Ex-UFC Fighter Dishes Out ‘Savage Ass-Kicking’ To Become Bareknuckle Champ

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Joe Riggs is a fighter and his extensive collection of battles across a whole breadth of fighting sports merely reinforces the obvious. 

At the fine old age of 34, despite being a UFC vet and familiar face in the world of MMA, Joe decided to make a change – swapping the Octagon for the ring and ditching the gloves all together.

After spending a couple of months training hard for a bareknuckle title fight in the UK, Joe, nicknamed Diesel, eventually took on Christian Evans earlier this month.

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With two victories in his last three fights, hardcore fans of Diesel were expecting a lot from the bareknuckle bout – it didn’t dissapoint.

Despite losing the first round on the scorecard, Riggs ‘saw an opportunity and he took it’ in the second, sending Evans spiraling down to the canvas with a barbaric right hook to the eye.

And that wasn’t the only time Riggs opened up on the Welsh former champ, hammering him with a barage of hooks in the final round and dropping him to the canvas with a bleeding head once again.

Ironically that probably wasn’t the best part of the fight – instead, my own personal gem from the battle was when Diesel picked Evans up and launched him to the floor with an MMA throw getting himself a point deducted.

You can watch the full fight here, but the slam occurs at 01:30…

At the minute it remains unclear whether or not Joe will stick around in the world of bareknuckle boxing or if he’ll head straight back to the Octagon.

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It sure seems the fans want him to stay.

I guess only time will tell.