Joe Riggs

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Date of Birth September 23, 1982
Place of Birth Maine
Age 38 years old
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Joe Riggs

Joseph Jonathan "Joe" Riggs is an American professional mixed martial artist. A professional competitor since 2001, Riggs formerly competed for the UFC, WEC, Strikeforce, Bellator, ProElite, M-1 Global, and King of the Cage. Riggs is the former WEC Middleweight Champion.

Born: September 23, 1982, Sanford, Maine, United States
Other names: Diesel
Nationality: American
Division: Heavyweight, Light Heavyweight, Middleweight, Welterweight (current)
Reach: 70 in (177.8 cm)
Fighting out of: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Team: Grace Fighting Systems
Rank: Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active: 2001–present
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About Joe Riggs

Former WEC Middleweight Champion known as Diesel. He turned professional in 2001 and won 40 of his first 55 bouts.

Before Fame

He trained in boxing and was a two-time All-American wrestler during high school.


He won his fifth consecutive fight on November 16, 2012.

Family Life

He has a son named Joseph with his wife Lisa Riggs.


He suffered a submission defeat to Kendall Grove on August 27, 2011.

Information related to Joe Riggs

  • Mixed martial artists from Maine
  • Mixed martial artists from Arizona
  • World Extreme Cagefighting champions
  • Light heavyweight mixed martial artists
  • Sportspeople from Phoenix, Arizona
  • Middleweight mixed martial artists
  • Heavyweight mixed martial artists
  • American practitioners of Brazilian jiu-jitsu
  • Welterweight mixed martial artists
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