Cory Sandhagen Career Earnings (purse, payouts) + Net Worth

Cory Sandhagen is an American mixed martial artist and Bantamweight contender in the UFC. Also called “The Sandman”, he is well-known for his impressive record and brutal finishing. Hence, today we will instead take a look at Cory Sandhagen Career Earnings and Net Worth. 

After making an impressive start, Cory quickly shot up the UFC’s rankings. However, the American’s hype train hit a brick wall when current champ, Aljamain Sterling put him to sleep with a chokehold. Fortunately for Sandhagen, he was able to make strong comebacks against Marlon Moraes and Frankie Edgar. 

Known for his effortless striking, energetic movement, and grappling, Cory is sure to have made good money from his fights. Thus, the only question in people’s minds will be: How much did he earn? Well, let’s examine all of Cory Sandhagen’s career earnings, prize money, pay, salaries, earnings, bonuses in detail.

Cory Sandhagen lands a flying knee to knock out Frankie Edgar in their bantamweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on February 06, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Credits: Getty Images)

Before we begin, here are some important things to keep in mind. Firstly, Nevada State Athletic Commission does not release fighter pay, so none of the following payout data for the event is official. However, we can estimate a fighter’s pay info by looking at their previous, officially-released salaries.

Secondly, Cory’s salary, incentive pay, and PPV revenue from his upcoming fight with Petr Yan are yet to be released. Hence, you can check back here for updates. With all that out of the way, let’s begin.

Cory Sandhagen Career Earnings

Cory Sandhagen kicks Marlon Moraes of Brazil in their bantamweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on October 11, 2020, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Credits: Getty Images)
Fighter  Result  Base Salary Win Bonus Performance Bonus Incentive Pay/ Sponsorship Total 
TJ Dillashaw L (SD) $90,000 $0   $6,000 $96,000
Frankie Edgar W $80,000 $80,000 $50,000 $5,000 $215,000
Marlon Moraes W $80,000 $80,000 $50,000 $5,000 $215,000
Aljamain Sterling L $80,000 $0 $0 $5,000 $85,000
Raphael Assunção W $77,000 $77,000 $0 $4,000 $158,000
John Lineker W $33,000 $33,000 $0 $4,000 $70,000
Mario Bautista W $14,000 $14,000 $0 $3,500 $31,500
Iuri Alcântara W $12,000 $12,000 $50,000 $3,500 $77,500
Austin Arnett W $10,000 $10,000 $0 $3,500 $23,500

Total UFC Earnings: $971,500 ($0.97 million)

A Glance at Cory Sandhagen Accumulation

Name Cory Sandhagen 
Age 29 years old ( Born 1992)
Net Worth $1 million+
Status Active
Salary $96,000 ( last fight vs TJ Dillashaw)
Source of Wealth UFC Career, Endorsements
Endorsements  Reebok, Trojan Condoms,, Jed North Move
Endorsement Earnings $500,000
Marital Status  Unmarried
Residence  Aurora, Colorado
Charities N/A

What is Cory Sandhagen Net Worth in 2021?

According to our research, Cory Sandhagen’s Net Worth sits at around $1 million (approx.) in 2021. For the most part, Cory makes most of his killing plying his trade inside the Octagon but also from his lucrative endorsement deals. Currently, the American fighter is sponsored by Reebok, Trojan Condoms,, Jed North Move, and more. 

As mentioned above, Sandhagen’s earnings from UFC ( includes pay, salaries, earnings, bonuses) amount to $0.97 million. However, Cory began his career fighting in the LFA, SCL, FTW, and Paramount MMA. Thus, if we take into account the prize money from these fights, Cory’s earnings from MMA amount to about $1 million.

With his career still blooming, the 29-year-old’s influence is expected to keep increasing,  making him a very marketable athlete. As such, you can expect a significant increase in Cory’s endorsement earnings in the coming years. Moreover, “Sandman” will look to increase his Net Worth, even more, when he takes on Petr Yan at UFC 267

Sami Haider

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Sami Haider is a UFC/boxing journalist who connects combat sports to pop culture. His deep passion for the UFC started in 2018, triggered by the UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor fight. He is a passionate writer who has a profound love for the sport and the skills that are used in it. Through his work, Sami aspires to connect combat sportsmen and their enthusiastic fans.


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