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Benji Madden Knocks Out Riki Rachtman In First Round At Sold Out Ellismania 5 In Las Vegas

By Newsferatu, Writer
Wednesday, April 7, 2010 @ 10:59 PM


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Ellismania 5 was the talk of Las Vegas this past weekend, as a sold out crowd of 3,000 watched Good Charlotte/Taintstick bassist BENJI MADDEN knock out ex- Headbangers Ball/VH1’s Daisy of Love host RIKI RACHTMAN in the first round of the main event. The event attracted many celebrities who were out to watch the insanity, including UFC heavyweight champion Shane Carwin, Tony Hawk, Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller, members of No Doubt, Sum 41 and Holly Madison, just to name a few.

While Benji Madden's knockout in the first round capped off the most successful Ellismania in history, the event was host to a variety of unique and entertaining fights that kept the sold out crowd captivated throughout the evening. Event host Jason Ellis fought in two of the most exciting matches of the night – taking on Murderball star Mark Zupan in a wheelchair match, and battling in a celebrity Shock Collar Match against Aaron VanPatten and MMA superstar Kit Cope. Ellis radio co-host Rawdog lost a boxing match against his sister Gabi in a unanimous decision, while the battle for North American bragging rights was won by Canada and the American competitor was forced to tattoo the Canadian flag on his backside.

Ellis celebrated the success of Ellismania 5 by performing three sold out shows with his band TAINTSTICK (featuring BENJI MADDEN on bass) at Wasted Space. TAINTSTICK performed tracks from their monumental debut album, “6lbs of Sound”, for a rabid sold out crowd that pushed the venue past capacity three times throughout the weekend.

JASON ELLIS has also been nominated for a REVOLVER Magazine Golden God Award in the category of ‘Most Metal Athlete’. Voting can be done at http://www.revolvermag.com/goldengods. The awards take place Thursday, April 8th at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA.


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