Diego Sanchez Net Worth

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Diego Sanchez Wiki Biography

Diego Sanchez is a professional mixed martial artist (MMA) born on 31st December 1981 in Albuquerque, New Mexico USA, and is best known for becoming the Welterweight Champion at King of the Cage in 2002, and being the winner of “The Ultimate Fighter 1” middleweight tournament. He currently competes in the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Have you ever wondered how rich Diego Sanchez is? According to sources it has been estimated that Diego Sanchez’s overall net worth is $100,000, as of February 2018, accumulated through a lucrative professional sports career, which he started in 2002. Since he is still very active in sports, his net worth continues to grow.

Diego Sanchez Net Worth $100,000

Diego was born into a Mexican-American family, and grew up in his hometown of Albuquerque. While attending high school, Sanchez practiced wrestling and became a high school state champion as a senior. Soon after he took up mixed martial arts, while he was working for UPS, and eventually joined Jackson’s Submission Fighting. He made his MMA debut in the promotion Ring of Fire in 2002, and won the fight by submission despite having an injured heel. Diego then became a contestant on the first season of “The Ultimate Fighter” show, after making an unblemished record of 11-0. During his participation on the show, and having won a match against finalist Kenny Florian, he won a contract with the UFC and became the middleweight winner of the show. After “The Ultimate Fighter” was finished, Sanchez made his debut in the welterweight category against Brian Gassaway at UFC 54. New victories soon followed in his fights at UFC 60, UFC Fight Night 6 and The Ultimate Fighter 2 Finale. In December 2006 he faced Joe Riggs at UFC Fight Night 7, but this event lead to Diego landing a three-month suspension, as he tested positive for agents found in marijuana. Regardless, his net worth was firmly established.

In late 2007, Sanchez announced he would move to the lightweight division and made his debut in February 2009 at UFC 95 against Joe Stevenson. At the finale of “The Ultimate Fighter: United States vs. United Kingdom Finale, he won a fight against Clay Guida and won Fight of the Night honors, and the fight was later declared “Fight of the Year” by UFC and several MMA magazines. In May 2010, Diego decided to return to the welterweight division, and faced John Hathaway at UFC 114, but eventually lost the fight. For his next fight, at UFC 121, he rejoined Jackson’s Submission Fighting and won the bout. Sanchez earned his next Fight of the Night honors in March 2011 after defeating Martin Kampmann at UFC Live: Sanchez vs. Kampmann. After a minor pause in his play caused by knee injuries, Diego once again returned to the lightweight category in March 2013, and faced Takanori Gomi at UFC on Fuel TV8. However, since he failed to achieve the weight limit at the weigh-in, he was fined 20% of his earnings. Diego continued his appearances at various events, facing fighters such as Gilber Melendez, Myles Jury and Ross Pearson. After recovering from surgery which repaired his collarbone, Sanchez returned in the featherweight division in November 2015 for a short stint, before facing Jim Miller in the lightweight category in March the following year. Diego’s return to welterweight division happened in November 2017 at UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Pettis, losing to Isaac Marquez who suffers from Downs syndrome..

When it comes to his private life, Sanchez has been married to Bernadette Sanchez since 2011, and the couple has children.

Full NameDiego Sanchez
Net Worth$100,000
Date Of BirthDecember 31, 1981
Place Of BirthAlbuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Height1.78 m
Weight77 kg
ProfessionProfessional mixed martial artist
EducationDel Norte High School
NationalityAmerican Mexican
SpouseBernadette Sanchez
MoviesUFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez, UFC 95: Sanchez vs. Stevenson, UFC 114: Rampage vs. Evans, UFC 69: Shootout, UFC 60: Hughes vs. Gracie, UFC: The Ultimate 100 Greatest Fights: Vol. 7
TV ShowsThe Ultimate Fighter
1Defeated Kenny Florian via TKO at The Ultimate Fighter Finale. [April 2005]
2Won in under-card of The Ultimate Fighter 2 Finale against Diaz. [November 2005]
3Defeated Brian Gassaway via Submission at UFC 54: Boiling Point. [August 2005]
4Lost his first professional MMA fight at UFC 69 to Josh Koscheck by Unanimous Decision.
5MMA record is 17-1-0 (, 19-1-0 ( as of UFC 69.


UFC Fight Night: dos Anjos vs. Ferguson2016TV MovieHimself
UFC 200 Greatest Fighters of All Time2016TV Mini-SeriesHimself
UFC 196: McGregor vs Diaz2016TV SpecialHimself
UFC on Fox2012-2015TV SeriesHimself
UFC 171: Hendricks vs. Lawler2014TV SpecialHimself
The Proving Grounds2013Documentary
UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 32013TV SpecialHimself
UFC Ultimate Insider2012TV SeriesHimself
UFC on Versus: Sanchez vs. Kampmann2011TV SpecialHimself
MMA H.E.A.T.2010TV SeriesHimself
UFC 114: Rampage vs. Evans2010TV SpecialHimself
UFC 107: BJ Penn vs. Diego Sanchez2009TV SpecialHimself
UFC 95: Sanchez vs. Stevenson2009TV SpecialHimself
Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards 20092009TV SpecialHimself
Ultimate Knockouts 52008TV SpecialHimself
The Ultimate Fighter2005-2008TV SeriesHimself
UFC Unleashed2008TV Series
UFC 82: Pride of a Champion2008TV SpecialHimself
UFC Wired2007TV Series
UFC 76: Knockout2007TV SpecialHimself
UFC 69: Shootout2007TV SpecialHimself
UFC: Fight Night 72006TV SpecialHimself
UFC: Fight Night 62006TV SpecialHimself
UFC 60: Hughes vs. Gracie2006TV SpecialHimself
UFC 58: USA vs. Canada2006TV SpecialHimself
UFC 54: Boiling Point2005TV SpecialHimself

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