Cory Sandhagen News
Cory Sandhagen open to rebooking Umar Nurmagomedov fight as long as "he looks good" on March 2
Cole Shelton - February 22, 2024
Cory Sandhagen hopes to use "famous guy leverage" to his advantage in 2024: "Start hanging out with rappers"
Josh Evanoff - January 31, 2024
Marlon Vera names the fighter he will call out with win over Sean O’Malley at UFC 299: “I know his dorky ass is crying about it”
Fernando Quiles - January 14, 2024
Cory Sandhagen reveals key reason he's had success in UFC: "It will take you vastly further than what you think it will"
Fernando Quiles - January 7, 2024
Cory Sandhagen reacts to news that Sean O’Malley will be fighting Marlon Vera at UFC 299: “That’s a bummer. March? Damn.”
Harry Kettle - November 7, 2023
Dana White praises "f***ing stud" Cory Sandhagen for his win over Rob Font at UFC Nashville
Cole Shelton - August 8, 2023
Dana White has nothing but praise for Cory Sandhagen. In the main event of UFC Nashville, Sandhagen took on Rob Font on just a few weeks’ notice after Umar Nurmagomedov had to withdraw from their fight due to an injury. Sandhagen entered the bout with a nagging elbow injury and in the first round he hurt his arm even further which forced him to turn to his wrestling.
Cory Sandhagen says he spoke to Dana White following uneventful UFC Nashville main event: “He was real nice about it”
Harry Kettle - August 8, 2023
Cory Sandhagen has said he’s spoken to UFC president Dana White following his uneventful win over Rob Font last weekend. On Saturday night in the main event of UFC Nashville, Cory Sandhagen defeated Rob Font via unanimous decision. It was a dominant performance and win, but it wasn’t particularly exciting. A lot of fans and pundits criticized Sandhagen, but the contender did eventually note that he was suffering from a torn tricep and a bicep injury.
What's next for Cory Sandhagen and Rob Font after UFC Nashville?
Cole Shelton - August 7, 2023
In the main event of UFC Nashville, top-10 bantamweights met in a 140lbs catchweight fight as Cory Sandhagen took on Rob Font. Sandhagen entered the scrap coming off back-to-back wins over Marlon Vera and Song Yadong in precious fight night main events. Prior to the back-to-back wins, Sandhagen had lost two in a row to Petr Yan for the interim belt and a controversial split decision to TJ Dillashaw. Font, meanwhile, snapped his two-fight losing skid last time out as he scored a first-round knockout over Adrian Yanez.
Cory Sandhagen slams Henry Cejudo after UFC Nashville comments: "You're one or two fights behind now"
Josh Evanoff - August 7, 2023
Fresh off his win, UFC bantamweight contender Cory Sandhagen has slammed Henry Cejudo. ‘The Sandman’ returned to the cage over the weekend in the main event of UFC Nashville. Originally slated to face Umar Nurmagomedov, Rob Font instead took the fight on short notice. In the makeshift main event, Cory Sandhagen dominated using his wrestling to secure a lopsided decision win.
Cory Sandhagen headed for surgery after suffering injury during fight with Rob Font at UFC Nashville
Susan Cox - August 7, 2023
Dana White reportedly walked out during the fourth-round of the Cory Sandhagen vs. Rob Font main event at UFC Nashville
Harry Kettle - August 7, 2023
UFC president Dana White reportedly walked out during the fourth round of Cory Sandhagen vs Rob Font on Saturday night. Last weekend, Cory Sandhagen vs Rob Font served as the headliner for UFC Nashville. While many were hoping for a strong bantamweight main event, that wasn’t quite how things turned out. Instead, we had a grappling-heavy encounter with Sandhagen clearly coming out on top. As you can probably imagine, many weren’t happy with the outcome.
Henry Cejudo reacts to Cory Sandhagen’s “dud of a performance” against Rob Font: “It makes me forgive myself for Aljamain”
Harry Kettle - August 7, 2023
Henry Cejudo has given his thoughts on Cory Sandhagen’s performance against Rob Font over the weekend. On Saturday night, Cory Sandhagen and Rob Font served as the main event of UFC Nashville. Following a fairly one-sided encounter, dominated by grappling, Cory Sandhagen came out on top with the clear decision win.
Cory Sandhagen reacts to backlash over UFC Nashville performance
Fernando Quiles - August 6, 2023
Cory Sandhagen has given a response to those upset by his UFC Nashville performance. Sandhagen went one-on-one with Rob Font inside the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on August 5. Sandhagen was expecting to meet Umar Nurmagomedov, but Umar suffered an injury during training. When it was clear that Umar was out of the fight, Font got the call to fill in.
Pros react after Cory Sandhagen defeats Rob Font at UFC Nashville
Chris Taylor - August 5, 2023
Tonight’s UFC Nashville event was headlined by a catchweight fight featuring Cory Sandhagen taking on Rob Font. Sandhagen (17-4 MMA) entered the contest sporting a two-fight winning streak, his most previous being a decision victory over Marlon Vera. Prior to that, ‘The Sandman’ had earned a TKO victory over Song Yadong in September of 2022.
UFC Nashville: ‘Sandhagen vs. Font’ Live Results and Highlights
Chris Taylor - August 5, 2023
The Octagon returns to Tennessee for tonight’s UFC Nashville event, a twelve-bout fight card headlined by Cory Sandhagen vs. Rob Font. Sandhagen (16-4 MMA) will enter the contest sporting a two-fight winning streak, his most recent being a decision victory over Marlon Vera. Prior to that, ‘The Sandman’ was coming off a TKO victory over Song Yadong in September of 2022.
Pro fighters make their picks for Cory Sandhagen vs. Rob Font
Cole Shelton - August 3, 2023
In the main event of UFC Nashville, top-five bantamweights are set to throw down at a 140lbs catchweight as Cory Sandhagen takes on Rob Font. Heading into the scrap, Sandhagen is a sizeable -370 favorite while the Puerto Rican is a +265 underdog on FanDuel. Ahead of the fight, BJPENN.com reached out to several pro fighters to get their predictions for the scrap. Given Font is taking it on short notice as he was supposed to fight at UFC 292 in two weeks, the majority of pros expect Sandhagen to get the job done at UFC Nashville by decision.
Cory Sandhagen explains why he's in a "win-win" situation if he beats Rob Font at UFC Nashville
Cole Shelton - August 2, 2023
Cory Sandhagen believes beating Rob Font puts him in a win-win situation. Sandhagen was supposed to headline UFC Nashville against Umar Nurmagomedov but the Dagestani fighter was forced out of the bout due to a shoulder injury. Replacing Nurmagomedov is Font, who was scheduled to compete at UFC 292 in Boston in two weeks against Song Yadong, but Yadong also pulled out due to injury.
Cory Sandhagen responds to Sean O’Malley’s “super lame” career advice: “I can't connect with that type of thinking at all”
Harry Kettle - August 2, 2023
Cory Sandhagen has called out Sean O’Malley and questioned his career advice as he prepares to return to the Octagon. This weekend, Cory Sandhagen continues his push for gold when he goes head to head with Rob Font. He was initially supposed to take on Umar Nurmagomedov, only for an injury to derail those plans.
UFC Nashville gets a new main event as Cory Sandhagen now takes on Rob Font
Cole Shelton - July 20, 2023
Video | Umar Nurmagomedov shares footage of injury that forced him out of Cory Sandhagen fight
Harry Kettle - July 20, 2023
Umar Nurmagomedov has shared footage of the injury that has forced him out of his scheduled fight with Cory Sandhagen. Later this summer, Umar Nurmagomedov was set for the biggest fight of his career thus far. He was going to face off with Cory Sandhagen, one of the top bantamweight in the world. Unfortunately, as a result of an injury, that’ll no longer be taking place.
Report | Umar Nurmagomedov forced out of UFC Nashville main event against Cory Sandhagen
Cole Shelton - July 19, 2023
UFC Nashville has taken a hit as Umar Nurmagomedov is reportedly out of his main event fight against Cory Sandhagen. According to The Schmozone podcast, Nurmagomedov is out of the scrap and the UFC is now looking for a replacement to fight Sandhagen on short notice. UFC Nashville is set to go down on Saturday, August 5 which is just over two weeks ago, so whether or not the UFC will be able to find a short-notice opponent is uncertain.
Sean O'Malley explains why he thinks Cory Sandhagen fighting Umar Nurmagomedov is "not smart"
Cole Shelton - June 20, 2023
Sean O’Malley thinks Cory Sandhagen fighting Umar Nurmagomdov is a gangster move but isn’t a smart one. Sandhagen is set to headline UFC Nashville against Nurmagomedov in a crucial fight for the bantamweight division. It is Nurmagomedov’s first chance to fight a ranked opponent and he gets the fourth-ranked bantamweight in Sandhagen. With that, O’Malley says Sandhagen taking the fight is not smart as he isn’t following Chael Sonnen’s main rule of fighting.
Cory Sandhagen responds to "haters" telling him Umar Nurmagomedov is going to smash him: "I'm a beast"
Cole Shelton - June 19, 2023
Cory Sandhagen has explained why he decided to fight Umar Nurmagomedov. It was recently announced by UFC president Dana White that Sandhagen will headline UFC Nashville on August 5 against Nurmagomedov. It’s an intriguing matchup as it is Nurmagomedov’s first ranked opponent, and he gets to face the fourth-ranked bantamweight in Sandhagen.
Marlon Vera vows to “finish” Cory Sandhagen in eventual rematch: “Trust me”
Susan Cox - May 31, 2023
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Report | UFC is working on a fight between bantamweight contenders Cory Sandhagen and Umar Nurmagomedov
Cole Shelton - May 15, 2023
The UFC is targeting a pivotal fight at bantamweight. According to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour, the UFC is looking to put together a bout between Cory Sandhagen and Umar Nurmagomedov. It’s uncertain when the fight will take place and if it will be a headliner, but all signs point to that scrap happening next. Nurmagomedov also hinted on Instagram that he has a fight lined up, so expect the official booking to come sooner than later.