Michael Chandler is a world champion Mixed Martial Artist competing in the lightweight division (155lbs). After graduating from and becoming an All-American wrestler at the University of Missouri (Mizzou), Michael transitioned into MMA in 2009 and became the Bellator Lightweight Champion by 2011. Michael was the winner of the Bellator Season 4 Lightweight Tournament in which he fought three times in three months. Michael has received awards such as "Fight Of The Year" and "Breakthrough Fighter of the Year." It is Michael's goal to not only win inside the cage but outside as well. He loves connecting with fans and reaching people with his platform. He has been married since September, 2014 to his wife Brie.