Another IFL refugee has found a home, as former Los Angeles Anacondas middleweight Benji Radach confirmed to Sherdog yesterday that he has inked a three-fight deal with EliteXC. The floundering brand will waste no time in putting their new acquisition to work, either: Radach says he's scheduled to take on PRIDE veteran Murilo "Ninja" Rua on EliteXC's third CBS-televised show. The heavy-handed Radach (18-4-0) went on a 5-1 tear during his single year in the IFL, his most recent bout being a derailing KO loss to underdog Matt Horwich at the IFL World Grand Prix Finals. His Brazilian opponent, meanwhile, dropped his first EliteXC scrap to current champ Robbie Lawler*, but returned in June with a decisive first round TKO over dubious prospect Tony Bonello.
With the exception of Kimbo Slice's as-yet-unnamed opponent, the card for October 4th now seems all but settled:
Kimbo Slice vs. TBA
Paul "Semtex" Daley vs. Jake Shields (Welterweight Championship Bout)
Kelly Kobold vs. Gina Carano
Benji Radach vs. Murilo "Ninja" Rua
* UPDATE: Speaking of Robbie Lawler, MMAJunkie is reporting that EliteXC is considering a title fight between him and Joey Villasenor for their November 8th Showtime card, after Villasenor's headlining ShoXC gig for September 20th was cancelled earlier this month.