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"Cool Hand"

Luke Sanders

Bantamweight Division • 13-4-0 (W-L-D)

Stats & Records

  • 8
    Wins by Knockout
  • 1
    Wins by Submission
  • 4
    Wins by Decision
Striking accuracy 52% 52%

Striking accuracy

Sig. Strikes Landed
243
Sig. Strikes Attempted
468
Grappling accuracy 25% 25%

Grappling accuracy

Takedowns Landed
1
Takedowns Attempted
4
6.00
Sig. Str. Landed
Per Min
4.05
Sig. Str. Absorbed
Per Min
0.37
Takedown avg
Per 15 Min
0.37
Submission avg
Per 15 Min
54
%
Sig. Str. Defense
70
%
Takedown Defense
1.11
Knockdown Ratio
06:45
Average fight time

Sig. Str. By Position

Standing
140 (58%)
Clinch
21 (9%)
Ground
82 (34%)

Sig. Str. by target

83% 202 Head 12% 28 Body 5% 13 Leg

Win By Way

KO/TKO
8 (62%)
DEC
4 (31%)
SUB
1 (8%)

Event Results

  • Win

    Sanders vs Maness

    Round
    2
    Time
    02:30
    Method
    SUB
  • Win

    Barao vs Sanders

    Round
    2
    Time
    1:01
    Method
    KO/TKO
  • Win

    Yahya vs Sanders

    Round
    1
    Time
    01:33
    Method
    SUB

Biography

Status
Active
Hometown
Brenham, United States
Trains at
Nashville MMA
Age
34
Height
66.00
Weight
135.00
Octagon Debut
Jan. 17, 2016
Reach
67.00
Leg reach
36.50
Q & A

TRAINING: Standup, wrestling, BJJ and strength training.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I was 17 when I knew I was definitely made to fight. My friends at the new school I transferred to entered me into a toughman contest at the city fair without me knowing. I fought three grown men that night and won 600 dollars. After that, I knew I would fight for my living.

What ranks and titles have you held? Several time BMX national champion & fourth in 1992 in the grand nationals, 2001 member of the TN state hockey team champions, 2002 - 3rd in TN wrestling & 2004 TN State Champion (145lbs)

Do you have any heroes? My parents for all the hard work and sacrifices they've made for me, and my siblings

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I’m honored for the opportunity...I feel like I'm here to stay and where I need to be.

What was your job before you started fighting? HVAC sheet metal mechanic

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 4-0 MMA, 9-0 boxing

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Strikeforce veteran, XFC veteran, RFA 135 Champion 

Favorite Striking technique: knees