Cory Sandhagen

Cory Sandhagen is an American professional MMA fighter who has a net worth of $2 million. Currently, he is fighting in the UFC’s Bantamweight division. Here you will know Sandhagen’s net worth, career earnings, early life, and next fight.

About Cory Sandhagen

Cory Sandhagen is a 30-year-old American professional mixed martial artist. Who is actively competing in the Bantamweight division of UFC?

He is known for his notable wins over Frankie Edgar, Marlon Moraes, Raphael Assuncao, and John Linekar.

Fighter Name Cory Sandhagen
Net Worth $2 Million
MMA Record 14-4-0
Nickname The Sandman
Nationality American
Height 5′ 11″
Weight 135 lbs.
Reach 70″
Stance Switch
Date of Birth (Age) April 20, 1992 (age 30)


Early Life

Cory Sandhagen was born on April 20, 1992, in Aurora, Colorado, United States. Cory attended Smoky Hill High School in Colorado.

He used to play basketball a lot in his childhood days, but after growing up, he developed an interest in combat sports and started training in mixed martial arts with his friends.

With time, he became really good in MMA and won multiple titles in the world kickboxing academy.

Sandhagen was a student at the University of Colorado Boulder in Boulder, earning a master’s degree in psychology.

Cory Sandhagen’s Net Worth

Sandhagen’s net worth in 2022 is estimated at around $2 million. Cory Sandhagen has made most of his net worth from his fighting career in the UFC.

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On February 06, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, was his biggest payday when he fought veteran Frankie Edgar. He made a whopping $221,000 for this fight.

Sandhagen is number four ranked UFC Bantamweight, one of the nicely paid fighters with an average salary of $180,000.

Career Earnings

According to multiple trusted sources, it is estimated that Sandhagen has earned $1,157,300 throughout his to-date fighting career in MMA.

Cory Sandhagen vs. Petr Yan

In his recent fight against former champ Petr Yan, He suffered a unanimous decision loss in a five-round war. Jan Blachowicz and Glover Teixeira headlined the card.

He was paid $182,000 for this fight, including his base salary of $100,000, a fight wins a bonus of $50,000, and $32,000 as a fight week incentive.

vs. TJ Dillashaw

On July 24, 2021, at UFC Fight Night, Sandhagen fought another former champ, TJ Dillashaw. Unfortunately, he lost this fight by unanimous decision.

He earned $92,000 from this fight, including his base salary of $86,000 and $6,000 as a fight week incentive.

vs. Frankie Edgar

On February 06, 2021, at UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Volkov, Sandhagen defeated Frankie Edgar by an impressive flying knee.

He was paid $221,000 from this fight; this included his base salary of $83,000, fight to win a bonus of $83,000, a Performance bonus of $50,000, and a $5,000 fight week incentive.

vs. Marlon Moraes

On October 10, 2020, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sandhagen defeated Marlon Moraes by an impressive second-round knockout.

He made a whopping  $215,000 from this fight, including his base salary of $80,000, a fight wins a bonus of $80,000, a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, and a $5,000 sponsorship.

vs. Aljamain Sterling

At UFC 250: Nunes vs. Spencer, Sandhagen fought current champion Aljamain Sterling. Unfortunately, he lost this bout by first-round submission.

He was paid $85,000 from this fight; this included his base salary of $80,000 and $5,000 as a fight week incentive.

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Fight Event Salary Bonus Career Earnings
Cory Sandhagen vs. Raphael Assuncao UFC 241: Cormier vs. Miocic 2 $77,000 $77,000 win bonus + $4,000 fight week incentive $158,000
vs. John Linekar UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs. Hermansson $33,000 $33,000 win bonus + $4,000 fight week incentive $70,000
vs. Mario Bautista UFC Fight Night: Cejudo vs. Dillashaw $14,000 $14,000 win bonus + $3,500 fight week incentive $31,500
vs. Luri Alcantara UFC Fight Night: Gaethje vs. Vick $12,000 $12,000 win bonus + $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus + $3,500 fight week incentive $77,500
vs. Austin Arnett UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs. Brunson 2 $10,000 $10,000 win bonus + $3,500 Reebok sponsorship $22,500

Sandhagen’s UFC Career

Before signing by the UFC, Sandhagen competed in multiple MMA promotions, notably in his Legacy Fighting Alliance.

On January 27, 2018, He made his UFC debut against Austin Arnett. he won this fight by impressive first-round knockout.

In his second bout, he faced Iuri Alcantara and defeated him by second-round TKO. This performance also earned him his first Fight of the Night award.

Cory Sandhagen’s Next Fight

Cory Sandhagen’s Next Fight is set to be against Song Yadong on September 17, 2022, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Awards and Accomplishments

  • Fight of the Night (Two times)
  • Top-ranked bantamweight
  • 2021 February Knockout of the Month vs. Frankie Edgar

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the net worth of Cory Sandhagen in 2022?

Cory Sandhagen’s net worth in 2022 is estimated at around $2 million. Cory Sandhagen has made most of his net worth from his fighting career in the UFC.

When is the next fight of Cory Sandhagen?

Cory Sandhagen’s Next Fight is set to be against Song Yadong on September 17, 2022, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

What is his MMA record?

As of 2022, Cory Sandhagen’s MMA record is 14-4-0; he is still actively competing, so his record will improve with time.

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Where does he rank in UFC?

Sandhagen is an active UFC bantamweight ranked at number four in his division.

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