Diego
Sanchez

"The Nightmare"
  • Age:
    38
  • Gender:
    Male
  • Height:
    5' 10"
  • Weight:
    165
  • Fighting Out Of:
    NM

Stats

W-L-D
30-13-0
(T)KO
7-4
SUB
9-0

Diego
Sanchez

"The Nightmare"
  • Age:
    38
  • Gender:
    Male
  • Height:
    5' 10"
  • Weight:
    165
  • Fighting Out Of:
    NM

Stats

W-L-D
30-13-0
(T)KO
7-4
SUB
9-0

Professional Career Statistics

Current Streak

  • Losses:
    1

Quick Hits

  • Fastest Win:
    00:35
  • Fastest KO:
    00:35
  • Fastest SUB:
    01:07

(T)KO/DEC/SUB Rates

  • Finish Rate:
    53.3%
  • Finished Rate:
    30.8%
  • Win by Decision Rate:
    43.3%
  • Loss by Decision Rate:
    69.2%
  • Win by KO Rate:
    23.3%
  • Loss by KO Rate:
    30.8%
  • Win by SUB Rate:
    30%
  • Loss by SUB Rate:
    0%

Time in cage

  • Pro Record:
    30-13-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Career Length:
    18 years, 3 months, 5 days
  • Rounds Fought:
    91.9
  • Avg. Fights/Year:
    2.4
  • Longest Layoff:
    1 years, 5 month, 13 days
  • Quickest Turnaround:
    28 days

By the rounds

  • Ave. Rounds (Ws):
    1.9
  • Ave. Length of Fight (Ws):
    09:40
  • Ave. Rounds (Ls):
    2.6
  • Ave. Length of Fight (Ls):
    13:01

Professional Fight Record

Date Res. Opponent Weightclass Method Round Time
09/26/2020
Loss
30-12-0
Jake Matthews
(15-4-0)
Welterweight
170 vs 170
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 253: ADESANYA vs COSTA
3 05:00
02/15/2020
Win
29-12-0
Michel Pereira
(3-2-0)
Welterweight
171 vs 171
Disqualification
UFC ESPN FN 32 - ANDERSON vs. BLACHOWICZ
3 03:09
07/06/2019
Loss
29-11-0
Michael Chiesa
(13-4-0)
Welterweight
169 vs 170.5
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 239
3 05:00
03/02/2019
Win
28-11-0
Mickey Gall
(5-1-0)
Welterweight
170 vs 170.5
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
UFC 235: JONES vs. SMITH
2 04:13
09/08/2018
Win
27-11-0
Craig White
(14-8-0)
Welterweight
171 vs 171
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 228: WOODLEY vs TILL
3 05:00
11/11/2017
Loss
27-10-0
Matt Brown
(20-16-0)
Welterweight
170 vs 171
KO
UFC FIGHT NIGHT: POIRIER vs. PETTIS
1 03:44
04/22/2017
Loss
27-9-0
Al Iaquinta
(13-3-1)
Lightweight
155.5 vs 154.5
KO
UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Lobov
1 01:38
11/05/2016
Win
26-9-0
Marcin Held
(22-4-0)
Lightweight
156 vs 156
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs. Ferguson
3 05:00
07/09/2016
Loss
26-8-0
Joe Lauzon
(25-11-0)
Lightweight
155 vs 156
TKO/RSC
UFC 200
1 01:26
03/05/2016
Win
25-8-0
Jim Miller
(25-7-0)
Lightweight
156 vs 155.5
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 196: McGregor vs Diaz
3 05:00
11/21/2015
Loss
25-7-0
Ricardo Lamas
(15-4-0)
Featherweight
145 vs 145
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC Fight Night 78: Gastelum vs Magny
3 05:00
06/07/2014
Win
24-7-0
Ross Pearson
(18-8-0)
Lightweight
155 vs 155.5
Decision (Split Decision)
UFC Fight Night 42: Khabilov vs. Henderson
3 05:00
03/15/2014
Loss
24-6-0
Myles Jury
(13-0-0)
Lightweight
155 vs 156
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 171
3 05:00
10/19/2013
Loss
24-5-0
Gilbert Melendez
(21-3-0)
Lightweight
156 vs 156
Decision
UFC 166: Dos Santos vs Velasquez
3 05:00
03/02/2013
Win
23-5-0
Takanori Gomi
(34-9-0)
Lightweight
155 vs 155
Decision (Split Decision)
UFC on Fuel 8 Japan: Silva vs Stann
3 05:00
02/15/2012
Loss
23-4-0
Jake Ellenberger
(25-5-0)
Welterweight
170 vs 170
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC on Fuel: Sanchez vs. Ellenberger
3 05:00
03/03/2011
Win
22-4-0
Martin Kampmann
(17-4-0)
Welterweight
171 vs 171
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC on Versus 3
3 05:00
10/23/2010
Win
21-4-0
Paulo Thiago
(9-2-0)
Welterweight
170.5 vs 170.5
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 121: Lesnar vs. Velasquez
3 05:00
05/29/2010
Loss
21-3-0
John Hathaway
(13-0-0)
Welterweight
171 vs 171
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 114: Rampage vs. Evans
3 05:00
12/12/2009
Loss
21-2-0
BJ Penn
(14-5-1)
Lightweight
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from a Cut)
UFC 107: Penn vs Sanchez
5 02:37
06/20/2009
Win
20-2-0
Clay Guida
(25-9-0)
Lightweight
156 vs 155
Decision (Split Decision)
UFC: The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale
3 05:00
02/19/2009
Win
19-2-0
Joe Stevenson
(29-8-0)
Lightweight
156 vs 155
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 95: Sanchez vs. Stevenson
3 05:00
06/21/2008
Win
18-2-0
Luigi Fioravanti
(13-3-0)
Welterweight
170 vs 171
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Ultimate Fight Night: TUF7 Finale
3 04:07
03/01/2008
Win
17-2-0
David Bielkheden
(12-5-0)
Welterweight
169.5 vs 170
Submission (Strikes)
UFC 82: Pride of a Champion
1 04:43
NSF
09/22/2007
Loss
17-1-0
Jon Fitch
(16-2-0)
Welterweight
Decision (Split Decision)
UFC 76: Knock-Out
3 05:00
04/07/2007
Loss
17-0-0
Josh Koscheck
(8-1-0)
Welterweight
168.5 vs 170.5
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 69: Shootout
5 05:00
12/13/2006
Win
16-0-0
Joe Riggs
(25-7-0)
Welterweight
170
KO
UFC Fight Night 7: Sanchez vs. Riggs
1 01:45
08/17/2006
Win
15-0-0
Karo Parisyan
(15-3-0)
Welterweight
169.5 vs 170.5
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC Fight Night 6
3 05:00
05/27/2006
Win
14-0-0
John Alessio
(16-8-0)
Welterweight
169 vs 169
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 60: Hughes vs. Gracie
5 05:00
11/05/2005
Win
13-0-0
Nick Diaz
(11-3-0)
Welterweight
170.5 vs 170
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC: The Ultimate Fighter 2 Finale
3 05:00
08/20/2005
Win
12-0-0
Brian Gassaway
(20-12-1)
Welterweight
170.5 vs 170
Submission (Strikes)
UFC 54: Boiling Point
2 01:56
04/09/2005
Win
11-0-0
Kenny Florian
(2-1-0)
Middleweight
185 vs 183
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
UFC: The Ultimate Fighter Finale
1 02:49
12/05/2004
Win
11-0-0
Alexander Karalexis
(4-0-0)
Middleweight
183 vs 185
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
UFC: The Ultimate Fighter Season 1
1 01:46
10/30/2004
Win
11-0-0
Josh Koscheck
(2-0-0)
Middleweight
183.5 vs 185.5
Decision (Split Decision)
UFC: The Ultimate Fighter Season 1
3 05:00
10/20/2004
Win
11-0-0
Josh Rafferty
(5-4-0)
Middleweight
183.5 vs 184.2
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
UFC: The Ultimate Fighter Season 1
1 01:49
NSF
06/12/2004
Win
10-0-0
Jorge Santiago
(7-2-0)

Decision (Unanimous Decision)
King of the Cage 37
3 05:00
NSF
05/15/2004
Win
9-0-0
Ray Elbe
(11-6-0)

Submission (Strikes)
King of the Cage 36
1 01:07
NSF
04/10/2004
Win
8-0-0
Travis Beachler
(0-0-0)

TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage)
Pride of Albuquerque
1 00:35
NSF
02/28/2004
Win
7-0-0
Cruz Chacon
(6-8-0)

Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
King of the Cage 35
1 05:00
NSF
08/02/2003
Win
6-0-0
John Cronk
(8-6-0)

Submission (Keylock)
King of the Cage 26
2 01:30
NSF
06/14/2003
Win
5-0-0
Rene Kronvold
(0-0-0)

Submission (Arm Bar)
King of the Cage 24: Mayhem
1 03:39
05/16/2003
Win
4-0-0
Mike Guymon
(2-0-1)
Middleweight
174 vs 173
Submission (Arm Bar)
King of the Cage 23: Sin City
1 04:57
NSF
02/21/2003
Win
3-0-0
Jake Short
(1-1-0)

TKO/RSC (Strikes)
King of the Cage 21: Invasion
1 02:34
NSF
12/15/2002
Win
2-0-0
Shannon Ritch
(19-34-0)

Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
King of the Cage 20: Crossroads
1 05:00
NSF
09/06/2002
Win
1-0-0
Jesus Sanchez
(1-0-0)

KO
Aztec Challenge
2 00:00
06/21/2002
Win
0-0-0
Michael Johnson
(0-0-0)
Middleweight
184 vs 185
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Ring of Fire 5: Predators
2 00:00

* 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