Undefeated Diego 'The Nightmare' Sanchez Faces Joe 'Diesel' Riggs From Marine Corps Air Station Miramar on Spike TV Wednesday, December 13 at 8:00 PM ET
First Ever UFC Fight Card on a Military Base Features the Ultimate Fighter
Alums Sanchez, Josh Koscheck, Shonie Carter, and Marcus Davis
Seats to Be Auctioned Off to Benefit Families of Miramar Marines Stationed
in the Middle East
NEW YORK, Nov. 15 -- Diego "The Nightmare" Sanchez,
undefeated (18-0) and on the cusp of a welterweight title shot, faces
possibly his toughest test to date against veteran UFC fighter Joe Riggs
(28-8) on Spike TV's UFC Fight Night on Wednesday, December 13 at 8:00 PM
ET. Also appearing on the card are The Ultimate Fighter alumni Josh
Koschek, Shonie Carter and Marcus Davis. This special event will take place
LIVE in an aircraft hangar at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San
Diego, CA, and is the first ever live UFC event on a military base.
The audience will consist solely of three thousand United States
Marines stationed at Miramar, except for five (5) pairs of seats which are
being auctioned off to the general public to this incredible event. This is
the ONLY way non-military will be able to gain access to this UFC Fight
Night. All auction proceeds will benefit the Marine Corps Community
Services Quality of Life Programs for the Marines and Families, which
support the health and well-being of active duty service members and their
families throughout the year.
"We are holding this fight at Miramar as our way of saluting the brave
men and women of the United States Military fighting oversees in the name
of freedom," said UFC President Dana White and Spike TV General Manager
Kevin Kay, in a joint statement.
Sanchez, fighting out of Albuquerque, NM, has defeated many of the
UFC's top welterweight contenders over the eighteen months since winning
the Ultimate Fighter 1 Finale over Kenny Florian in April 2005. With wins
over Karo Parisyan, John Alessio, Nick Diaz, and Brian Gassaway, a victory
over the battle-tested Riggs would bring him one step closer to the title
shot he craves.
At 24, Joe Riggs, fighting out of Phoenix, AZ is a UFC veteran who has
tangled in the Octagon with some of the UFC's best, including welterweight
champion Matt Hughes at UFC 56, where Riggs was submitted in the first
round. A recent victory over Jason Von Flue on Spike TV has put Riggs back
in the mix of contenders for the UFC welterweight crown. Sanchez stands in
his path back towards the top of the welterweight division.
Joe "Diesel" Riggs (28-8-0) VS Diego "The Nightmare" Sanchez (17-0-0)
6'0"/170 lbs. 5'11"/170 lbs.
Fighting out of: Phoenix, AZ Fighting out of: Albuquerque, NM
Marcus "The Irish Hand Grenade" Davis VS Shonie "Mr. International" Carter
5'10"/170 lbs. 5'9"/170 lbs.
Fighting out of: Bangor, ME Fighting out of: Chicago, IL
Drew "The Master" Fickett (30-4-0) VS Karo "The Heat" Parisyan (23-3-0)
5'10"/170 lbs. 5'10"/169 lbs.
Fighting out of: Tuscon, AZ Fighting out of: North Hollywood, CA
Jeff "The Inferno" Joslin (5-2-0) VS Josh "Kos" Koscheck (8-1-0)
6'0"/170 lbs. 5'10"/170 lbs.
Fighting out of: Hamilton, Ontario Fighting out of: Fresno, CA
Logan Clark(7-0-0) VS Steve Byrnes (6-0-0)
6'2"/185 lbs. 6'1"/185 lbs
Fighting out of: Lake City, MN Fighting out of: Kauai, HI
Keita Nakamura (13-0-2) VS Anthony "The Crush" Torres (4-0-0)
5'11"/167 lbs. 5'10"/170 lbs.
Fighting out of: Tokyo, Japan Fighting out of: Kailua, HI
Dave "The Warrior" Menne (35-5-1) VS Luigi Fioravanti (8-1-0)
5'10"/185 lbs. 5'8"/185 lbs.
Fighting out of: Forest Lake, MN Fighting out of: Orlando, FL
Alan Belcher (8-2-0) VS Jorge Santiago
6'2"/185 lbs. 6'1"/185 lbs.
Fighting out of: Biloxi, MS Fighting out of: Coconut Creek, FL
Light Heavyweight Bout
Victor "The Matrix" Valimaki VS David Heath
6'0"/205 lbs. 5'11"/205 lbs.
Fighting out of: Edmonton, Alberta Fighting out of: Tulsa, OK
SOURCE Spike TV