- "The Nightmare," who has been with the UFC since 2005, is leaving the selection of his final opponent in the hands of company president Dana White. He isn't allowing UFC matchmakers to intervene.
- Sanchez entered the UFC through the very first season of the Ultimate Fighter reality show/tournament. He's the last remaining cast member in the organization's current active roster with 32 total fights and counting.
- Sanchez holds a record of 30-13. He last saw action at UFC 253 in September against Jake Matthews and lost by unanimous decision.