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UFC Hall of Famer Bas Rutten Provides In-depth Fight Analysis

 and Shares His Favorite Stories from His Legendary Career


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Las Vegas – UFC FIGHT PASS® will be “Powered By Bas” throughout October, with UFC® Hall of Famer Bas Rutten previewing an upcoming fight and sharing some of his favorite memories from his storied career. Presenting an all new Face/Off collection, Rutten will give his expert analysis on the much-anticipated fight between lightweight contenders Dustin Poirier and Joe Duffy, as well as list his favorite eight fights of his legendary career on My Favorite 8.

Just in time for Pancrase 271, which will be streamed live on UFC FIGHT PASS on October 31, A Brief History of Pancrase will be narrated by Rutten, a three-time King of Pancrase champion, as he gives an insider’s look into the legendary mixed martial arts (MMA) organization from Japan.

Watch Rutten preview upcoming programs exclusive to UFC FIGHT PASS during the month of October.

“Bas Rutten’s legendary career has made him one of the most trusted analysts in mixed martial arts and his insight will give fans a unique perspective into the upcoming fight between Dustin Poirier and Joe Duffy, his storied career and the history of Pancrase,” Eric Winter, Senior Vice President and General Manager of UFC FIGHT PASS, said. “After a successful September that was ‘Powered By Ronda,’ October will be another exciting month as we close out the year.”

To continue UFC FIGHT PASS’ momentum leading into the end of 2015, November will be “Powered By Miesha,” featuring exclusive content curated by bantamweight contender Miesha Tate. To close out the year, the second annual “Dana White Christmas” will recap all of the UFC President’s favorite moments inside the Octagon.

Exclusive October programming “Powered By Bas” includes:

Face/Off: Poirier vs. Duffy (premieres October 13)

Rutten previews the upcoming lightweight showdown between contenders Dustin Poirier and Joe Duffy at UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: POIRIER vs. DUFFY in Dublin, Ireland. Duffy has been very impressive since his UFC debut earlier this year, but Poirier is vastly experienced with 13 UFC fights dating back to 2011. It is a tough fight to call, so Rutten examines the protagonists’ recent fights to see how they will face off.

My Ultimate 8: Bas Rutten (premieres October 27)

Rutten introduces his favorite eight victories from his Hall of Famer career. Going back to his greatest moments in the Pancrase promotion, Rutten provides insight into his bitter grudge matches, fighting his friends, battling through injuries and taking on the very mentor who first introduced him to MMA.

A Brief History of Pancrase, with Bas Rutten (premieres late October)

Rutten– a three-time King of Pancrase champion– gives us an insider’s look into the history of Pancrase, the legendary Japanese MMA organization that actually pre-dates UFC.

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