Cory Sandhagen is the current #5 ranked UFC Bantamweight fighter with a professional MMA record of 16 wins and 4 losses. Cory currently holds a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
|Date of Birth
|April 20, 1992
|5 ft 11 in
|135 lb (61 kg)
Cory Sandhagen Biography, EarlyLife
On April 20, 2023, Cory Sandhagen turned 31 years old. On April 20, 1992, he was born in Aurora, Colorado, in the United States. Sandhagen will turn 31 this April.
His parents gave birth to Cory Sandhagen in Aurora, Colorado, in the United States. Their identities, however, are unknown. Sandhagen has frequently talked about the assistance his parents gave him in pursuing his career.
Cory Sandhagen Education
Sandhagen was raised in Aurora, Colorado, and went to Smoky Hill High School. He attended the University of Colorado Boulder, where he graduated with a degree in psychology.
Cory Sandhagen’s Height, And Weight
Cory Sandhagen stands tall at the perfect height of five feet and eleven inches. His balanced weight comprises 61 kg or 135 lbs. His physical type is sporty. Overall, he has a healthy figure with a charming attitude pulling many people toward him. His maximum reach is 70 in or 178 cm. His additional body measurement is yet to be released. He has etched tattoos on his back as well.
Cory Sandhagen started his combat sports journey as a kickboxer. Sandhagen had a successful kickboxing career that resulted in him winning the WKA world title before transitioning to MMA in the early 2010s.
Sandhagen made his amateur MMA debut in 2012 at FTW: The Warriors against Daymar Ortiz. He next defeated Seth Rodenbaugh at ROF: Buckley MMA Fight Night and lost to Brandon Heredia at FTW: Hooligans via split decision. Sandhagen won his next amateur bout at FTW 8 against Jorge Dominguez. After the victory, he turned professional in 2015.
Cory Sandhagen made his professional debut at FTW 9 against Bruce Sussman. Cory won the fight in the first-round rear-naked choke. Following this, he went up to Featherweight to fight Andrew Tenneson at RFA 34. Sandhagen defeated Tenneson via unanimous decision and then defeated Dalton Goddard at Paramount MMA 2016. He then got his first title fight as he fought Josh Huber at Sparta Combat League 50 for the SCL Featherweight Championship. He won the fight via unanimous decision.
Sandhagen won his next fight at RFA 43 before signing up with Legacy Fighting Alliance. Sandhagen went 2-1 in the promotion before leaving it to sign up with the UFC in 2018.
Cory Sandhagen made his UFC debut against Austin Arnett at UFC on Fox: Jacare vs. Brunson 2. Cory dominated Arnett and TKO’ed him in the second round via punches.
Sandhagen went to Bantamweight in the UFC for his next fight against Iuri Alcantara at UFC Fight Night: Gaethje vs. Vick. Sandhagen outclassed Iuri as he scored the victory via TKO in the second round. Sandhagen won his next 3-fights in the promotion before fighting Aljamain Sterling at UFC 250. Sterling exposed Sandhagan’s grappling game as he submitted the Sandman inside 90 seconds via rear-naked choke.
Cory bounced back from the Sterling fight as he fought Marlon Moraes and main-event a UFC card for the first time. Sandhagen TKO’ed Moraes in the second round with a spinning wheel kick. He followed it by defeating a UFC veteran in 28 seconds with a flying knee knockout.
Sandhageg next fought returning UFC veteran TJ Dillashaw at UFC on ESPN: Dillashaw vs Sandhagen. The fight was an instant classic barnburner that ended with Sandhagen losing via split decision.
Sandhagen next fought Petr Yan for the Interim UFC Bantamweight Championship at UFC 267 as a short-notice replacement to the champion Aljamain Sterling, who had to undergo surgery.
Sandhagen and Yan had a back-and-forth encounter that went to the judges’ scorecard. Sandhagen would again come up short as he lost the fight via unanimous decision.
Sandhagen’s last fight was against Song Yadong at UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs. Song on September 17, 2022, which he won via TKO at the end of the 4th round.
Cory Sandhagen was originally set to fight Marlon Vera on February 18, 2023, at UFC Fight Night 219, but the fight was later rescheduled to take place at UFC on ESPN 43, which took place on March 25, 2023. Sandhagen won this fight via a split decision.
Cory Sandhagen’s Net Worth
Cory Sandhagen is a professional MMA fighter who is the number 2 rated bantamweight in the UFC. As of August 2023, his net worth is predicted to have $1 Million. In his battle against Marlon Moraes in 2020, Sandhagen earned a whopping $215,000. His most fabulous salary came from his last bout against Frankie Edgar, receiving a significant sum of $221,000.
He took home moreover $221,000 as his prize money from a single match. He earned $83,000 for the event, $83,000 as the win bonus, $50,000 for Performance of the Night, and $5,000 fight week incentive pay. His most prominent source of riches comes from his UFC career.
Additionally, he must earn a significant fortune through his sponsorship and advertising arrangements. In 2018, he made support of $3,500 for Reebok. He also sponsors a sportswear brand called Jed North Move. He has amassed career earnings of more than $883,300 from UFC.
Cory Sandhagen’s Wife, Marriage, Children
Cory Sandhagen is not married and does not intend to marry, but he is now in a romantic relationship with his long-term girlfriend, Erica Ueda. The couple has been together for over three years. Cory initially revealed about his girlfriend on his anniversary in 2019. As of today, the lovebird is enjoying their present existence peacefully without any disturbances. They are planning to be husband and wife shortly. His sexual orientation is straight, and he is not gay.
Cory Sandhagen Awards
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- Fight of the Night (Two times) vs. Iuri Alcantara and Petr Yan
- Performance of the Night (Two times) vs. Marlon Moraes and Frankie Edgar
- 2021 February Knockout of the Month
- 2021 July Fight of the Month vs. TJ Dillashaw
- Cageside Press
- 2021 Knockout of the Year vs. Frankie Edgar
- Combat Press
- 2021 Knockout of the Year
What is the net worth of Cory Sandhagen?
His net worth is 1 million dollars.
What is the height of Cory Sandhagen?
His height is 5 feet 11 inches.
What is the age of Cory Sandhagen?
His age is 31 years as of 2023.