Michael Chandler Career Earnings (purse, payouts) + Net Worth

Michael Chandler is the #4 rank contender in the UFC’s Lightweight division. Also known as, “Iron”, he is one of the heaviest hitters and the most violent fighter in his division. 

After exploding onto the scene, Michael (22-6-0) looked ready to make his mark in the UFC. However, Chandler was unable to capitalize and capture the title in his second UFC fight. Currently, Chandler remains one of the most enigmatic and popular fighters on the roster. 

Known for his heavy hands and relentless aggression, Chandler is sure to have made good money from his fights. Thus, the only question in people’s minds will be: How much did he earn? Well, let’s examine what are Michael Chandler career earnings through salary, purse, payouts, bonuses, incentive pay, sponsorship & what his net worth is.

Michael Chandler punches Charles Oliveira of Brazil in their UFC lightweight championship bout at Toyota Center on May 15, 2021, in Houston, Texas. (Credits: Getty Images)

Before we begin, here are some important things to keep in mind. Firstly, Nevada State Athletic Commission does not release fighter pay, so none of the following payout data for the event is official. However, we can estimate a fighter’s pay info by looking at their previous, officially-released salaries.

Secondly, Michael’s salary, incentive pay, and PPV revenue from his upcoming fight with Justin Gaethje are yet to be released. Hence, you can check back here for updates. With all that out of the way, let’s begin.

Michael Chandler Career Earnings

Michael Chandler punches Dan Hooker of New Zealand in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Credits: Getty Images)
Fighter Result Base Salary Win Bonus  Performance Bonus/ PPV Revenue Incentive Pay/ Sponsorships Total
Charles Oliveira L $250,000   $32,000 $282,000
Dan Hooker W $250,000 $50,000 $3,500 $303,500

Total UFC Earnings: $585,000 ($0.58 million) 

A Glance at Michael Chandler Asset Accumulation

Name Michael Chandler
Age 35 years old (Born in 1986)
Net Worth $1.5-2 million (approx.)
Status Active
Salary $282,000 (last fight vs Charles Oliveira)
Source of Wealth UFC Career, Endorsements
Endorsements  Venum, Get Biofuel, Melin, Sanford Health, Monster Energy, DraftKings, MegaFit Meals, and more.
Endorsement Earnings $500,000
Marital Status  Married
Residence  Nashville, Tennessee, U.S‎
Charities N/A

What is Michael Chandler Net Worth in 2021?

According to our research, Michael Chandler’s Net Worth sits at around $1.5-2 million in 2021. For the most part, Michael makes most of his killing plying his trade inside the Octagon but also from his lucrative endorsement deals. Currently, the US-based fighter is sponsored by Venum, Get Biofuel, Melin, Sanford Health, Monster Energy, DraftKings, MegaFit Meals, and more.

As mentioned above, Chandler’s earnings from UFC ( includes pay, salaries, earnings, bonuses) amount to $585,000. However, Michael began his career fighting in Bellator, Strikeforce, and First Blood.  Thus, if we take into account the prize money from these fights, Michael’s earnings from MMA amount to about $1.5 million.

With his career still blooming, the 35-year-olds influence is expected to keep increasing,  making him a very marketable athlete. As such, you can expect a significant increase in Michael’s endorsement earnings in the coming years. Moreover, “Iron” will look to increase his Net Worth, even more, when he takes on Justin Gaethje at UFC 268. 

Sami Haider

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Sami Haider is a UFC/boxing journalist who connects combat sports to pop culture. His deep passion for the UFC started in 2018, triggered by the UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor fight. He is a passionate writer who has a profound love for the sport and the skills that are used in it. Through his work, Sami aspires to connect combat sportsmen and their enthusiastic fans.


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