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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 24 February 1965Tilburg, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Nickname El Guapo
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Bas Rutten is a world-renowned mixed martial artist who has also made a name for himself outside the ring as an actor, host, and television personality.

As an actor Rutten can be seen next summer co-starring in the Kevin James feature film Here Comes the Boom for Columbia Pictures. Rutten previously appeared in Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009) and lent his talents to the voice cast of Zookeeper (2011).

Rutten is the co-host of the weekly MMA news program Inside MMA on HDNet, and he can be seen this fall hosting the self-defense show Punk Payback for Fuel TV. Rutten has provided color commentary for several fight organizations including the former Pride Fighting Championships.

Rutten is a former three-time King of Pancrase World Champion and UFC Heavyweight Champion. Born and raised in Holland, his devotion to martial arts began after sneaking into a movie screening of Bruce Lee's Enter the Dragon. First known as a devastating stand up striker with 11 career wins by knockout, Rutten also dominated with 14 wins by submission and went undefeated in his final 22 fights.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: JSMLA

Spouse (1)

Wraythe (2 April 2003 - ?)

Trade Mark (2)

His so called "Finishing move" is a powerful body strike to an opponents liver, which can be felt for a long time afterwards.
The Rutten Jump (Jumping Splits after each victory)

Trivia (16)

Former Undefeated UFC Heavyweight Champion. He won the belt by defeating Kevin Randleman by decision at UFC 20.
Has a 5th Degree Blackbelt in Kyokushin Karate and a 2nd Degree Blackbelt in Tae Kwon Do.
Won 14 straight Muay-Thai boxing matches by knockout before suffering his first defeat.
Fought in Japan, the USA and in Europe.
Had a 28-4-1 mixed martial arts record and retired without losing for the last four years of his career. He had intended to vacate the UFC Heavyweight championship to compete in the under 200 lbs class, but injuries kept him from competing again after his Heavyweight championship win over Kevin Randleman at UFC 20.
Has defeated MMA champions Minoru Suzuki, Maurice Smith, Frank Shamrock, Guy Mezger, Masakatsu Funaki, Tsuyoshi Kohsaka, and Kevin Randleman.
Considered one of the top 5 greatest fighters in mixed-martial art's history.
Former Dutch Muay-Thai Champion
Former 3 time Undefeated King of Pancrase
From his 28 wins, he won 12 by KO, 13 by submission and only 3 by decision.
Worked as a ringside commentator for PRIDE Fighting Championships in Japan and the International Fight League (IFL). He is now working for HDNet as co host of Inside MMA.
Didn't lose a fight in his last 22 matches.
Began his mixed martial art's career on September 21, 1993 by knocking out Ryushi Yanagisawa in Japan.
Was nicknamed El Guapo after Alfonso Arau's character in John Landis' Three Amigos.
Commentating for Pride FC and acting in films [June 2005]
Appeared on the cover of a well-known martial arts magazine and is in training for a comeback. [June 2005]

Personal Quotes (2)

It is better to do too much than to do too little.
A true champion is one who sweats from exhaustion when no one is watching

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