- Given Name: Cortney Casey-Sanchez
- Pro MMA Record: 8-7-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
- Nickname: Cast Iron
- Current Streak: 1 Loss
- Age: 32 | Date of Birth: 1987.05.05
- Last Fight: February 17, 2019 in UFC
- Weight Class: Strawweight | Last Weigh-In: 116.0 lbs
- Affiliation: MMA Lab
- Height: 5'7" (170cm) | Reach: 67.0" (170cm)
- Career Disclosed Earnings: $223,000 USD
- Born: Mesa, Arizona, United States
- Fighting out of: Glendale, Arizona
- College: University of Texas El Paso
- Foundation Style: N/A
- Head Coach: John Crouch
- Other Coaches: N/A
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While as a amateur, Sanchez compiled a 4-1 record, which included one Tuff-N-Uff strawweight title defense. After only two pro fights in the US, Sanchez went to fight in the Pacific X-treme Combat promotion, based out of Guam. She quickly became the #1 SW fighter in the Asian circuit.
On 18 July, 2015, Sanchez was called up to the UFC to face division veteran Joanne Calderwood, at UFC Fight Night 72: Bisping vs. Leites; replacing an injuried Bec Rawlings. Sanchez would maker her presence known as she almost finished Calderwood in Round 1. She would go on to lose Round 2 and 3, as the judges awarded Calderwood a UD victory, but her performance caught the eye of the UFC execs, as they awarded her and Calderwood with the $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus.