Height: 6'3" (191cm)
Weight: 244 lbs
Eddie "The Manic Hispanic" Sanchez (born Eduardo Arturo Sanchez on November 4, 1982) is an American mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter.
Sanchez trains at the North County Fight Club. His current record is 8 wins, 3 losses, and 0 draws.
On February 3, 2007 at the Ultimate Fighting Championship's UFC 67, he lost to Mirko Filipovic "Cro Cop" by technical knockout (TKO) due to punches at 4:33 of the first round, in Filipovic's debut fight in the UFC. Average betting for this fight was around -1200 for "Cro Cop" and +800 for Eddie Sanchez, the biggest gap for underdog/favorite in UFC history.
Sanchez defeated Irish heavyweight Colin Robinson by TKO at UFC 72.
At UFC 79, held on December 29, 2007, Sanchez defeated Soa Palalei via TKO (strikes). Eddie went on to lose to Antoni Hardonk at UFC 85 in London on June 7, 2008. Sanchez took the Hardonk fight on short notice, as a late replacement for Neil Wain. Sanchez was noticeably out of shape at the weigh in, but despite this, he knocked Hardonk down twice, once in the first round and once in the second, before succumbing to strikes at 4:15 in the second round.
Sanchez is of Mexican and Dominican descent.