Diego Sanchez

Diego Sanchez is an American professional MMA fighter who currently competes in the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship(UFC) since 2005.

Diego Sanchez is an American professional MMA fighter who currently competes in the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship(UFC) since 2005. He has also won” The Ultimate Fighter 1 Middleweight Tournament”(2005) and “The KOTC Welterweight Championship”(2004). He wasn’t defeated in his first 17 matches.

What is Diego Sanchez famous for?

  • Famous as an American professional MMA fighter who competes in UFC.

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  • Recently on 6th July 2019, Diego Sanchez got defeated by Michael Chiesa via unanimous decision.
  • He was completely dominated by Michael Chiesa in that fight.

When was Diego Sanchez born?

Diego Sanchez was born on 31st December 1981 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, US. His birth name is Diego Michael Sanchez. American is his nationality. His ethnicity is Mexican American. Capricorn is his zodiac sign.

He was born to Mexican parents. Michael Sanchez is his father’s name while his mother’s name is unknown. He has no siblings.

He was raised in his hometown, New Mexico. He did his schooling at Lu Cueva High School. He was a high school state champion in wrestling. He also worked for United Parcel Service(UPS). He joined Jackson’s Submission Fighting for learning MMA skills.

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How is Diego Sanchez’s career?

  • Diego Sanchez started his MMA career with a win in his MMA debut match against Michael Johnson in 2002.
  • He was undefeated in his first 11 matches before appearing on ‘The Ultimate Fighter’.
  • He became a contestant in the reality show “The Ultimate Fighter” in 2005.
  • He won the Middleweight championship after defeating Kenny Florian in the final and he became the winner of the first season of the show.
  • He also got a UFC contract after his victory in the finals.
  • On 20th August 2005, he made his UFC debut in the Welterweight division with a win against Brian Gassaway. He defeated Nick Diaz at The Ultimate Fighter 2 finale on 5th November 2005.
  • He got his first fight of the night award after defeating Karo Parisyan on 17th August 2006. He became undefeated for his first 17 matches after defeating Joe Riggs via K.O.
  • He suffered his first loss in his career on 7th April 2007 against Josh Koscheck after then by Jon Flitch.
  • On 21st June 2008, he won the Ultimate Fighter 7 finale after defeating Luigi Fioravanti via TKO after then he announced of moving to the Lightweight division.
  • He made his Lightweight debut on 21st February 2009 with a win against Joe Stevenson.
  • On 12th December, he faced BJ Penn for the UFC lightweight championship and he was defeated via TKO. After his loss, he returned to Welterweight.
  • On 3rd March 2011, he got a victory against Martin Kampmann and earned “Fight of the Night honor”.
  • On 15th February, he got defeated by Jake Ellenberger but both of them earned Fight of the Night honor.
  • After then he returned back to lightweight, he defeated Takanori Gomi on 2nd March 2013. On 14th March 2014, he defeated Ross Pearson via split decision.
  • He lost against Ricardo Lamos on 21st November 2015 at The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 2 final.
  • He defeated Jim Miller on 5th March 2016 however he got defeated by Joe Lauzon on 9th July via TKO.
  • On 22nd April 2017, he was defeated by AL LaQuinta via Knockout and he announced that he would be returning back to the Welterweight division.
  • He returned to Welterweight where he got defeated against Matt Brown via KO on 11th November 2017.
  • He defeated Mickey Gall on 2nd March 2019 which earned him his first Performance of the Night Bonus Award.
  • Recently, on 6th July 2019, he got defeated by Michael Chiesa via unanimous decision.

Who is Diego Sanchez married to?

The UFC fighter, Diego Sanchez is married to Bernadette Sanchez. He tied the knot with her in 2011. They dated each other since 2006.

The couple is blessed with a daughter, Deija Rose.  He is also active in social media with 295.3k followers on Instagram.

What is the net worth of Diego Sanchez?

The UFC fighter, Diego Sanchez has an estimated net worth of $3million USD as of 2019.

His worth includes all his property and all his present earnings from his fights.

How tall is Diego Sanchez?

The 37 years aged, Diego Sanchez has an athletic body. He stands 5ft 10inches(1.77m) tall and has a body weight of 70 kg(155 lbs).

He has a fair complexion with black eyes and black hair. He has a reach of 72 inches. He has tattoos all over his body.

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