WWE Tough Enough star Jeremiah Riggs was back in action at Bellator 61. Riggs competed in the opening bout that aired on MTV2 last month. Though he came up short in his return to the cage Riggs did have one of the best fights of the night slugging it out with undefeated prospect Trey Houston until getting caught in an armbar late in the first round.
The fight was Riggs first fight in over a year. “Big Rigg” competed last at SportFight X ‘Middle Tennessee Mayhem’ last January then took some time off to pursue pro wrestling as he appeared on WWE Tough Enough last summer. With little pro wrestling experience Riggs went on to finish third on the show.