Net Worth: Under Review
- Source of Wealth Sports, Kick Boxing
- Birth Place Tilburg, Netherlands
- Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)
- Marital Status Married to Karin
- Full Name Sebastiaan Rutten
- Nationality Dutch
- Date of Birth February 24, 1965
- Ethnicity Dutch
- Occupation Mixed Martial Artist
- Children Sabin and Bianca
About Bas Rutten
Retired Dutch kick boxer Bas Rutten is a world-renowned mixed martial artist, Karate, Taekwondo blackbelt and kick boxer. He was a UFC Heavyweight Champion, three time King of Pancrase world champion and finished his career on a 22 fight unbeaten streak with 21 wins and one draw. He is currently the star of Punk Payback in Fuel TV and the co-host of Inside MMA on HDNet. He had provided color commentary for several fight organizations such as the former Pride Fighting Championships. As a fighter, one of his favorite tactics was the liver shot (both punch and kick) that he popularized in the MMA. He also coaches MMA and has written several instructional materials. His devotion to martial arts began after sneaking into a movie screening of
Bas Rutten was the former Undefeated UFC Heavyweight Champion. He won the belt when he defeated Kevin Randleman by decision at UFC 20. He had a fifth Degree Blackbelt in Kyukoshin Karate and a second Degree Blackbelt in Taekwondo. He has won 14 straight Muay-Thai boxing matches by knockout before his first defeat. He has defeated MMA champions Minoru Suzuki, Maurice Smith, Frank Shamrock, Guy Mezger, Masakatsu Funaki, Tsuyoshi Kohsaka, and Randleman.
Rutten also made a name for himself as an actor, host and television personality outside the ring. He has appeared in various television shows, movies and video games. He is also known for his charisma and has capitalized on being a celebrity since retiring from fighting in 1999.
Born Sebastiaan Rutten on February 24, 1965 in Tilburg, Netherlands, he now lives in Westlake Village, CA with wife Karin and two daughters Sabin and Bianca. He has a 22 year old daughter Rachele who lives in the Netherlands with his mother. He is known by the moniker El Guapo or The Handsome One in Spanish.