Cory Sandhagen Biography

Cory Sandhagen

Quick Facts About Cory Sandhagen

Celebrated Name Cory Sandhagen
Age 29 Years
Nick Name The Sandman
Birth Name Cory James Sandhagen
Birth Date 1992-04-20
Gender Male
Profession MMA Artist
Place Of Birth Aurora, Colorado
Birth Nation USA
Ethnicity American-White
Nationality American
Race White
Horoscope Taurus
Religion Christian
High School Smoky Hill High School
University University of Colorado
Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend Erica Ueda
Sexual Orientation Straight
Net Worth $1 Million
Source of Wealth UFC Fighting Career
Height 5 ft 11 in
Weight 61 Kg
Body Type Athletic
Reach 70 in
Links Wikipedia Instagram

Cory Sandhagen is an American professional Mixed Martial Artist. He is currently fighting in the Ultimate Fighting Championship under the Bantamweight division. He made his Legacy Fighting Alliance debut on February 24, 2017, at LFA 5 against Jamall Emmers, losing the bout via unanimous decision. He made his promotional debut at UFC on Fox: Jacaré vs. Brunson 2 on January 27, 2018, against Austin Arnett winning the fight via second-round TKO. He is ranked at No.2 in UFC Bantamweight rankings. His rank is Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Eliot Marshall. He recently fought against T.J. Dillashaw on 24th July 2021 where he lost a close fight via split decision. He is nicknamed 'The Sandman'. 

Cory Sandhagen VS T.J. Dillashaw at UFC Vegas 32

T.J. Dillashaw returned to action with a big decision victory over Cory Sandhagen last weekend at UFC Vegas 32, but the former UFC bantamweight champion still believes he could have done more in his matchup with "Sandman".  Dillashaw ended up injuring his knee early into the fight and had to adapt on the fly. The ailment certainly slowed the former champion down and prohibited him from doing everything he wanted to, but Dillashaw still found a way to edge out Sandhagen on the scorecards. While some people believe that Sandhagen might have scored more damage and deserved the split-decision win instead Dillashaw feels like things would have been even worse for "Sandman" if he didn't injure his knee. In fact, Dillashaw believes he would have finished Sandhagen in the main event if he had full use of his leg. "Cory is really lucky that my knee was messed up when I took his back so many times, because it would have been a different story if I was actually able to lift him or throw my hooks in," Dillashaw said on Bruce Buffer's "IT'S TIME!!!" podcast. "When I took his back, I tried doing a couple of trips. But every time – I remember lifting him in the second round, I took his back and my knee completely buckled on me and I was like ‘Oh, we can't do that anymore.' "So a lot of those back controls would have been – I believe I would have finished him if my leg would have been healthy. But you know what? Maybe it's better I didn't. I got to show that I have that grit, I have that comeback mentality, I have that fight-through-adversity, and I showed that my cardio is second to none. No one is going to outpace me. I work harder than everyone. So maybe it worked out in my favor. I built a lot of fans back in that fight." With a win in his return to the bantamweight division, Dillashaw now lines himself up for a massive fight his next time out. 

Cory Sandhagen lost to T.J. Dillashaw on 24th July 2021

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Why is Cory Sandhagen so famous?

  • Being a professional MMA artist. 
  • For winning the fight against Frankie Edgar at UFC Fight Night 184 on February 6, 2021, via knockout by flying knee in the first round.

Where was Cory Sandhagen Born? 

Cory Sandhagen was born with the real name of Cory James Sandhagen on April 20, 1992. His birthplace is Aurora, Colorado, the USA. By nationality, he is American and his ethnicity is American-White. His race is White. His present age is 29 as of 2021. He is yet to speak about his parent's details and siblings. Taurus is his Zodiac sign and his religion is Christian. 

Concerning his educational background, Sandhagen graduated from Smoky Hill High School and enrolled at the University of Colorado Boulder from where he graduated with a degree in Psychology. He played basketball and was part of his High School Basketball team. He later moved to kickboxing in which he won multiple WKA titles. After winning a WKA world title, Sandhagen began transitioning to mixed martial arts.

How was the Career of Cory Sandhagen?

  • Cory Sandhagen made his Legacy Fighting Alliance debut on 24th February 2017 against Jamall Emmers at LFA 5. In the fight, he lost the bout via unanimous decision. 
  • On 17th October 207, he made his next fight against  Luiz Antonio Lobo Gavinho at LFA 24 winning via first-round TKO. 
  • On 19th January 2018, he made his final appearance for Legacy Fighting Alliance where he defeated Jose Aguayo via first-round TKO.
  • He then made his promotional debut at UFC on Fox: Jacaré vs. Brunson 2 on January 27, 2018, against Austin Arnett winning the fight via second-round TKO. He again won the fight via the same against Iuri Alcantara at UFC Fight Night: Gaethje vs. Vick on 25th August 2018 earning him the Fight of the Night award. 
  • His next win was against Mario Bautista via first-round submission. 
  • On 17th August 2019, he faced Raphael Assunção at UFC 241 winning the bout via unanimous decision. 
  • On 6th June 2020, he lost the bout via submission in the first round against Aljamain Sterling. 
  • On 11th October 2020 at UFC Fight Night 179, he won the fight via technical knockout in round two against Marlon Moraes. 
  • Additionally, he won the fight via knockout by flying knee in the first round against Frankie Edgar on 6th February 2021. 
  • On 8th May 2021, he was scheduled to face T.J. Dillashaw at UFC on ESPN 24 but Dillashaw announced on April 27 that he had to pull out of the fight due to a cut he received from a headbutt in training.
  • The fight was rescheduled to headline UFC on ESPN: Sandhagen vs. Dillashaw on July 24, 2021, where Cory lost the fight via split decision. Whereas 17 out of 23 media outlets scored the bout as a win for Sandhagen. 
  • Regarding his MMA records, he has fought altogether 17 matches out of which he wins 14 matches and lost 3 matches. 

Mixed Martial Artist, Cory Sandhagen

Source: @instagram.com/enterthesandman135

Awards and Achievements

Ultimate Fighting Championship

  • Fight of the Night (One time) vs. Iuri Alcantara 
  • Performance of the Night (Two times) vs. Marlon Moraes and Frankie Edgar 

MMAjunkie.com

  • 2021 February "Knockout of the Month" vs. Frankie Edgar  

Who is Cory Sandhagen Girlfriend?

Cory Sandhagen is not married yet and he is still to get married yet but he is currently in a romantic relationship with his longtime girlfriend whose name goes by Erica Ueda. The duo has been together for more than three years. Cory first opened about his girlfriend on his anniversary in 2019. As of today, the lovebird is enjoying their present life happily without any disturbances. They are planning to be husband and wife soon. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay. 

Cory Sandhagen and his girlfriend

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How much is Cory Sandhagen Net Worth?

Cory Sandhagen is a professional MMA fighter who is the number 2 ranked bantamweight in the UFC. As of 2021, his net worth is estimated to have $1 Million. In his fight against Marlon Moraes in 2020, Sandhagen earned a whopping $215,000. His biggest paycheck came from his last fight against Frankie Edgar, where he earned a large sum of $221,000. He took home more than $221,000 as his prize money from a single match. He earned $83,000 for the show, $83,000 as the win bonus, $50,000 for Performance of the Night, and $5,000 fight week incentive pay. His major source of wealth comes from his UFC career. Additionally, he must be earning a huge sum through his sponsorship and advertising deals. In 2018, he made sponsorship of $3,500 for Reebok. He also endorses a sports apparel brand called Jed North Move. He has made career earnings of more than $883,300 from UFC. 

How tall is Cory Sandhagen in feet?

Cory Sandhagen stands tall at the perfect height of five feet and eleven inches. His balanced weight consists of 61 kg or 135 lbs. His body type is athletic. Overall, he has got a healthy body with a charming personality attracting a lot of people towards him. His highest reach is 70 in or 178 cm. His other body measurement is yet to be disclosed. He has inked tattoos on his back as well.

Did You Know?

  • Cory Sandhagen is fighting in the Ultimate Fighting Championship under the Bantamweight division.
  • He made his promotional debut at UFC on Fox: Jacaré vs. Brunson 2 on January 27, 2018 against Austin Arnett winning the fight via second-round TKO.
  • He is ranked at No.2 in UFC Bantamweight rankings.
  • Apart from his mixed martial arts career, he worked part-time at a trauma center for children and teaches mixed martial arts at High Altitude Martial Arts in Aurora, Colorado.
  • He endorses a sports apparel brand called Jed North Move.
  • He made his Legacy Fighting Alliance debut on 24th February 2017 against Jamall Emmers at LFA 5.