Drake Riggs

Drake Riggs is an MMA writer who specializes in rankings, the women's fight scene, lists and feature pieces. He has been a passionate fan of MMA ever since 2009. Drake also currently writes for BJPenn.com along with FanSided and is a former contributor to Sherdog. He is a die-hard fan of the NFL's Green Bay Packers and Jacksonville Jaguars as well.
  • WMMA Today logo cover

    WMMA Today Podcast Ep. 17: The Chinese invasion is upon us

    This is the 17th installment of the WMMA Today podcast with Stephen King and Drake Riggs. On this episode, we discussed the Chinese invasion after UFC Beijing! Three stellar performances from the country’s two finest strawweights and a flyweight prospect. We looked back at Invicta FC 32, looked forward to all the crazy...
  • UFC-Fortaleza

    Three bouts added to UFC Fortaleza on February 2

    The UFC will be headed back to Brazil come February and it will be for their second show on ESPN+. Today, we learned what the first three bouts to be added are. Combate confirms that we’ll be getting the return of No. 13 ranked UFC flyweight contender, Mara Romero Borella...
  • Alexandra-Albu-Emily-Whitmire

    UFC 233 gets return of Alexandra Albu as she faces Emily Whitmire

    Fighting consistently doesn’t appear to be one of top Russian strawweight prospect, Alexandra Albu’s (3-0) strong suits as there have been two-year gaps between each of her three professional bouts. Thus making it more of a treat when she is around to fight. However, it’s that time again for...
  • Kaana Asakura vs Ayaka Hamasaki RIZIN 14

    Kanna Asakura vs Ayaka Hamasaki added to RIZIN 14 on New Year’s Eve

    RIZIN Fighting Federation has begun to start announcing matchups for their big annual New Year’s Eve show. This year it’s RIZIN 14 and they definitely started off big with the announcement for their main event as all-time boxing great, Floyd Mayweather looks to take on Japanese kickboxing prodigy, Tenshin...
  • Molly-McCann-Priscila-Cachoeira

    Molly McCann vs Priscila Cachoeira on tap for UFC London in March

    The UFC’s return event to London seemingly has its first fight as two flyweight prospects are targeted to square off. One of which will be coming home. Combate has reported that a flyweight bout between former Cage Warriors champion, England’s “Meatball” Molly McCann (7-2) and Brazil’s Priscila “Pedrita” Cachoeira (8-1)...
  • WMMA Today logo cover

    WMMA Today Podcast Ep. 16: The MMA Gods are listening!

    This is the 16th installment of the WMMA Today podcast with Stephen King and Drake Riggs. On this episode, we discussed the answering of our prayer to the MMA Gods as the fight between “The Violence Queen” Ariane Lipski and Joanne “Dr. Kneevil” Calderwood was made for UFC 233! As was another great...
  • WMMA Today logo cover

    WMMA Today Podcast Ep. 15: The injury bug rears its ugly head

    This is the 15th installment of the WMMA Today podcast with Stephen King and Drake Riggs. On this episode, we discussed the very sad news of two fight canceling injuries in a big ONE Championship fight as well as a highly anticipated UFC debut. Some other awesome fights were announced such as the...
  • paige-vanzant-rachael-ostovich

    Paige VanZant vs Rachael Ostovich set for first ESPN+ card in Brooklyn

    The UFC is making their debut on ESPN early next year and to kick off the first event will be a flyweight scrap between “12 Guage” Paige VanZant (7-4) and Rachael Ostovich (4-4). The fight was confirmed to Newsday earlier today for the UFC Brooklyn card which takes place on January...
  • WMMA Today logo cover

    WMMA Today Podcast Ep. 14: Flyweights, flyweights and oh, did we mention flyweights?

    On this episode, we caught up on all the news we missed since our break between now and episode 13. Which meant a whole lot of flyweight bookings...as well as troubles...or weirdness. And that's putting it lightly. We also touched on a big featherweight matchup that was made as well...