Bas Rutten (Jeff Sherwood/Sherdog)JiIgQe9y-vQDana White Surprises Bas Rutten With UFC Hall of Fame Induction Matthew Clark May 23, 2015 AXS TV FIGHTS, News, Spotlight, Video Watch Former UFC heavyweight champion, Bas Rutten get a special invite from Dana White on Friday’s episode of ‘Inside MMA’. Video Courtesy of AXS TV. While fighting more famously in Japan, Bas debuted in the UFC in 1999 participating in only two bouts. In his second and final fight in the UFC he took on Kevin Randleman for the heavyweight championship, winning the fight by split decision. Shortly after, Bas was forced to vacate the title due to multiple injuries and only went on to fight one more time before retiring. The official induction ceremony will take place during international fight week leading up to the blockbuster UFC 189 fight card, July 11 in Las Vegas, featuring the Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor for the featherweight title.