Joe Riggs replaces Mike Rhodes at UFC Fight Night 51 in Brasilia
MMA vet and recent Bellator MMA “Fight Master” reality-show winner Joe Riggs is reportedly heading back to the UFC.
Riggs (40-14 MMA, 4-4 UFC) has replaced injured Mike Rhodes (6-3 MMA, 0-2 UFC) and will meet welterweight Paulo Thiago (15-7 MMA, 5-7 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 51.
The change was first reported by Combate.com. MMAjunkie could not immediately reach UFC officials for confirmation, and the organization hasn’t made a formal announcement.
UFC Fight Night 51, which features a headlining rematch between heavyweights Andrei Arlovski and Antonio Silva, takes place Sept. 13 at Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in Brasilia, Brazil. The entire event streams on UFC Fight Pass.