Diego Sanchez

by John Max Mon Sep,2020
Diego Sanchez
Personal Info
  • Famous Name
Facts
  • Birth Name Diego Sanchez
  • Birth Place Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
  • Famous Name Diego Sanchez
  • Net Worth $7 Million
  • Nationality American
  • Ethnicity White
  • Profession MMM Fighter
  • Currently Working For UFC
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Married to Bernadette Sanchez
  • Children 1

Diego Sanchez is an American professional Mixed Martial Artist (MMA) fighter who is currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) under the welterweight division, where he has the longest uninterrupted tenure on the active roster. A professional since 2002, he previously competed at KOTC, Ring of Fire, Aztec, and Pride of Albuquerque.

Albuquerque, New Mexico native, Diego Sanchez, was born on December 31, 1981, under the star sign Capricorn. He holds an American nationality and belongs to the American-Mexican ethnicity.

How Much is Diego Sanchez's Net Worth In 2020? UFC Career Earning

As of 2020, Diego Sanchez has an estimated net worth of $7 million. Signed to UFC since 2005, he holds the longest uninterrupted tenure on the active roster in the organization.

Diego Sanchez's UFC Career Earning

Date Event Result Opponent Earning
April 9, 2005 The Ultimate Fighter 1 Finale Win Kenny Florian $8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus
August 20, 2005 UFC 54 Win Brian Gassaway $12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus
November 5, 2005 The Ultimate Fighter 2 Finale Win Nick Diaz $12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus
May 27, 2006 UFC 60 Win John Alessio $12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus
August 17, 2006 UFC Fight Night 6 Win Karo Parisyan $16,000 to show, $16,000 win bonus
December 13, 2006 UFC Fight Night: Sanchez vs. Riggs Win Joe Riggs $16,000 to show, $16,000 win bonus
April 7, 2007 UFC 69 Loss Josh Koscheck $22,000
September 22, 2007 UFC 76 Loss Jon Fitch $22,000
March 1, 2008 UFC 82 Win David Bielkheden $30,000 to show, $30,000 win bonus
June 21, 2008 The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rampage vs. Team Forrest Finale Win Luigi Fioravanti $35,000 to show, $35,000 win bonus
February 21, 2009 UFC 95 Win Joe Stevenson $40,000 to show, $40,000 win bonus, $40,000 Fight of the Night bonus
June 20, 2009 The Ultimate Fighter: the United States vs. the United Kingdom Finale Win Clay Guida $45,000 to show, $45,000 win bonus, $25,000 Fight of the Night bonus
December 12, 2009 UFC 107 Loss B.J. Penn $50,000
May 29, 2010 UFC 114 Loss John Hathaway $50,000
October 23, 2010 UFC 121 Win Paulo Thiago $50,000 to show, $50,000 win bonus, $70,000 Fight of the Night bonus
March 3, 2011 UFC Live: Sanchez vs. Kampmann Win Martin Kampmann $55,000 to show, $55,000 win bonus, $160,000 Fight of the Night bonus
February 15, 2012 UFC on Fuel TV: Sanchez vs. Ellenberger Loss Jake Ellenberger $60,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus
March 3, 2013 UFC on Fuel TV: Silva vs. Stann Win Takanori Gomi $60,000 to show, $60,000 to win, $12,000 fine for missing weight
October 19, 2013 UFC 166 Loss Gilbert Melendez $70,000 to show, $60,000 Fight of the Night bonus
March 14, 2014 UFC 171 Loss Myles Jury $70,000
June 7, 2014 UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov Win Ross Pearson $70,000 to show, $70,000 win bonus
November 21, 2015 The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 2 Finale: Magny vs. Gastelum Loss Ricardo Lamas $75,000 to show, $20,000 Reebok sponsorship
March 5, 2016 UFC 196 Win Jim Miller $75,000 to show, $75,000 win bonus, $20,000 Reebok sponsorship
July 9, 2016 UFC 200 Loss Joe Lauzon $80,000 to show, $20,000 Reebok sponsorship
November 5, 2016 The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 Finale: dos Anjos vs. Ferguson Win Marcin Held $80,000 to show, $80,000 win bonus, $20,000 Reebok sponsorship
April 22, 2017 UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Lobov Loss Al Iaquinta $95,000 to show, $20,000 Reebok sponsorship
November 11, 2017 UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Pettis Loss Matt Brown $95,000 to show, $20,000 Reebok sponsorship
September 8, 2018 UFC 228 Win Craig White $95,000 to show, $95,000 win bonus, $20,000 fight week incentive pay
March 2, 2019 UFC 235 Win Mickey Gall $99,000 to show, $99,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $20,000 fight week incentive pay
July 6, 2019 UFC 239 Loss Michael Chiesa $103,000 to show, $20,000 fight week incentive pay
February 15, 2020 UFC Fight Night: Anderson vs. Błachowicz 2 Win Michel Pereira $103,000 to show, $103,000 win bonus, $20,000 fight week incentive pay
September 27, 2020 UFC 253 Loss Jake Matthews $120,000

Besides fighting, he earns much from sponsorship deals. 

Who is Diego Sanchez Married to?

The UFC fighter, Diego Sanchez is a married man. He tied the knot with his girlfriend, Bernadette Sanchez, in 2006 in a secret ceremony. Unlike other wags, Sanchez's wife maintains a low key life. There is not much information available about her in the public.

Diego Sanchez's wife SOURCE: Instagram @diegonightmaresanchezufc

Diego and his wife share a daughter. A matter of fact, Diego has only shared pictures with his daughter on his Instagram. 

Early Years

Sanchez was born to a Mexican American family and was raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he still resides.

He started karate lessons at age of nine. Years of martial arts training aided his athletic pursuits at Del Norte High School as a wrestler and on the high school gridiron as a linebacker. In his senior year in 2000, he won the state championship in the 152 lb weight class and etched his name amongst the best ever grapplers in school history.

UFC Championship & Awards

  • UFC Hall of Fame (right wing, class of 2019) vs. Clay Guida at The Ultimate Fighter: the United States vs. United Kingdom Finale
  • The Ultimate Fighter 1 Middleweight Tournament Winner
  • 7X Fight of the Night 
  • Performance of the Night (One time)
  • First The Ultimate Fighter Tournament Winner in UFC History
  • Tied-2nd most Fight of the Night Awards received in UFC History (7 times) 
  • Tied-7th most wins in UFC History

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