Andrew Sanchez
El Dirte

USA

POTN-winning finish
MiddleweightUFC
August 9, 2020
Sanchez defeated Wellington Turman via KO (punches) at 4:14 of Round 1 at UFC on ESPN+ 32 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Both fighters traded heavy shots in a first round that saw Sanchez win the battle of significant strikes by a count of 28-to-21. The difference was that Sanchez was able to walk through Turman's best shots, and it was a few massive right hands in the final minute that sealed the deal. As a result, Sanchez improves to 5-3 in the UFC and 12-5 overall. He'll also walk away with one of four $50,000 Performance of the Night bonuses.
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Gets fight on August 8
MiddleweightUFC
June 18, 2020
Sanchez will take on Wellington Turman on August 8, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Sanchez had his middleweight bout against Zak Cummings cancelled in April due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sanchez has a 3-3 record in the UFC, while Turman signed with the UFC a year ago and has gone 1-1.
Taking on Zak Cummings in Nebraska
MiddleweightUFC
January 27, 2020
Sanchez (11-5-0) is scheduled to face Zak Cummings (23-7-0) in a middleweight fight April 25 at UFC Lincoln, Nolan King of USA Today reports.
ANALYSIS
Sanchez will head to Nebraska looking to rebound after he took a loss to Marvin Vettori via unanimous decision back at UFC Tampa in October. The 32-year-old owns a 4-3 record since signing with the promotion in 2016.
Two-fight win streak snapped
MiddleweightUFC
October 12, 2019
Sanchez lost to Marvin Vettori via unanimous decision (27-30, 27-30, 27-30) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Tampa.
ANALYSIS
That'll do it for Sanchez's brief two-fight win streak. Entering as the biggest underdog on Saturday's card, Sanchez was credited with just 39 total strikes landed on 185 attempts. That is good for a paltry 21 percent, and a number that low will almost always result in a fighter coming up short. Even after taking a loss, Sanchez's record with the company is still above .500 (4-3).
Fight moved to Tampa
MiddleweightUFC
October 8, 2019
Sanchez's scheduled middleweight matchup against Marvin Vettori has been moved to UFC Tampa on Oct. 12.
ANALYSIS
Sanchez has won back-to-back decisions under the UFC banner, but getting his next fight has been a rocky road. He was supposed to face David Branch in mid-September, but Branch was forced to withdraw and Vettori stepped in. Vettori unfortunately had to withdraw due to illness the week of the fight, leading that matchup to be postponed. Sanchez sports superior marks in terms of volume striking to those of Vettori, but he absorbs nearly as much as he lands, which can be a problem against higher-caliber fighters. He's also used his wrestling more during his six-fight UFC tenure, but Vettori sports a 79 percent takedown defense and has also faced better competition. Sanchez closed as roughly a (+230) underdog for their originally scheduled matchup, and not much has changed since, as he sits at (+245) as of Tuesday afternoon.
Fight postponed
MiddleweightUFC
September 11, 2019
Sanchez's Sept. 14 fight against Marvin Vettori is being rescheduled for a future date due to Sanchez feeling ill earlier this week, Aaron Bronsteter of TSN.ca reports.
ANALYSIS
A date has yet to be announced but the battle will reportedly still happen, just not at UFC Vancouver this weekend.