(PRESS RELEASE) -- Bas Rutten,
former UFC Heavyweight Champion and three-time King of Pancrase, is
making his return to the world of competitive mixed martial arts by
hosting his very own amateur event on January 26, 2014 as the
kick-off to a new league of MMA fights titled TAO MMA! Partnering
with the city of Thousand Oaks, California, Bas Rutten
Presents "The Art of MMA" (TAO MMA) will be held at the city's
illustrious Civic Arts Plaza.
TAO MMA is an event designed to showcase 20 of the best of Southern
California's ameteur fighters, representing talent from Rutten's
own gym, Elite MMA, as well as other respected gyms from around the
region. The event will serve as a venue for these up-and-coming
competitors to display their hard work and athletic dedication in
the world's fastest growing sport.
As host of AXS TVs "Inside MMA" and color commentator for World
Series of Fighting (WSOF) for NBC Sports, Bas Rutten has
become one of the sport's most respected and charismatic
ambassadors, displaying a range in knowledge of the fight game that
is rivaled by no other. With supporting roles in feature films,
most recently in the Kevin James
MMA-themed comedy, "Here Comes the Boom", Rutten's star is growing
ever larger, and his dedication to the field of amateur mixed
martial arts competition is more than welcome.
Save the date - January 26, 2014 - and join Bas Rutten and
many other star-studded guests, including UFC fighter Urijah
Faber, as Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza presents "Bas Rutten's
The Art of MMA"!
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