Diego Sanchez

Diego Sanchez

Who is Diego Sanchez?

Diego Michael Sanchez is an American professional mixed martial artist, competing in the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He had also formerly competed for the king of the Cage, where he was the Welterweight Champion, and also won the Middleweight tournament of The Ultimate Fighter 1.

What is Diego Sanchez Famous for?

Diego Sanchez is famous for an MMA Fighter. He made his MMA debut in 2002 in the promotion Ring of Fire, despite having injured his heel the night before. He made his post-TUF debut defeating journeyman Brian Gassaway by submission due to strikes at UFC 54. His next defeated Nick Diaz via unanimous decision at The Ultimate Fighter 2 Finale. He won a unanimous decision over John Alessio on May 27, 2006, at UFC 60. He continued his undefeated streak with a unanimous decision victory over judo specialist Karo Parisyan at UFC Fight Night 6 on August 17, 2006. This fight earned him the Fight of the Night award. He lost his second straight fight by split decision to Jon Fitch at UFC 76 on September 22, 2007. After pulling out of a fight with Thiago Alves due to an injury, he announced he would be moving to the lightweight division. He made his lightweight debut in his next fight on February 21, 2009, against Joe Stevenson at UFC 95. On June 20, 2009, he won a split-decision victory against Clay Guida at the finale of The Ultimate Fighter: United States vs. United Kingdom Finale. He won the Fight of the Night honors, his second such award in a row.

He returned to the welterweight division and faced John Hathaway on May 29, 2010, at UFC 114. Hathaway caught Sanchez with a knee to the head as Sanchez attempted a takedown. He loses with a unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, and 30-26). He rejoined Jackson's Submission Fighting for his next fight with Paulo Thiago on October 23, 2010, at UFC 121. He also picked up Thiago and slammed him to the mat while screaming, Sanchez won the bout via unanimous decision. This win earned him the Fight of the Night award. He defeated Martin Kampmann by a unanimous decision on March 3, 2011. He faced former two-time UFC Welterweight Champion and UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes on September 24, 2011, at UFC 135. He had to withdraw from the bout due to a broken hand. In January 2015, he had surgery to repair his collarbone that was broken in training. On September 8, 2018, he faced Craig White at UFC 228 and won the fight by unanimous decision. After six mothers later, he faces Mickey Gall on March 2, 2019, at UFC 235, he won the fight via second-round TKO. On May 28, 2019, it was announced that the fight between Sanchez and Clay Guida at The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale, where Sanchez defeats Guida by a Split decision on June 20, 2009, will be honored to enter the UFC Hall of Fame during the international fight July 2019.

Where did Diego Sanchez Grow Up?

Diego Sanchez was born on December 31, 1981, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He holds American nationality and belongs to Mexican-American ethnicity. His birth sign is Capricorn. He was high school state champion in wrestling as a senior, before he started training mixed martial arts while working for UPS. He eventually joined Jackson's Submission Fighting, still while working for UPS, managing the time between work and training. There is no information about his parents and siblings but will be updated soon.

What is Diego Sanchez Body Features?

Diego Sanchez height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) tall and body weight of 77 kg. He has black hair and dark brown eyes. There is no information about his body measurements but will be updated soon.

Is Diego Sanchez Married?

Diego Sanchez is a married man. He married Bernadette Sanchez. His wife, Bernadette three months before they get married. They didn't spend enough time dating each other. They became engaged after three weeks and married after three months. They have children with her.

How much is Diego Sanchez's Net Worth?

Diego Sanchez is an MMA Fighter. His estimated net worth of $3 million and his salary is unknown. He earns a good amount of money from his professional.

Diego Sanchez
Quick Facts of Diego Sanchez
Celebrated Name Diego Sanchez
Age 38 years old
Nick Name Diego Sanchez
Birth Name Diego Michael Sanchez
Birth Date 1981-12-31
Gender Male
Profession MMA
Birth Nation United States
Nationality American
Place of Birth Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S
Horoscope Capricorn
Ethnicity Mexican-American
Height 1.78 M
Weight 77 Kg
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Marital Status Married
Wife Bernadette Sanchez
Net Worth $ 3 million
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