Diego
Sanchez
27-7-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 25 fights.
Record: 27-7-0
Summary: Excellent grappling skills

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Dream
From: Albuquerque, NM USA
Fights Out Of: Albuquerque, NM USA
Age: 32
Height: 5' 10" ( 177 cm )
Weight: 155 lb ( 70 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
2176
35% Successful
753
Types of Successful Strikes
0
753
61% Standing
28%
458
81
214
Striking Defense
60
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
134
19% Successful
25
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
18
33
3
Takedown Defense
49
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
UPCOMING
Diego Sanchez
UFC 180: Velasquez vs. Werdum
Nov 15, 2014
-- -- -- -- --
Norman Parke -- -- -- --
Win
Diego Sanchez Jun 7, 2014
33 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Split
Ross Pearson 51 1 0 0
Loss
Diego Sanchez Mar 15, 2014
25 0 2 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Myles Jury 46 3 0 0
Loss
Gilbert Melendez Oct 19, 2013
96 1 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Diego Sanchez 42 1 2 1
Win
Takanori Gomi Mar 2, 2013
81 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Split
Diego Sanchez 65 2 1 0
Loss
Diego Sanchez Feb 15, 2012
29 0 0 1 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Jake Ellenberger 62 2 0 0
Win
Diego Sanchez Mar 3, 2011
51 1 0 1 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Martin Kampmann 77 0 0 0
Win
Diego Sanchez Oct 23, 2010
48 2 0 7 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Paulo Thiago 36 1 4 1
Loss
Diego Sanchez May 29, 2010
24 1 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
John Hathaway 84 0 0 0
Win
Diego Sanchez Jun 20, 2009
68 1 3 1 R3 Decision - Split
Clay Guida 29 2 0 0
Win
Diego Sanchez
UFC 95: Sanchez vs. Stevenson
Feb 21, 2009
91 1 1 1 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Joe Stevenson 41 0 1 0
Win
Diego Sanchez Jun 21, 2008
51 0 1 1 R3 KO/TKO
Luigi Fioravanti 27 1 1 0
Win
Diego Sanchez Mar 1, 2008
24 1 0 3 R1 Submission
David Bielkheden 1 0 0 0
Loss
Jon Fitch Sep 22, 2007
25 3 0 2 R3 Decision - Split
Diego Sanchez 11 2 5 0
Loss
Josh Koscheck Apr 7, 2007
30 1 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Diego Sanchez 12 0 0 0
Win
Diego Sanchez Dec 13, 2006
6 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Joe Riggs 3 0 0 0
Win
Diego Sanchez Aug 17, 2006
66 3 1 6 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Karo Parisyan 36 9 0 1
Win
Diego Sanchez May 27, 2006
9 1 0 1 R3 Decision - Unanimous
John Alessio 17 0 1 0
Win
Diego Sanchez Nov 5, 2005
41 5 1 3 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Nick Diaz 13 2 1 0
Win
Diego Sanchez Aug 20, 2005
35 3 1 6 R2 Submission
Brian Gassaway 3 0 0 0
Diego Sanchez Apr 9, 2005
14 1 0 1 R1 KO/TKO
Kenny Florian 2 0 0 0
Win
Diego Sanchez
KOTC 36: Unfinished Business
Jun 12, 2004
47 4 3 4 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Jorge Santiago 15 1 1 1
Win
Diego Sanchez
KOTC 24: Mayhem
Jun 14, 2003
9 1 1 2 R1 Submission
Rene Kronvold 3 0 1 0
Win
Diego Sanchez
KOTC 20: Crossroads
Dec 15, 2002
6 1 1 3 R1 Submission
Shannon Ritch 1 0 0 0

Biography

TRAINING: I wake up in the morning, go straight to Jackson’s and I train whatever we’re doing that day. Right after that, I go to Mamma D’s Dungeon and do strength and conditioning with Mamma D. After that, I rest, and I’ll fit a mitt session in with Mike Winkeljohn four times a week, and then I’ll do cardio running.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started karate lessons at nine years old. Years of martial arts training aided my athletic pursuits at Del Norte High School as a wrestler and on the high school gridiron as a linebacker. In my senior year in 2000, I won the state championship in the 152 lb weight class and etched my name amongst the best ever grapplers in school history.

What ranks and titles have you held? I am a black belt in Gaidojutsu and the former KOTC Welterweight Champion. I have also won multiple grappling championships. Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Do you have any heroes?
Rickson Gracie.

What is your favorite technique? Rear naked choke.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It's just another step up in my career.

What was your job before you started fighting? I worked at UPS.


•    9-4 at welterweight

•    Won Fight of the Night awards for bouts against Kampmann, Stevenson, Guida, and Thiago

•    Received his Brown belt in BJJ in June of 2009

•    Winner of the middleweight division of The Ultimate Fighter’s first season.

•    Won first 19 fights.

Career

Key Opponents

BJ Penn
BJ Penn
16-10-2
( W-L-D )
Clay Guida
Clay Guida
31-12-0
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
Martin Kampmann UFC on VERSUS SANCHEZ vs. KAMPMANN

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