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Cory Sandhagen is a mixed martial artist from the United States who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Bantamweight category (UFC). He’s been a professional fighter since 2015, and he’s also fought for Legacy Fighting Alliance. Cory Sandhagen debuted in the UFC in 2018. Sandhagen is currently ranked No. 2 in the UFC Bantamweight division. His full name is Cory James Sandhagen.

Quick Info
Full NameCory James Sandhagen
Date of birthApril 20, 1992
Place of birthAurora, Colorado
Famous nameThe sandman
ProfessionUFC Fighter
EdacutionUniversity of Colorado Boulder
GrilfriendErica Ueda
Weight61 kg
Net worth$1 MIllion
Height1.8 m

Early life

Cory Sandhagen is an American martial artist born on April 20, 1992, in Aurora, Colorado. Sandhagen was a basketball team member at Smoky Hill High School, a sport he had played since he was a kid. Cory Sandhagen eventually developed an interest in combat sports, beginning with kickboxing, where he won several WKA titles. Sandhagen started his switch to mixed martial arts after winning a WKA world title.

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Cory Sandhagen earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Colorado Boulder. He has yet to say anything about his parents or his childhood.

Cory Sandhagen made his Legacy Fighting Alliance debut against Jamall Emmers on February 24, 2017, at LFA 5 but was defeated by a unanimous decision. On October 17, 2017, he fought Luiz Antonio Lobo Gavinho at LFA 24, which he won by TKO in the first round. On January 19, 2018, Sandhagen made his final fight for Legacy Fighting Alliance, defeating Jose Aguayo by first-round TKO at LFA 31.


Professional career

Cory Sandhagen was a basketball player who was a member of his High School team. Later, he switched to kickboxing and won many WKA titles. Later, he joined Legacy Fighting Alliance. Sandhagen won the SCL Featherweight Championship.

On January 27, 2018, Sandhagen made his promotional debut against Austin Arnett at UFC on Fox: Jacaré vs. Brunson 2. He won the fight in the second round. On August 25, 2018, he fought Iuri Alcantara at UFC Fight Night: Gaethje vs. Vick. He won the fight through second-round TKO after a back-and-forth battle. He won the Battle of the Night award for this fight.

Cory Sandhagen
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Cory Sandhagen fought Raphael Assunço at UFC 241 on August 17, 2019. He won by unanimous decision. Sandhagen was supposed to fight Frankie Edgar in a bantamweight contest at UFC Fight Night 166 on January 25, 2020. However, Edgar was pulled from the fight in favor of a battle against Chan Sung Jung at UFC Fight Night 165 a month earlier. Sandhagen was consequently taken from the deck.

Cory Sandhagen fought Aljamain Sterling at UFC 250 on June 6, 2020, in a match confirmed by UFC president Dana White as a bantamweight title eliminator. In the first round, he was defeated and lost the fight. Next, Sandhagen fought Marlon Moraes in the main event at UFC Fight Night 179 on October 11, 2020. Sandhagen won the bout in the second round by technical knockout. This victory earned him the award for Best Performance of the Night.

On February 6, 2021, Sandhagen fought Frankie Edgar at UFC Fight Night 184. In the first round, he knocked out his opponent with a flying knee. This victory earned him the award for Best Performance of the Night.


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Who is Cory Sandhagen Dating? Know About His Girlfriend

Erica Ueda, Cory’s longtime lover, is in a romantic relationship with him. For more than three years, the couple has been together. Cory Sandhagen revealed his partner for the first time on his anniversary in 2019. The couple enjoys spending their free time exploring different areas across the world.


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Net worth

Cory Sandhagen’s net worth is estimated to be in the millions of dollars. Sandhagen’s sponsorship and advertising arrangements must bring in a lot of money for him. Cory’s prize money from a single match was more than $221,000 in his recent encounter against Edgar. The American boxer got $83,000 for the show, $83,000 for the win bonus, $50,000 for Performance of the Night, and $5,000 for fight week incentive pay after dividing his profits.

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In October 2017, Cory Sandhagen earned $2,800 from his first UFC fight. He earned $22,500 the following year, which comprised $10,000 for showing, $10,000 as a win bonus, and $3,500 in Reebok sponsorship. Sandhagen won $77,500 in the next match against Alcantara. In 2019, the American boxer competed in three UFc bouts, earning $131,000 as a reward.

Cory was paid $85,000 in early 2020, which comprised $80,000 in show money and the remaining $5,000 fight week incentive cash. Sandhagen earned $215,000 during his match against Moraes in October 2020. He got $80,000 for winning the game, $80,000 in win bonuses, $50,000 in Performance of the Night bonuses, and $5,000 in fight week incentive pay. His total earnings from the UFC amount to $883,300.


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