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Fuel TV puts the humor in self-defence

U.S. cable net Fuel TV is producing Punk Payback with Bas Rutten, starring a former UFC heavyweight champ who is offering up humorous street fighting tips.
August 4, 2011

U.S. cable net Fuel TV is producing Punk Payback with Bas Rutten, starring a former UFC heavyweight champ who is offering up humorous street fighting tips.

Rutten, the three-time King of Pancrase World Champion, will host the 10-episode, 30-minute series, produced by Brentwood Communications International and premiering on November 2 at 9:30 p.m. EST/PST.

Using real surveillance footage of people getting carjacked or held up in convenience stores, the show uses reenactments to showcase Rutten’s combat moves and helpful survival tips. Rutten will also inject humor into the serious subject matter, while imparting valuable knowledge about protecting one’s self.

“Bas Rutten is one of the most charismatic characters I’ve ever met and he can fill up a TV screen all by himself,” says George Greenberg, Fuel TV EVP and GM. “We’re happy to bring him to Fuel TV with this exciting and fun show that mixes humor into educational survival situations. If a punk starts it, rest assured, Bas will finish it every time.”

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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