UPDATED: BBQ Benefit and Silent Auction for Drew Ratichek

THIS POST WAS UPDATED ON 12/9/2011 at 5pm

A benefit is being held for Houston MMA’s Drew Ratichek. Drew lost his house in a fire on Thanksgiving Day and is having to start over from scratch (more on that here). Everyone is encouraged to come out and have some fun, enjoy some outstanding BBQ served by the Fired Up Cookers and when the benefit is over stay for UFC 140 at Big Ben Tavern.

If you can’t make it out to the benefit but you would still like to help you can donate here.

YOU CAN RSVP HERE: http://www.facebook.com/events/266592986721606/

NOTE: Items are still needed for the silent auction and Raffle! Please email amyscollier[at]gmail.com for more information and to donate items.

UPDATE: Here is a list of some of the SILENT AUCTION ITEMS and RAFFLE ITEMS!


The following items have been donated by UFC Veteran NATE MARQUARDT himself!

Nate Marquardt autographed UFC glove

Nate Marquardt autographed Everlast boxing glove

Nate Marquardt autographed pictures

The following items have been donated by RAGAN MCDANIEL!

“Bad” Chad Dawson autographed Everlast boxing glove

Dustin Poirier autographed MMA glove

The Following items have been donated by ERIC LIVINGSTON!

Chuck Liddell autographed shorts

Mike Tyson autographed boxing trunks

Anderson Silva/Rich Franklin autographed UFC program (custom framed)

Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone WEC 53 fight worn trunks

Here are some other items that will be available:

IMKF Fight tickets

1 month crossfit membership

An advertising package for TheCageDoor.net ($250 value)

MMA gear

New items are being added all the time!


There will also be a raffle. Tickets are $5. Cash only. Items include:

Bas Rutten autographed picture

Forrest Griffin autographed picture

Wanderlei Silva autographed picture

Randy Couture autographed picture

Jon Jones autographed picture

1 hour of  1 on 1 training from Melvin Guillard at 4 oz. Fight Club on a date TBD in February.

More autographed Nate Marquardt merchandise

A HUGE thank you to EVERYONE who has donated items for the silent auction and the raffle!

Hope to see you there!

More details about the event (including date, time and location) are below.

Date: December 10, 2011 11am – 5pm

Location: Big Ben Tavern – 20237 Gulf Freeway Access Rd, Clear Lake, TX

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Everyone is invited to hang around after the benefit to watch UFC 140: Jones vs Machinda

  • Brisket plates w/beans, potato salad & all the trimmings for an $8 donation
  • Silent Auction
  • Raffle Tickets
  • 50/50

Live Band – TBA

**Special Thanks to “Fired Up Cookers” and “Big Ben Tavern”

YOU CAN RSVP HERE: http://www.facebook.com/events/266592986721606/