5 Interesting Facts UFC Fans Need To Know About Michael Chandler

Michael Chandler is considered one of the best MMA athletes in the lightweight division. From his high school achievements to the reason for having the word "Blessed" tattooed on his chest, here, we take a look at five interesting facts UFC fans need to know about Michael Chandler.


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High School's Honor Roll in every term

Chandler attended the Northwest High School, Missouri, where he was on the honor roll in every term. Chandler enjoyed a stellar sports record in his high school with three varsity letters under his belt.

A Degree in Personal Finance Management Services

Chandler attained a degree in Personal Finance Management Servies after graduating from the University of Missouri.

Defeated two UFC lightweight champions 

Chandler's time in Bellator saw him earn two huge victories against former UFC lightweight champions Eddie Alvarez and Benson Henderson.

Story of his "Blessed" tattoo on his chest

Chandler once met a 7-year-old cancer patient named Robbie Chandler. Two weeks after his interaction with Robbie, the 7-year-old succumbed to cancer, which left Chandler distressed. 

Chandler sold customised T-shirts with "Blessed" imprinted on them, a tattoo that the 34-year-old dons on his chest.

His Adopted Son

‘Iron’ and his wife Brie Willet adopted a child after they got married. Chandler's child is named Hap Chandler.

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