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E103: Bas Rutten – Fight for Yourself



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Bas Rutten aka ‘El Guapo’ is one of the most well respected fighters and personalities in mixed martial arts history. He is a former King of Pancrase, UFC heavyweight champion and transitioned into a career as a color analyst and co-host of HDNet’s Inside MMA. Rutten had an astounding fighting career spanning more than 14 years of active competition. Before transitioning into an MMA career, the Dutchman competed in high-level muay thai kickboxing in the Netherlands. Winning 16 fights fights in total — 14 by KO. In 30 fights in Pancrase, Rutten finished with a 25-4-1 record. FightMextrix wrote this upon his induction to the UFC Hall Of Fame:

“FightMetric, the official statistics provider for the UFC, ran the numbers on Rutten’s career. They back up the Dutchman’s inclusion into the UFC Hall of Fame and then some. In the 4-hours, 27-minutes and 8-seconds he spent as a pro fighter, Rutten scored 13 knockdowns without getting dropped himself, his significant strike accuracy was 70.6%, the highest FightMetric has ever recorded, attempted a record 53 submissions and successfully swept his opponents a record 46 times.”

Catch his podcast Rutten & Ranallo on all things MMA: ruttenandranallo.com
Watch The Bas Rutten Experiment Videos Here: champions.co
Get the BAS Body Action System: bodyactionsystem.com
Follow Bas on social media…
Facebook: @BasRutten
Twitter: @BasRuttenMMA

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