Despite therapeutic advances, the effective treatment for relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) remains a major clinical challenge. Evasion of apoptosis through upregulating antiapoptotic B-cell lymphoma-2 (BCL-2) family members and p53 inactivation, and abnormal activation of B-cell receptor signaling pathway are two important pathogenic factors for DLBCL. In this study, our aim is to explore a rational combination of BCL-2 inhibitor plus Brutons tyrosine kinase (BTK) blockade or p53 activation for treating DLBCL with the above characteristics. We demonstrated that a novel BCL-2 selective inhibitor APG-2575 effectively suppressed DLBCL with BCL-2 high expression via activating the mitochondrial apoptosis pathway. BTK inhibitor ibrutinib combined with BCL-2 inhibitors showed synergistic antitumor effect in DLBCL with mean expression of BCL-2 and myeloid cell leukemia-1 (MCL-1) through upregulating the expression level of BIM and modulating MCL-1 and p-Akt expression. For p53 wild-type DLBCL with high expression of BCL-2, APG-2575 showed strong synergic effect with mouse double minute 2 (MDM2)p53 inhibitor APG-115 that can achieve potent antitumor effect and markedly prolong survival in animal models. Collectively, our data provide an effective and precise therapeutic strategy through rational combination of BCL-2 and BTK or MDM2p53 inhibitors for DLBCL, which deserves further clinical investigation.