Archive for October, 2011

FUEL TV ( announces the premiere of “Punk Payback” with MMA legend Bas Rutten this Wednesday, November 2nd at 9:30pm ET / PT. “Punk Payback” stars the ever-charismatic Bas Rutten, former UFC Heavyweight Champion and three-time King of Pancrase World Champion, teaching FUEL TV viewers how to defend themselves in real life dangerous situations. The series is produced by Brentwood Communications International, Inc. (BCII).

Approaching serious subject matters in humorous ways, “Punk Payback” with 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 show.

“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 FUEL TV Executive Vice President and GM, George Greenberg. “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 and go to to see Bas in action.

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