When Is Michael Chandler’s Next Fight?

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Michael Chandler waits for the start of a lightweight bout against Dustin Poirier in the UFC 281 mixed martial arts event.
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Anatoly Pimentel @AnatolyPimentel Jan 03, 2024, 7:22 PM
  • Michael Chandler is a former UFC title challenger.
  • Chandler is currently ranked as the number five UFC lightweight contender.
  • Chandler's next opponent is Conor McGregor and they are expected to fight in June 2024.

Michael Chandler is one of the most entertaining and violent contenders in the UFC lightweight division today. Despite losing three of his five bouts under the Las Vegas-based promotion, his star power is undeniable. Because of his relentless and aggressive fighting style, he became a fan favorite in online sports betting through the UFC odds, as he always displays spectacular performances.

This star power has allowed Chandler to fight the other top contenders in the stacked 155-pound division, and at one point, he even fought for the world title but just came up short. The question now is, when will “Iron” Mike return inside the Octagon? And who will he face next?

When Is Michael Chandler’s Next Fight?

Chandler’s next confirmed opponent will be Conor McGregor, as they are expected to face each other later this year, which will headline a UFC pay-per-view event. Chandler and McGregor previously coached the 31st season of The Ultimate Fighter, which aired in May 2023 and ended in August 2023.

During his New Year’s greeting, McGregor confirmed the fight announcement through social media. He targets June 2024 as the fight date, which will be contested in the middleweight division.

Michael Chandler MMA Record and Statistics

  • MMA record: 23-8
  • Wins by TKO/KO: 11
  • Wins by submission: 7
  • Wins by decision: 5
  • Striking accuracy: 46%
  • Significant strikes landed per minute: 4.89
  • Significant strikes absorbed: 4.58
  • Takedown average per 15 minutes: 2.17
  • Submission average per 15 minutes: 0.87
  • Takedown accuracy: 38%
  • Significant strikes defense: 46%
  • Takedown defense: 71%
  • Knockdown average: 0.65
  • Average fight time: 7:44

Michael Chandler Notable Wins

Although he is already a veteran in the MMA scene, Chandler only has five UFC fights on his record, and two of them were wins over Dan Hooker and Tony Ferguson.

Michael Chandler UFC Earnings

Chandler earned a total of $2.7 million in five UFC fights. Chandler’s biggest single-fight pay came in his fight with Dustin Poirier in November 2022, where he bagged $760,000.

Michael Chandler Team and Corner

Chandler is one of Florida’s most popular fighters under Kill Cliff FC (formerly known as Sanford MMA). Greg Jones and Henri Hoft are coaching him, plus he’s teammates with other UFC stars like Vicente Luque and Gilbert Burns.

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Anatoly Pimentel

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Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with a B.A in Communication and is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.

Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with a B.A in Communication and is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.