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Joe Riggs Fighter Statistics

Pro MMA Record: 49-18-1 NC(2)

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 (Arizona), 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.

Last Fight: George Sullivan
Age: 39
Height 6'0"
Weight 170 lbs
Nick Name: "Diesel"
Nationality: United States
Association: Soul Fighters
49 Wins
KO / TKO
37
75%
Submission
18
36%
Decisions
4
8%
18 Losses
KO / TKO
9
50%
Submission
6
33%
Decisions
3
16%

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Reach 70 in (178 cm)
Team Grace Fighting Systems
Rank Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active 2001–present

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Joe Riggs next fight?
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Joe Riggs last fight?
Joe Riggs had a no contest in his last fight against George Sullivan by No Contest (Overturned) on Nov. 23, 2019 at ROC 70 - Ring of Combat 70.
Is Joe Riggs retired?
Joe Riggs last fought George Sullivan 2 years 5 months and 27 days ago, and should be considered inactive.
Should I bet on Joe Riggs?
Joe Riggs has a 73% win percentage, and has been favored to win in 38% of his fights.
Out of the 13 fights we have recorded, his opening odds average is a -200 favorite, and out of 5 favored matches, he has won 80% of them.
As an underdog he has been in 8 matches, with a win rate of 12% and an odds average of +205.
According to online odds, if you had bet $100 on all 13 of Joe Riggs betting fights, you would have lost $454.
Conversely if you had bet $100 on all of his opponents, you would have made $3.
Where is Joe Riggs from?
Joe Riggs is from Phoenix, Arizona, United States.
Has Joe Riggs ever been knocked out?
Joe Riggs has lost 9 times by KO/TKO. He was last defeated by TKO (Knee Injury) from Artem Frolov on Jun. 01, 2018 at M-1 Challenge 93 - Shlemenko vs. Silva
How long has Joe Riggs been fighting?
Joe Riggs has been fighting for a period of 18 years 27 days, his first fight was on Sep. 26, 2001 at RITC 30 - Soaring to New Heights. He has accumalated roughly 6 hours, 14 minutes and 33 seconds of professional combat.

Fight Record

W / L Opponent Event/Date Method Referee Round Time
NC George Sullivan ROC 70 - Ring of Combat 70
Nov/23/2019
No Contest (Overturned) Keith Peterson 3 2:08
win Dan Yates KOP 63 - KnockOut Promotions 63
Jan/04/2019
TKO (Submission to Punches) 1 3:31
loss Artem Frolov M-1 Challenge 93 - Shlemenko vs. Silva
Jun/01/2018
TKO (Knee Injury) Viktor Korneev 2 0:46
draw Borys Polezhai M-1 Challenge 90 - Kunchenko vs. Butenko
Mar/30/2018
Draw (Split) Vyacheslav Kiselev 3 5:00
win Erick Lozano KOP 60 - KnockOut Promotions 60
Feb/24/2018
TKO (Punches) Vance Swerdan 2 2:53
win Oleg Olenichev M-1 Challenge 84 - 20 Years of MMA
Oct/27/2017
TKO (Punches) Mika Sinkkonen 3 3:21
win Shonie Carter Z Promotions - Fight Night 5: Medicine Hat
Sep/09/2017
TKO (Punches) 2 4:54
win Dmitry Samoilov M-1 Challenge 81 - Battle in the Mountains 6
Jul/22/2017
TKO (Punches) Lukasz Bosacki 3 1:24
win Jerome Jones WXC 68 - Nemesis
Apr/28/2017
TKO (Punches) 1 0:27
win Billy Martin ICF 27 - The Last Stand
Apr/08/2017
TKO (Punches) 1 1:48
win Cody McKenzie Z Promotions - Fight Night 3: Medicine Hat
Oct/28/2016
TKO (Submission to Punches) Jerin Valel 1 1:51
loss Chris Camozzi UFC Fight Night 83 - Cerrone vs. Oliveira
Feb/21/2016
TKO (Knees) Mario Yamasaki 1 0:26
win Ron Stallings UFC 191 - Johnson vs. Dodson 2
Sep/05/2015
Disqualification (Illegal Upkick) Jason Herzog 2 2:28
loss Patrick Cote UFC 186 - Johnson vs. Horiguchi
Apr/25/2015
Decision (Unanimous) Marc Goddard 3 5:00
loss Ben Saunders UFC on Fox 13 - Dos Santos vs. Miocic
Dec/13/2014
TKO (Neck Injury) John McCarthy 1 0:57
win Mike Bronzoulis Bellator MMA - Bellator 106
Nov/02/2013
Decision (Unanimous) John McCarthy 3 5:00
win Cris Leyva RITC - Rage in the Cage 164
Nov/16/2012
TKO (Punches) 1 2:28
win Josh Cavan MFW - Made For War 1
Oct/13/2012
KO (Punches) Tom Johnson 1 4:16
win Shane Johnson RITC - Rage in the Cage 160
Jun/22/2012
KO (Punch) 2 2:33
win Aaron Brink RITC - Rage in the Cage 159
May/11/2012
Submission (Armbar) 2 1:18
win Shannon Ritch Duel for Domination - MMA Extravaganza
Nov/26/2011
TKO (Punches) 1 0:56
loss Kendall Grove ProElite - Arlovski vs. Lopez
Aug/27/2011
Submission (Guillotine Choke) John McCarthy 1 0:59
loss Bryan Baker BFC - Bellator Fighting Championships 43
May/07/2011
KO (Punch) Jason Herzog 2 3:53
loss Jordan Mein Wreck MMA - Strong and Proud
Jan/28/2011
TKO (Punches) 2 4:30
win Trent Thorne KOTC - Forty Eight
Nov/21/2010
TKO (Elbows) Vern Gorman 1 3:56
win Louis Taylor Strikeforce - Challengers 10
Aug/13/2010
TKO (Submission to Punches) Neil Sarembock 3 2:07
loss Jay Hieron Strikeforce - Miami
Jan/30/2010
Decision (Unanimous) Frank Gentile 3 5:00
win Nick Almen IMMA 1 - Ironman MMA
Dec/11/2009
TKO (Submission to Punches and Elbows) 1 1:51
win David Barnes RITC 138 - Rage in the Cage 138
Dec/04/2009
TKO (Punches) 1 0:57
win Phil Baroni Strikeforce - Lawler vs. Shields
Jun/06/2009
Decision (Unanimous) John McCarthy 3 5:00
win Luke Stewart Strikeforce - Destruction
Nov/21/2008
TKO (Punches) John McCarthy 2 2:05
loss Kazuo Misaki Strikeforce - Playboy Mansion 2
Sep/20/2008
TKO (Punches) Josh Rosenthal 2 2:29
win Matt Dempsey RITC 112 - Rage in the Cage 112
Jul/26/2008
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 2 1:47
loss Cory Devela Strikeforce - Strikeforce at the Dome
Feb/23/2008
TKO (Slam) Charlie Pearson 1 1:22
win Eugene Jackson Strikeforce - Playboy Mansion
Sep/29/2007
KO (Punches) Cecil Peoples 1 3:56
win Dan Chambers HCF - Unfinished Business
Jul/21/2007
Submission (Triangle Choke) 1 3:25
loss Diego Sanchez UFC Fight Night 7 - Sanchez vs. Riggs
Dec/13/2006
KO (Knee) John McCarthy 1 1:45
win Jason Von Flue UFC Fight Night 6 - Sanchez vs. Parisyan
Aug/17/2006
Submission (Triangle Choke) Steve Mazzagatti 1 2:01
loss Mike Swick UFC 60 - Hughes vs. Gracie
May/27/2006
Submission (Guillotine Choke) Mario Yamasaki 1 2:19
win Nick Diaz UFC 57 - Liddell vs. Couture 3
Feb/04/2006
Decision (Unanimous) Steve Mazzagatti 3 5:00
loss Matt Hughes UFC 56 - Full Force
Nov/19/2005
Submission (Kimura) John McCarthy 1 3:28
win Chris Lytle UFC 55 - Fury
Oct/07/2005
TKO (Doctor Stoppage) John McCarthy 2 2:00
win Rob Kimmons WEC 15 - Judgment Day
May/19/2005
TKO (Submission to Punches) Josh Rosenthal 1 1:24
loss Ivan Salaverry UFC 52 - Couture vs. Liddell 2
Apr/16/2005
Submission (Triangle Choke) Mario Yamasaki 1 2:42
win Thomas Gil RITC 66 - Rage in the Cage 66
Nov/13/2004
Submission (Armbar) 1 2:05
win Isidro Gonzalez WEC 12 - Halloween Fury 3
Oct/21/2004
TKO (Punches and Elbows) Jon Schorle 1 1:50
win Joe Doerksen UFC 49 - Unfinished Business
Aug/21/2004
TKO (Submission to Elbows) Steve Mazzagatti 2 3:39
win Shane Johnson XCF 5 - Evolution
May/28/2004
KO (Punches) 1 N/A
win Kendall Grove ROTR 5 - Rumble on the Rock 5
May/07/2004
KO (Elbows) Larry Landless 1 3:09
win Dave Vitkay ICC - Trials 2
Apr/30/2004
KO (Punches) 1 N/A
win John Renken RITC 60 - 'The Saint' Goes Marching In
Mar/20/2004
KO (Punch) 1 0:28
win Chris Kiever IFC - Battleground Tahoe
Jan/31/2004
KO (Punch) 1 0:49
loss Alex Stiebling WEC 9 - Cold Blooded
Jan/16/2004
Submission (Triangle Choke) Josh Rosenthal 2 1:54
win Cory Timmerman RITC 57 - Tucson Revisited
Dec/13/2003
Submission (Armbar) 1 1:11
win Frank Alcala IFC - Rumble on the Rio
Dec/06/2003
TKO (Punches) 1 0:31
NC Andy Montana RITC 53 - The Beat Goes On
Sep/13/2003
No Contest 0 0:00
win Greg Wikan ECS - Evolution
Jul/19/2003
TKO (Corner Stoppage) 3 5:00
win Will Hammond AOW - Art of War 2
Jun/21/2003
TKO (Punches) 1 N/A
loss Travis Fulton RITC 45 - Finally
Mar/01/2003
Submission (Choke) 1 0:48
win Herb Dean RITC 43 - The Match
Jan/18/2003
TKO (Submission to Punches) 1 0:52
loss Wesley Correira ROTR 1 - Rumble on the Rock 1
Dec/28/2002
KO (Knee and Punch) 2 2:07
win Lemuel Vincent RITC 42 - Road Trip
Dec/07/2002
TKO (Punches) 1 0:23
win Allan Sullivan RITC 39 - Bring It
Oct/19/2002
Submission (Armbar) 3 1:57
win Joe Pardo RITC 38 - Let's Roll
Sep/07/2002
Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
win Jess Morton RITC 36 - The Rematch
Jun/22/2002
TKO (Retirement) 1 3:00
win Andy Montana RITC 35 - This Time It's Personal
May/03/2002
TKO (Submission to Punches) 1 1:24
loss Homer Moore RITC 34 - Rage in the Cage 34
Mar/15/2002
Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
win Joey Vigueria RITC 33 - The Big Show
Feb/02/2002
TKO (Submission to Punches) 1 2:00
win Justin Lyon RITC 31 - Rage in the Cage 31
Nov/07/2001
TKO (Submission to Punches) 1 0:33
win Ryan Roath RITC 30 - Soaring to New Heights
Sep/26/2001
TKO (Submission to Punches) 1 2:32