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Veteran MMA fighter Benji 'Razor' Radach returns at Bellator 137

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Longtime MMA fighter Benji "Razor" Radach will take his first fight in five years on May 15th for Bellator MMA.

Esther Lin

He hasn't been seen inside a mixed martial arts (MMA) cage in nearly five years, but Benji "Razor" Radach is ready to return on short notice, making his promotional debut for Bellator MMA on May 15th.

Radach's last fight was also for a Scott Coker-helmed promotion, as the longtime veteran last fought for Strikeforce at "Henderson vs. Babalu II," losing a three-round decision to the rising MMA star Ovince St. Preux.

For the Bellator 137 card at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, Calif., Radach will be replacing the injured A.J. Matthews for a preliminary fight on Spike.com, taking on the undefeated Ben "The Hunter" Reiter (15-0-1).

The updated (and complete) Bellator card for Temecula, California is below.

Main Card (9 p.m. ET)

Bellator Middleweight Title Fight: Champ Brandon Halsey (8-0) vs. Kendall Grove (21-14)
Bellator Featured Bantamweight Fight: Eduardo Dantas (16-4) vs. Mike Richman (18-5)
Bellator Featured Welterweight Fight: Fernando Gonzalez (23-13) vs. Curtis Millender (7-1)
Bellator Featured Bantamweight Fight: Darrion Caldwell (6-0) vs. Rafael Silva (22-4)

Preliminary Card (7:45 p.m. ET)

Bellator Middleweight Prelim Fight: Benji Radach (21-6) vs. Ben Reiter (14-0)
Bellator Light Heavyweight Prelim Fight: Virgil Zwicker (13-4-1) vs. Razak Al-Hassan (12-4)
Bellator Bantamweight Prelim Fight: Joe Taimanglo (20-6-1) vs. Antonio Duarte (18-5)
Bellator Featherweight Prelim Fight: Jordan Parsons (10-1) vs. Julio Cesar Neves Jr. (30-0)
Bellator Welterweight Prelim Fight: Jesse Juarez (22-9) vs. Ricky Rainey (10-3)

Dark Bouts (approx. 11 p.m. ET)

Bellator Lightweight Dark Prelim: John Yoo (0-0) vs. Albert Morales (1-0)
Bellator Lightweight Dark Prelim: Shawn Bunch (3-1) vs. Rolando Perez (7-4)
Bellator Lightweight Dark Prelim: Steve Kozola (5-0) vs. Ian Butler (1-1)
Bellator Lightweight Dark Prelim: A.J. Jenkins (17-5) vs. Arlene Blencowe (5-4)

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