffered doctor stoppage loss in round number one. He made total of $70,000 for this fight.
Michael Chandler Early Life
Michael Chandler was born on April 24, 1986 in High Ridge, Missouri. He is from irish and german decent.
During his school days, He was voted as the Most Valuable Wrestler during his senior season and was selected to the All-St. Louis Team.
He joined University of Missouri to continue his wrestling, during this period Chandler was a four-time NCAA Division I qualifier, collected over 100 career wins.
Chandler was also training with Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley during his NCAA days.
Michael Chandler MMA Career
In 2008, Chandler started training for MMA at Extreme Couture gym. He made his amateur debut against Kyle Swadley and scored impressive first round KO victory.
Strikeforce Career of Michael Chandler
On November 20, 2009 Chandler made his strikeforce debut on undercard of Woodley Vs. Bears. He fought Richard Bouphanouvong and once again pulled out TKO victory for himself.
At Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery – Chandler made his second appearance against Sal Wood, Chandler submitted Wood under one minute of round number one.
Bellator Career of Michael Chandler
On September 30, 2010, at Bellator 31, Chandler defeated Scott Stapp in impressive first round TKO to make his debut successful. Before this fight, he was competing in welterweight, For this one he did it in Lightweight.
Bellator 32 hosted his second fight on card, Where he submitted Chris Page in round number one. Then Chandler joined Bellator’s four fight tournament. In the opening fight, he fought Marcin Held at bellator 36 and choked Marcin to unconsciousness in round number one.
Chandler defeated Lloyd Woodard by technical knockout in the round number one. He was finishing the fights in round one and that’s what made him more popular.
In the tournament final, Chandler faced Patricky Freire. Where chandler dominated Freire by holding him on the ground and making him get frustrated on the ground. He won this bout by unanimous decision and earned $100,000 for this fight.
This fight earned him the Lightweight title shot against Eddie Alvarez. But unfortunately Eddie pulled out of this fight citing an injury. So, this fight was rescheduled on November 19, 2011 at Bellator 58. He submitted eddie in round number four to become Bellators lightweight champion.
After this fight he fought Akihiro Gono in non title super fight, Chandler defeated Akhiro by technical knockout at just 56 seconds into the first round.
Later Chandler made his first title defense against bellator six man lightweight tournament winner Rick Hawn and defeated him by the submission in round number two.
Michael Chandler UFC Career
Michael Chandler made his UFC debut against Dan hooker in the UFC 257 card, He defeated Dan by TKO which earned him performance bonus.
After his amazing debut Chandler was given the title shot with Charles Oliveira, Where he had his moments in round number one but couldn’t do enough to get that UFC Gold. Oliveira came sharp in round two and finished Chandler by TKO.
His latest assignment with UFC at UFC 268 where he suffered an decision lost to Justin Gaethje in a well rounded back and fourth battle.
Michael Chandler Personal Life
Michael Chandler is married to Brie Willett in 2014 after dating for two years, They also adopted a son in 2018. Chandler also owns a gym in Nashville.
Awards and Accomplishments of Michael Chandler
- 3x Bellator Lightweight World Championship
- Bellator Season 4 Lightweight Tournament Championship
- 6 Most submission victories in Bellator Lightweight division
- Most stoppage wins in Bellator MMA history (13)
- 2016 June Knockout of the Month – MMA Junkie
- 2021 May Fight of the Month – MMAJunkie
- 2011 Breakthrough Fighter of the Year – Sherdog
- 2011 Fight of the Year – Yahoo Sports
- NCAA Division I All-American (2009)
Michael Chandler is estimated to have net worth of $3 million, He made most of his net worth by MMA fighting in UFC, Bellator & Strikeforce promotion.
Michael Chandler just fought Justin Gaethje at UFC 268 and he is now at recovery phase and unbooked for now, he is still signed with UFC and expected to return in first quarter of 2022.