MIXED MARTIAL ARTS NEWS: BAS IS BACK! THIS FRIDAY ON HDNET’S “INSIDE MMA”

Posted June 2nd, 2011 by Bill Apter

BAS IS BACK! THIS FRIDAY ON HDNET’S “INSIDE MMA”

Rick Story, Martin Kampmann, and Gerard Roxburgh join the Panel – Friday at 9:00 p.m. ET on HDNet

DALLAS (June 2, 2011) After spending several weeks away from the show, Bas “El Guapo” Rutten returns to “Inside MMA” this Friday night! Rutten was spending time on set, filming the upcoming Kevin James MMA movie, “Here Comes the Boom.”

Welcoming Bas back – alongside Kenny Rice – are two top UFC Welterweights and the director of another upcoming MMA film.

Rick Story joins the panel fresh off the biggest victory of his young career, a unanimous decision victory over Thiago Alves at UFC 130. Story tells the panel what’s next for him, now that he has reeled off six straight victories in the octagon.

Also on the panel is another UFC Welterweight, veteran Martin Kampmann. Kampmann is one of the longest tenured fighters in the UFC with 12 total fights dating back to 2006. After suffering back to back losses to Jake Shields and Diego Sanchez, he’s looking to get back on track at the UFC’s next live event.

Also on the panel, Gerard Roxburgh, the director of the Evan Tanner documentary “I Was Once a Champion.” Roxburgh discusses the making of the film, which is gathering a lot of buzz in anticipation of its premiere later this month at the LA Film Festival.

Plus, Ron Kruck has a complete recap of UFC 130 from Las Vegas, and we take a look at Joe Ellenberger – brother of UFC Welterweight Jake Ellenberger – as he returns to MMA after two year absence due to a rare blood disease.

A preview clip is available at:

http://www.hd.net/blogs/2011/06/bas-is-back-this-friday-on-hdnet%E2%80%99s-inside-mma/

“Inside MMA” premieres this Friday at 9:00 p.m. ET on HDNet – Your Home for MMA. Don’t miss the premiere of “HDNet Fights: DREAM-Fight for Japan” immediately following the broadcast at 10:00 p.m. ET.

About HDNet
HDNet (www.hd.net) is the independent network with unique and thought-provoking content that appeals to men of all ages and is delivered in true high definition.

HDNet is the exclusive, high definition home for innovative, original programming, including the network’s Emmy Award winning HD news feature programs, “HDNet World Report,” and “Dan Rather Reports,” featuring legendary journalist Dan Rather. Only HDNet goes beyond the headlines to deliver real news that is redefining the way we look at our world. HDNet News is provocative, sometimes controversial and always relevant – telling the important stories of our time in-depth, with attitude and with independence. HDNet is also the exclusive high definition home to critically acclaimed and award winning documentaries.

HDNet is your home for MMA, featuring the best of Mixed Martial Arts with its Friday night series, “HDNet Fights” (www.hdnetfights.com). “HDNet Fights” works with leading MMA promoters including DREAM, XFC, K-1, K-1 Max, MFC, Titan Fighting Championships, It’s Showtime, Shark Fights and more. HDNet produces more live Mixed Martial Arts events than any other network and HDNet’s “Inside MMA” is the hottest Mixed Martial Arts program on television, giving fans their weekly fix for everything MMA, while “The Voice Vs…,” features Michael Schiavello going one-on-one with some of the biggest names in the sport.

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