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.

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Matt was born and raised in Albuquerque and sometimes found in NY. He grew up playing football until a friend introduced him to a local mma gym in 2009 where he fell in love with the sport. While no longer training, he enjoys competing in jiu-jitsu tournaments throughout the year. Also passionate about video, Matt does freelance video work during the day from real-estate to interviews for independent media companies.