Michael Robert McDonald or famously known as Michael McDonald is an American professional mixed martial arts fighter who currently competes for renowned American MMA promotion, Bellator MMA in its Bantamweight category.
He has a professional record of winning 18 matches and losing 4 in 22 matches as of 2018.
Michael McDonald is of American nationality. He was born to American parents on January 15, 1991, in Modesto, California, United States of America.
He began his training in kickboxing at the tender age of ten before turning his focus to MMA when he was only 13.
McDonald began his amateur career at aged 14 before turning professional at the age of 16.
Interestingly he has also two brothers who are also involved in MMA. Voted as the Best Athlete in the Grace Davis High School, he completed in 2009.
The MMA athlete Michael McDonald, looking at his professional MMA career is assumed to be earning a fair deal of money. However, his net worth has not been officially revealed as of yet. According to Tapology, his career earning is reportedly at $420,000 as of 2017.
He becomes famous after defeating seasoned veterans like Manny Tapia and Cole Escovedo. McDonald later joined MMA promotion, World Extreme Cagefighting in 2010, thus becoming the youngest at 19 to compete at the promotion.
After WEC merged with UFC on October 2010, all fighters were also transferred to UFC. He was scheduled to take on Nice Pace at UFC Fight Night 24 on March 26, 2011, but later took on Edwin Figueroa.
He won the fight with a unanimous decision and also won the Fight of the Night honors. McDonald later faced the interim UFC Bantamweight Champion, Renan Barao but lost due to submission choke hold in the fourth round.
Mc Donald took on John Lineker at UFC Fight Night 91 and lost with a KO in the first round,
As of 2018, he is currently competing with another renowned MMA promotion, Bellator MMA with whom he signed in 2017.
He made his Bellator MMA debut against Peter Ligier on December 15, 2017, and won with a unanimous decision.
Currently, 27, Michael McDonald stands at height of 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs around 61 kg. The American MMA athlete has a punching reach of 70 inches.
Talking about his personal life, he seems to be secretive and usually remains silent on sharing his information. However, he is known for dating his girlfriend, Rachel Esteller.
Rachel is Christian from California but currently lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and comes from Martial arts background as her father Ron is a martial arts trainer.