View Full Version : Murilo ‘Ninja’ Rua vs Benji Radach Elite XC fight booked for CBS

26-08-2008, 09:25

A 185-pound bout between former Elite XC middleweight champion Murilo “Ninja” Rua (16-8-1) and Benji “Razor” Radach (18-4) has been added to Elite XC’s October 4 event at the Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida on CBS.

Radach is a three-fight UFC veteran and has a (5-1) record in IFL competition over the last couple of years. His last fight was a second round knockout loss to Matt Horwich at the IFL World Grand Prix Finals.

“Razor” took almost a three-year hiatus from the sport after suffering a severely broken jaw at the hands of Chris Leben at a Sportfight event in June of 2004. A once promising career looked to possibly be over because of the freak injury, but Radach worked hard, recovered and now has his career in professional MMA back on track.

The 29-year-old trains with one of the top camps around in American Top Team. He has a strong wrestling background, but has won 14 of his 18 wins by technical knockout, meaning he has a solid all around game.

This won’t be an easy fight for Ninja.

He’ll have to be on his toes on October 4 if he plans on avoiding the minor upset. He was rumored to be fighting Joey Villasenor in a rematch in Albuquerque on September 20, but that fight and event were both scrapped, leaving the CBS card in Sunrise as the most likely destination for the Brazilian.

Rua was more than impressive in a first round technical knockout win over previously unbeaten Tony Bonello at Elite XC: “Return of the King.” He appears to be at the top of his game now a little less than a year removed for losing his title to Robbie Lawler.

This should be a very competitive match up. Radach will look to prove himself on the big stage against a top guy. And Rua will look to take another step forward toward an eventual rematch with Lawler.

Expect fireworks.

26-08-2008, 09:26
Eindelijk weer eens ninja rua in aktie :)

Hoop op een KO winst voor murilo

26-08-2008, 09:41
Ninja by slaughter. Kan niet wachten om hem terug in actie te zien!

Zou Ninja mss ooit als WW kunnen vechten? Ik hoop het echt, GSP vs Ninja ;)