Diego
Sanchez
27-7-0( W-L-D )
Fight Night Bonuses: 6 Fight of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 24 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: 33
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
59
%
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
48
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Win
Diego Sanchez
UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs Khabilov
Jun 7, 2014
33
51
0
1
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Split
Loss
Diego Sanchez
Mar 15, 2014
25
46
0
3
2
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Diego Sanchez
Oct 19, 2013
96
42
1
1
0
2
0
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Diego Sanchez
Mar 2, 2013
81
65
0
2
0
1
0
0
R3 Decision - Split
Loss
Diego Sanchez
Feb 15, 2012
29
62
0
2
0
0
1
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Diego Sanchez
Mar 3, 2011
51
77
1
0
0
0
1
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Diego Sanchez
Oct 23, 2010
48
36
2
1
0
4
7
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Diego Sanchez
May 29, 2010
24
84
1
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Diego Sanchez
Dec 12, 2009
70
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
R5 TKO - Doctor's Stoppage
Win
Diego Sanchez
Jun 20, 2009
68
29
1
2
3
0
1
0
R3 Decision - Split
Win
Diego Sanchez
UFC 95: Sanchez vs Stevenson
Feb 21, 2009
91
41
1
0
1
1
1
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Diego Sanchez
Jun 21, 2008
51
27
0
1
1
1
1
0
R3 KO/TKO
Win
Diego Sanchez
Mar 1, 2008
24
1
1
0
0
0
3
0
R1 KO/TKO
Loss
Diego Sanchez
Sep 22, 2007
25
11
3
2
0
5
2
0
R3 Decision - Split
Loss
Diego Sanchez
Apr 7, 2007
30
12
1
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Diego Sanchez
Dec 13, 2006
6
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Diego Sanchez
Aug 17, 2006
66
36
3
9
1
0
6
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Diego Sanchez
John Alessio
May 27, 2006
9
17
1
0
0
1
1
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Diego Sanchez
Aug 20, 2005
35
3
3
0
1
0
6
0
R2 KO/TKO
Diego Sanchez
Apr 9, 2005
14
2
1
0
0
0
1
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Diego Sanchez
Jorge Santiago
KOTC 36: Unfinished Business
Jun 12, 2004
47
15
4
1
3
1
4
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Diego Sanchez
Rene Kronvold
KOTC 24: Mayhem
Jun 14, 2003
9
3
1
0
1
1
2
0
R1 Submission
Win
Diego Sanchez
Shannon Ritch
KOTC 20: Crossroads
Dec 15, 2002
6
1
1
0
1
0
3
0
R1 Submission

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
32-12-0
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

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

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