This fighter is currently serving a suspension by an ABC-recognized athletic commission (MMA, Massachusetts)
Pro Record: 25-8-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Team: Jackson's Gaidojutsu Academy
Age: 33
Sex: Male
Height: 5 Feet. 10 Inch(es).
Weight: 165 lbs.
Out of: Alburqurque, CA
Born: Albuquerque, NM

Diego Sanchez's Professional Record

Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
11/21/2015 Loss Ricardo Lamas UFC Fight Night 78: Gastelum vs Magny Decision Unanimous Decision 0
06/07/2014 Win Ross Pearson UFC Fight Night 42: Khabilov vs. Henderson Decision Split Decision 3
03/15/2014 Loss Myles Jury UFC 171 Decision Unanimous Decision 3
10/19/2013 Loss Gilbert Melendez UFC 166: Dos Santos vs Velasquez Decision 3
03/02/2013 Win Takanori Gomi UFC on Fuel 8 Japan: Silva vs Stann Decision Split Decision 3
02/15/2012 Loss Jake Ellenberger UFC on Fuel: Sanchez vs. Ellenberger Decision Unanimous Decision 3
03/03/2011 Win Martin Kampmann UFC on Versus 3 Decision Unanimous Decision 3
10/23/2010 Win Paulo Thiago UFC 121: Lesnar vs. Velasquez Decision Unanimous Decision 3
05/29/2010 Loss John Hathaway UFC 114: Rampage vs. Evans Decision Unanimous Decision 3
12/12/2009 Loss BJ Penn UFC 107: Penn vs Sanchez TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from a Cut 5 2:37 Title Fight
06/20/2009 Win Clay Guida UFC: The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale Decision Split Decision 3
02/19/2009 Win Joe Stevenson UFC 95: Sanchez vs. Stevenson Decision Unanimous Decision 3
06/21/2008 Win Luigi Fioravanti Ultimate Fight Night: TUF7 Finale TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 3 4:07
03/01/2008 Win David Bielkheden UFC 82: Pride of a Champion Submission Strikes 1 4:43
NSF 09/22/2007 Loss Jon Fitch UFC 76: Knock-Out Decision Split Decision 3
04/07/2007 Loss Josh Koscheck UFC 69: Shootout Decision Unanimous Decision 5
12/13/2006 Win Joe Riggs UFC Fight Night 7: Sanchez vs. Riggs KO 1 1:45
08/17/2006 Win Karo Parisyan UFC Fight Night 6 Decision Unanimous Decision 3
05/27/2006 Win John Alessio UFC 60: Hughes vs. Gracie Decision Unanimous Decision 5
11/05/2005 Win Nick Diaz UFC: The Ultimate Fighter 2 Finale Decision Unanimous Decision 3
08/20/2005 Win Brian Gassaway UFC 54: Boiling Point Submission Strikes 2 1:56
04/09/2005 Win Kenny Florian UFC: The Ultimate Fighter Finale TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 2:49
* 12/05/2004 Win Alexander Karalexis UFC: The Ultimate Fighter Season 1 Submission Rear Naked Choke 1 1:46
* 10/30/2004 Win Josh Koscheck UFC: The Ultimate Fighter Season 1 Decision Split Decision 0
* 10/20/2004 Win Josh Rafferty UFC: The Ultimate Fighter Season 1 Submission Rear Naked Choke 1 1:49
NSF 06/12/2004 Win Jorge Santiago King of the Cage 37 Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 05/15/2004 Win Ray Elbe King of the Cage 36 Submission Strikes 1 1:07
NSF 04/10/2004 Win Travis Beachler Pride of Albuquerque TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage 1
NSF 02/28/2004 Win Cruz Chacon King of the Cage 35 Submission Rear Naked Choke 1
NSF 08/02/2003 Win John Cronk King of the Cage 26 Submission Keylock 2 1:30
NSF 06/14/2003 Win Rene Kronvold King of the Cage 24: Mayhem Submission Arm Bar 1 3:39
05/16/2003 Win Mike Guymon King of the Cage 23: Sin City Submission Arm Bar 1 4:57
NSF 02/21/2003 Win Jake Short King of the Cage 21: Invasion TKO/RSC Strikes 1 2:34
NSF 12/15/2002 Win Shannon Ritch King of the Cage 20: Crossroads Submission Rear Naked Choke 1 0:00
NSF 09/06/2002 Win Jesus Sanchez Aztec Challenge KO 2 0:00
06/21/2002 Win Michael Johnson Ring of Fire 5: Predators Submission Rear Naked Choke 2 0:00
: Bout results verified by an official State, Tribal, Provincial, or Municipal Commission.
NSF: Non Sanctioned Fight
* : For a variety of reasons, including weight disparity and the demands of entertainment, Exhibition Bouts are held, in which the contest is unscripted and hard fought, but the results do not count on a fighter's Official Record.
NC: Fight Declared No Contest

Fighter Bio


Diego "The Nightmare" Sanchez (born December 31, 1981 in Albuquerque, New Mexico) is a mixed martial artist with a background in wrestling and Gaidojutsu—a system of submission wrestling developed by his longtime trainer Greg Jackson. Sanchez currently fights as a Welterweight with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. currently ranks Diego as the 6th ranked Welterweight in the world.