Benji Radach

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Benji Radach
Born (1979-04-05) April 5, 1979 (age 35)
Castle Rock, Washington, United States
Other names Razor
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
Division Middleweight
Welterweight
Light Heavyweight
Team Reign MMA
Mixed martial arts record
Total 28
Wins 21
By knockout 17
By submission 1
By decision 3
Losses 6
By knockout 5
By decision 1
No contests 1
Other information
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.

Biography[edit]

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[edit]

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.

EliteXC[edit]

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.

Strikeforce[edit]

After EliteXC's demise, Radach then moved on to Strikeforce where he lost by a controversial knockout to Scott Smith.

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.[1]

He fought Ovince St. Preux for Strikeforce on December 4, 2010.[2] Radach lost to St. Preux via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-25).

Post-Strikeforce[edit]

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.[3]

Outside MMA[edit]

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.[4]

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.[5]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.mmamania.com/2010/2/19/1318133/staph-infection-sends-injured
  2. ^ "Benji Radach vs. Ovince St. Preux Added to Strikeforce Fight Card". MMAWeekly.com. 2010-11-30. Retrieved 2010-11-30. 
  3. ^ "Tyumen Fight 2 Cancelled Event". tapology.com. Retrieved 2014-06-23. 
  4. ^ "Benji Radach Bio". www.ifl.tv. 2007-01-01. Retrieved 2007-03-19. 
  5. ^ www.ifl.tv

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