- Michael Chandler is a former UFC world title challenger.
- Chandler has an MMA record of 23 wins and eight losses.
- Chandler is currently ranked as the number five UFC lightweight contender.
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?
Michael Chandler’s next confirmed opponent will be Conor McGregor, as they face each other later this year, which will headline a UFC pay-per-view event. Chandler and McGregor were also named as the new coaches for the 31st season of The Ultimate Fighter.
NOW THIS is how you start a Saturday!! @DanaWhite confirms @TheNotoriousMMA vs @MikeChandlerMMA for #TUF31 AND that #UFC287 is headed to Miami! ☀️ pic.twitter.com/TByEq2D2bJ
— UFC (@ufc) February 4, 2023
The MMA reality show commences on May 30, 2023, and is expected to end on August 15, 2023. UFC President Dana White announced these details through social media last February 4, 2023.
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, Michael 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
Michael 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
Michael 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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