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"Nightmare"
Diego Sanchez
Welterweight Division • 32-12-0 (W-L-D)

Stats & Records

  • 10
    Wins by Knockout
  • 6
    Wins by Submission
  • 14
    Wins by Decision
Striking accuracy 38% 38%

Striking accuracy

Sig. Strikes Landed
1033
Sig. Strikes Attempted
2752
Grappling accuracy 22% 22%

Grappling accuracy

Takedowns Landed
31
Takedowns Attempted
165
2.70
Sig. Str. Landed
Per Min
3.10
Sig. Str. Absorbed
Per Min
1.41
Takedown avg
Per 15 Min
0.71
Submission avg
Per 15 Min
57
%
Sig. Str. Defense
46
%
Takedown Defense
0.24
Knockdown Ratio
12:20
Average fight time

Sig. Str. By Position

Standing
589 (57%)
Clinch
112 (11%)
Ground
332 (32%)

Sig. Str. by target

70% 718 Head 24% 246 Body 7% 69 Leg

Win By Way

KO/TKO
10 (33%)
DEC
14 (47%)
SUB
6 (20%)

Event Results

Biography

Status
Active
Hometown
Albuquerque, United States
Trains at
Jackson Wink MMA Academy - NM
Fighting style
MMA
Age
38
Height
70.00
Weight
146.00
Octagon Debut
Apr. 09, 2005
Reach
72.50
Leg reach
40.00
Q & A

TRAINING: My typical training day is a full day at Jackson's gym, training with heavyweights and lightweights to get strength and speed, and a ton of BJJ in the gi at Gracie Barra NM.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started karate lessons at nine years old. Years of martial arts training aided my athletic pursuits at Del Norte High School as a wrestler and on the high school gridiron as a linebacker. In my senior year in 2000, I won the state championship in the 152 lb weight class and etched my name amongst the best ever grapplers in school history.

What ranks and titles have you held? I am a black belt in Gaidojutsu and the former KOTC Welterweight Champion. I have also won multiple grappling championships. Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The Ultimate Fighter season one winner.

Do you have any heroes? Rickson Gracie.

What is your favorite technique? Rear naked choke.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It's just another step up in my career.

What was your job before you started fighting? I worked at UPS.