Dana White Surprises Bas Rutten with UFC Hall of Fame Invitation on AXS TV’s ‘Inside MMA’


Plus, Inside MMA’s Ron Kruck Interviews Donald Cerrone

Tiffany Van Soest and Jo Nattawut Win Titles on ‘AXS TV FIGHTS LION FIGHT 22’

LOS ANGELES – May 22, 2015 – While appearing on AXS TV’s INSIDE MMA tonight, UFC President Dana White surprised series host and former UFC Heavyweight Champion Bas Rutten by announcing Rutten will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame as part of the “Pioneers Era Wing” at a gala event during UFC International Fight Week July 11. Watch Rutten’s live reaction alongside guest host Ron Kruck as White reveals the news in this video clip: http://bit.ly/BasRuttenHOF

Other highlights from INSIDE MMA include:

UFC lightweight Donald Cerrone sat down with Kruck to discuss his bout at UFC 187, a potential title shot, and his packed fighting schedule:http://bit.ly/IMMACerrone

With a third round TKO, Tiffany Van Soest (12-2-1) reclaimed the Lion Fight featherweight title tonight against Bernise Alldis (35-4), while Jo Nattawut (54-5-2) won the super welterweight title with a unanimous decision over Salah Khalifa (35-6-1). Highlights from AXS TV FIGHTS: LION FIGHT 22 are available here, presented by AXS TV FIGHTS commentators Pat Miletich and “The Voice” Michael Schiavello:http://bit.ly/LionFight22

Official results from AXS TV FIGHTS: LION FIGHT 22 are as follows:

Main Event – Super Welterweight Title Fight – Jo Nattawut (54-5-2) defeated Salah Khalifa (35-6-1) via unanimous decision (50-43, 50-43, 50-43).

Co-Main Event – Featherweight Title Fight – Tiffany Van Soest (12-2-1) defeated Bernise Alldis (35-4) via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) at 1:44 in round four.

Featherweight Fight – Anthony Castrejon (6-2) defeated Jason Andrada (6-3) via split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47).

Welterweight Fight – Gaston Bolanos (4-0) defeated Damien Earley (4-2) via TKO (eye injury) at 3:00 in round four.

Featherweight Fight – Christine Ferea (1-0) defeated Calie Cutler (0-1) via TKO at 0:49 in round four.

Welterweight Fight – Brian Del Rosario (1-2) defeated Tom Morales (0-1) by unanimous decision (50-44, 50-44, 50-44).

AXS TV FIGHTS presents “Legacy Kickboxing 2” next Friday, May 29 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT live from the Horseshoe Casino in Bossier City, Louisiana. The main card features a headlining fight between Brian Collette (20-2) and Luther Smith (9-1) while former Legacy Fighting Championship light heavyweight champion Myron Dennis (18-4) faces Glory Kickboxing veteran Warren Thomson (10-4) in the co-main event.


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