February 1, 2007
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New Anacondas’ middleweight Benji Radach will be taking to the ring at<br /> the IFL in Houston to face Ryan McGivern of the Silverba

Anacondas’ middleweight Benji Radach will be taking to the ring at the IFL in
Houston to face Ryan McGivern of the Silverbacks. Radach hasn’t fought in
nearly 3 years due to some very serious injuries and complications stemming
from surgery. He’s now back in shape, ready to fight, and
Radach talks with Shannon Knapp exclusively for

about his injury problems and where he’s at now, going into the fight with
McGivern, no easy task.


Anacondas’ Alex Schoenauer is facing one of the toughest fights in his IFL
career Friday night in Houston where he squares off with Mike Ciesnolevicz of
the Silverbacks. In this
exclusive pre-fight video interview with MMAWeekly, Alex talks about being a part of
Bas Rutten’s Anacondas and the fight with Mike C., as well as his controversial
loss to Aaron Stark in Portland last November. Maybe one of the more
interesting parts of the interview is Alex talking about he went from
engineering to being a boat captain and then to fighting.


Schoenauer, Jay Hieron has been a constant on the Anacondas. He is looking to
come back from a disappointing loss to Chris Wilson, a decision that he feels
should have fell in his favor. He faces Rory Markham in Houston. In this
exclusive with Shannon Knapp on MMAWeekly, Hieron talks about his time in the
IFL and the building of the Anacondas into a true team and how much he loves


Matt Thompson is a last minute addition to the Anacondas, stepping in to face Silverbacks’
heavyweight Ben Rothwell when Krzysztof Soszynski went down with an injury.
With only 1 year of experience, although an impressive 3-1 record, Thompson
faces the toughest challenge of any fighter in Houston. The new guy on the
team, stepping up to fight an experienced fighter like Rothwell will be
difficult, but he’s a big, game fighter that says he’s ready to go.


Check out
all of these interviews with Bas Rutten’s Anacondas, along with several hundred
other videos, available now on
MMAWeekly TV’s In The Cage. A big thanks goes out to Bas’ Li’l Sis, Shannon Knapp, for
setting up and conducting these exclusive video interviews for MMAWeekly.com.



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