Riggs, Rodriguez Head RITC Anniversary Show


Joe “Diesel” Riggs. Photo courtesy of Strikeforce.

Longtime veteran Joe “Diesel” Riggs and former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez will compete in separate bouts that will headline Rage in the Cage’s tenth-anniversary show, which will take place at the U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona on November 8.

The organization officially announced the event in a press release sent out to the media yesterday. Tickets are now available at the U.S. Airways Center Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations. Additional bouts are expected to be added to the card in the near future.

Riggs will take on middleweight prospect J.R. Schumacher while Rodriguez will go up against Robert Beraun in a rematch of their January 2006 where Beraun upset Rodriguez and won an unanimous decision. A total of three championship bouts will also take place.

The current fight card for the event is after the jump.

Main Card:

Joe Riggs vs. J.R. Schumacher
Ricco Rodriguez vs. Robert Beraun
Vince Lucero vs. Eric Prindle (RITC Super Heavyweight Title)
Alex Coronado vs. Ryan Kelly (RITC Welterweight Title)
James Ramsey vs. Austin Pascucci (RITC Featherweight Title)
Joe Cronin vs. Jeff Horlacher
Richard Hale vs. Rio Mayo
Jose Cortez vs. Zack Mathews
Matt Dell vs. Nick Hedrick
Cody Pearce vs. Abraham Cortez
Jacob Ortiz vs. Colten Smith
Chris McGraw vs. Roman Salazar

Preliminary Fights:

Freddy Fernandez vs. Shawn Hargrove
Jay Boss vs. Brent Agee
Shawn “Iceman” Frye vs. Robert Wilbanks
Steve Bullock vs. Brandon O’Brian
Logan Hopp vs. Steve Bullock
Rick Encinas vs. Scott Guenther
Josh Madrigal vs. Justin Cuevas

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