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Sunday, Oct 26, 2003

Ultimate Ring Challenge 6

Benji Radach vs. Danny Lafever
Ultimate Ring Challenge 6
Held October 25, 2003
At the Cowlitz County Fairgrounds Arena
Longview, Washington
By Mike Neva

Benji Radach KO’d by newcomer Danny Lafever in 55 seconds!

Benji Radach KO'd Danny Lafever victorious
Radach KO’d Lafever wins

In his very first professional MMA fight Danny Lafever was able to pull off one of the most stunning upsets in MMA history. After an initial feeling out period where both fighters circled and looked to find their range, it was Lafever who threw a lightning fast straight right hand to the jaw, which instantaneously knocked out UFC veteran Benji Radach. Lafever and his team were absolutely elated as they rushed the ring starting a near riot as Radach’s supporters stood in stunned silence at the colossal upset. Look for a full report in the next issue of Full Contact Fighter!

Williams mounted on Cochran
Williams mounted on Cochran

Exhibition MMA

  • Adam Yohe (Longview, WA) def. Dave Banuet (Olympia, WA) by TKO referee stoppage from punches at: 45 of round 1


  • Tony Williams (Everett, WA) def. Dave Cochran (Redmond, OR) by unanimous decision after 3 – three minute rounds
  • Kyle Kenney (Lacey, WA) def. Ryan Newton (Bend, OR) by choke at 2:05 of round 1
  • Trevor Michaelis (Olympia, WA) def. Jeremy Royal (Kelso, WA) by TKO referee stoppage from punches at 1:15 of round 1
  • Ryan Schultz (Gresham, OR) def. Jeremy Saunders (Oak Harbor, WA) by TKO referee stoppage from punches at: 46 of round 1
  • Shane Davis (Castle Rock, WA) drew. Matt Horwich (Kirkland, WA) after 3 – three minute rounds
  • Chris Irvine (San Francisco, CA) def. John Gunderson (Bend, OR) by arm bar at 1:15 of round 2
  • Danny Lafever (Kelso, WA) def. Benji Radach (Castle Rock, WA) by KO from a punch at: 55 of round 1

From the event’s promoter:

RITC 54 – Results
Homer/Severn Draw
Fettkether Named FOTN

2,000 MMA fans witnessed the long awaited Homer/Severn match. It turned into a "stand and pound" fight as neither wrestling great was able to score a take down. The judges scored the Home/Severn bout 29-28, 29-29, 30-30 for a majority draw.

After being "rocked" by a hard punch, Mike Fettkether regained his composure and scored an upset win by arm bar submission. This impressive victory earned him Fighter of the Night (FOTN) honors. Other candidates for FOTN were Carlos Ortega, Victor Cruz, Gabe Rivas, Pete Morales, David Canvas, Hans Marrero, RJ Gamez, Joe Frainee, Victor Estrada and Cory Timmerman.


  • Carlos Ortega (156), Arizona Punishment won by submission (arm bar), 1:13 Rd 1 Klay Palomo (166), Freestyle
  • Victor Cruz (149), Brausa Academy won by decision (3 – 0) Brian Mitchell (154), ACS/Nova Uniao
  • Gabe Rivas (165), Pinal Martial Arts won by doctor stoppage (broken nose), 3:00 Rd 1 Jeremiah Shivers (169), Leininger/Boneyard
  • Pete Morales (165), Arizona Punishment won by decision (3 – 0) Gilbert Cervantes (162), Ghetto Grapplers
  • David Canvas (188), Freestyle won by submission (choke), 1:12 Rd 1 Michael Perales (193), Ghetto Grapplers
  • Hans Marrero (173), Marrero’s Combat Academy won by submission (arm bar), :50 Rd 1 Richie Reyes (167), Ghetto Grapplers
  • RJ Gamez (174), Arizona Punishment won by TKO, 2:08 Rd 1 Mike Ptak (164), Brausa Academy
  • Mike Fettkether (181), Machado JJ won by submission (arm bar), 1:29 Rd 1 Melesio Perales (186), Ghetto Grapplers
  • Joe Frainee (188), Redlands Kung Fu won by ref stoppage, 1:14 Rd 1 Chappo Montijo (196), Ghetto Grapplers
  • Victor Estrada (161), Brausa Academy won by submission (choke), 1:43 Rd 2 Robert Maldonado (165), Tucson Judo
  • Cory Timmerman (310), Brausa Academy won by submission (arm bar), 1:57 Rd 1 Herb Garcia (308), Arizona Punishment
  • Homer Moore (216), Brausa Academy/Mike Munoz Boxing majority DRAW (1-0-2) Dan Severn (265), Michigan Sports Camp

Upcoming events:

ITC 55 – Heavyweight Showdowns
Saturday, Nov 15, 2003
Casa Grande

RITC 56 – Year # 6 Begins
Saturday, Dec 6, 2003
Celebrity Theatre (Phoenix)

Saturday, Dec 13, 2003

Desert Quest #7 – Christmas Classic
BJJ/Submission Grappling
Saturday, Dec 20, 2003

Saturday, Jan 31, 2004
Celebrity Theatre (Phoenix)

posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
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