Monday January 4, 2016— Bas “El Guapo” Rutten was a UFC Heavyweight Champion, a three-time King of Pancrase world champion, and finished his career on a 22 fight unbeaten streak (21 wins, 1 draw). On AXS TV’s Inside MMA, UFC president Dana White was a special guest on the program, and Dana had a special message for Rutten. During his segment, White told Rutten about the UFC’s International Fight Week and Dana told Bas that he’d be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame that weekend.
As a professional fighter, one of Bas favorite tactics was the liver shot (both punch and kick). Bas Rutten is known for his charisma and has worked as a color commentator in several MMA organizations, including Pride, and has appeared in numerous television shows, movies, and video games. Bas is currently the star of Punk Payback on Fuel TV and co-host of Inside MMA on AXS.TV.
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.
And, incredibly for a fighter who had 15 wins via submission, Rutten never attempted a single takedown in his entire career. Clearly, “El Guapo” had a unique and extremely effective style. Rutten’s overall MMA record stands at 28 wins, 4 losses, and one draw.
We at FightBookMMA are honored to have such a legend as himself to recognize the hard work we put in to our website, our Facebook Group and Facebook Fan Page. We also work really close to his cousin Hein Velden Vd Facebook Group We Are All One (WAAO). Check out the article we wrote about WAAO to know more about them by clicking here.
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