Bas Rutten uses open hand striking?
I was watching a Bas Rutten highlight clip and I noticed that many of his strikes to the head and face are with open hands. It seems unlikely to be an accident, as he does it multiple times and he is successful at knocking people out with them. Is this a trademark of his? Is it because the Pankrase rules don't use gloves and hand injury is possible? I guess I never really thought open hand strikes (except maybe the straight palm cross) had knockout power.
Here's the video: http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...4&q=bas+rutten
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