Completed MMA Bout

Jessie Riggleman vs. Farkhad Sharipov

Preliminary Card | Bantamweight · 135 lbs | MMA

Jessie Riggleman defeats Farkhad Sharipov via 3 Round Decision

Jessie "Mountain Man" Riggleman
Farkhad "Frank" Sharipov

Round 3

Jessie Riggleman Farkhad Sharipov

"Mountain Man" "Frank"

10-2-0   Pro Record At Fight   13-3-0
Climbed to 11-2   Record After Fight   Fell to 13-4
United States   Nationality   Kyrgyzstan
Harrisonburg, Virginia   Fighting out of   Orlando, Florida
  Age at Fight   27 years, 5 months, 1 week, 4 days
134.5 lbs (61.0 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs)
5'5" (166cm)   Height   5'7" (171cm)
N/A   Reach   70.5" (179cm)
MMA Institute   Gym   Gracie Barra Orlando
Bellator 51
  • Bout Information
  • Event: Bellator 51
  • Date: Saturday 09.24.2011 at 09:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Mark Matheny
  • Venue: Canton Memorial Civic Center
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • Location: Canton, Ohio, United States
  • Bout Billing: Preliminary Card (fight 4 of 10)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Sean Wheelock, Jimmy Smith
  • Broadcast:
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Jimmy Smith
  • Riggleman Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Sharipov Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
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Riggleman vs. Sharipov Wiki Update Wiki

Riggleman and Sharipov took to the cage for the fourth bout of the evening in a bantamweight tilt. The bout served as an alternate bout for the bantamweight tournament.

Sharipov displayed some crisp boxing to start the fight until Riggleman dove for a takedown that Sharipov defended. Riggleman finally got Sharipov down against the cage with the back clinch and tried to get his hooks in. Sharipov stood and scrambled, lifted Riggleman off the canvas and slammed him back down before passing to side control. Riggleman rolled and got to his knees then his feet and dove in for another takedown of his own that Sharipov stuffed. Riggelman kept Sharipov clinched against the cage for some time until Sharipov used a fireman's carry to reverse the position. Sharipov went for a takedown, but Riggleman wound up in a superior position before both fighters got to their feet. Sharipov grabbed another double leg and took Riggleman down against the cage. Riggleman got back to his feet and the fighters exchanged strikes for the final seconds.

Riggleman went low with some punches to the body to start the second frame. Riggleman landed a pair of kicks to the body. Sharipov landed a nice left hook. Sharipov caught Rigglemand in the body with a hard knee coming in then landed a head kick that was mostly blocked. Sharipov started to find his range with the strikes, but Riggleman stayed in the fight. Riggelman wobbled Sharipov with a right hand and charged, forcing Sharipov to dive in on a takedown that Riggleman stuffed. Back on the feet, Sharipoc went to work with leg kicks. Riggleman locked onto Sharipov's body and pushed him into the cage. Sharipov separated and the fighters exchanged punches, most of which missed. Sharipov landed another nice knee to the body. Riggleman landed a leg kick then took a body kick. Sharipov landed a pair of punches, one of which knocked Riggleman's mouth piece out.

Sharipov landed a kick to the body to start the third. Rigglemand landed a good boxing combo, which Sharipov answered with a counter. Riggleman clinched Sharipov against the cage and the fighters traded knees to the legs and body. Riggleman landed some good punches to Sharipov's body and continued to work knees to the thighs. Riggleman swiveled to Sharipov's back and continued to attack his legs with knees. Riggleman picked Sharipov up and dumped him on his head, a move that looked like an unintentional illegal spike. Riggleman went to work with conservative ground and pound from inside Sharipov's guard. Riggleman picked up the pace a bit and landed some nice shots. Sharipov escaped to his feet and landed a right cross. The fighters exchanged punches in the center of the cage, both landing.

The official scorecards read 29-28 Sharipov, 29-28 Riggleman, and 30-27 Riggleman, giving him the Split Decision win.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:20 PM ET
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