Luke Sanders - Official UFC® Profile
Luke
Sanders
13-2-0( W-L-D )
Fight Night Bonuses: 1 Performance of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 5 fights.
Record: 13-2-0
Summary: Well-rounded, athleticism, tough

Fighter Info

Nickname: Cool Hand
From: Brenham, Texas United States
Fights Out Of: Nashville, Tennessee United States
Age: 32
Height: 5' 6" ( 167 cm )
Weight: 135 lb ( 61 kg )
Reach 67"
Leg Reach 36"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
389
52% Successful
202
Types of Successful Strikes
0
202
51% Standing
39% Ground
104
19
79
Striking Defense
56
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
3
33% Successful
1
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
1
1
0
Takedown Defense
63
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Win
Luke Sanders
Apr 14, 2018
59
61
0
1
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Luke Sanders
Dec 9, 2017
23
20
0
0
0
0
0
0
R2 KO/TKO
Loss
Luke Sanders
Mar 4, 2017
23
94
1
1
1
0
0
0
R2 Submission
Win
Luke Sanders
Jan 17, 2016
16
26
1
0
1
1
1
1
R1 Submission
Performance of the Night
Win
Josh Jarvis
Luke Sanders
Strikeforce Challengers 13
Jan 7, 2011
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R1 KO/TKO

Biography

When and why did you start training for fighting? I was 17 when I knew I was definitely made to fight. My friends at the new school I transferred to entered me into a toughman contest at the city fair without me knowing. I fought three grown men that night and won 600 dollars. After that, I knew I would fight for my living.

What ranks and titles have you held? Several time BMX national champion & fourth in 1992 in the grand nationals, 2001 member of the TN state hockey team champions, 2002 - 3rd in TN wrestling & 2004 TN State Champion (145lbs)

Do you have any heroes? My parents for all the hard work and sacrifices they've made for me, and my siblings

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I’m honored for the opportunity...I feel like I'm here to stay and where I need to be.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No

What was your job before you started fighting? HVAC sheet metal mechanic

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 4-0 MMA, 9-0 boxing

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Strikeforce veteran, XFC veteran, RFA 135 Champion 

Favorite Striking technique: knees 


• Pro since 2011

• Seven wins by KO, one by submission (RNC)

• Six first round finishes

• Has gone the five round championship distance once

• Blanco fight was at featherweight

Career

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