Tuesday June14, 2016— Undefeated Middleweight Champion Sidney Wheeler Defends His Title Against UFC Veteran Joe Riggs on August 13 at the Gatlinburg Convention Center in Gatlinburg, TN.
Simpsonville, SC. — Fresh off the heels of announcing long time sponsor Ogle, Erod and Baril’s purchase of a minority stake in the promotion, Valor Fights has even bigger news this week. Undefeated, 19-year-old middleweight champion Sidney Wheeler will put his title on the line against UFC veteran Joe “Diesel” Riggs in the main event of Valor Fights 36 on August 13 at the Gatlinburg Convention Center in Gatlinburg, TN.
Wheeler recently defeated Kendrick Miree in an amazing back and forth battle in the main event of Valor Fights on May 14. Miree tested Wheeler like no one else has, but ultimately succumbed to a rear naked choke with just 28 second left in the fifth and final round. Riggs has fought some of the best and brightest fighters in the world including Nick Diaz, Mike Swick, Matt Hughes and Diego Sanchez. Riggs will test every part of Wheelers game and see if he’s ready for the next level.
“We are truly excited to welcome a world class competitor like Joe “Diesel” Riggs to Valor Fights,” said President Tim Loy. “ He will give our undefeated champion Sidney Wheeler everything he can handle and then some. Riggs has been in the cage with the very best in the world and we are looking forward to seeing him compete inside the Valor cage. Wheeler is looking to make a statement and prove that he belongs on the biggest stage in the sport. We are working feverishly to make the rest of the fights just as exciting for our great fans in Gatlinburg come August 13!”
“I’m going in like any other fight and that is balls to the wall.” Wheeler stated. “He won’t be able to handle my pressure. I’ll have excellent footing on the new canvas and that will allow me to sit on every single punch. I will administer pain. I will administer severe pain and a whole lot of punishment.”
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