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Age 37
Gender Male
Height 5' 10"
Weight Class Welterweight

Diego Sanchez is a MMA fighter with a professional fight record of 29 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws

Professional Career Statistics

Pro Record 29-12-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Career Length 17 years
Rounds Fought 86.3
Avg. Fights/Year 2.4
Longest Layoff 1 year, 5 months, 13 days
Quickest Turnaround 4 weeks

Record BreakDown

- KO/TKO SUB DEC
Wins 7 9 13
Losses 4 0 8
Finish Rate 55.2%
Finished Rate 33.3%
Win by Decision Rate 44.8%
Loss by Decision Rate 66.7%
Win by KO Rate 24.1%
Loss by KO Rate 33.3%
Win by SUB Rate 31.0%
Loss by SUB Rate 0.0%
Win Method
Loss Method

Current Streak

1 Loss

Quick Hits

Fastest Win 00:35
Fastest KO 00:35
Fastest SUB 01:07
Ave. Rounds (Ws) 1.9
Ave. Length of Fight (Ws) 09:32
Ave. Rounds (Ls) 2.6
Ave. Length of Fight (Ls) 12:52
Finish Rounds
Finished Rounds

Official Professional Fight Record

Date Opponent Weightclass Method Round Time
Official MMA Fight Results 07/06/2019 L
(29-11-0)
Michael Chiesa
(13-4-0)
WW
(169.0 vs. 170.5)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 239
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 03/02/2019 W
(28-11-0)
Mickey Gall
(5-1-0)
WW
(170.0 vs. 170.5)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
UFC 235: JONES vs. SMITH
2 4:13
Official MMA Fight Results 09/08/2018 W
(27-11-0)
Craig White
(14-8-0)
WW
(171.0 vs. 171.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 228: WOODLEY vs TILL
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 11/11/2017 L
(27-10-0)
Matt Brown
(20-16-0)
WW
(170.0 vs. 171.0)
KO
UFC FIGHT NIGHT: POIRIER vs. PETTIS
1 3:44
Official MMA Fight Results 04/22/2017 L
(27-9-0)
Al Iaquinta
(13-3-1)
LW
(155.5 vs. 154.5)
KO
UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Lobov
1 1:38
Official MMA Fight Results 11/05/2016 W
(26-9-0)
Marcin Held
(22-4-0)
LW
(156.0 vs. 156.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs. Ferguson
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 07/09/2016 L
(26-8-0)
Joe Lauzon
(25-11-0)
LW
(155.0 vs. 156.0)
TKO/RSC
UFC 200
1 1:26
Official MMA Fight Results 03/05/2016 W
(25-8-0)
Jim Miller
(25-7-0)
LW
(156.0 vs. 155.5)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 196: McGregor vs Diaz
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 11/21/2015 L
(25-7-0)
Ricardo Lamas
(15-4-0)
FTW
(145.0 vs. 145.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC Fight Night 78: Gastelum vs Magny
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 06/07/2014 W
(24-7-0)
Ross Pearson
(18-8-0)
LW
(155.0 vs. 155.5)
Decision (Split Decision)
UFC Fight Night 42: Khabilov vs. Henderson
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 03/15/2014 L
(24-6-0)
Myles Jury
(13-0-0)
LW
(155.0 vs. 156.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 171
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 10/19/2013 L
(24-5-0)
Gilbert Melendez
(21-3-0)
LW
(156.0 vs. 156.0)
Decision
UFC 166: Dos Santos vs Velasquez
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 03/02/2013 W
(23-5-0)
Takanori Gomi
(34-9-0)
LW
(155.0 vs. 155.0)
Decision (Split Decision)
UFC on Fuel 8 Japan: Silva vs Stann
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 02/15/2012 L
(23-4-0)
Jake Ellenberger
(25-5-0)
WW
(170.0 vs. 170.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC on Fuel: Sanchez vs. Ellenberger
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 03/03/2011 W
(22-4-0)
Martin Kampmann
(17-4-0)
WW
(171.0 vs. 171.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC on Versus 3
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 10/23/2010 W
(21-4-0)
Paulo Thiago
(9-2-0)
WW
(170.5 vs. 170.5)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 121: Lesnar vs. Velasquez
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 05/29/2010 L
(21-3-0)
John Hathaway
(13-0-0)
WW
(171.0 vs. 171.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 114: Rampage vs. Evans
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 12/12/2009 L
(21-2-0)
BJ Penn
(14-5-1)
LW TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from a Cut)
UFC 107: Penn vs Sanchez
5 2:37
Official MMA Fight Results 06/20/2009 W
(20-2-0)
Clay Guida
(25-9-0)
LW
(156.0 vs. 155.0)
Decision (Split Decision)
UFC: The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 02/19/2009 W
(19-2-0)
Joe Stevenson
(29-8-0)
LW
(156.0 vs. 155.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 95: Sanchez vs. Stevenson
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 06/21/2008 W
(18-2-0)
Luigi Fioravanti
(13-3-0)
WW
(170.0 vs. 171.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Ultimate Fight Night: TUF7 Finale
3 4:07
Official MMA Fight Results 03/01/2008 W
(17-2-0)
David Bielkheden
(12-5-0)
WW
(169.5 vs. 170.0)
Submission (Strikes)
UFC 82: Pride of a Champion
1 4:43
NSF 09/22/2007 L
(17-1-0)
Jon Fitch
(16-2-0)
WW Decision (Split Decision)
UFC 76: Knock-Out
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 04/07/2007 L
(17-0-0)
Josh Koscheck
(8-1-0)
WW
(168.5 vs. 170.5)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 69: Shootout
5 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 12/13/2006 W
(16-0-0)
Joe Riggs
(25-7-0)
WW KO
UFC Fight Night 7: Sanchez vs. Riggs
1 1:45
Official MMA Fight Results 08/17/2006 W
(15-0-0)
Karo Parisyan
(15-3-0)
WW
(169.5 vs. 170.5)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC Fight Night 6
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 05/27/2006 W
(14-0-0)
John Alessio
(16-8-0)
WW
(169.0 vs. 169.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 60: Hughes vs. Gracie
5 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 11/05/2005 W
(13-0-0)
Nick Diaz
(11-3-0)
WW
(170.5 vs. 170.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC: The Ultimate Fighter 2 Finale
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 08/20/2005 W
(12-0-0)
Brian Gassaway
(20-12-1)
WW
(170.5 vs. 170.0)
Submission (Strikes)
UFC 54: Boiling Point
2 1:56
Official MMA Fight Results 04/09/2005 W
(11-0-0)
Kenny Florian
(2-1-0)
MW
(185.0 vs. 183.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
UFC: The Ultimate Fighter Finale
1 2:49
Official MMA Fight Results 12/05/2004 W
(11-0-0)
Alexander Karalexis
(4-0-0)
MW
(183.0 vs. 185.0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
UFC: The Ultimate Fighter Season 1*
1 1:46
Official MMA Fight Results 10/30/2004 W
(11-0-0)
Josh Koscheck
(2-0-0)
MW
(183.5 vs. 185.5)
Decision (Split Decision)
UFC: The Ultimate Fighter Season 1*
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 10/20/2004 W
(11-0-0)
Josh Rafferty
(5-4-0)
MW
(183.5 vs. 184.2)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
UFC: The Ultimate Fighter Season 1*
1 1:49
NSF 06/12/2004 W
(10-0-0)
Jorge Santiago
(7-2-0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
King of the Cage 37
3 5:00
NSF 05/15/2004 W
(9-0-0)
Ray Elbe
(11-6-0)
Submission (Strikes)
King of the Cage 36
1 1:07
NSF 04/10/2004 W
(8-0-0)
Travis Beachler
(0-0-0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage)
Pride of Albuquerque
1 0:35
NSF 02/28/2004 W
(7-0-0)
Cruz Chacon
(6-8-0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
King of the Cage 35
1 5:00
NSF 08/02/2003 W
(6-0-0)
John Cronk
(8-6-0)
Submission (Keylock)
King of the Cage 26
2 1:30
NSF 06/14/2003 W
(5-0-0)
Rene Kronvold
(0-0-0)
Submission (Arm Bar)
King of the Cage 24: Mayhem
1 3:39
Official MMA Fight Results 05/16/2003 W
(4-0-0)
Mike Guymon
(2-0-1)
MW
(174.0 vs. 173.0)
Submission (Arm Bar)
King of the Cage 23: Sin City
1 4:57
NSF 02/21/2003 W
(3-0-0)
Jake Short
(1-1-0)
TKO/RSC (Strikes)
King of the Cage 21: Invasion
1 2:34
NSF 12/15/2002 W
(2-0-0)
Shannon Ritch
(19-34-0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
King of the Cage 20: Crossroads
1 0:00
NSF 09/06/2002 W
(1-0-0)
Jesus Sanchez
(1-0-0)
KO
Aztec Challenge
2 0:00
Official MMA Fight Results 06/21/2002 W
(0-0-0)
Michael Johnson
(0-0-0)
MW
(184.0 vs. 185.0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Ring of Fire 5: Predators
2 0:00
* Bouts marked with an 'Official' logo denote results which have been verified by an ABC-recognized athletic commission
* Bouts marked with an (*) are considered exhibition bouts and do not count towards the fighter's record
* Weights marked with an (*) denote those over the limit for the weight class