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Joe Riggs

49Wins18Losses1Draw2No Contests

Win Rate
70 %
Finish Rate
90 %
Decision Win %
57 %

Joe Riggs

Age
39
Height
6' 0 (183 cm)
Reach
70 in. (5' 10/178 cm)
Ape-Index
0.973
Stance
Southpaw
Nationality
United States
Main Division
Middleweight
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rank
black_belt
Biography
Born in Sanford, Maine and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Riggs began boxing as a child with his father. Although Riggs is right handed, he was encouraged by his boxing coach to fight southpaw, making his power hand his left hand. Riggs began wrestling at Cactus High School in Glendale, Arizona. He followed in the footsteps of his hero, Randy Couture, and became an All-American twice, at Glendale Community College , where he studied to get a Criminal Justice degree. Riggs has trained at Arizona Combat Sports under the Lally brothers, MMA Lab under John Crouch and TNT Training Center under Scott Tannenbaum.
Fighter Trivia
Joe and his wife had a son who died shortly after birth. They have another son. Joe also has a daughter named Jadin who is 3 years younger than his son.

Awards & Accolades

  • Bellator MMA: Fight Master: Bellator MMA Season One Winner
  • World Extreme Cagefighting: WEC Middleweight Championship (One time)
  • UFC: Submission of the Night (One time) vs. Jason Von Flue
  • Z Promotions: Light Heavyweight Championship vs. Shonie Carter
  • Bare Knuckle Boxing™️: BKB Light Heavyweight World Championship

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