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.
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    WMMA Today Podcast Ep. 8: New fights! RIZIN 12 recap & Kayla’s return

    This is the eighth installment of the WMMA Today podcast with Stephen King and Drake Riggs. On this episode, we discussed all the many different fight announcements we got this weekend! UFC Denver added two to its card while UFC 229 got one along with Invicta FC 31 doing some shuffling. There wasn’t...
  • Viviane Pereira

    Week after being let go by UFC, Viviane Pereira joins Invicta FC

    After a fairly surprising release from the UFC last week despite only two career losses, Brazil’s Viviane Pereira has already found herself a new MMA organization to call home. At only 24-years of age and not getting completely dominated in her only two UFC/career losses, the 13-2 Pereira’s cut was...
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    WMMA Today Podcast Ep. 7: UFC 227 recap and Rizin 12 preview

    This is the seventh installment of the WMMA Today podcast with Stephen King and Drake Riggs. On this episode, we discussed topics ranging from the Kayla Harrison’s quick return to action at the upcoming PFL 6 to the recent UFC fight announcements. We recapped the action from UFC 227 in Los Angeles and previewed...
  • Liz Carmouche

    Drake’s Top 10 MMA Rankings

    I have continually been attempting to construct the perfect set of MMA rankings for years now and the goal has always remained the same: to find the very best and most accurate rankings possible by comparing with the UFC’s official rankings also while looking at the best in the world...
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    UFC 229 gets bantamweight clash with Yana Kunitskaya vs Lina Lansberg

    After the monster-sized announcement that UFC 229 on October 6th would be headlined by the highly anticipated lightweight title bout between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor, it only made sense that more bout announcements were soon to follow. The event will take place in the T-Mobile Arena in Las...
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    Minna Grusander has ‘no respect left’ for ‘lucky winner’ Jinh Yu Frey

    Invicta FC 30 recently took place and in its main event, a new atomweight champion was crowned…to the displeasure of many. Perennial top contender at 105-pounds and one of the faces of Invicta, Jinh Yu Frey earned a unanimous decision victory over Finnish opponent, Minna Grusander. But it wouldn’t...
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    WMMA Today Podcast Ep. 6: UFC on Fox 30/Rizin 11 recap & UFC 227 preview

    This is the sixth installment of the WMMA Today podcast with Stephen King and Drake Riggs. On this episode, we discussed topics ranging from the reported bantamweight bout between Ketlen Vieira and Tonya Evinger to a former champion’s return. We recapped the action from the epic UFC on Fox 30 in Calgary and...
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    WMMA Today Podcast Ep. 5: Invicta FC 30 Recap and UFC on Fox 30 Preview

    This is the fifth installment of the WMMA Today podcast with Stephen King and Drake Riggs. On this episode, we discussed topics ranging from UFC 228’s recently announced flyweight title bout between champion Nicco Montano and challenger Valentina Shevchenko. We recapped the action from the fun and controversial Invicta FC 30 card as...
  • 10 Times the UFC Disrespected its Fighters

    Nobody likes to be disrespected or treated poorly by their boss or the company that they work for. Unfortunately, in the UFC it has become pretty common grounds. But this is the fight business after all. With that in mind, we targetted 10 of the biggest instances where the...