Joe Riggs vs. Eric Regan headlines “Rage in the Cage 138” on December 4

Joe Riggs will be the heavy favorite at RITC 138.
Joe Riggs will be the heavy favorite at RITC 138.

Rage in the Cage presents “RITC 138” on Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at Buffalo Wild Wings, 1130 West Grove Ave., in Mesa, Ariz. In the main event, 7-time UFC veteran and 5-time Strikeforce veteran Joe “Diesel” Riggs (30-10) returns to RITC action against tough Eric Regan (13-15), a veteran of almost 30 MMA fights and the reigning No Limit Fighting Welterweight Champion.

Riggs is still a legitimate welterweight threat no matter where he is fighting. His last two bouts have been in Strikeforce, where he took home wins over Phil Baroni and Luke Stewart.

Aside from a couple of fights, Regan has fought his entire career in Rage in the Cage. He’s a grappler with 10 of his 13 victories coming from submissions. He’s also a finisher, with only two of his 13 victories having gone to decision.

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Middleweight title fight headlines “Rage in the Cage 134” this Friday Sept. 11 in Tucson, Arizona

This Friday Sept. 11, 2009 Rage in the Cage visits Tucson, Ariz. with “RITC 134.” Headlining the card will be Eddie Arizmendi defending his middleweight title against Mike Ashford. The card will also feature the return of Tucson native and IFL veteran Gabe Casillas taking on Jeremy Larsen.

Special guests for the event include TUF 8 “bad boy” Junie Browning and Tucson’s own George Roop who will be available for photo opportunities, to sign autographs, and talk with fans.

“RITC 34” takes place at the Desert Diamond Casino this Friday. Doors open at 7:00 PM and  fights start at 8:00 PM. Rage in the Cage tickets on sale at the Desert Diamond Box Office ( 520-393-2799 or 866-DDC-Wins ) and through TicketMaster (1-800-745-3000). Advanced tickets are $25, $40 and $100. $5 higher on fight day.

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Picks for this weekend

Now, we all know that the biggest card this weekend is the much anticipated Strikeforce “Carano vs. Cyborg” card, but we here at PRO MMA (promma.info) like to give fans a chance to follow all the MMA the world has to offer. So, here are some picks for the other fight cards this weekend, and if you don’t agree there is always the comment section, and on Monday we will see who was right.

Strikeforce “Carano vs. Cyborg” Undercard
For main card picks check out the PRO MMA Staff Picks

Mike Cook (7-4) vs. Scott Lighty (4-0)
Scott Lighty is the much more technical striker. Even though this is only his fifth MMA fight, he also has had 42 fights in kickboxing with a 29-11-2 record. Mike Cook will be desperate to take the fight to the ground, but at some point during the fight Lighty’s hands will find Cook’s face and his night will end shortly after.
Pick = Scott Lighty

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Richard Hale will hold three simultaneous titles in different weight classes with win at “Rage in the Cage 130”

On Sat., July 18, 2009, “Rage in the Cage 130” will take place at the Gila River Casino in Chandler, Ariz.
Doors open at 5:00 PM, fighter introductions begin at 6:30PM, and the fights start at 7:00 PM. Tickets are now on sale at www.ticketforce.com. Ticket prices are $35 Green area, $65 Blue area, $100 Front rows and $125 Stage. Parking is free. To purchase tickets by phone call 1-877-840-0457. Gila River Casino has requested that fans must be 21 or older to attend this event.

In an unprecedented match up, current RITC Super Heavyweight Champion Adam Padilla (4-2) takes on current RITC Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight Champion Richard Hale (11- 2). If Padilla wins, he will be the second fighter to ever hold two RITC titles simultaneously. If Hale wins, he will be the first fighter to simultaneous hold RITC titles in three different weight classes.

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Drew Fickett attempts to get back on track at “Rage in the Cage 129”

29-year-old UFC veteran Drew Fickett (36-12) will attempt to get back in the win column tonight, June 27, as he faces former Pride/K-1 fighter Shannon Ritch (43-66) at “Rage in the Cage 129: Eastern Invasion” in Globe, Ariz.

It is hard to believe Drew Fickett, who holds wins over such great fighters as Josh Koscheck, Dennis Hallman, Kenny Florian, and Josh Neer, has lost his last four fights (3 (T)KOs & 1 decision), all in 2009.

He has been fighting professionally for ten years, and 1/4 of all his losses have taken place this year.

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PRO MMA exclusive interview with veteran fighter Alberto Crane

Veteran and ex-UFC fighter Alberto Crane fought Eric Regan at Rage in the Cage 123 last Friday night and won by triangle choke at 2:20 of the first round. Crane is a three-time Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Champion and won a gold medal at the 2002 World Jiu-Jitsu Championships. Crane who moved to California in 2007 … Read more

Ricco Rodriguez adds to win streak at RITC 117

Ricco Rodriguez

Rage in the Cage held their 10 year anniversary show (#117) on Saturday November 8, 2008 in the 22,000 seat US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

Drew Fickett returned to the cage in his sixth fight of the year in the co-main event.

Fickett gave up a split decision victory to the much less experienced Jose Cortez fighting out of Take Down Academy.

The main event saw former UFC Heavyweight Champion, Ricco Rodriguez pull off his fifth win in a row in his eighth fight of 2008.

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Joe “Diesel” Riggs is at 170 to stay – PRO MMA Exclusive Interview

by: Cory Brady

Joe “Diesel” Riggs has seen his fair share of ups and downs in his mixed martial arts career. At only 26 years old this 170 pound fighter that used to fight around the 280 pound range has been through a lot in a short amount of time to say the least.

Riggs had a chance at championship glory in the UFC, a post-fight hospital room brawl with Nick Diaz and just missed an opportunity to put an early stop to the mma media phenomenon known as Kimbo Slice.

Riggs most recent fight was a controversial second round technical knockout loss to Kazuo Misaki that most feel was stopped prematurely. Looking to turn a page in his mma career and put the loss to Misaki behind him, Riggs will have the opportunity on November 21st in his last fight on his contract with Strikeforce to rebound in impressive fashion when he faces the always dangerous Luke Stewart.

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RITC 116 – A Night of Finishes

Rage in the Cage held it’s 116th event last night at Tim’s Toyota Center in Prescott, AZ. As usual the action was furious and not a fan in attendance left the arena disappointed. Rage in the Cage’s lightweight and heavyweight titles were up for grabs in a night that saw only one of ten bouts … Read more