Joe “Diesel” Riggs will be returning to the place where it all began the first weekend of December as FiveOuncesofPain.com has recently learned that the UFC and Strikeforce veteran will be returning to the popular Arizona based fight promotion Rage In The Cage for the seventeenth time to face off with the reigning No Limit Fighting Welterweight Champion, Eric Regan in a match-up slated for 170 pounds.
Rage In The Cage 138 is scheduled for Friday, December 4 from Mesa, Arizona.
Riggs will be returning to action for the first time since his unanimous decision victory over Phil Baroni during June of this year during “Strikeforce: Lawer vs. Shields”. Just prior to that bout, Riggs stopped Luke Stewart via TKO during “Strikeforce: Destruction” in November of 2008. Joe is a five-time Strikeforce veteran and a seven-time UFC vet with wins over the likes of Nick Diaz, Chris Lytle and Kendall Grove to his credit.
Regan is a veteran of close to thirty fights and currently sports a record of 13-15 having tested himself against some very tough opposition in fighters like Efrain Escudero, Estevan Payan, Melvin Guillard and Alberto Crane.
A full list of the bouts scheduled for RITC 138 are listed below:
Joe “Diesel” Riggs ( 170 ) vs Eric Regan ( 170 )
Joe Cronin ( 155 ) vs Michael Bailey ( 155 ) vacant RITC LW Title
JoJo Thompson ( 270 ) vs Bryan Humes ( 270 )
Matt Dell ( 155 ) vs TBA
Estevan Payan ( 170 ) vs Shawn Fitzsimmons ( 170 )
Chad Menneke ( 205 ) vs Clifford Starks ( 205 )
Freddie Lux ( 135 ) vs John Moraga ( 135 )
Jed Jobe ( 235 ) vs Jeff Baldonaldo ( 235 )
Matt Betzold ( 140 ) vs Alan Decastro ( 135 )
Mario Montoya ( 150 ) vs Bill Burke ( 150 )
David Lopez ( 185 ) vs Clay Hardt ( 185 )
Nick Marus ( 165 ) vs Sean Scott ( 170 )
Andres Acuna ( 175 ) vs Jose Casillas ( 180 )
Jeff Fletcher ( 160 ) vs James Fabbri ( 160 )
Edwin Louis ( 160 ) vs Ruben Gonzales ( 160 )
Lowen Sniff ( 170 ) vs Andrew Perez ( 175 )
Justin Purcell ( 180 ) vs Peter Hust ( 180 )
Rick Nichols ( 165 ) vs Bobby Pompa ( 165 )
Jaron Padello ( 155 ) vs Jaymes Shulte ( 160 )