Home News MMA Bas Rutten to Appear on the Ultimate Fighter 19

Bas Rutten to Appear on the Ultimate Fighter 19

Photo via WFA

MMA icon Bas Rutten has revealed that he’ll be making an appearance on the next season of The Ultimate Fighter, set to be headlined by rival coaches Frankie Edgar and BJ Penn.

In an interview on Late Night Cageside Radio, Rutten stated that Penn, “just invited me to make a guest appearance for his team.”

This would mark Rutten’s first appearance on The Ultimate Fighter.

Rutten began his fighting career as a Muay Thai kickboxer at the age of 20. He then moved into MMA through the Pancrase organization, and despite his background as a striker, earned a reputation as one of the most skilled grapplers in the sport.

He was signed to the UFC in 1998, where he won the heavyweight title, before taking a hiatus due to injuries. In May 2006, he returned to competition for his retirement bout, defeating Reuben Villareal by TKO in the first round.

His professional record stands at 28-4-1.

Previous articleStefan Struve Recovering Quickly, Has Already Returned to Sparring
Next articleTeam Penn’s TUF 19 Coaching Staff Revealed
SciFighting News Desk
SciFighting's mission is to bring a higher standard of fitness to both the professional athlete and general population through concise reporting on the latest trends in the science of fighting. Our involvement in mixed martial arts spans both the professional and recreational realms of the sports. In addition to reporting on the news in the industry we function as a think tank, researching new facets of combat science and developing new tools and techniques to analyze theoretical and practical applications.