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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.

BioEdit

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 ArtsEdit

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.

EliteXCEdit

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.

StrikeforceEdit

After EliteXCs demise, Radach then moved on to Strikeforce where he lost by knockout to Scott Smith.

Radach has suffered many injuries throughout his career, including a broken jaw, a herniated disc 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]

Outside MMAEdit

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.[2]

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.[1]

MMA recordEdit

19-5-0 (wins-losses-draws)
Result Opponent Method Event Title Date Round Time
Loss United States flag Scott Smith KO (Punch) Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz 04/11/2009 3 3:24
Win Brazil flag Murilo Rua KO (Punches) EliteXC: Heat 10/04/2008 2 2:31
Loss United States flag Matt Horwich KO (Punch) IFL - World Grand Prix Finals 12/29/2007 2 1:58
Win Canada flag Brent Beauparlant KO (Punch) IFL - World Grand Prix Semifinals 11/3/2007 1 2:26
Win United States flag Gerald Harris TKO IFL - 2007 Semifinals 8/2/2007 1 3:03
Win United States flag Bristol Marunde TKO (Strikes) IFL - Everett 6/1/2007 1 1:28
Win United States flag Biran Foster Submission (Guillotine Choke) IFL - Los Angeles 3/17/2007 1 1:04
Win United States flag Ryan McGivern TKO IFL - Houston 2/2/2007 2 2:22
Loss United States flag Chris Leben TKO (Injury) SF 4 - Fight For Freedom 6/26/2004 3
Loss United States flag Danny Lafever KO URC 6 - Ultimate Ring Challenge 6 10/25/2003 1 0:55
Win Brazil flag Gustavo Machado KO KOTC 28 - More Punishment 8/16/2003 1 1:31
Win United States flag Steve Van Fleet KO IFC WC 18 - Big Valley Brawl 7/19/2003 1
Win United States flag Joel Blanton KO UFCF - Seattle 3/1/2003 1
Win United States flag Chris Irvine KO (Punches) URC 3 - Ultimate Ring Challenge 3 1/4/2003 1 1:02
Loss United States flag Sean Sherk TKO (Cut) UFC 39 - The Warriors Return 9/27/2002 1 4:16
Win United States flag Nick Serra Decision (Unanimous) UFC 37.5 - As Real As It Gets 6/22/2002 3 5:00
NC United States flag Steve Berger No Contest - Overturned by State Commission UFC 37 - High Impact 5/10/2002 1 0:27
Win United States flag Shannon Ritch TKO (Strikes) MFC 3 - Canadian Pride 3/3/2002 1 1:18
Win United States flag Eric DaVila Decision (Unanimous) RITR - Rumble in the Rockies 1/26/2002 2
Win United States flag Oscar Verdusco KO UFCF - Olympia Ring Challenge 1/5/2002 1 0:25
Win United States flag Willy Solorio TKO (Strikes) IFC WC 16 - Warriors Challenge 16 11/9/2001 1 1:23
Win United States flag Royden Demotta Submission (Strikes) WEC 2 - Clash of the Titans 10/4/2001 1 1:01
Win United States flag Eric Perez KO PPKA - Muckelshoot 8/15/2001 1 0:18
Win United States flag Eric Lucas KO RITR 2 - Rumble in the Ring 2 04/28/2001 1 0:09
Win United States flag Clayton Purvis TKO UFCF - Road To Victory 3/17/2001 3

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