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Luke Sanders

"Cool Hand" Luke Sanders
  • Name: Luke Sanders
  • MMA Record: 12-2-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Cool Hand
  • Current Streak: 1 Win
  • Age: 32 | Date of Birth: 1985.12.12
  • Last Fight: April 14, 2018 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Bantamweight | Last Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Nashville MMA
  • Height: 5'7" (170cm) | Reach: 71.0" (180cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $118,000 USD
  • Born: United States
  • Fighting out of: Clarksville, Tennessee
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Luke Sanders MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout

Br Rani Yahya
12-2-0 25-9-0

Us UFC Fight Night 135: Gaethje vs. Iaquinta
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2018.08.25
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Patrick Williams
11-2-0 8-5-0

Us UFC on FOX 29: Poirier vs. Gaethje
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2018.04.14
Odds: -475 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $24,000 ($12K Base, $12K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Al Guinee
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
1:06 Round 2 of 3, 6:06 Total

Us Andre Soukhamthath
11-1-0 11-5-0

Us UFC Fight Night 123: Swanson vs. Ortega
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2017.12.09
Odds: -250 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $12,000 Base | Weigh-In: 135.6 lbs (61.5 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Cancelled Bout Bryan Caraway UFC UFN 123 2017.12.09
Reason: Caraway Injury
Cancelled Bout Felipe Arantes UFC UFN 116 2017.09.16
Reason: Arantes Illness
Loss | Submission | Leglock
3:13 Round 2 of 3, 8:13 Total

Br Iuri Alcântara
11-0-0 34-7-0

Us UFC 209: Woodley vs. Thompson 2
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2017.03.04
Odds: -150 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $12,000 Base | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
#41 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2017
#7 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2017
UFC 209 Performance of the Night
Win | Submission | Choke
3:38 Round 1 of 3

Ve Maximo Blanco
10-0-0 12-6-1

Us UFC Fight Night 81: Dillashaw vs. Cruz
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2016.01.17
Odds: +105 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $70,000 ($10K Base, $10K Bonus, $50K Perf/Night) | Weigh-In: 145.5 lbs (66.0 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#26 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2016
UFC Fight Night 81 Performance of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Us Terrion Ware
9-0-0 13-2-0

Us RFA vs. Legacy FC 1: Pantoja vs. Page
Co-Main Event | Title Defense | Bantamweight | 135

2015.05.08
Odds: -400 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 134.4 lbs (61.0 kgs) | Referee: David Ferguson
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:06 Round 1 of 5

Us Jarred Mercado
8-0-0 12-1-0

Us RFA 20: Sanders vs. Mercado
Main Event | Vacant Title | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2014.11.07
Odds: -275 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 134.6 lbs (61.1 kgs) | Referee: Don Thais
Win | KO/TKO
3:15 Round 2 of 3, 8:15 Total

Us Darrick Minner
7-0-0 9-3-0

Us RFA 17: Cochrane vs. Giagos
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2014.08.22
Weigh-In: 134.8 lbs (61.1 kgs) | Referee: Mark Powell
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Dan Moret
6-0-0 6-0-0

Us RFA 13: Cochrane vs. Escudero
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2014.03.07
Odds: +115 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 145.2 lbs (65.9 kgs) | Referee: Dave Jobeun
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:38 Round 2 of 3, 8:38 Total

Us Zach Underwood
5-0-0 11-4-0

Us XFC 26: Night of Champions 3
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2013.10.18
Weigh-In: 142.0 lbs (64.4 kgs) | Referee: Gary Copeland
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Javon Wright
4-0-0 4-2-0

Us Rhino FC 7
Main Event | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2013.07.19
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
4:53 Round 1 of 3

Us Zachary Sanders
3-0-0 4-1-0

Us XFC 18: Music City Mayhem
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2012.06.22
Weigh-In: 144.8 lbs (65.7 kgs) | Referee: Gary Copeland
Cancelled Bout Chris Wright XFC 18 2012.06.22
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Jonathan Hines

Us Gameness Fighting Championship

2011.11.19
Win | Submission

Us Latral Perdue

Us Gameness Fighting Championship

2011.04.27
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
3:15 Round 1 of 3

Us Josh Jarvis
0-0-0 0-1-0

Us Strikeforce Challengers 13: Woodley vs. Saffiedine
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2011.01.07
Weigh-In: 145.4 lbs (66.0 kgs) | Referee: Al Wichgers

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