Binns Management is one of the top MMA managing companies on the whole East Coast, and they're always expanding. Binns Management CEO Jimmy Binns Jr. is always putting his clients in a position to make a name for themselves, and this upcoming Bellator MMA tournament is no different. Oropeza has a long list of accolades, a Matrix Fights veteran, one of the top 215MMA fighters, introducing the 610MMA brand, and is a Bellator MMA veteran just to name a few. Well add Bellator MMA Welterweight Tournament participant, because Sam "Sammy O" Oropeza will be fighting former UFC Welterweight contender and Fight Master: Bellator MMA season 1 winner Joe "Deisel" Riggs at Bellator MMA 112 on March 14th, in Hammond, IN.
Oropeza is on a 5-fight win streak, fighting for promotion top MMA promotions like Matrix Fights and Bellator MMA in the process. All 5 of those victories, were finishes within the first 2 rounds (3 TKO, 2 Submission). Oropeza holds a Pro MMA record of 10-2 and has been one of, if not THE top Welterweight prospect on the East Coast. His most recent fight, he fought at Bellator MMA 108 in Atlantic City, NJ where he won via TKO over Chip Moraza-Pollard within 37 seconds of the first round. He will be taking on the former UFC veteran Joe Riggs.
Riggs has an impressive Pro MMA record of 40-14, and has even fought as a Heavyweight before. Riggs has notable victories over TUF 3 winner Kendall Grove, TUF 4 runner-up Chris Lytle, UFC Welterweight contender Nick Diaz, and even Phil "New York Badass" Baroni. Riggs won his most recent bout via Unanimous Decision over Mike Bronzoulis, to become the Fight Master: Bellator MMA Season 1 Champion. Riggs will have his hands full with this rising star in Oropeza though. Oropeza has been making a name for himself, and with so much fight experience Riggs shouldn't underestimate Oropeza's finishing ability.
The main event of Bellator MMA 112 will feature an immediate rematch, and the third meeting between recently crowned Bellator MMA Featherweight Champion Daniel Straus and former Champ Pat Curran. Also fighting in the Bellator MMA Welterweight tournament will be another Philadelphia native fighter, former UFC veteran Nah-Shon Burrell taking on the very outspoken and TUF 6 alum War Machine. Bellator MMA 112 will air live on Spike TV on Friday, March 14th.
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