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Diego Sanchez Fighter Statistics

Pro MMA Record: 33-14-0

Sanchez was born to a Mexican American family on December 31, 1981. He was raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he still resides. Albuquerque is also the location of his training camp.[citation needed]

Last Fight: Kevin Lee
Age: 40
Height 5'10"
Weight 170 lbs
Nick Name: "The Nightmare"
Nationality: United States
Association: Jackson-Wink MMA
33 Wins
KO / TKO
10
30%
Submission
11
33%
Decisions
14
42%
14 Losses
KO / TKO
4
28%
Submission
0
0%
Decisions
10
71%

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Residence Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
Reach 72 in (183 cm)
Stance Southpaw
Team Jackson Wink MMA Academy (2002–2007, 2010–2019)
Rank Black belt in Gaidojutsu Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Roberto Tussa
Years active 2002–present
University

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Diego Sanchez next fight?
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Diego Sanchez last fight?
Diego Sanchez lost his last fight against Kevin Lee by Decision (Unanimous) on Mar. 11, 2022 at EFC 46 - Eagle FC 46: Lee vs. Sanchez.
Is Diego Sanchez retired?
Diego Sanchez last fought Kevin Lee 8 months and 21 days ago, and should be considered active.
Should I bet on Diego Sanchez?
Diego Sanchez has a 70% win percentage, and has been favored to win in 28% of his fights.
Out of the 25 fights we have recorded, his opening odds average is a -295 favorite, and out of 7 favored matches, he has won 71% of them.
As an underdog he has been in 18 matches, with a win rate of 38% and an odds average of +206.
According to online odds, if you had bet $100 on all 25 of Diego Sanchez betting fights, you would have lost $40.
Conversely if you had bet $100 on all of his opponents, you would have lost $507.
Where is Diego Sanchez from?
Diego Sanchez is from Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States.
Did Diego Sanchez go to college?
Diego Sanchez attended .
Has Diego Sanchez ever been knocked out?
Diego Sanchez has lost 4 times by KO/TKO. He was last defeated by KO (Elbow) from Matt Brown on Nov. 11, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 120 - Poirier vs. Pettis
How long has Diego Sanchez been fighting?
Diego Sanchez has been fighting for a period of 17 years 4 months and 6 days, his first fight was on Oct. 05, 2004 at UFC - The Ultimate Fighter Season 1 Elimination Bouts, Day 2. He has accumalated roughly 7 hours, 58 minutes and 2 seconds of professional combat.

Fight Record

W / L Opponent Event/Date Method Referee Round Time
loss Kevin Lee EFC 46 - Eagle FC 46: Lee vs. Sanchez
Mar/11/2022
Decision (Unanimous) Alan Abeles 3 5:00
loss Jake Matthews UFC 253 - Adesanya vs. Costa
Sep/26/2020
Decision (Unanimous) Jason Herzog 3 5:00
win Michel Pereira UFC Fight Night 167 - Anderson vs. Blachowicz 2
Feb/15/2020
Disqualification (Illegal Knee) Jason Herzog 3 3:09
loss Michael Chiesa UFC 239 - Jones vs. Santos
Jul/06/2019
Decision (Unanimous) Mark Smith 3 5:00
win Mickey Gall UFC 235 - Jones vs. Smith
Mar/02/2019
TKO (Punches) Marc Goddard 2 4:13
win Craig White UFC 228 - Woodley vs. Till
Sep/08/2018
Decision (Unanimous) Kerry Hatley 3 5:00
loss Matt Brown UFC Fight Night 120 - Poirier vs. Pettis
Nov/11/2017
KO (Elbow) Dan Miragliotta 1 3:44
loss Al Iaquinta UFC Fight Night 108 - Swanson vs. Lobov
Apr/22/2017
KO (Punches) John McCarthy 1 1:38
win Marcin Held UFC Fight Night 98 - Dos Anjos vs. Ferguson
Nov/05/2016
Decision (Unanimous) Mario Yamasaki 3 5:00
loss Joe Lauzon UFC 200 - Tate vs. Nunes
Jul/09/2016
TKO (Punches) Mark Smith 1 1:26
win Jim Miller UFC 196 - McGregor vs. Diaz
Mar/05/2016
Decision (Unanimous) Chris Tognoni 3 5:00
loss Ricardo Lamas UFC Fight Night 78 - Magny vs. Gastelum
Nov/21/2015
Decision (Unanimous) Dan Miragliotta 3 5:00
win Ross Pearson UFC Fight Night 42 - Henderson vs. Khabilov
Jun/07/2014
Decision (Split) Kevin Mulhall 3 5:00
loss Myles Jury UFC 171 - Hendricks vs. Lawler
Mar/15/2014
Decision (Unanimous) Kerry Hatley 3 5:00
loss Gilbert Melendez UFC 166 - Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3
Oct/19/2013
Decision (Unanimous) Kerry Hatley 3 5:00
win Takanori Gomi UFC on Fuel TV 8 - Silva vs. Stann
Mar/03/2013
Decision (Split) Marc Goddard 3 5:00
loss Jake Ellenberger UFC on Fuel TV 1 - Sanchez vs. Ellenberger
Feb/15/2012
Decision (Unanimous) Dan Miragliotta 3 5:00
win Martin Kampmann UFC Live 3 - Sanchez vs. Kampmann
Mar/03/2011
Decision (Unanimous) Herb Dean 3 5:00
win Paulo Thiago UFC 121 - Lesnar vs. Velasquez
Oct/23/2010
Decision (Unanimous) Jason Herzog 3 5:00
loss John Hathaway UFC 114 - Rampage vs. Evans
May/29/2010
Decision (Unanimous) Herb Dean 3 5:00
loss B.J. Penn UFC 107 - Penn vs. Sanchez
Dec/12/2009
TKO (Doctor Stoppage) Herb Dean 5 2:37
win Clay Guida UFC - The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale
Jun/20/2009
Decision (Split) Josh Rosenthal 3 5:00
win Joe Stevenson UFC 95 - Sanchez vs. Stevenson
Feb/21/2009
Decision (Unanimous) Dan Miragliotta 3 5:00
win Luigi Fioravanti UFC - The Ultimate Fighter 7 Finale
Jun/21/2008
TKO (Knee and Punches) Josh Rosenthal 3 4:07
win David Bielkheden UFC 82 - Pride of a Champion
Mar/01/2008
TKO (Submission to Punches) Jerry Krzys 1 4:43
loss Jon Fitch UFC 76 - Knockout
Sep/22/2007
Decision (Split) Herb Dean 3 5:00
loss Josh Koscheck UFC 69 - Shootout
Apr/07/2007
Decision (Unanimous) John McCarthy 3 5:00
win Joe Riggs UFC Fight Night 7 - Sanchez vs. Riggs
Dec/13/2006
KO (Knee) John McCarthy 1 1:45
win Karo Parisyan UFC Fight Night 6 - Sanchez vs. Parisyan
Aug/17/2006
Decision (Unanimous) John McCarthy 3 5:00
win John Alessio UFC 60 - Hughes vs. Gracie
May/27/2006
Decision (Unanimous) Steve Mazzagatti 3 5:00
win Nick Diaz UFC - The Ultimate Fighter 2 Finale
Nov/05/2005
Decision (Unanimous) John McCarthy 3 5:00
win Brian Gassaway UFC 54 - Boiling Point
Aug/20/2005
TKO (Submission to Punches) Steve Mazzagatti 2 1:56
win Kenny Florian UFC - The Ultimate Fighter 1 Finale
Apr/09/2005
TKO (Punches) Steve Mazzagatti 1 2:49
win Jorge Santiago KOTC 37 - Unfinished Business
Jun/12/2004
Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
win Ray Elbe KOTC 36 - Albuquerque
May/15/2004
TKO (Submission to Punches) 1 1:07
win Travis Beachler POA - Pride of Albuquerque
Apr/10/2004
TKO (Punches) 1 0:35
win Cruz Chacon KOTC 35 - Acoma
Feb/28/2004
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 0:41
win John Cronk KOTC 26 - Gladiator Challenge
Aug/03/2003
Submission (Kimura) 2 1:30
win Rene Kronvold KOTC 24 - Mayhem
Jun/14/2003
Submission (Armbar) 1 3:39
win Michael Guymon KOTC 23 - Sin City
May/16/2003
Submission (Armbar) 1 4:57
win Jake Short KOTC 21 - Invasion
Feb/21/2003
TKO (Punches) Herb Dean 1 2:34
win Shannon Ritch KOTC 20 - Crossroads
Dec/15/2002
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 0:59
win Jesus Sanchez AC 1 - Aztec Challenge 1
Sep/06/2002
KO (Punches) 2 2:33
win Michael Johnson ROF 5 - Predators
Jun/21/2002
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Shane Pitts 1 3:45
win Josh Koscheck UFC - The Ultimate Fighter Season 1 Semifinals, Day 2
Oct/30/2004
Decision (Split) Herb Dean 3 5:00
win Josh Rafferty UFC - The Ultimate Fighter Season 1 Elimination Bouts, Day 5
Oct/20/2004
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Steve Mazzagatti 1 1:49
win Alex Karalexis UFC - The Ultimate Fighter Season 1 Elimination Bouts, Day 2
Oct/05/2004
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) John McCarthy 1 1:46