Friday, February 06, 2009

Benji Radach and Scott Smith agree to Strikeforce bout on April 11

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With the ink still drying on the contract that finalized Strikeforce's acquisition of select PreElite/EliteXC assets, former EliteXC fighter Benji Radach (19-4) and recent Strikeforce import Scott Smith (14-5) have agreed to meet in a middleweight contest under the Strikeforce banner. was the first to report the matchup, and sources close to the event told ( that the two have verbally agreed to the contest, though bout agreements have yet to be signed.

According to the sources, the bout will take place at as-yet-to-be-announced card tentatively scheduled for April 11 in San Jose, Calif.

Radach was last in action in an October bout with Murilo "Ninja" Rua. The exciting, second-round TKO win for Radach was featured on the CBS broadcast portion of EliteXC's final event, "Heat." The bout was Radach's first since a December 2007 loss put a sour end to an otherwise-successful 5-1 stretch in the now-defunct IFL.

A UFC veteran, the heavy-handed Radach owns 15 knockouts in 19 career wins.

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