Cory Sandhagen Fight Record: Sandhagen Trying To Spoil Dillashaw’s Return
Cory Sandhagen is a force to be reckoned with in the octagon, and his 14-2 fight record in 16 professional fights is just more proof of that.
Cory Sandhagen’s impressive fight record will get one of its biggest tests on Saturday as he takes on former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw at UFC Vegas 32 at the UFC Apex.
Cory Sandhagen is Dillashaw’s former training partner. The two have exchanged words through the media, with Dillashaw even suggesting/joking he has spies in the Sandhagen camp watching how he is preparing for the fight.
Oddly enough, it’s probably Dillashaw that need a win in this fight more than Sandhagen, the less established fighter. TJ Dillashaw has been suspended from professional mixed martial arts for over two years after he tested positive for performance enhancing drugs following his January 2019 loss to Henry Cejudo.
Now, Dillashaw is back to try and clear his name and prove that he can be an elite fighter without any help. His opponent Cory Sandhagen is just trying to improve his record and move another step closer to a title shot.
Cory Sandhagen Fight History
Cory Sandhagen’s fight record is impressive, especially for a fighter that is hardly a household name around the country.
Cory Sandhagen’s fight record got started in May of 2015. He ripped off five straight fights before suffering his first ever loss against Jamall Emmers in February of 2017.
Sandhagen eventually made his UFC debut in 2018 against Austin Arnett, a fight he won by TKO. Since then, Cory Sandhagen’s fight record has suffered just one blemish.
Cory Sandhagen is 7-1 since joining the UFC, and Sandhagen’s lone loss in the octagon came at the hands of Aljamain Sterling, the current bantamweight champion of the world.
It is rumored that the winner of Saturday’s TJ Dillashaw vs. Cory Sanhagen fight will earn themselves a title shot against the winner of the Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling rematch. So, there is plenty on the line for both fighters when they step into the cage.
TJ Dillashaw will no doubt be looking to win in style on Saturday night. Dillashaw needs to make a splash if he’s going to earn back the respect he lost when he tested positive for PEDs. So, if you’re Cory Sandhagen, you’re expecting to see everything he has.
Still, oddsmakers love Sandhagen’s chances to win, not Dillashaw’s.
TJ Dillashaw is a +165 underdog while Sandhagen sits at -190. The last time Dillashaw opened as an underdog came in 2017 for his fight against Cody Garbrandt. Prior to that, the last time TJ Dillashaw’s odds had him as an underdog was in his first ever title shot, which took place in 2014.
Cory Sandhagen Fight Record
As mentioned previously, Cory Sandhagen is 14-2 in 16 professional fights. He has six wins by knockout, three wins by submission and five wins by decision.
|Win||14–2||Frankie Edgar||KO (flying knee)||UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Volkov||February 6, 2021||1||00:28|
|Win||13–2||Marlon Moraes||TKO (spinning wheel kick and punches)||UFC Fight Night: Moraes vs. Sandhagen||October 10, 2020||2||01:03|
|Loss||12–2||Aljamain Sterling||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC 250||June 6, 2020||1||01:28|
|Win||12–1||Raphael Assunção||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 241||August 17, 2019||3||05:00|
|Win||11–1||John Lineker||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Jacaré vs. Hermansson||April 27, 2019||3||05:00|
|Win||10–1||Mario Bautista||Submission (armbar)||UFC Fight Night: Cejudo vs. Dillashaw||January 19, 2019||1||03:31|
|Win||9–1||Iuri Alcântara||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Gaethje vs. Vick||August 25, 2018||2||01:01|
|Win||8–1||Austin Arnett||TKO (punches)||UFC on Fox: Jacaré vs. Brunson 2||January 27, 2018||2||03:48|
|Win||7–1||José Aguayo||TKO (knee and elbows)||LFA 31||January 19, 2018||1||01:07|
|Win||6–1||Luiz Antônio Lobo Gavinho||TKO (punches)||LFA 24||October 13, 2017||1||03:00|
|Loss||5–1||Jamall Emmers||Decision (unanimous)||LFA 5||February 24, 2017||3||05:00|
|Win||5–0||Clay Wimer||Decision (unanimous)||Resurrection Fighting Alliance 43||September 9, 2016||3||05:00|
|Win||4–0||Josh Huber||Decision (unanimous)||Sparta Combat League 50||July 16, 2016||3||05:00|
|Win||3–0||Dalton Goddard||Submission (triangle choke)||Paramount MMA 2016||May 15, 2016||1||03:38|
|Win||2–0||Andrew Tenneson||Decision (unanimous)||Resurrection Fighting Alliance 34||January 15, 2016||3||05:00|
|Win||1–0||Bruce Sessman||Submission (rear-naked choke)||FTW: Prize Fighting Championship 9||May 30, 2015||1||01:16|