Bas Rutten was born February 24th 1965 Tilburg, Netherlands, now residing in California, USA.
His tale of the tape: height 6’1″ [186 cm]; weight 205 pounds [93 kg].
Fight record: 28 wins – 4 losses – 1 draw. 12 wins by KO, 13 by submission only 3 by DEC. didn’t lose in his last 22 fights
Top wins against Frank Shamrock (on two occasions), Kevin Randleman, Maurice Smith, Masakatsu Funaki, and Guy Metzger.
Titles taken: 3 times King of Pancrase, UFC heavyweight champion.
Martial arts ranks: 5th degree black belt Kyokushin karate awarded Master Jon Bluming, second-degree black belt in Taekwondo, 2nd degree in Shin Tai Karate. His hybrid style incorporates equally stand up and grappling aspects and the make up of his stand-up system could be described as a combination of Karate, Muay Thai, and Taekwondo.
Noted techniques: strikes and kicks to the liver and for his leaping split kicks as part of his post winning show of victory.
Inventor of the O2 TRAINER
Nickname: El Guapo (The Handsome One).