Cory Sandhagen 2022: Net worth, earnings and next fight

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Cory Sandhagen is an American professional MMA fighter who has a net worth of $2 million. Currently, he fights in the bantamweight division of the UFC. Here you will know about Sandhagen net worth, career earnings, early life and upcoming fight.

About Cory Sandhagen

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

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

Fighter name Cory Sandhagen
Net value $2 million
MMA registration 14-4-0
Nickname The sand man
Nationality American
Height 5′ 11″
lester 135 pounds.
Reach 70″
Position To change
Date of birth (Age) April 20, 1992 (30 years old)


Early life

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

He played a lot of basketball as a child, but after growing up he developed an interest in combat sports and started training in mixed martial arts with his friends.

Over time, he became very good at MMA and won several 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 to be around $2 million. Cory Sandhagen derived most of his net worth from his fighting career in the UFC.

February 06, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA was his biggest payday when he fought veteran Frankie Edgar. He earned $221,000 for that fight.

Sandhagen is the number four bantamweight in the UFC, one of the well-paid fighters with an average salary of $180,000.

Career earnings

According to multiple reliable sources, Sandhagen is estimated to have earned $1,157,300 throughout his fighting career to date in MMA.

Cory Sandhagen vs. Petr Yan

In his recent fight against former champion Petr Yan, he suffered a unanimous decision loss in a five-round war. Jan Blachowicz and Glover Teixeira were the card’s headliners.

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

against TJ Dillashaw

On July 24, 2021, at UFC Fight Night, Sandhagen fought another former champion, TJ Dillashaw. Unfortunately, he lost that fight via unanimous decision.

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

against 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 for that fight; this included his base salary of $83,000, fighting to earn an $83,000 bonus, a performance bonus of $50,000, and a $5,000 fight week incentive.

against Marlon Moraes

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

He earned $215,000 from that fight, including his base salary of $80,000, one fight win bonus of $80,000, Performance of the Night bonus of $50,000, and sponsorship of $5,000.

against Aljamain Sterling

At UFC 250: Nunes vs. Spencer, Sandhagen fought current champion Aljamain Sterling. Unfortunately, he lost that fight via submission in the first round.

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

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

Sandhagen’s UFC career

Prior to signing with the UFC, Sandhagen participated in several MMA promotions, including its Legacy Fighting Alliance.

On January 27, 2018, he made his UFC debut against Austin Arnett. he won that fight by impressive knockout in the first round.

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

Cory Sandhagen’s next fight

Cory Sandhagen’s next fight is scheduled to be against Song Yadong on September 17, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Awards and Achievements

  • Fight of the Night (twice)
  • Highest ranked bantamweight
  • KO of the month for February 2021 against Frankie Edgar

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cory Sandhagen’s net worth in 2022?

Cory Sandhagen’s net worth in 2022 is estimated to be around $2 million. Cory Sandhagen derived most of his net worth from his fighting career in the UFC.

When is Cory Sandhagen’s next fight?

Cory Sandhagen’s next fight is scheduled to be against Song Yadong on September 17, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

What is his record in MMA?

As of 2022, Cory Sandhagen’s MMA record is 14-4-0; he is still in active competition, so his record will improve over time.

Where does he rank in the UFC?

Sandhagen is an active UFC bantamweight ranked fourth in his division.

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