Joseph
Riggs

"Deisel"
  • Age:
    38
  • Gender:
    Male
  • Height:
    6' 0"
  • Weight:
    170
  • Fighting Out Of:
    AZ

Stats

W-L-D
49-18-1
(T)KO
25-8
SUB
19-7

Joseph
Riggs

"Deisel"
  • Age:
    38
  • Gender:
    Male
  • Height:
    6' 0"
  • Weight:
    170
  • Fighting Out Ofs:
    AZ

Stats

W-L-D
49-18-1
(T)KO
25-8
SUB
19-7
Fighter Currently Serving Suspension (NJSACB)

Professional Career Statistics

Current Streak

  • Wins:
    2

Quick Hits

  • Fastest Win:
    00:00
  • Fastest KO:
    00:00
  • Fastest SUB:
    00:33

(T)KO/DEC/SUB Rates

  • Finish Rate:
    89.8%
  • Finished Rate:
    83.3%
  • Win by Decision Rate:
    8.2%
  • Loss by Decision Rate:
    16.7%
  • Win by KO Rate:
    51%
  • Loss by KO Rate:
    44.4%
  • Win by SUB Rate:
    38.8%
  • Loss by SUB Rate:
    38.9%

Time in cage

  • Pro Record:
    49-18-1 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Career Length:
    17 years, 6 months, 18 days
  • Rounds Fought:
    72.1
  • Avg. Fights/Year:
    3.9
  • Longest Layoff:
    1 years, 1 month, 11 days
  • Quickest Turnaround:
    6 days

By the rounds

  • Ave. Rounds (Ws):
    1
  • Ave. Length of Fight (Ws):
    04:52
  • Ave. Rounds (Ls):
    1.2
  • Ave. Length of Fight (Ls):
    05:56

Professional Fight Record

Date Res. Opponent Weightclass Method Round Time
11/23/2019
NC
49-18-1
George Sullivan
(18-8-0)
Middleweight
182 vs 181.5
No Contest
Ring of Combat 70
3 02:08
NSF
04/13/2019
Win
48-18-1
Jared Torgeson
(15-20-0)
Light-heavyweight
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Fusion Fight League: ICF 33- Diesel's Last Ride
1 02:55
01/04/2019
Win
47-18-1
Daniel Yates
(1-0-0)
Middleweight
185.6 vs 184
Submission (Strikes)
KOP 63
1 03:31
NSF
06/01/2018
Loss
47-17-1
Artem Frolov
(11-1-0)
Middleweight
TKO/RSC (Injury)
M-1 Challenge 93
2 00:46
NSF
03/31/2018
Draw
47-17-0
Boris Polezhai
(16-5-0)
Middleweight
Draw
M-1 Challenge 90
3 05:00
02/24/2018
Win
46-17-0
Erick Lozano
(8-11-0)
Light-heavyweight
194 vs 194
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
KOP 60
2 02:53
NSF
10/27/2017
Win
45-17-0
Oleg Olenichev
(8-4-0)

TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
M-1 Challenge 84
1 03:22
09/09/2017
Win
44-17-0
Shonie Carter
(50-31-7)
Light-heavyweight
192.6 vs 197.2
TKO/RSC
Fight Night: Medicine Hat 4
2 01:54
NSF
07/22/2017
Win
43-17-0
Dmitriy Samoylov
(19-13-0)

TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
M-1 Challenge 81
3 01:24
04/28/2017
Win
42-17-0
Jerome Jones
(9-9-0)
Middleweight
182 vs 186
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
WXC 68 Nemesis
1 00:27
10/28/2016
Win
41-17-0
Cody McKenzie
(16-10-0)
Middleweight
180.9 vs 180.5
Submission (Strikes)
Fight Night 2
1 01:51
02/21/2016
Loss
41-16-0
Chris Camozzi
(22-10-0)
Middleweight
186 vs 185.5
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
UFC Fight Night 83: Cerrone vs Oliveira
1 00:45
09/05/2015
Win
40-16-0
Ronald Stallings
(13-7-0)
Middleweight
185.5 vs 184
Disqualification
UFC 191: Johnson vs Dodson
2 02:28
04/25/2015
Loss
40-15-0
Patrick Cote
(20-9-0)
Welterweight
171 vs 171
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 186: Johnson vs Horiguchi
3 05:00
12/13/2014
Loss
40-14-0
Ben Saunders
(17-6-2)
Welterweight
171 vs 170
TKO/RSC (Injury)
UFC on FOX: Miocic vs Dos Santos
1 00:57
11/02/2013
Win
39-14-0
Mikel Bronzoulis
(15-5-1)
Welterweight
170.7 vs 171
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Bellator MMA: Chandler vs. Alvarez II
3 05:00
11/16/2012
Win
38-14-0
Cristobal Leyva
(3-3-0)
Middleweight
184.6 vs 185
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage)
Rage in the Cage - RITC 164
1 02:28
10/13/2012
Win
37-14-0
Josh Cavan
(5-2-0)
Welterweight
169 vs 170
TKO/RSC
Made for War
1 04:16
06/22/2012
Win
36-14-0
Shane Johnson
(9-4-0)
Light-heavyweight
195.5 vs 202.5
KO
Rage in the Cage - RITC 160
2 02:33
05/11/2012
Win
35-14-0
Aaron Brink
(24-23-0)
Light-heavyweight
199.2 vs 212.2
Submission (Arm Bar)
Rage in the Cage - RITC 159
2 01:18
11/26/2011
Win
34-14-0
Shannon Ritch
(51-78-0)
Heavyweight
210 vs 206
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage)
Duel for Domination MMA Extravaganza
1 00:55
08/27/2011
Loss
34-13-0
Kendall Grove
(13-9-0)
Middleweight
185 vs 185
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
ProElite: Arlovski vs. Lopez
1 00:59
05/07/2011
Loss
34-12-0
Bryan Baker
(11-2-0)
Middleweight
184.6 vs 184
TKO/RSC
Bellator Fighting Championships 43
2 03:53
01/28/2011
Loss
34-11-0
Jordan Mein
(18-7-0)
Middleweight
184 vs 177.4
TKO/RSC
Wreck MMA 01/28/11
2 04:30
11/21/2010
Win
33-11-0
Trent Thorne
(6-3-0)
Middleweight
185.2 vs 185.8
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
King of the Cage: 11/21/10
1 03:56
08/13/2010
Win
32-11-0
Louis Taylor
(6-1-0)
Middleweight
181.6 vs 181.2
Submission
Strikeforce MMA - RITC 8/13/10
3 02:07
01/30/2010
Loss
32-10-0
Jay Hieron
(15-4-0)
Welterweight
170.5 vs 170.2
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
STRIKEFORCE - MIAMI
3 05:00
NSF
12/11/2009
Win
31-10-0
Nick Almen
(4-10-0)

Submission (Strikes)
Ironman MMA 1
1 01:51
NSF
12/04/2009
Win
30-10-0
David Barnes
(1-1-0)

TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Rage in the Cage - RITC 138
1 00:57
06/06/2009
Win
29-10-0
Phil Baroni
(13-10-0)
Welterweight
170 vs 168.7
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields
3 05:00
11/20/2008
Win
28-10-0
Luke Stewart
(6-1-0)
Welterweight
170.5 vs 170.5
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
West Coast Productions
2 02:05
NSF
09/20/2008
Loss
28-9-0
Kazuo Misaki
(21-8-2)

TKO/RSC
Strikeforce - Playboy Mansion II
2 02:29
07/26/2008
Win
27-9-0
Matt Dempsey
(0-0-0)
Middleweight
185 vs 185
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Rage in the Cage 112
1 05:00
02/23/2008
Loss
27-8-0
Cory Devela
(5-2-0)
Middleweight
184 vs 184
Submission
Strikeforce at the Dome
1 01:22
NSF
09/29/2007
Win
26-8-0
Eugene Jackson
(13-8-0)
Middleweight
KO (Strike)
StrikeForce- Playboy Mansion
1 03:56
NSF
07/21/2007
Win
25-8-0
Dan Chambers
(8-3-0)

Submission (Triangle Choke)
Hardcore Championship Fighting 1
1 03:25
12/13/2006
Loss
25-7-0
Diego Sanchez
(16-0-0)
Welterweight
170 vs
KO
UFC Fight Night 7: Sanchez vs. Riggs
1 01:45
08/17/2006
Win
24-7-0
Jason Von Flue
(11-5-1)
Welterweight
170 vs 170
Submission (Triangle Choke)
UFC Fight Night 6
1 02:01
05/27/2006
Loss
24-6-0
Mike Swick
(8-1-0)
Middleweight
184.5 vs 185
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
UFC 60: Hughes vs. Gracie
1 02:19
02/04/2006
Win
23-6-0
Nick Diaz
(11-4-0)
Welterweight
169.5 vs 170
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 57: Liddell vs Couture 3
3 05:00
11/19/2005
Loss
23-5-0
Matt Hughes
(36-4-0)
Middleweight
172 vs 170
Submission (Kimura)
UFC 56: Full Force
1 03:28
NSF
10/07/2005
Win
22-5-0
Chris Lytle
(19-11-5)

TKO/RSC
UFC 55: Fury
2 02:00
NSF
05/19/2005
Win
21-5-0
Rob Kimmons
(3-0-0)
Middleweight
Submission (Strikes)
WEC 15: Judgement Day
1 01:24
04/16/2005
Loss
21-4-0
Ivan Salaverry
(10-4-0)
Middleweight
185 vs 184
Submission (Triangle Choke)
UFC 52: Couture vs. Liddell 2
1 02:42
NSF
11/13/2004
Win
20-4-0
Thomas Gil
(3-2-0)

Submission (Arm Bar)
Rage in the Cage 66: Thanks Tri-Valley
1 02:05
NSF
10/21/2004
Win
19-4-0
Chilo Gonzalez
(2-4-0)

Submission (Strikes)
WEC 12: Halloween Fury 3
1 01:50
08/21/2004
Win
18-4-0
Joseph Doerksen
(27-5-0)
Middleweight
185 vs 184.5
TKO/RSC
UFC 49: Unfinished Business
2 03:39
NSF
05/28/2004
Win
17-4-0
Shane Johnson
(4-2-0)

KO (Punches)
Xtreme Cage Fighter 5: Night of Champions
05:00
NSF
05/07/2004
Win
16-4-0
Kendall Grove
(3-0-0)

KO (Elbow)
Rumble On The Rock 5
1 01:31
NSF
04/30/2004
Win
15-4-0
Dave Vitkay
(3-1-0)

KO
International Cage Combat: Trials 2
1 05:00
NSF
03/20/2004
Win
14-4-0
John Renken
(15-27-4)

KO
Rage in the Cage 60: When the Saint Comes Marching In
1 00:28
01/31/2004
Win
13-4-0
Chris Kiever
(3-4-1)
Light-heavyweight
203 vs 205
KO
International Fighting Championship: Battleground Tahoe
1 00:49
NSF
01/16/2004
Loss
13-3-0
Alex Stiebling
(14-5-1)

Submission (Triangle Choke)
WEC 9: Cold Blooded
2 05:00
NSF
12/13/2003
Win
12-3-0
Cory Timmerman
(9-5-0)

Submission (Arm Bar)
Rage in the Cage 57: Tucson Revisited
1 01:11
12/06/2003
Win
11-3-0
Frank Alcala
(2-6-0)
Light-heavyweight
195.5 vs 181
TKO/RSC
International Fighting Championship: Rumble on the Rio
1 00:31
09/13/2003

11-3-0
Andy Montana
(11-2-0)

Unknown (No Contest)
Rage in the Cage 53: The Beat Goes On
05:00
NSF
07/19/2003
Win
10-3-0
Greg Wiken
(12-10-0)

TKO/RSC
Evolution Combat Sports
3 05:00
NSF
06/21/2003
Win
9-3-0
Will Hammond
(1-0-0)

TKO/RSC (Punches)
Montana Art of War 2
1 05:00
NSF
03/01/2003
Loss
9-2-0
Travis Fulton
(122-36-8)

Submission (Choke)
Rage in the Cage 45: Finally
1 00:48
NSF
01/18/2003
Win
8-2-0
Herb Dean
(1-0-0)

Submission (Strikes)
Rage in the Cage 43: The Match
1 00:52
NSF
12/28/2002
Loss
8-1-0
Wesley Correira
(8-4-0)

KO
Rumble On The Rock 1
2 02:07
NSF
12/07/2002
Win
7-1-0
Lemuel Vincent
(0-0-0)

TKO/RSC
Rage in the Cage 42: Road Trip
1 00:23
NSF
10/19/2002
Win
6-1-0
Allen Sullivan
(13-6-0)

Submission (Arm Bar)
Rage in the Cage 39: Bring it On
3 01:57
NSF
09/07/2002
Win
5-1-0
Joe Pardo
(4-5-0)

Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Rage in the Cage 38: Let's Roll
3 03:00
NSF
06/22/2002
Win
4-1-0
Jess Morton
(0-0-0)

TKO/RSC
Rage in the Cage 36: The Rematch
1 03:00
NSF
05/03/2002
Win
3-1-0
Andy Montana
(2-0-0)

Submission (Strikes)
Rage in the Cage 35: This Time It's Personal
1 01:24
NSF
03/15/2002
Loss
3-0-0
Homer Moore
(11-1-1)

Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Rage in the Cage 34: Unfinished Business
3 03:00
NSF
02/02/2002
Win
2-0-0
Joey Vigueria
(4-3-0)

Submission (Strikes)
Rage in the Cage 33: The "Big" Show
1 02:00
NSF
11/07/2001
Win
1-0-0
Justin Lyon
(2-3-0)

Submission (Strikes)
Rage in the Cage 31
1 00:33
NSF
09/26/2001
Win
0-0-0
Ryan Roath
(4-2-0)

Submission (Strikes)
Rage in the Cage 30: Soaring to New Heights
1 02:32

* Bouts marked with an 'Official' logo denote results which have been verified by an ABC-recognized athletic commission
* Bouts marked with an (*) are considered exhibition bouts and do not count towards the fighter's record
* Weights marked with an (*) denote those over the limit for the weight class