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Guy Mezger Biography, Wiki, Net Worth, Wife, Record, Career

Guy Mezger Biography: Guy Mezger is an American martial artist who has participated in professional combat sports such as full-contact karate, kickboxing, and boxing. He is best known for his efforts in mixed martial arts. Mezger announced his retirement from professional competition on January 25, 2005.

Guy Mezger Biography

Guy Mezger Biography: Sebastiaan “Bas” Rutten was born on February 24, 1965, in Tilburg, Netherlands, as a kid struggling with eczema and severe asthma. Bas was a thin youngster regularly tormented because he couldn’t exercise. So he began boxing training with a friend in the elementary school yard.

He grew interested in martial arts at the age of 12 after visiting France with his family and seeing the Bruce Lee film “Enter The Dragon” in a local theater. His parents initially opposed him from participating in martial arts, but two years later, they agreed to let him instruct taekwondo. Bas began fighting in kickboxing at the age of 20 while working as a bouncer and model. He fought 16 times, winning the first 14 by knockout (13 in the first round) before losing the last two.

Guy Mezger Biography

Guy Mezger Wiki

NameGuy Mezger
Date Of BirthFebruary 24, 1965
Birth PlaceTilburg, Netherlands
Height6ft 1inch
Zodiac SignCapricorn
ProfessionMixed Martial Artist
Net Worth$1 million
Car CollectionN/A

Guy Mezger Personal Life

Bas Rutten is now a US citizen and resides in Westlake Village, California, with his wife, Karin. They have two children, Sabine and Bianca. Bas also has a daughter named Rachele from his first marriage, who resides in Belgium. Bas is now a practicing Catholic after his parents quit attending church when he was 12. He credits his restoration to the religion to Kevin James and other friends.

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What is Bas Rutten Net Worth?

Bas Rutten is a Dutch retired mixed martial artist, Karate and Taekwondo blackbelt, and kickboxer with a $1 million net worth.

Guy Mezger Biography

Bas Rutten Career

Mezger began his career in mixed martial arts in the Ultimate Fighting Championship at UFC 4 against Jason Fairn in a replacement match. Because both men had long hair, Mezger requested a ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ not to remove hair before the fight. Mezger won by technical knockout after giving multiple strikes from full mount.

Mezger fought John Dowdy in an alternate bout at UFC 5, defeating him by TKO in under two minutes with mounted strikes. Mezger began training with Ken Shamrock, joined Ken’s submission fighting team, the Lion’s Den, and subsequently joined the Pancrase organization in Japan.

In his second face at the 1995 Pancrase Anniversary Show, Mezger faced Shamrock’s trainer and Pancrase co-founder Masakatsu Funaki. The American fighter performed superbly, scoring high kicks and compelling Funaki to draw guard and work from the bottom. Still, he was finally submitted by a leglock exchange from his trip and an Achilles lock.

In December 1995, Mezger fought in a controversial match against Minoru Suzuki, the other co-founder of Pancrase. At 7:15 of the first round, Mezger accidentally kicked his opponent in the groin and was subsequently disqualified by the referee. His corner protested and defended the unintentional nature of the strike, but the result was unaffected. According to Guy’s tally, there was no contest. With a victory over Masakatsu Funaki, Mezger achieved a Pancrase record of 16–7–2 and became the seventh King of Pancrase world champion.

In December 2001, Mezger was offered the opportunity to fight at Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye while putting on the attire and mask of Tiger mask, but he declined. Thus, Mezger returned to competition at Pride 22 after an absence of one year, defeating Norihisa Yamamoto with relative ease. At Pride 24, Mezger fought Antônio Rogério Nogueira. Mezger performed several effective exchanges of punches and showed his submission and takedown defense but once again lost the fight by a controversial split decision.

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