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"The Nightmare"

Diego Sanchez


Win Rate
68 %
Finish Rate
53 %
Decision Win %
57 %

Diego Sanchez

5' 10 (178 cm)
72 in. (6' 0/183 cm)
United States
Main Division
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach
Roberto Tussa
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rank
Sanchez was born to a Mexican American family on December 31, 1981. He was raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he still resides. Albuquerque is also the location of his training camp. Sanchez was a high school state champion in wrestling as a senior before he started training mixed martial arts while working for UPS. Sanchez eventually joined Jackson's Submission Fighting, still while working for UPS, managing the time between work and training.
Fighter Trivia
At the "JacksonWink MMA Fight Night 2" exhibition event on December 1, 2017, Sanchez faced Isaac "The Shermanator" Marquez, a man who was born with Down syndrome who dreamed of one day competing in a real mixed martial arts bout. Sanchez helped train Marquez who dedicated the fight to his late mother who died from dementia. In a friendly spirited match, Marquez defeated Sanchez with a first-round submission armbar win and received a huge ovation when Sanchez tapped out.

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15 Years Later - Diego Sanchez TUF 1 Highlights


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