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#4 Bantamweight Division


Cory Sandhagen

Bantamweight Division

14-4-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


Wins by Decision

Cory Sandhagen

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

Aurora, United States
Trains at
Team Elevation
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Jan. 28, 2018
Leg reach

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2015
  • Six wins by KO, three by submission (RNC, armbar, undisclosed choke)
  • Six first round finishes
  • Has won nine of his last 11
  • Had 3-1 amateur record


UFC History

UFC Fight Night (7/24/21) Sandhagen lost a five round split decision to TJ Dillashaw
UFC Fight Night (2/6/21) Sandhagen knocked out Frankie Edgar at :28 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (10/10/20) Sandhagen stopped Marlon Moraes via strikes at 1:03 of the second round
UFC 250 (6/6/20) Sandhagen was submitted by Aljamain Sterling via rear naked choke at 1:28 of the first round
UFC 241 (8/17/19) Sandhagen won a three round unanimous decision over Raphael Assuncao
UFC Fight Night (4/27/19) Sandhagen won a three round split decision over John Lineker
UFC Fight Night (1/19/19) Sandhagen submitted Mario Bautista via armbar at 3:31 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (8/25/18) Sandhagen stopped Iuri Alcantara via strikes at 1:01 of the second round
UFC on FOX (1/27/18) Sandhagen stopped Austin Arnett via strikes at 3:48 of the second round



When and why did you start training for fighting? I don’t have an exciting story. I saw it on TV and signed up.
What ranks and titles have you held? Amateur North American and World kickboxing title. Brown belt in BJJ. Undefeated kickboxer
Do you have any heroes? Martin Luther King and Bob Marley
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s another step that validates I’m on the right path of being the best fighter in the world.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? CU Boulder. Psychology BA
What was your job before you started fighting? I work for a nonprofit that helps abused and neglected kids. I still currently work there and love it. Mount Saint Vincent’s in Denver
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? WKA World kickboxing champ
Favorite grappling technique: Leg locks
Favorite Striking technique: My defense