Cory Sandhagen is a trained mixed martial artist from the United States. The Sandman currently fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Bantamweight division (UFC). Sandhagen has been a professional competitor since 2015 and has also participated in Legacy Fighting Alliance matches. Cory famous with the nickname, The Sandman, holds the #4 spot in the UFC bantamweight rankings as of 2022.
Cory Sandhagen Biography And Net Worth
|Net Worth $1 million|
|Full Name Cory Sandhagen|
|Birth Date April 20, 1992|
|Age 30 Years|
|Birthplace Aurora, Colorado, United|
|Profession Mixed Martial Artist|
|Girlfriend Erica Ueda|
Cory Sandhagen Early Life
Sandhagen was born on 20 April 1992 in Aurora, Colorado, and raised here. He attended Smoky Hill High School, where he played basketball, a sport he has been involved with since a young age. He eventually developed an interest in combat sports, starting with kickboxing, where he won numerous WKA titles.
Sandhagen started making the switch to mixed martial arts after capturing a WKA world championship. Sandhagen studied psychology at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he received his degree.
Cory Sandhagen Early Career
On February 24, 2017, at LFA 5, Sandhagen made his Legacy Fighting Alliance debut against Jamall Emmers, losing by a unanimous decision. On October 17, 2017, he fought at LFA 24 and defeated Luiz Antonio Lobo Gavinho via first-round TKO. On January 19, 2018, at LFA 31, Sandhagen made his final outing for the Legacy Fighting Alliance, winning by first-round TKO over Jose Aguayo.
Cory Sandhagen Career
On January 27, 2018, Sandhagen faced Austin Arnett in his promotional debut at UFC on Fox: Jacaré vs. Brunson 2. Iuri Alcantara was his next opponent at UFC Fight Night: Gaethje vs. Vick on August 25, 2018. He prevailed after a back-and-forth struggle with a second-round TKO. The fight with Lineker was subsequently rescheduled for UFC Fight Night: Jacaré vs. Hermansson on April 27, 2019. On October 11, 2020, Sandhagen fought Marlon Moraes in the main event of UFC Fight Night 179. In the second round, Sandhagen was the victor via technical knockout, with this victory, he was given the Performance of the Night prize. On February 6, 2021, Sandhagen fought Frankie Edgar at UFC Fight Night 184.
On October 30, 2021, Sandhagen competed against Petr Yan for the interim UFC bantamweight title. Aljamain Sterling had to leave the fight with Yan because of a neck injury, so Sandhagen stepped in at the last minute, he was defeated by a unanimous decision. At UFC Fight Night 210, Sandhagen will take against Song Yadong on September 17, 2022.
Cory Sandhagen Girlfriend
Nearly three years have passed since Cory James Sandhagen and Erica Ueda first made their love official in 2018. They are still dating in 2022 and have no plans to marry anytime soon.
Cory Sandhagen Net Worth
The estimated net worth of Cory Sandhagen is $1 million as of 2022. His most recent flying knee knockout victory against Frankie Edgar earlier this year earned him his largest paycheck, he took home $221,000 that evening. Sandhagen walked home with an extra $22,500 in his bag after his first fight with Austin Arnett.
Cory Sandhagen Height and Weight
|Weight 61 kg|
|Hair Color Brown|
|Eye Color Green|