With Joe Riggs forced to withdraw from a planned UFC Fight Night 51 meeting with Paulo Thiago, Sean Spencer has agreed to step in and take his place.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Joe Riggs was injured in a firearm accident at his Arizona home on Monday night, resulting in his withdrawal from a UFC Fight Night bout against Paulo Thiago in Brazil on Sept. 13. read news >>
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Joe Riggs' resurgence from small-show journeyman to legitimate welterweight over the last three years has been one of the greatest unsung stories in MMA. While he won Bellator's Fight Master series in 2013 and was poised to return to the UFC after more than eight years outside the world's biggest mixed martial arts promotion, his scheduled comeback fight with Paulo Thiago has been scrapped after Riggs sustained accidental gunshot wounds to his hand and leg.
The news was first reported on UFC.com read news >>
Scheduled to return to the Octagon in Brasilia, Brazil on September 13 against Paulo Thiago, veteran Joe "Diesel" Riggs's first UFC bout since 2006 has been put on hold after an accident at Riggs' home... read news >>
Winning Bellator MMA’s ill-fated “Fight Master” show didn’t earn Joe Riggs another bout in the promotion, but perhaps it played a role in the Arizona native signing with the UFC. read news >>
Joe Riggs and Andrei Arlovski are sharing a UFC card for the first time since UFC 55 back in 2005.
That's when "The Pitbull" slept Paul Buentello, on the same night "Diesel" stopped Chris Lytle on a cut. Now they're both back inside the Octagon for the UFC Fight Night 51 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on FOX Sports 1, which takes place on Sept. 13, 2014 inside Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in Brasilia.
While Arlovski battles "Bigfoot" Silva in the main event, Riggs will take on Paulo Th read news >>
Mike Rhodes is injured, and according to a report, the UFC has brought back long time MMA vet Joe Riggs to step in.
In a signing that seems to be right out of left field, Globo reports that long time MMA vet Joe Riggs is returning to the UFC. According to the Brazilian site, Mike Rhodes has suffered an injury and 'Diesel' has been tapped to make a return as he steps in to face Paulo Thiago at UFC Fight Night 51: Bigfoot vs. Arlovski 2 this September.
Riggs has last fought at Bellator 106, taking read news >>
The UFC Fight Night 51 is shaping up fast, and the promotion added a pair of welterweight match-ups.
George Sullivan and Igor Araujo, who are perfect inside the Octagon, will battle at the UFN card in Brasilia, Brazil, on Sept. 13, sources told MMAFighting.com.
Sullivan (15-3, 1 no-contest) returns to the cage following a unanimous decision victory over Mike Rhodes in his Octagon debut in January. The welterweight won six straight, with three TKO victories in 2013.
Araujo (25-6, 1 no-contest), a read news >>
Two struggling welterweights will throw hands on FOX Sports 1 this fall in Brazil.
Not long after the ink dried on his new four-fight contract, veteran welterweight Paulo Thiago has been tasked with turning away Mike Rhodes at the UFC Fight Night 51 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on FOX Sports 1, which takes place on Sept. 13, 2014 inside Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in Brasilia.
Combate reported the news on Saturday.
Thiago (15-7) is probably best known for knocking out Josh Koscheck in his Octagon read news >>
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Despite a less-than-impressive record over the last four years, welterweight Paulo Thiago has signed a new contract with the UFC.
UFC welterweight Paulo Thiago hasn't had the best luck over the last four years. After a solid start to his career in the octagon, he has won but two of his last eight bouts and lost four out his last five overall. This led many to believe that the Brazilian Special Forces police officer would likely be released by the promotion, especially after his last loss to Gasa read news >>
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Paulo Thiago is on a losing skid, but he will continue in the UFC.
Thiago, who shocked the world in 2009 with a first-round TKO victory over Josh Koscheck in his Octagon debut, has lost six of his last eight bouts in the UFC, but he has earned another chance as he signed a new four-fight deal with the promotion.
The fighter confirmed the deal to MMAFighting.com following a report from Combate.
"I was cool, but anxious because all of the recent cuts they did," Thiago told MMAFighting.com. "I wasn read news >>