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"El Dirte"

Andrew Sanchez

Middleweight Division

13-7-0 (W-L-D)

7

Wins by Knockout

2

Wins by Submission

4

Wins by Decision

Andrew Sanchez

athlete record

Event Results

Info

Learn more about Andrew Sanchez's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Not Fighting
Hometown
Belleville, United States
Trains at
Tristar Gym - Montreal
Fighting style
Wrestler
Age
34
Height
73.00
Weight
185.00
Octagon Debut
Jul. 09, 2016
Reach
74.00
Leg reach
41.50

Fighter Facts

  • Team Claudia on TUF 23
     
  • Pro since 2012
     
  • Seven wins by KO, two by submission (2 RNC)
     
  • Only two pre-UFC losses are to UFC vets Kevin Casey and Dustin Jacoby
     
  • Has won eight of his last 13
     
  • Five first round finishes

 

UFC History

UFC Fight Night (10/16/21) Sanchez was stopped by Bruno Silva via strikes at 2:35 of the third round
UFC 257 (1/24/21) Sanchez was stopped by Makhmud Muradov via strikes at 2:59 of the third round
UFC Fight Night (8/8/20) Sanchez knocked out Wellington Turman at 4:14 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (10/12/19) Sanchez lost a three round unanimous decision to Marvin Vettori
UFC Fight Night (5/4/19) Sanchez won a three round unanimous decision over Marc-Andre Barriault
UFC Fight Night (8/25/18) Sanchez won a three round unanimous decision over Markus Perez
TUF 26 Finale (12/1/17) Sanchez was stopped by Ryan Janes via strikes at :59 of round three
UFC on FOX (4/9/17) Sanchez was knocked out by Anthony Smith at 3:52 of the third round
UFC Fight Night (12/9/16) Sanchez won a three round unanimous decision over Trevor Smith
TUF 23 Finale (7/8/16) Sanchez won a three round unanimous decision over Khalil Rountree to win the Ultimate Fighter season 23 light heavyweight title.

The Ultimate Fighter, Season 23
On episode 10 (semifinals), Sanchez knocked out Eric Spicely at :47 of the first round
On episode four (quarterfinals), Sanchez won a two round unanimous decision over Myron Dennis
On episode one, Sanchez won a two round unanimous decision over Phil Hawes 

 

Q&A

TRAINING: Training for this camp includes some form of strength and conditioning / mobility work in the morning, and MMA-specific training in the evening. 
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started tae kwon do when I was 13, which led to wrestling, then BJJ, and so forth. Training and competing gave me purpose in life. It gave me something to strive for and also provided an excellent outlet for me as a teenager. 
What ranks and titles have you held? Four-time All-American college wrestler and two-time national champ at McKendree University. 2011 NAIA wrestler of the year. IBJJF world champion and two-time IBJJF Pan-American champion with and without the gi. RFA middleweight champion. TUF 23 winner
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? This is the accumulation of every second of hard work I have put in since I was a child. I have worked, sacrificed, and waited my whole life for this moment to fight for the UFC.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes, I went to McKendree University in Lebanon, Illinois, where I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology.
What was your job before you started fighting? Bouncer/construction
Favorite grappling technique: The takedown
Favorite Striking technique: spinning s**t.