Joe
Riggs
40-15-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 16 fights.
Record: 40-15-0
Summary: Right hand

Fighter Info

Nickname: Diesel
From: Phoenix, Arizona USA
Fights Out Of: Glendale, Arizona USA
Age: 32
Height: 6' 0" ( 182 cm )
Weight: 170 lb ( 77 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
229
48% Successful
109
Types of Successful Strikes
0
109
35% Standing
26%
39% Ground
38
28
43
Striking Defense
58
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
17
53% Successful
9
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
2
6
2
Takedown Defense
79
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Joe Riggs Dec 13, 2014
2 1 0 0 R1 Submission
Ben Saunders 4 0 0 0
Win
Joe Riggs
Strikeforce Challengers 10
Aug 13, 2010
15 0 0 1 R3 Submission
Louis Taylor 25 2 0 1
Loss
Jay Hieron
Strikeforce - Miami
Jan 30, 2010
21 3 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Joe Riggs 6 0 0 0
Win
Joe Riggs
Strikeforce - Lawler vs. Shields
Jun 6, 2009
58 4 2 1 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Phil Baroni 16 2 0 0
Win
Joe Riggs
Strikeforce - Destruction
Nov 21, 2008
36 2 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Luke Stewart 2 0 0 0
Loss
Kazuo Misaki
Strikeforce - At the Mansion 2
Sep 20, 2008
19 0 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Joe Riggs 8 0 0 0
Loss
Cory Devela
Strikeforce - At the Dome
Feb 23, 2008
3 1 0 1 R1 Submission
Joe Riggs 1 0 0 0
Win
Joe Riggs
Strikeforce - Playboy Mansion
Sep 29, 2007
21 2 1 8 R1 KO/TKO
Eugene Jackson 3 0 0 0
Loss
Diego Sanchez Dec 13, 2006
6 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Joe Riggs 3 0 0 0
Win
Joe Riggs Aug 17, 2006
1 1 1 2 R1 Submission
Jason Von Flue 0 0 0 0
Loss
Mike Swick May 27, 2006
5 0 1 0 R1 Submission
Joe Riggs 1 0 0 0
Win
Joe Riggs Feb 4, 2006
51 3 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Nick Diaz 38 0 1 0
Loss
Matt Hughes Nov 19, 2005
8 1 2 1 R1 Submission
Joe Riggs 1 0 0 0
Win
Joe Riggs Oct 7, 2005
15 1 1 1 R2 TKO - Doctor's Stoppage
Chris Lytle 3 1 0 2
Loss
Ivan Salaverry
UFC 52: Couture vs Liddell 2
Apr 16, 2005
2 0 1 0 R1 Submission
Joe Riggs 6 1 0 0
Win
Joe Riggs Aug 21, 2004
29 2 0 3 R2 Submission
Joe Doerksen 6 2 0 0

Biography

TRAINING: S&C in the am, Pro team practice in the afternoon.
 
When and why did you start training for fighting? I have been fighting since I was seven years old; I feel I was born to fight.
 
What ranks and titles have you held? Strikeforce interim welterweight champ, WEC middleweight champ, Bellator Fight Master champ
 
Do you have any heroes? Randy Couture
 
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means the world to me to be back in the UFC. I am more excited now than when I first got in.
 
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I want to get a Criminal Justice degree at GCC.
 
What was your job before you started fighting? Fighting is the only job I ever had.
 
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Brown belt in BJJ
 
Favorite grappling technique: Triangle
 
Favorite striking technique: Right Hook
• Pro since 2001
 
• 29 wins by KO, 7 by submission (4 armbar, RNC, 2 triangle choke)
 
• Fought at heavyweight before
 
• Defeated current referee Herb Dean in 2003 bout
 
• Had 2-1 WEC record, 4-3 in Strikeforce
 
• Owns non-UFC wins over Phil Baroni, Eugene Jackson, and Kendall Grove

Career

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