Who is Cory Sandhagen's girlfriend? Erica Ueda wants MMA star to quit fighting after 10 years

Cory 'Sandman' Sandhagen, 29, will face 35-year-old TJ Dillashaw at the Blockbuster Bantamweight Headliner of UFC on July 24, 2021


                            Who is Cory Sandhagen's girlfriend? Erica Ueda wants MMA star to quit fighting after 10 years
Cory Sandhagen at a beach outing with girlfriend Erica Ueda (Instagram/Cory Sandhagen)

As MMA icon Cory Sandhagen gears up for the UFC Fight Night showdown against TJ Dillashaw, fans are keen to know about the personal lives of their favorite fighters. Sandhagen and Dillashaw will battle each other in the Bantamweight category at the event on July 24, 2021. The match will take place at UFC Vegas 32 inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

After being benched for 2.5 years due to a PED failure, Dillashaw is seeking redemption through this match. Meanwhile, Sandhagen, who rose to prominence in the recent past, has been on a streak of remarkable knockouts. Sandhagen is currently ranked at No. 2 while Dillashaw is a returning former champion. Needless to say, the fight is going to be legendary. Sandhagen fans are pumped up to see the top MMA icon strive for a win. Perhaps his biggest fan would be Erica Ueda — the woman he had been dating for a long time. 

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Who is Cory Sandhagen's girlfriend Erica Ueda?

Cory James Sandhagen, who is also famous by his nickname 'The Sandman', has been in a relationship with Erica Ueda for nearly three years. The duo started dating officially on October 17, 2018, as Sandhagen posted a stunning beach photo of the couple on October 17, 2019, celebrating their one-year anniversary. 

When he is not training or defeating his opponents, Sandhagen loves to travel to unknown locales. He especially enjoys going on hikes and treks with his girlfriend Ueda and the duo's pet dog. He often shares photos of themselves from these scenic destinations. The couple is believed to live in Denver, Colorado. 



 



 

According to her LinkedIn Profile, Ueda holds a master's degree in exercise physiology from the University of Northern Colorado. She started her career in 2016 as a Recovery Specialist, followed by a Research and Development Director of Recovery Services at Resilience Code. Her last employment details are listed as a Consultant and Administrative Support with META MVMT LIVE, where she had worked for six months. Presently, her profile shows her to be on the lookout for new opportunities. Her preferred job roles include patient advocate, administrative support specialist and small business consultant, among others. 

Sandhagen, who is 29 years old at present, once asked his girlfriend, "Could you imagine me doing this for another 10 years?" Ueda then responded, "God, I hope you don’t do that." Sandhagen then reportedly drew the comparison of Frankie Edgar, who made his Bantamweight debut at the age of 38 years and has emerged triumphant. "Well, he’s doing it, so it’s in the books. It could actually happen," he remarked. 



 

Cory 'Sandman' Sandhagen, 29, will face 35-year-old TJ Dillashaw at the Blockbuster Bantamweight Headliner, which can be viewed live on ESPN+. 

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