Benji Radach fell to Ovince St. Preux in his last MMA bout. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
After more than four years away from the sport, Benji Radach will return to mixed martial arts at Bellator 137.
Promotion officials announced on Thursday that Radach will replace A.J. Matthews and face Ben Reiter in a middleweight bout on the May 15 card. Bellator 137 takes place at Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, Calif., and his headlined by a 185-pound title clash between Brandon Halsey and Kendall Grove.
Radach has not fought since Dec. 4, 2010, when he dropped a unanimous decision to current UFC talent Ovince St. Preux at Strikeforce “Henderson vs. Babalu 2.” In addition to a two-fight stint in Strikeforce, the 36-year-old Washington native has also competed for the International Fight League, EliteXC and Ultimate Fighting Championship organizations. He owns notable victories over the likes of Bristol Marunde, Gerald Harris and Murilo Rua.
Reiter is unbeaten in 16 professional appearances. He made his promotional debut last September, taking a unanimous decision triumph against Shamir Garcia at Bellator 124.