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JOE DIESEL RIGGS
Current Rank
-
Height
183 CM / 6'0"
Nationality
United States of America
Weight
83.9 KG / 185 LBS
Nickname
DIESEL
Age
41
Reach
Social Media
Pro Bare Knuckle Record 4-2-1 Wins-Losses-Draws (KOs)

Fighter Record

Result Opponent Event Watch
Scheduled JOSEPH CREER BKFC 63 HART vs STARLING
Aug 03 2024
n/a
No Contest JOSH DYER BKFC 29 MONTANA 2
Sep 10 2022
Loss LORENZO HUNT BKFC 24 Hunt vs Riggs
Apr 30 2022
Win Melvin Guillard BKFC Montana
Oct 09 2021
Loss Héctor Lombard BKFC 18 Beltran vs Shewmaker
Jun 26 2021
Draw Walber Brito De Barros BKFC 6: Malignaggi vs Lobov
Jun 22 2019
Win RUDO TOVAR BKFC 4: USA vs. Mexico
Feb 02 2019
Win Brok Weaver BKFC 3: Adams vs. Shewmaker
Oct 20 2018

Fighter Media

Fighter Bio

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Pro MMA Record: 50-18-1 Win-Loss-Draw)

Joe ‘Diesel’ Riggs is a BKFC OG having made his debut appearance at BKFC 3 where he defeated Brok Weaver over a tough-fought 10 minute war. He went on to toe the line against some of the best in the game including Lorenzo Hunt, Josh Dyer and Hector Lombard. Riggs went on a bit of a hiatus after his no contest with Josh Dyer in 2022 and made his return at BKFC 63 in Sturgis.

Outside of the BKFC, Riggs has an extensive MMA record having fought at the highest level for a long time in promotions like the UFC, Strikeforce, WEC Bellator and more. The New Englander has racked up a massive record of 50-18-1 over an 18 year period, something rarely done. After the MMA days were over, Riggs dabbled in boxing, grappling and kickboxing but decided bare-knuckle was the best hit for his skillset and it’s hard to argue after seeing his performances.

Joe Riggs faced MMA legends like Chris Lytle, Nick Diaz, Matt Hughes, Jason Von Flue, Diego Sanchez and much more. Funny enough, he also faced UFC referee Herb Dean whom he defeated via TKO in round one back in 2003.

Riggs used to be a bodybuilder weighing over 300 pounds and gained a reputation in the gym for being a world-beater. He slimmed down to fight most of his high level career at welterweight but has fought as high up as heavyweight in the past. Riggs also gained a reputation for being a no-nonse kind of guy outside of the cage, or in our case the Squared Circle, having some high profile scuffles with Nick Diaz and Lorenzo Hunt along with some others.

Riggs is still a dangerous man 41 and will continue to be so until he decides to hang 'em up for good. Until then we are excited to see a legend work and expect violence and some controversy when ‘Diesel’ throws down.