Drake Riggs

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

James Krause: Enjoying the process

Taking steps forward with each and every new day is a requirement in the sport of MMA as the landscape of things is always changing ever so vastly. And while some of those involved are taking their steps into the…

Invicta FC featherweight champion Felicia Spencer signed by the UFC

The UFC officially introduced theirĀ women’s 145-pound featherweight division on February 11, 2017, when top bantamweight contenders Germaine de Randamie and Holly Holm fought over the inaugural title. Since then, there has only been one true featherweight signed to the promotion…

James Krause discusses Megan Anderson win at UFC 232, state of the division

Closing out the UFC calendar year was the big UFC 232 event which featured several big match-ups across all divisions. With much buzz and excitement leading up to the fights, there was only one story that majorly took away from…

The Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos story: Verbalizing via strikes

It’s easy for a division to consistently find itself being showcased the way that the welterweight class is when there are so many extremely talented individuals residing within it. At UFC 235 just this most recent weekend, the division’s title…

Bursting onto the scene: ‘Austrian Wonderboy’ Ismail Naurdiev

This past weekend the UFC touched down in the Czech Republic for UFC Prague, therefore making it the very first time that they’ve done so. As is the norm for every card outside of the US, the UFC likes to…

Top 10 falls from grace in MMA history

Unfortunately, MMA can be quite a cruel bitch when it comes to dealing with fighters closing out their careers. Not everyone gets to escape as unscathed as the captain of Canada, Georges St-Pierre. In wake of the legend’s recently announced…

Invicta FC 34 Preview: What You Need to Know

With the new year comes first events! Every promotion has gotten theirs out of the way for the most part… That’s except for the always exceptional Invicta FC who kicks their 2019 off this Friday night. Invicta FC 34 is…

Former Invicta FC flyweight champion Barb Honchak released from the UFC

Once the flyweight cast of The Ultimate Fighter season 26 was revealed in 2017, all mixed martial arts fans familiar with the division were happy to see the name “Barb Honchak” on that list. In 2013-2014, Honchak was the Invicta…

No time like the present: Nadia Kassem isn’t your next ‘Plain Jane Aussie’

For young fighters that are starting their careers, timing is truly everything. As everyone is different, it means that some progress faster or slower than others. Sometimes a fighter may be fast-tracked when they should have taken it slower, perhaps…

Bellator 214 Preview: What You Need to Know

Bellator MMA is set to put on their very first event of 2019 and it will showcase the crowning of a new champion. This Saturday night, January 26, Bellator 214 will be live from the Inglewood Forum in Los Angeles,…