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April 5, 1979 |
Castle Rock, Washington, United States
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Benji Russell Radach (born April 5, 1979) is an American mixed martial arts fighter. He is a former member of the Los Angeles Anacondas of the International Fight League, and has also competed in the UFC, WEC, Strikeforce, King of the Cage, MFC, and EliteXC.
Radach began his career as a high school wrestler at Castle Rock High School in Washington State. He finished 5th at the Washington State Wrestling Championships at 141 pounds as a junior and 8th at 148 pounds as a senior.
Mixed martial arts
As a former UFC fighter, Radach spent the last couple of years away from MMA after suffering a severely broken jaw in a fight against Chris Leben. He is well known in the fight world as a promising young prospect whose career was halted by that injury. Radach recovered from his injury and began fighting at middleweight (185 pounds) in the IFL for the Los Angeles Anacondas.
Most recently, Radach signed a three fight deal with EliteXC in 2008 and won his first bout against top-ranked middleweight Murilo Rua at EliteXC: Heat on October 4, 2008. Radach finished the fight via TKO in the 2nd round.
Radach has suffered many injuries throughout his career, including a broken jaw, a herniated disc, neck surgery, ACL replacement, and a broken collarbone, amongst others. Radach would suffer another problem in February 2010 when he caught a staph infection after surgery on a torn pectoral muscle that was suffered in training.
Radach was expected to return from a three year hiatus and face Dmitry Samoilov at Tyumen Fight 2 on December 22, 2013. However, in the weeks leading up to the fight, the event was cancelled.
In 2006 Radach foiled an armed robbery attempt in Vancouver, WA by physically disarming a gunman who was trying to hold up the restaurant that Radach was patronizing.
He was recently named the corporate director of instructor's training for LA Boxing. His responsibilities primarily involve training and preparing potential LA Boxing instructors for lessons of various experience levels.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|28 matches||21 wins||6 losses|
|Loss||21–6–1||Ovince St. Preux||Decision (unanimous)||Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Babalu II||December 4, 2010||3||5:00||St. Louis, Missouri, United States||Light Heavyweight bout|
|Loss||21–5–1||Scott Smith||KO (punch)||Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz||April 11, 2009||3||3:24||San Jose, California, United States|
|Win||21–4–1||Murilo Rua||TKO (punches)||EliteXC: Heat||October 4, 2008||2||2:31||Sunrise, Florida, United States|
|Loss||20–4–1||Matt Horwich||KO (punch)||IFL: World Grand Prix Finals||December 29, 2007||2||1:58||Uncasville, Connecticut, United States|
|Win||20–3–1||Brent Beauparlant||KO (punch)||IFL: World Grand Prix Semifinals||November 3, 2007||1||2:26||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Win||19–3–1||Gerald Harris||TKO (punches)||IFL: 2007 Semifinals||August 2, 2007||1||3:03||East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||18–3–1||Bristol Marunde||TKO (strikes)||IFL: Everett||June 1, 2007||1||1:28||Everett, Washington, United States|
|Win||17–3–1||Brian Foster||Submission (guillotine choke)||IFL: Los Angeles||March 17, 2007||1||1:04||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Win||16–3–1||Ryan McGivern||TKO (punches)||IFL: Houston||February 2, 2007||2||2:22||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Loss||15–3–1||Chris Leben||TKO (broken jaw)||SF 4: Fight For Freedom||June 26, 2004||3||3:43||Gresham, Oregon, United States|
|Loss||15–2–1||Danny Lafever||KO (punch)||Ultimate Ring Challenge 6||October 25, 2003||1||0:55||Longview, Washington, United States|
|Win||15–1–1||Gustavo Machado||KO (punches)||KOTC 28: More Punishment||August 16, 2003||1||1:31||Reno, Nevada, United States|
|Win||14–1–1||Steve Van Fleet||KO (punches)||IFC WC 18: Big Valley Brawl||July 19, 2003||1||1:21||Lakeport, California, United States|
|Win||13–1–1||Joel Blanton||KO (punches)||UFCF: Seattle||March 1, 2003||1||N/A||Seattle, Washington, United States|
|Win||12–1–1||Chris Irvine||KO (punches)||Ultimate Ring Challenge 3||January 4, 2003||1||1:02||Kelso, Washington, United States|
|Loss||11–1–1||Sean Sherk||TKO (cut)||UFC 39||September 27, 2002||1||4:16||Uncasville, Connecticut, United States||Welterweight bout|
|Win||11–0–1||Nick Serra||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 37.5||June 22, 2002||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Welterweight bout|
|NC||10–0–1||Steve Berger||No Contest (overturned by state commission)||UFC 37||May 10, 2002||1||0:27||Bossier City, Louisiana, United States||Welterweight bout|
|Win||10–0||Shannon Ritch||TKO (punches)||MFC 3: Canadian Pride||March 3, 2002||1||1:18||Alberta, Canada|
|Win||9–0||Eric Davila||Decision (unanimous)||Rumble in the Rockies||January 26, 2002||2||3:00||Denver, Colorado, United States|
|Win||8–0||Oscar Verdusco||KO (punch)||UFCF: Olympia Ring Challenge||January 5, 2002||1||0:25||Olympia, Washington, United States|
|Win||7–0||Willy Solorio||TKO (punches)||IFC: Warriors Challenge 16||November 9, 2001||1||1:23||Oroville, California, United States|
|Win||6–0||Royden Demotta||Submission (strikes)||WEC 2||October 4, 2001||1||1:01||Lemoore, California, United States|
|Win||5–0||Eric Perez||KO (punch)||PPKA: Muckelshoot||August 15, 2001||1||0:18||Auburn, Washington, United States|
|Win||4–0||Dennis Asche||Decision (unanimous)||DesertBrawl 1||June 1, 2001||3||5:00||Bend, Oregon, United States|
|Win||3–0||Oz Preciado||KO (punch)||UFCF: Everett Extreme Challenge 3||May 19, 2001||1||N/A||Everett, Washington, United States|
|Win||2–0||Eric Lucas||KO (punch)||Rumble in the Ring 2||April 28, 2001||1||0:09||Auburn, Washington, United States|
|Win||1–0||Clayton Purvis||TKO (punches)||UFCF: Road To Victory||March 17, 2001||3||N/A||Olympia, Washington, United States|
- "Benji Radach vs. Ovince St. Preux Added to Strikeforce Fight Card". MMAWeekly.com. 2010-11-30. Retrieved 2010-11-30.
- "Tyumen Fight 2 Cancelled Event". tapology.com. Retrieved 2014-06-23.
- "Benji Radach Bio". www.ifl.tv. 2007-01-01. Retrieved 2007-03-19.