Bas Rutten

CKA: Jan 24, 2007

News and Notes

- Rage in the Cage has announced the finalized card for their event this Saturday night…

Rich Beecroft vs Gilbert Aldana
Lars Haven vs Bryan Pardoe
David Valadez vs Billy Terry
Jason Harris vs Jeff Horlacher
William Diaz vs Joe Cronin
Jeremy Floyd vs Ray Robinson
Robert Meehan vs Danny Martinez
Lyle Tenfingers vs George Hartman
Jason Parent vs Mike Mada
Tomas Rodriguez vs Joe Martin
Omur Corr vs Mike Peterson
Nick Smith vs Austin Pascucci
Doug Moore vs Derithe Harper
Ty Gilstrap vs Adam Alband

- Duane Ludwig till take on Shinya Kamuzawa at Ring of Fire 28: Evolution on February 28th…

- Benji Radach is the newest member of the IFL’s Los Angeles Anacondas. He will be fighting at middleweight for coach Bas Rutten.

- Shooto World Welterweight Champion Tatsuyva Kawajiri relinquished his title yesterday after announcing he would be able to defend his belt at the next Shooto event on February 17th because of a broken left thumb.

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Rutten, Quadros Reunited on TV

The IFL has announced that Bas Rutten and Stephen Quadros will be reunited and will be the announcers for the organization’s next event on September 23rd. The event will be televised nationally on Sunday, October 8th at 6:00 PM EST on FOX Sports Net.

“There is no doubt that Stephen Quadros is the most knowledgeable commentator on mixed martial arts today, and reuniting him with Bas Rutten, one of the sports’ legendary champions, outstanding coaches and most charismatic personalities, will be a treat for all fans of mixed martial arts,” said IFL president Gareb Shamus. “We are very proud not only to be able to bring this pair back together, but to also expose them to a larger sports audience on basic cable for the first time.”

Kimo Fails Drug Test

Kimo Leopoldo will no longer be fighting Bas Rutten at WFA King of the Streets. Kimo tested positive to a banned substance and has been pulled from the card. Wes Sims was thought to be the late replacement but he is unable to because he cannot fight twice in a seven day span. Sims decided to take the fight on the WEC “The Hitman” card.

The last time Kimo fought in the US against Ken Shamrock, he failed his post-fight drug test. He served his suspension and since he is making his return to the US for the first time since his suspension he was required to undergo a pre-fight drug test which he failed. Reports state that the drug Kimo tested positive for was the anabolic steroid Stanozolol.

Now Bas on ESPN

ESPN is keeping with it’s MMA theme, having Bas Rutten on The Hot List one day after UFC announced it’s main event for UFC 63.

Welcome Back El Guapo

MMAWeekly.com is reporting that Bas Rutten will make his return to MMA and take on Kimo Leopoldo at WFA’s King of the Streets on July 22nd in Los Angeles. Rutten hasn’t fought since winning the UFC Heavyweight title from Kevin Randleman in 1999.

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