Who is Cory Sandhagen?
Cory Sandhagen is a recognized American professional mixed martial artist. Sandhagen currently competes in the Bantamweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). A professional competitor since 2015, he has also competed for Legacy Fighting Alliance. He is #3 in the UFC bantamweight rankings as of March 28, 2023.
Cory Sandhagen Career
Cory made his Legacy Fighting Alliance debut at LFA 5 against Jamall Emmers, losing the fight by unanimous decision on February 24, 2017. His following bout was against Luiz Antonio Lobo Gavinho at LFA 24, which he won through first-round TKO on October 17, 2017. His last appearance for LFA came at LFA 31, beating Jose Aguayo by first-round TKO on January 19, 2018.
How old is Cory Sandhagen?
Cory Sandhagen is currently aged 30 years as of 2022, born on April 20, 1992, in Aurora, Colorado, United States. He shares his birthday with famous celebrities including Kay Flock, Felix Mallard, Veshremy, Hew Moran, Logan Sharpe, Shemar Moore, Joey Lawrence, Carmen Electra, Paula White, and many more.
Cory Sandhagen Family
Who are Cory Sandhagen’s parents?
Cory Sandhagen was born and brought up in Aurora, Colorado by his parents. He has not revealed any information about his family and parents to the media and they have also kept a low profile.
Does Cory Sandhagen have siblings?
Having not shared any information about his family with the media, it is unclear if he has any siblings.
Cory Sandhagen Education
Sandhagen attended Smoky Hill High School, where he took part in the basketball team, and later joined combat sports. He then joined the University of Colorado Boulder, where he graduated with a degree in psychology.
Cory Sandhagen Interests
Aside from his mixed martial arts career, he served part-time at a trauma center for children and teaches mixed martial arts at High Altitude Martial arts in Aurora, Colorado.
Cory Sandhagen Partner
Sandhagen began dating his current partner, Erica Ueda, an American physiologist in 2018. Ueda is a graduate of Exercise Physiologist from the University of Colorado. They have been dating for some time now and got engaged in 2021, planning to get married in 2023.
Cory Sandhagen Kids
Although the couple has been dating for more than 3 years, they do not have any children of their own to date.
Cory Sandhagen Measurements
Sandhagen has a well-built, muscular, and athletic body with a height of 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) and a weight of 61 kg (135 lbs).
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
On January 27, 2018, he made his professional debut at UFC on Fox: Jacare vs. Brunson against Austin Arnett. Sandhagen won the bout by second-round TKO. His following fight was at UFC Fight Night: Gaethje vs. Vick on August 25, 2018 luri Alcantara. Following a back-and-forth affair, Sandhagen won the bout by second-round TKO. This bout earned him the Fight of the Night award.
He was then scheduled to fight Thomas Almeida at UFC Fight Night: Cejudo vs. Dillashaw. However, it was later revealed that he would face John Lineker at the event instead. On January 10, Lineker was forced to withdraw from the fight because of a rib injury. Lineker was replaced by promotional newcomer Mario Bautista. Sandhagen won the fight via first-round submission. The fight with Lineker was later rescheduled and finally took place at UFC Fight Night Jacare vs. Hermansson on April 27, 2019. Sandhagen won the bout by a split decision. He then faced Raphael Assuncao at UFC 241, on August 17, 2019. Sandhagen won the fight by unanimous decision.
Cory was expected to fight Frankie Edgar in a bantamweight fight at UFC Fight Night 166 on January 25, 2020. However, Edgar was removed from the bout in favor of a fight against Chan Sung Jung a month earlier at UFC Fight Night 165. In return, Cory was removed from the card. He then faced Aljamain Sterling on June 6, 2020, at UFC 250, in a fight that President Dana White confirmed to be a bantamweight title eliminator. Sandhagen lost the fight by submission in the first round. He then faced Marlon Moraes at UFC Fight Night 179 in the main event on October 11, 2020. Cory won the bout by technical knockout in round two and he earned the Performance of the Night award.
Sandhagen faced Frankie Edgar on February 6, 2021, at UFC Fight Night 184. He won the bout by knockout by flying knee in the first round, and the win earned him the Performance of the Night award. On May 8, 2021, he was scheduled to fight T.J. Dillashaw at UFC on ESPN 24. However, Dillashaw revealed on April 27, that he had to pull out of the bout because of a cut he got from a headbutt in training. The pairing remained intact and was rescheduled to headline UFC on ESPN: Sandhagen vs. Dillashaw on July 24, 2021. Dillashaw then lost a close fight by split decision, with 17 out of 23 media outlets scoring the fight as a win for Cory.
Cory then faced Petr Yan for the Interim UFC Bantamweight Championship at UFC 267 on October 30, 2021. He served as a late replacement for Aljamain Sterling who was forced to withdraw from the fight with Yan because of a neck injury. Sandhagen lost the fight by unanimous decision and the fight received the Fight of the Night award.
On September 17, 2022, he faced Song Yadong at UFC Fight Night 210. Sandhagen won the bout by technical knockout after the doctor stopped the bout because of a cut.
Sandhagen was then scheduled to fight Marlon Vera at UFC Fight Night 219 on February 18, 2023. However, the fight was rebooked for UFC on ESPN 43 on March 25. He won the bout by split decision. Despite one judge scoring the fight for Vera, 24 out of 24 media outlets scored the fight for Sandhagen.
Cory Sandhagen Net Worth
American professional mixed martial artist Sandhagen competes in the UFC in the Bantamweight division. He ranks #3 as of March 28, 2023, and has been active from 2015 to the present. Sandhagen has gathered an estimated net worth of approximately $3 million as of 2023.