Fuel TV Kick Starts “Punk Payback” With Bas Rutten

Starring Former UFC Heavyweight Champ

Three-time King of Pancrase World Champion Offers

Comedic Street Fighting Tips




LOS ANGELES, CA - FUEL TV (www.fuel.tv), Fox Sports Media Group’s dynamic entertainment and

sports network for young males, announces the production of a comedic, street fighting survival series

“Punk Payback” with Bas Rutten. Starring former UFC Heavyweight Champion and three-time King of

Pancrase World Champion, the half-hour 10-episode, series joins FUEL TV’s schedule Wednesday,

November 2 at 9:30PM ET/PT. The series is produced by Brentwood Communications International, Inc.



Approaching serious subject matters in humorous ways, “Punk Payback” with Bas Rutten showcases

combat moves that can help viewers avoid being “punked” on the street. Using real surveillance footage of

frightening events such as people getting carjacked or held up in a convenience store, Rutten mixes in

reenactments to offer tips on how to get out of these tenuous situations. His specialized fighting skills,

combined with his amusing personality, make for a uniquely educational and entertaining self-defense



“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 Executive Vice President 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.


“You won’t see a show like this anywhere else on television,” says Bud Brutsman, BCII CEO and Executive

Producer. “Bas addresses some serious topics in this fast-paced series. But he’ll have fun with the

situations as well.”


For more information on FUEL TV, please visit www.fuel.tv and go to www.fuel.tv/barfights to see Bas in




FUEL TV is the only cable and satellite television network that features the exciting world of adrenaline and

thrill-seeking sports and the stories that surround them. This new generation of sports provides a rich

landscape of some of the most vibrant and action-packed television entertainment in the world. See why

young adrenaline sports fans call FUEL TV the channel they never turn off. FUEL TV, part of FOX Sports

Media Group, was launched July 1, 2003 and is seen in more than 30 million U.S. homes and can be

accessed by broadband, mobile devices and other digital platforms such as iTunes®. FUEL TV

programming is available in more than 50 countries around the world with 24/7 channels operating in

Australia and Europe. To subscribe to FUEL TV, call 877-4-FUEL-TV. For program times and other

information, visit www.fuel.tv.


FOX Sports Media Group

FOX Sports Media Group (FSMG) is the umbrella entity representing News Corporation’s wide array of

multi-platform US-based sports assets under Chairman & CEO David Hill. Built with brands that are capable

of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, FSMG includes ownership and interests in

linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-

venture businesses and several licensing partnerships. FSMG now includes FOX Sports, the sports

television arm of the FOX Broadcasting Company; Fox’s 19 regional sports networks, their affiliated

regional web sites and FSN national programming; SPEED and SPEED2; Fox Soccer Channel and Fox

Soccer Plus; FUEL TV; and Fox College Sports. In addition, FSMG also includes FOX Sports Interactive

Media, which comprises FOXSports.com on MSN, whatifsports.com and scout.com, reaching over 27

million unique visitors monthly. Also included are Fox’s interests in joint-venture businesses FOX Deportes,

Big Ten Network and STATS, LLC, as well as licensing agreements that establish the FOX Sports Radio

Network, FOX Sports Skybox restaurants and FOX Sports Grills.


- Press Release from BCII


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