On the heels of three consecutive wins, Emmanuel Sanchez found himself a hot property in the MMA world.
Bellator MMA took notice, agreeing to a new contract with the fighter recently.
Sanchez (13-2) is just 25 years old but has already competed 15 times as a pro. He trains out of Roufusport in Milwaukee. Following a 2015 loss to former champion Pat Curran, Sanchez has rebounded with decision wins over Henry Corrales, Justin Lawrence and Daniel Pineda.
Below is the complete press release provided by Bellator:
Bellator MMA is proud to announce that it has retained the services of 25-year-old talent Emmanuel Sanchez (13-2), having re-signed the exciting fighter to a multi-year, multi-fight contract extension.
Sanchez boasts a 6-1 record under the Bellator banner, with his only loss coming in the form of a decision at the hands of former featherweight champion Pat Curran (21-7). The exciting product from the famed Roufusport Team earned his contract extension after winning three fights in a row against Henry Corrales (12-2), Justin Lawrence (8-3) and Daniel Pineda (21-12) all in under five months.
“El Matador’s” fight against Pineda kicked off action for the record breaking “Bellator 149: Shamrock vs. Gracie” event that was watched by over 3.5 million viewers. You can watch the enthralling action by clicking on the image below.
Sanchez trains under the tutelage of highly regarded coach Duke Roufus alongside former WWE superstar CM Punk and other talented MMA fighters the likes of Ben Askren and Anthony Pettis. Earlier this month, Roufus shed light on a positive story involving an MMA fighter and a motor vehicle, when he announced that Sanchez had used his “Bellator 149” purse to buy a new car for his mother.