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Randy Couture

Born Randy Couture
June 22, 1963 (1963-06-22) (age 46)
Everett, Washington
Other names The Natural, Captain America
Nationality United States American
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
Division 205 and 265
Reach 75.0 in (191 cm)[2]
Style Greco-Roman wrestling, Clinch fighting
Fighting out of Las Vegas, Nevada
Team Xtreme CoutureMixed Martial Arts
Rank NCAA Division I Wrestling
Olympic Alternate Greco-Roman Wrestling
Years active 1997–present MMA
MMA record
Total 28
Wins 18
By knockout 7
By submission 3
Losses 10
By knockout 5
By submission 4
Other information
University Oklahoma State University
Children 4
Notable school(s) Lynnwood High School
Official website
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: August 29, 2009
Medal record
Men's Wrestling
Competitor for the  United States
Pan American Games
Gold 1991 Havana Greco-Roman (– 90 kg)
.Randy Duane Couture (pronounced /koʊˈtʊər/; born June 22, 1963) is an American mixed martial artist, Greco-Roman wrestler, actor, a three-time former heavyweight champion and a two-time light-heavyweight champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.^ Posted by Randy Couture at 3:22 PM .

^ Randy Duane Couture (born June 22, 1963) is an American mixed martial artist , Greco-Roman wrestler , actor , former collegiate wrestler , and the former heavyweight champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

^ Randy Couture: It was during a fight.
  • Randy ''Captain America'' Couture talks about his Marvel-ous nickname and his upcoming fight against Brock Lesnar at UFC 91 | Marvel.com News | Marvel.com 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC marvel.com [Source type: General]

.Couture is one of only two UFC fighters to have held a championship title in two different divisions (heavyweight and light heavyweight; B.J. Penn, with his titles at welterweight and lightweight, is the other) in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, as well as the only five-time champion in UFC history.^ Couture, a five-time champion in the UFC with success in both the light-heavyweight and heavyweight ranks, is coming off a 15-month absence.

^ Couture is one of only two UFC fighters to have held a championship title in two different divisions (heavyweight and light heayweight) while in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (the other fighter being BJ Penn ), as well as the only five-time champion in UFC history.
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

^ Couture faced the five-time defending champion Tito Ortiz for the undisputed light heavyweight title.
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

.Couture has competed in 15 title fights, a record.^ Couture has competed in 15 title fights, a record.
  • Randy Couture 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]
  • Randy Couture: Keeping it all in perspective | Blog | MMA Worldwide - Mixed Martial Arts 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmaworldwide.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Randy Couture (+110) vs. Brock Lesnar (-140) It's a shame that a guy with a 2-1 overall MMA record (1-1 in the UFC) is awarded a title shot.
  • Randy Couture Vs Brock Lesnar UFC Title Saturday night! (MMA, wrestling, athletic) - Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) - City-Data Forum 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.city-data.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Amazingly, 15 of his 18 UFC fights have been for the title.

.Couture is a member of the UFC Hall of Fame and many consider him to be the most popular fighter in MMA history.^ Couture is a member of the UFC Hall of Fame, and many consider him to be the most popular fighter in MMA history.
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

^ He is also the only athlete in UFC history to win a championship after becoming a Hall of Fame member.
  • MySpace - Randy "The Natural" Couture - 46 - Male - Corvallis, Oregon - myspace.com/randythenaturalcouture 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ MMA - Only the best and most popular fighters .
  • Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture - Boxxet 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

[3]
.Couture was an Olympic wrestling alternate, and has lived in Corvallis, Oregon throughout much of his career, where he served as an assistant wrestling coach and a strength and conditioning coach for Oregon State University.^ Couture has been an Olympic wrestler alternate, and lived in Corvallis, Oregon throughout much of his career where he served as an assistant wrestling coach and a strength and conditioning coach for Oregon State University .
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

^ Occupationally, Couture held a six-year post as a strength conditioning and assistant wrestling coach at Oregon State University.
  • Randy Couture - Ask.com 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

^ Couture lived in Corvallis, Oregon throughout most of his professional career.
  • Randy Couture - The MMA Boards 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.themmaboards.com [Source type: General]

[4] .He established Team Quest with Matt Lindland and Dan Henderson, a training camp for fighters, based out of Gresham, Oregon, and headed by coach Robert Folis.^ He established Team Quest with Matt Linland and Dan Henderson, a training camp for fighters, based out of Gresham, Oregon and headed by coach Robert Follis.
  • Randy Couture: Keeping it all in perspective | Blog | MMA Worldwide - Mixed Martial Arts 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmaworldwide.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Mixed Martial Arts Fighter, Greco-Roman Wrestler I established Team Quest with Matt Lindland and Dan Henderson, a training camp for fighters, based out of Gresham, Oregon and headed by coach Robert Folis.
  • RandyCouture’s Profile - Male - United States - Official Mma Fight Space Page Of Randy The Natural Couture the First Fighter in UFC history to become a five-time champion | MMA Fight Space 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmafightspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Couture seemingly loved coaching so much that he decided to start Team Quest with Matt "The Law" Lindland in Gresham, Oregon.
  • 411mania.com: MMA - 411 Fighter Profile: Randy Couture 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.411mania.com [Source type: General]

.In 2005 Couture moved to Las Vegas, where he opened his own extensive chain of gyms under the name Xtreme Couture.^ Vera has trained occasionally in the past at the Xtreme Couture Gym in Las Vegas.
  • Face-to-face with a legend: Vera ready for Couture at UFC 105 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.timescolonist.com [Source type: General]

^ In 2005, Couture moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, where he currently resides.
  • MySpace - Randy "The Natural" Couture - 46 - Male - Corvallis, Oregon - myspace.com/randythenaturalcouture 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In 2005 Couture moved to Las Vegas where he opened his own chain of gyms under the name Xtreme Couture , with additional locations in Vancouver, Washington , Wellington, Florida , Lombard, Illinois , and most recently Independence, Missouri and Toronto, Ontario .
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

.He currently trains at his Las Vegas-based gym.^ I currently trains at my Las Vegas-based gym.
  • RandyCouture’s Profile - Male - United States - Official Mma Fight Space Page Of Randy The Natural Couture the First Fighter in UFC history to become a five-time champion | MMA Fight Space 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmafightspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He currently trains at his Las Vegas-based gym.
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]
  • Randy Couture: Keeping it all in perspective | Blog | MMA Worldwide - Mixed Martial Arts 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmaworldwide.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Comment Now Fighters.com’s second-ranked heavyweight, current UFC co-Heavyweight Champion, and UFC Hall of Famer “The Natural” Randy Couture (16-8) spoke exclusively with Fighters.com from his Xtreme Couture gym in Las Vegas Monday afternoon.
  • Fighter of the Month: Randy Couture | Fighters.com / Mixed Martial Arts News 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.fighters.com [Source type: General]

.Couture also partnered with Bas Rutten in the opening of Legends Gym in Hollywood, California.^ Couture also partnered with Bas Rutten in the opening of Legends Gym , located in Hollywood, California .
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

^ Couture also partnered with Bas Rutten in the opening of Legends Gym, located in Hollywood , California.
  • Randy Couture: Keeping it all in perspective | Blog | MMA Worldwide - Mixed Martial Arts 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmaworldwide.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ CagePlay.com talked to Randy the Natural Couture at the opening of the Extreme Couture gym in Toronto, Canada.
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.Couture is generally recognized as a clinch and ground-and-pound fighter who uses his wrestling ability to execute take downs, establish top position and successively strike the opponent on the bottom.^ Although he is more generally recognized as a clinch-fighter, Couture's preferred method of offense in mixed martial arts competition is what is commonly referred to as 'ground and pound', in which a fighter uses his wrestling ability to take his opponent down to the mat, establishing top position, and successively striking the opponent.
  • MySpace - Randy "The Natural" Couture - 46 - Male - Corvallis, Oregon - myspace.com/randythenaturalcouture 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Couture is generally recognized as a clinch and ground-and-pound fighter who uses his wrestling ability to execute take downs, establish top position and successively strike the opponent on the bottom.
  • Randy Couture : How i became " TheNatural" | Michael "The Count" Bisping 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.bisping.tv [Source type: General]

^ Couture was impressed with Vera's wrestling ability.
  • Randy Couture edges Brandon Vera but not without controversy - Cagewriter - UFC Blog - Yahoo! Sports 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC ca.sports.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

.Couture has also displayed a variety of skills in boxing, Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu; submitting three opponents using different chokeholds.^ Couture is wary of Vera’s Muay Thai skills.
  • Face-to-face with a legend: Vera ready for Couture at UFC 105 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.timescolonist.com [Source type: General]

^ Couture has also displayed a variety of skills in boxing , Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu , submitting two opponents using different chokeholds .
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

^ Originally a State wrestling champion from Washington, Couture is proficient at boxing, Muay Thai, Jiu-Jitsu, and a variety of submission techniques.
  • Full Tilt Teams Up With Randy Couture - News - PokerRoad.com 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.pokerroad.com [Source type: General]

.Couture is the only athlete in UFC history to win a championship after becoming a Hall of Fame member and is the oldest title holder ever (in the UFC and MMA).^ Couture is also the only athlete in UFC history to win a championship after becoming a Hall of Fame member and is the oldest title holder ever in the UFC. .
  • Randy Couture: Keeping it all in perspective | Blog | MMA Worldwide - Mixed Martial Arts 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmaworldwide.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Couture is the only athlete in UFC history to win a championship after becoming a Hall of Fame member and is the oldest title holder ever (in the UFC and MMA).
  • Randy Couture : How i became " TheNatural" | Michael "The Count" Bisping 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.bisping.tv [Source type: General]

^ Couture is a member of the UFC Hall of Fame, and many consider him to be the most popular fighter in MMA history.
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]
  • Randy Couture: Keeping it all in perspective | Blog | MMA Worldwide - Mixed Martial Arts 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmaworldwide.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Along with Chuck Liddell, Couture is widely credited for bringing mixed martial arts into the mainstream of American pop culture and sports.^ Three legends in the sport of mixed martial arts and Wanderlei Silva.
  • Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture - Boxxet 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ Couture is considered an icon in the sport and is widely credited for bringing mixed martial arts into the mainstream of American culture and sports.
  • Randy Couture: Keeping it all in perspective | Blog | MMA Worldwide - Mixed Martial Arts 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmaworldwide.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This is mixed martial arts, not a knitting class.
  • Randy Couture edges Brandon Vera but not without controversy - Cagewriter - UFC Blog - Yahoo! Sports 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC ca.sports.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

Contents

Wrestling career

.Couture wrestled at Alderwood Middle School in Lynnwood, Washington then moved onto Lynnwood High School where he won a State Championship during his senior year.^ Couture wrestled at Alderwood Middle School in Lynnwood, Washington then moved onto Lynnwood High School where he won a State Championship during his senior year.
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

^ Originally a State wrestling champion from Washington, Couture is proficient at boxing, Muay Thai, Jiu-Jitsu, and a variety of submission techniques.
  • Full Tilt Teams Up With Randy Couture - News - PokerRoad.com 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.pokerroad.com [Source type: General]

^ A three-time All-American wrestler at Oklahoma State University, Couture won four national championships in Greco-Roman wrestling and made four attempts at qualifying for the Olympics.
  • Randy the Natural Couture Defends HW title vs Brock Lesnar - Canucks Community 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC forum.canucks.com [Source type: General]

Couture served in the U.S. Army from 1982–1988.
.Upon discharge, he became a three-time Olympic team alternate (1988, 1992 and 1996); a semifinalist at the 2000 Olympic Trials; a three-time National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division-I All-American and a two-time NCAA Division-I runner-up at Oklahoma State University.^ He competed in four U.S. Olympic Trials and was an All-American at Oklahoma State University before embarking on his professional fighting career.
  • Tough guy Randy Couture gives back to the troops through Vegas golf event 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.lasvegasgolf.com [Source type: General]

^ Upon discharge, he was a three-time Olympic team alternate (1988, 1992 and 1996); a semifinalist at the 2000 Olympic Trials; a three-time National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division-I All-American and a two-time NCAA Division-I runner-up at Oklahoma State University .
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

^ Upon his discharge in 1988, Couture became a three-time Olympic team alternate and a semifinalist at the 2000 Olympic trials.
  • 411mania.com: MMA - 411 Fighter Profile: Randy Couture 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.411mania.com [Source type: General]

[5]
.In 1992 he was the Division-I runner up at 190 pounds, coming in second after Mark Kerr.^ In 1992 he was the Division-1 runner up at 190 pounds coming in second after Mark Kerr .
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

^ In 1992, he lost in the finals to future MMA star Mark Kerr of Syracuse, 12-4, when the tournament took place in front of his home fans in Oklahoma City.

^ Couture miss: Wrestling for Oklahoma State University, failed to win an NCAA championship, placing second twice at 190 pounds.

[6] .Couture was settling into life as a wrestling coach, until he saw a video of a UFC event and decided to pursue a career in mixed martial arts.^ He covers boxing and mixed martial arts.
  • Confirmed UFC 105 headliner is Randy Couture versus Brandon Vera – Telegraph Blogs 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC blogs.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ The UFC is far and away the major leagues of mixed martial arts.
  • MMA Crunch » Randy Couture 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmacrunch.com [Source type: General]

^ Mixed martial arts isn't boxing.
  • Couture earns unanimous decision over Vera at UFC 105 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.nationalpost.com [Source type: General]

UFC career

Entering MMA

.Randy Couture made his MMA debut at UFC 13, in May 1997. He entered the 4-man Heavyweight tournament, his first opponent being Tony Halme, also known as WWE wrestler Ludvig Borga.^ He made his MMA debut at UFC 13 on May 13, 1997, where, at age 33, he won its heavyweight tournament.
  • Randy the Natural Couture Defends HW title vs Brock Lesnar - Canucks Community 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC forum.canucks.com [Source type: General]

^ I debuted in the UFC on May 30, 1997 as part of UFC 13: The Ultimate Force.
  • MySpace - Randy "The Natural" Couture - 46 - Male - Lynnwood, Washington - myspace.com/randycouture 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ January 20, 2009 Tags , MMA , Randy Couture , UFC .
  • Posts mentioning Randy Couture 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC ingamenow.com [Source type: General]

.Outweighted by nearly 100 lbs, Couture scored a double-leg takedown right off the bat.^ Good right hand by Couture off the clinch.
  • Couture-Lesnar live blog - Josh Gross - SI.com 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC edition.cnn.com [Source type: General]

^ Lesnar was right when he said Couture looked like a guy that took a year off.
  • Randy Couture Vs. Brock Lesnar UFC 91 Video | MMA Root 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmaroot.com [Source type: General]

^ For his second match, Couture again initiated an opening double-leg takedown, this time on Steven Graham.
  • randy_couture-mixed-martial-arts 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.knucklepit.com [Source type: Original source]

.After working some ground and pound, he got a back mount and secured a rear naked choke win in just less than a minute.^ Hes going to come back next week and help me some more, so its been good to work out with him.
  • randy_couture-2-mixed-martial-arts 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.knucklepit.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Mike Van Arsdale via Submission (rear naked choke) in Round 1.
  • UFC 57 Betting Odds - Chuck Liddell Vs. Randy Couture Fight Odds - Bet UFC 57 lines 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.sportbet.com [Source type: General]

^ When you were going for the rear naked choke and you were kicking Tim in the face, did you have a bit of a chuckle to yourself then?
  • randy_couture-2-mixed-martial-arts 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.knucklepit.com [Source type: Original source]

.His second fight that night was in the tournament finals against Steven "3d" Graham, yet another larger opponent at 290 lbs.^ They asked me to fight up in weight in the main event against this guy and I won via arm bar submission in the second round.

^ After two consecutive losses in the heavyweight division to larger opponents (Ricco Rodriguez and a title loss to Josh Barnett) I moved down a weight class to fight at 205 lbs in the UFC's light-heavyweight division.
  • MySpace - Randy "The Natural" Couture - 46 - Male - Lynnwood, Washington - myspace.com/randycouture 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In 1997, at the age of 33, Randy made his debut into the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) where he defeated Tony Halme and Steven Graham in the Heavyweight class.
  • MySpace - Randy "The Natural" Couture - 46 - Male - Corvallis, Oregon - myspace.com/randythenaturalcouture 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Again Randy took the fight to the ground, scoring a TKO win at 3:13 minutes of the first round.^ You scored the first round 10-10?
  • Randy Couture edges Brandon Vera but not without controversy - Cagewriter - UFC Blog - Yahoo! Sports 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC ca.sports.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

^ Randy scored a TKO victory.
  • Randy Couture - The MMA Boards 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.themmaboards.com [Source type: General]

^ It was at first a closely contested match, however, later in the fight Lesnar knocked Couture down and finished him with hammer fists for a TKO victory at 3:07 of the second round.
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

.His next UFC appearance was in October 17, 1997, at UFC 15.^ UFC 15: COLLISION COURSE was held on October 17, 1997, at Casino Magic in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.
  • Randy Couture : How i became " TheNatural" | Michael "The Count" Bisping 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.bisping.tv [Source type: General]
  • Randy Couture: How I became The Natural | The Sun |Sport|UFC 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.thescottishsun.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Himself UFC 15: Collision Course (1997) (TV) ....
  • Randy Couture 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

.He fought Vitor Belfort to determine the number 1 challenger of the Heavyweight belt.^ He also captured the heavyweight title in 2000 when he defeated Kevin Randleman, and won light heavyweight titles in 2003 from Tito Ortiz and 2004 from Vitor Belfort.

^ The first time I fought (Vitor) Belfort nobody thought I was going to win that fight.
  • Live with Randy Couture | fight, going, think - Sports - The Orange County Register 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.ocregister.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In typical Couture fashion, when Randy took Vitor down he attempted a number of neck-cranks on Belfort.
  • randy_couture-mixed-martial-arts 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.knucklepit.com [Source type: Original source]

.Couture was a massive underdog in that fight, as the 19-year-old Belfort was not only a Carlson Gracie blackbelt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, but also had extremely fast hands and punching power, and was scheduled to compete for the Olympic trials in boxing for Brazil.^ I'm only 34 years old.
  • Randy Couture - News, photos, topics, and quotes 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.daylife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Couture had only two fights under his belt while Belfort was 4-0 in the Octagon.
  • Randy Couture - Blog Toplist 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.blogtoplist.com [Source type: General]

^ Couture has also displayed a variety of skills in boxing , Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu , submitting two opponents using different chokeholds .
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

.Couture put on a display that began to earn him the reputation of a master strategist in the sport.^ Brandon punished Couture with accurate leg kicks and knees to the chest that dropped him down..Brandon defended all Coutures clinch and wrestling..he even put him to the ground.
  • Randy Couture vs. Brandon Vera Video - UFC 105 | MMA Videos 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC mixedmartialartvideos.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This led to him earning a UFC heavyweight title fight, just like Couture did, in only his fourth pro fight.

^ Although Couture consistently displays extreme patience, he is one of the more aggressive competitors in the sport.
  • Randy Couture "The Natural" stats and profile 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.fun-on.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.After circling away from Vitor's powerful left hand, Couture got the clinch, but was unable to score a takedown.^ Good right hand by Couture off the clinch.
  • Couture-Lesnar live blog - Josh Gross - SI.com 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC edition.cnn.com [Source type: General]

^ That's where Vera scores his only takedown of the fight with 39 seconds left.
  • Randy Couture edges Brandon Vera but not without controversy - Cagewriter - UFC Blog - Yahoo! Sports 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC ca.sports.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

^ It is also possible Couture will consistently circle to his right, trying to avoid Lesnar's big right hand.
  • UFC 91 Randy Couture vs. Brock Lesner..Live Stream..Starting at 9PM!!! - Robert Littal Presents The Infamous BlackSportsOnline 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC blacksportsonline.com [Source type: General]

.The fighters broke up, and when Vitor attempted a flurry of punches, Couture changed levels and took the fight to the ground.^ Before the fight Couture declared, "Im going to show you what Belfort can do on the ground."
  • randy_couture-mixed-martial-arts 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.knucklepit.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I knew he was going to try to control the tempo of the fight by forcing me to give up ground.
  • randy_couture-mixed-martial-arts 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.knucklepit.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In typical Couture fashion, when Randy took Vitor down he attempted a number of neck-cranks on Belfort.
  • randy_couture-mixed-martial-arts 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.knucklepit.com [Source type: Original source]

.He immediately gained side control and landed strikes, and as Vitor scrambled to his feet, he also scored with knee strikes.^ Set up the guy and find the opportunity to attack him above and immediately shift the attack below, striking the knee.
  • Randy Couture Vs. Brock Lesnar UFC 91 Video | MMA Root 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmaroot.com [Source type: General]

^ Couture scored with a number of strikes throughout the fight, and definitely controlled the tempo.
  • Randy Couture edges Brandon Vera but not without controversy - Cagewriter - UFC Blog - Yahoo! Sports 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC ca.sports.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

.Back on the feet Randy clinched again and wore Vitor out with dirty boxing.^ He and Randy Couture are the Godfathers of dirty boxing.
  • Randy Couture - Boxxet 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ If we want to give Randy credit for "originating" something, say he invented dirty boxing.
  • Muay Thai coach Quentin Chong helping Randy Couture hone skills, ignore Father Time | MMAjunkie.com 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC mmajunkie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ D gmd on Aug 28, 2009 at 12:38 pm ET +1 Yeah Colemans got the GNP give dirty randy the boxing...
  • Muay Thai coach Quentin Chong helping Randy Couture hone skills, ignore Father Time | MMAjunkie.com 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC mmajunkie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Around the 7 minute mark, Vitor was exhausted. .Couture yet again took the fight to the ground, and finished with punches from back mount in what was one of the biggest upsets in early MMA history.^ Had Couture got his way and finagled a fight against Fedor Emelianenko , tonight's five-rounder really would have been the biggest, and not just UFC history, but the whole of MMA. Alas, we're left to watch a bout compelling for reasons other than determining the world's best.
  • Couture-Lesnar live blog - Josh Gross - SI.com 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC edition.cnn.com [Source type: General]

^ But beyond even that… what true MMA fan amongst us wouldn’t cut off one of our testicles to see a Couture/Fedor fight?
  • MMA Crunch » Randy Couture 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmacrunch.com [Source type: General]

^ Randy Couture, also known as “The Natural,” is a professional mixed martial artist ( MMA ) and former heavyweight champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship ( UFC ).
  • The Scoop -- Randy Couture - CardPlayer.com 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.cardplayer.com [Source type: General]

.His next fight took place on December 21, 1997, at UFC Japan.^ All the more reason that neither I nor any of my die-hard UFC fan friends are buying the next PPV with his BS fight against Minotauro.
  • EA Sports MMA: Randy Couture and Peter Moore Speak - News at GameSpot 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ On August 21, Randy and Vitor will be fighting for the UFC World Light Heavyweight Title at UFC 49.
  • randy_couture-mixed-martial-arts 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.knucklepit.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The following countries are restricted from receiving UFC Fight Night Maynard vs. Diaz: Japan, United Kingdom, and Ireland.
  • UFC 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC video.ufc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He fought the then Heavyweight champion, Maurice Smith, who was making his second title defense after winning the belt from Mark Coleman earlier that year.^ Randy earned his first Heavyweight title fight in December, 1997 after his match against kickboxer Maurice Smith.
  • MySpace - Randy "The Natural" Couture - 46 - Male - Corvallis, Oregon - myspace.com/randythenaturalcouture 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ My next match was billed as a "Champion vs. Champion" fight in order to settle who was the rightful, undisputed champion of the division; I faced the five-time defending champion Tito Ortiz for the Undisputed Light-Heavyweight title.
  • MySpace - Randy "The Natural" Couture - 46 - Male - Lynnwood, Washington - myspace.com/randycouture 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He’s held the title in both the heavyweight and light-heavyweight divisions, and is the only five-time champion in UFC history.
  • The Scoop -- Randy Couture - CardPlayer.com 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.cardplayer.com [Source type: General]

.In a slow paced, calculated fight, neither fighter was able to damage the other, but Randy scored several takedowns and had the positional control throughout the fight.^ I controlled the pace of the fight for the remainder of the 5 rounds.
  • MySpace - Randy "The Natural" Couture - 46 - Male - Lynnwood, Washington - myspace.com/randycouture 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Granted couture controlled the fight but Vera inflicted more damage specially with them body shots.

^ First round, Randy controlled the fight more, both of them landed hits and Brock got two takedowns (but didn’t do anything).
  • Randy Couture Vs. Brock Lesnar UFC 91 Video | MMA Root 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmaroot.com [Source type: General]

.After 21 minutes, he won a majority decision and became the new UFC heavyweight champion.^ UFC Heavyweight Champion… at least for now… .
  • Randy Couture Vs. Brock Lesnar UFC 91 Video | MMA Root 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmaroot.com [Source type: General]

^ UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture .
  • Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture - Boxxet 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ Couture won a unanimous decision and became the undisputed UFC light heavyweight champion at age 40.
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

.In 1998, the UFC wanted Couture to defend his belt against Bas Rutten, former King of Pancrase.^ Couture also partnered with Bas Rutten in the opening of Legends Gym , located in Hollywood, California .
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

^ Couture already said he wants Fedor and Fedor met w/ the UFC to discuss $$$ on 08/29/07 the UFC has already guaranteed an immediate title shot to Fedor if he signs .
  • UFC 74 Randy Couture vs Gabriel Gonzaga 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.buzzhumor.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Couture also partnered with Bas Rutten in the opening of Legends Gym, located in Hollywood , California.
  • Randy Couture: Keeping it all in perspective | Blog | MMA Worldwide - Mixed Martial Arts 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmaworldwide.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Randy instead signed with Vale Tudo Japan and was stripped of the heavyweight belt.^ VTJ 1998-Vale Tudo Japan 1998 .

^ The ageless Randy Couture puts his belt and pride on the line against the monster Brock Lesnar in the UFC heavyweight championship bout at UFC 91.
  • Video - RANDY COUTURE vs. BROCK LESNAR - TONIGHT - UFC, MMA & Boxing 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC ballhype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Couture was announced as the Undisputed UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and Tito again to his credit showed some class by putting the belt around Randys waist.
  • The man, the myth, the legend: Randy Couture 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.wrestling101.com [Source type: General]

.In Japan, he was matched up against Enson Inoue.^ Don’t get me wrong but does anybody else feel it is a very random match up against Vera?
  • Confirmed UFC 105 headliner is Randy Couture versus Brandon Vera – Telegraph Blogs 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC blogs.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Couture's fight is also up against Manny Pacquiao vs. Miguel Cotto, but the boxing match shouldn't take anything away from the Spike rating.
  • Will Randy Couture on Spike TV Outdraw Fedor Emelianenko on CBS? Does it Matter? - Bloody Elbow 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.bloodyelbow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.After taking the fight to the ground, he was forced to tap out to an armbar just more than 90 seconds into the first round.^ I second that he looked just as old in first MMA fight!!
  • Randy Couture UFC 102 video blog (Episode one) - MMA Mania 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmamania.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Pearson dominated the first round, and late in the second round landed a flying left knee from the clinch that opened a massive cut on Riley, forcing the stoppage.
  • Here he goes again: Randy Couture beats Brandon Vera at UFC 105 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.vancouversun.com [Source type: General]
  • Here he goes again: Randy Couture beats Brandon Vera at UFC 105 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.canada.com [Source type: General]

^ It was at first a closely contested match, however, later in the fight Lesnar knocked Couture down and finished him with hammer fists for a TKO victory at 3:07 of the second round.
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

.His next fight was in March 20, 1999, for the Japanese Rings promotion.^ March 21, 2010 Ultimate Fight Night 20 Make Your Picks!
  • Randy Couture "The Natural" - MMA Fighter 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.fiveknuckles.com [Source type: General]

^ Couture walked, finding greener pastures in Shooto's Vale Tudo Japan and in the RINGS promotion, where he would remain for six of his next seven fights.
  • Randy Couture book review: 'Becoming the Natural' - MMA Mania 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmamania.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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  • Full Tilt Teams Up With Randy Couture - News - PokerRoad.com 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.pokerroad.com [Source type: General]

.There he suffered a very controversial loss to Mikhail Illoukhine via Kimura, one which many fans blamed on a mistake by the referee.^ By Kris Karkoski So many fans and other columnists have expressed the styles matchup as being in favor of Chuck Liddell, but there is other factors that should be considered.
  • Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture - Boxxet 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ If there is one aspect of UFC 108 that fans can take to the bank, it's this: the youth of mixed martial arts is upon us.
  • Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture - Boxxet 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ There are so many key factors in this fight that it's impossible to address them all in one post, but I believe the deciding factor in this fight will be instincts.

.After that loss, Couture took a break from MMA to focus on his amateur wrestling career, with the 2000 Summer Olympics in sight.^ Couture has been an Olympic wrestler alternate, and lived in Corvallis , Oregon throughout much of his career where he served as an assistant wrestling coach and a strength and conditioning coach for Oregon State University.
  • Randy Couture: Keeping it all in perspective | Blog | MMA Worldwide - Mixed Martial Arts 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmaworldwide.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Couture has been an Olympic wrestler alternate, and lived in Corvallis, Oregon throughout much of his career where he served as an assistant wrestling coach and a strength and conditioning coach for Oregon State University .
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

^ If he'd gone into MMA from the Olympics instead of going into wrestling, there's no doubt that he'd probably have been a multi-time world champion.
  • Randy Couture vs. Brock Lesnar 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.1560.tv [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He returned to MMA in October 2000 for the Rings King of Kings 2000 Tournament, where he defeated UFC veteran Jeremy Horn by unanimous decision in his first fight and defeated Pancrase veteran Ryushi Yanagisawa, also by unanimous decision, in the second fight.^ I second that he looked just as old in first MMA fight!!
  • Randy Couture UFC 102 video blog (Episode one) - MMA Mania 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmamania.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rings - King of Kings 2000 Final .
  • Randy "The Natural" Couture MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography, and More - Sherdog.com 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.sherdog.com [Source type: General]

^ Will you be fighting Jeremy Horn?
  • randy_couture-2-mixed-martial-arts 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.knucklepit.com [Source type: Original source]

.These two wins qualified him for the finals of the tournament, which would take place in early 2001. Before that, he was offered a shot at the UFC heavyweight title against Kevin Randleman in Nov.^ In exchange, he would be stripped of the UFC heavyweight title.
  • Randy Couture vs. Brock Lesnar 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.1560.tv [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Now it's time for UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture and challenger Brock Lesnar to finally step into the Octagon on Saturday night to take care of their business in the main event of UFC 91, a ...
  • Video - RANDY COUTURE vs. BROCK LESNAR - TONIGHT - UFC, MMA & Boxing 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC ballhype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Randy earned his first Heavyweight title fight in December, 1997 after his match against kickboxer Maurice Smith.
  • MySpace - Randy "The Natural" Couture - 46 - Male - Corvallis, Oregon - myspace.com/randythenaturalcouture 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.17, 2000. Randy was taken down in the first two rounds, but he showed very good defense from his back, frustrating most of Kevin's ground and pound attempts.^ The NHB show and the venue were very good.
  • randy_couture-mixed-martial-arts 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.knucklepit.com [Source type: Original source]

^ All it would have taken was two or three heavy elbows and Randy might be walking with a limp.
  • Randy Couture Vs. Brock Lesnar UFC 91 Video | MMA Root 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmaroot.com [Source type: General]

^ First round, Randy controlled the fight more, both of them landed hits and Brock got two takedowns (but didn’t do anything).
  • Randy Couture Vs. Brock Lesnar UFC 91 Video | MMA Root 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmaroot.com [Source type: General]

.In the third round, he tripped Randleman to the mat and landed several strikes from the full mount, winning by referee stoppage.^ For Brock to win, he needs to finish early, or go a full 5 rounds without making a mistake.

^ I shocked the world when I won by TKO in the third round, and became the only UFC competitor to win championship titles in two weight classes.
  • MySpace - Randy "The Natural" Couture - 46 - Male - Lynnwood, Washington - myspace.com/randycouture 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Couture had won the UFC belt for the second time.^ In the other squabble between the UFC and Couture, the five-time champions employment contract, which is separate from his fight contract, is the focus of a breach of contract lawsuit filed by Zuffa on Jan.
  • Randy Couture vs. Brock Lesnar 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.1560.tv [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ However, White also met with Couture during the Thanksgiving holiday to discuss a possible return to the Octagon, where Couture said he had no desire to return to the UFC at that time.
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

^ This is what happened in boxing and we see signs of it from time to time in the UFC and MMA eg the Randy Couture saga.
  • Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture - Boxxet 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

.In March 2001 he fought for the finals of the Rings King of Kings 2000 tournament.^ Rings-King of Kings 2000 Final .

^ Rings-King of Kings 2000 Block A .

.After dominating UFC veteran Tsuyoshi Kosaka in the first fight, he fought the semi finals against Valentijn Overeem, and was caught in a guillotine choke early in the fight.^ Randy earned his first Heavyweight title fight in December, 1997 after his match against kickboxer Maurice Smith.
  • MySpace - Randy "The Natural" Couture - 46 - Male - Corvallis, Oregon - myspace.com/randythenaturalcouture 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It makes a lot of sense for them to make his first fight back be a fight against Lesnar.
  • Report: Randy Couture could face Fedor in early 2009 : Five Ounces of Pain 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC fiveouncesofpain.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Chuck's first fight against, and total drubbing by, Randy Couture is probabaly my favorite ever Chuck Liddell fight.
  • Randy Couture - Boxxet 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]
  • Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture - Boxxet 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

.The tournament was eventually won by Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, and Randy went back to the UFC after that.^ Randy Couture vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira .
  • Randy Couture | squabbles.com 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC squabbles.com [Source type: General]

^ Randy Couture answers questions at his gym Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas Thursday in preparations for his upcoming fight against Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in Portland, Ore on August 29.
  • Randy Couture: Before he was known as 'The Natural' - Las Vegas Sun 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.lasvegassun.com [Source type: General]

^ When I fought Brock Lesnar and (Antonio Rodrigo) Nogueira (in the heavyweight division in the past 12 months), my body could still do what I wanted it to, even though I didn’t get the (wins),” he said prior to UFC 105.
  • Here he goes again: Randy Couture beats Brandon Vera at UFC 105 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.vancouversun.com [Source type: General]

.His first title defense was against Brazilian Kickboxer Pedro Rizzo at UFC 31.^ This is Couture’s first match in UFC’s light heavyweight division since losing the title to Chuck Liddell at UFC 57 in February 2006.
  • Face-to-face with a legend: Vera ready for Couture at UFC 105 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.timescolonist.com [Source type: General]

^ Randy earned his first Heavyweight title fight in December, 1997 after his match against kickboxer Maurice Smith.
  • MySpace - Randy "The Natural" Couture - 46 - Male - Corvallis, Oregon - myspace.com/randythenaturalcouture 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What’s interesting about that statement is that the record for fighters in the UFC who win the first fight in an encounter against a certain opponent are about 70% likely to win the re-match.
  • Randy Couture says GSP and Lesnar will win at UFC 100 | MMAMemories.com 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmamemories.com [Source type: General]

.This was also the first UFC under the Zuffa management, with Dana White as the new president.^ UFC President Dana White was responsible for that.
  • Randy Couture - Boxxet 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ UFC President Dana White, when reached via text, said he ...
  • Randy Couture Posts -- FanHouse 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.fanhouse.com [Source type: General]
  • RandyCouture Posts -- FanHouse 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.fanhouse.com [Source type: General]

^ Dana White and UFC integrity…please!!
  • Randy Couture Vs. Brock Lesnar UFC 91 Video | MMA Root 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmaroot.com [Source type: General]

.In one of the best and most brutal fights in MMA history, both fighters inflicted a lot of damage on each other.^ MMA - Only the best and most popular fighters .
  • Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture - Boxxet 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ Both fighters went into the fight with great respect for each other.
  • The man, the myth, the legend: Randy Couture 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.wrestling101.com [Source type: General]

^ But beyond even that… what true MMA fan amongst us wouldn’t cut off one of our testicles to see a Couture/Fedor fight?
  • MMA Crunch » Randy Couture 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmacrunch.com [Source type: General]

.After 5 5-minute rounds, Randy was declared the winner by unanimous decision, which generated a lot of controversy as many fans felt Rizzo had won the fight.^ ROUND 3 I think the winner of this round, wins the fight.
  • UFC 105 MAIN EVENT: Randy Couture (16-10) vs Brandon Vera (11-3) | Oregon Sports - OregonLive.com 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.oregonlive.com [Source type: General]

^ I was hoping Randy would have won this fight.
  • Randy Couture Vs. Brock Lesnar UFC 91 Video | MMA Root 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmaroot.com [Source type: General]

^ More » 18 Comments Share Vera-Couture Decision Another in Long Line of Controversies By Mike Chiappetta 11/15/2009 10:22 AM ET Randy Couture left the octagon on Saturday night a winner.
  • Randy Couture Posts -- FanHouse 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.fanhouse.com [Source type: General]

.This prompted the UFC to set up an immediate rematch between the two, that took place at UFC 34, in November 2001. This time, Randy didn't have many problems, as he had adjusted to Rizzo's style and won a TKO stoppage in the 3rd round.^ The UFC 100 rematch between Frank Mir and Brock Lesnar was the definition of the word “huge,” and that bout set the stage for the ultimate argument: Does the belt mean anything if the UFC can’t get Fedor Emelianenko to challenge the winner?
  • Randy Couture | squabbles.com 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC squabbles.com [Source type: General]

^ Couture Late Stoppage UFC 91 Medical Suspensions UFC 91 - Randy Couture vs. Brock Lesnar Round-up « UFC 93 Sold Out In Less Than 2 Weeks UFC 91 - Gabriel Gonzaga vs Josh Hendricks » 48 Comments .
  • Brock Lesnar vs Randy Couture UFC 91 Video 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.fightchat.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ According to UFCs biography on him, "Some of Randys wrestling accomplishments are: four time World Team member, placed 8 th in the 1997 World Championship in Poland, Pan American Games Champion, four time National Champion in Greco-Roman, three time All-American in college, two time runner-up at NCAA National Championships."
  • randy_couture-mixed-martial-arts 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.knucklepit.com [Source type: Original source]

.His third title defense was in March 2002, against up-and-comer Josh Barnett.^ He moved up from light heavyweight and challenged Tim Silvia for the heavyweight title in May 2007, and defended it successfully against Gabriel Gonzaga.
  • UFC 91: Randy Couture Vs Brock Lesnar, Kenny Florian Vs Joe Stevenson | MMA | Randy Couture | UFC 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.faniq.com [Source type: General]

^ As mentioned earlier in the column, Tito had been victorious in his last defence of his title against Ken Shamrock at UFC 40 back in November 2002.
  • The man, the myth, the legend: Randy Couture 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.wrestling101.com [Source type: General]

^ The winner of the Couture/Nogueira eliminator fight coming up will likely get a title shot against the winner of Mir/Lesnar.
  • Randy Couture says GSP and Lesnar will win at UFC 100 | MMAMemories.com 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmamemories.com [Source type: General]

.In the second round, Josh got on top of Randy and landed several strikes, winning by TKO. After the fight, it was revealed that Josh had tested positive for anabolic steroids; he was subsequently stripped of his title and left the UFC. Randy was then matched up against Ricco Rodriguez for the vacant UFC heavyweight belt at UFC 39, in late 2002. After dominating the first 3 rounds, the 39-year-old Randy began to show signs of fatigue.^ ROUND 3 I think the winner of this round, wins the fight.
  • UFC 105 MAIN EVENT: Randy Couture (16-10) vs Brandon Vera (11-3) | Oregon Sports - OregonLive.com 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.oregonlive.com [Source type: General]

^ So that could be a potential heavyweight match-up."
  • randy_couture-mixed-martial-arts 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.knucklepit.com [Source type: Original source]

^ By Jay Bandu Couture's next fight was for the vacant heavyweight title against Ricco Rodriguez, which he lost because he submitted to strikes.
  • Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture - Boxxet 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

.In the fourth round Ricco took him down and landed an elbow strike to the eye that broke Randy's orbital bone, forcing him to submit.^ I took him down in every round and he didnt have an answer for it.
  • randy_couture-mixed-martial-arts 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.knucklepit.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In typical Couture fashion, when Randy took Vitor down he attempted a number of neck-cranks on Belfort.
  • randy_couture-mixed-martial-arts 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.knucklepit.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Did Randy suddenly lose his lately acquired striking skills, his long time wrestling ability of did age simply catch up with him?
  • The man, the myth, the legend: Randy Couture 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.wrestling101.com [Source type: General]

Light heavyweight title and trilogy with Liddell

.After his two consecutive losses in the heavyweight division to larger opponents, Couture moved down a weight class to fight at 205 lbs in the UFC's light heavyweight division.^ Q ] Is there any chance we will ever see you cut weight to light-heavyweight (205 lbs) again?
  • Bodybuilding.com - Randy 'The Natural' Couture Breaks Down Past, Present & Future! - Status Fitness Magazine 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.bodybuilding.com [Source type: General]

^ So, Zuffa asked Randy if he would be willing to cut weight and drop down to 205 lbs to fight in the Light Heavyweight division.
  • The man, the myth, the legend: Randy Couture 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.wrestling101.com [Source type: General]

^ Following a loss to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 102, Couture moves back down to light ...
  • Randy Couture Posts -- FanHouse 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.fanhouse.com [Source type: General]

.In his light heavyweight debut, Couture took on long-time number one contender Chuck Liddell for the interim light heavyweight championship.^ Randy Couture vs Chuck Liddell .
  • Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture - Boxxet 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ Randy Couture vs. Chuck Liddell .
  • Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture - Boxxet 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ Light heavyweight title and trilogy with Liddell .
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

.Couture was again the underdog, but after outstriking Chuck for 3 rounds, he took the fight to the ground, and won by TKO via strikes from the mount position.^ Result: Gonzaga via TKO (strikes) — Round One .
  • Randy Couture | squabbles.com 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC squabbles.com [Source type: General]

^ Couture via tko in the 2nd.
  • Randy Couture vs. Mark Coleman Likely for UFC 109 in February | MMAFrenzy.com 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC mmafrenzy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ TRAINER: Neil Melanson - Head Teacher and ground fighting coach, Gil Martinez - striking coach, Quinton Chong - Muay Thai Coach and Ryan Couture - training partner.
  • Fighter Detail | Randy Couture 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC dev.ufc.com [Source type: General]

[7] Couture became the only UFC competitor to win championship titles in two weight classes, a feat since matched in 2008 by B. J. Penn; this earned Couture his nickname "Captain America".[8] His next match was billed as a "Champion vs. Champion" fight in order to settle who was the rightful, undisputed champion of the division. .Couture faced the five-time defending champion Tito Ortiz for the undisputed light heavyweight title.^ Couture then beat Tito Ortiz to win the unified title.
  • Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture - Boxxet 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ Couture faced the five-time defending champion Tito Ortiz for the undisputed light heavyweight title.
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

^ Light heavyweight title and trilogy with Liddell .
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

Couture won a unanimous decision and became the undisputed UFC light heavyweight champion at age 40.
.Couture's first title defense at Light Heavyweight was against Vitor Belfort, whom he had defeated in 1997. In the first round, as Couture closed the distance to attempt a clinch, Belfort threw a left hook that grazed on his right eye.^ The first combination I threw, I didnt get to the left hook he was already on his butt.
  • randy_couture-2-mixed-martial-arts 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.knucklepit.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Light heavyweight title and trilogy with Liddell .
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

^ I threw my first headlock and was hooked," says Couture.
  • randy_couture-mixed-martial-arts 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.knucklepit.com [Source type: Original source]

.A piece of Belfort's glove caused serious damage, and Vitor was declared the winner by medical stoppage.^ I wish both Randy Couture and Vitor Belfort the best of luck in this fight and I also thank Randy Couture for the inspiration of this main piece for the column.
  • The man, the myth, the legend: Randy Couture 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.wrestling101.com [Source type: General]

.The rematch took place later that year, with Randy dominating all 3 rounds before winning by medical stoppage due to a cut.^ Couture Late Stoppage UFC 91 Medical Suspensions UFC 91 - Randy Couture vs. Brock Lesnar Round-up « UFC 93 Sold Out In Less Than 2 Weeks UFC 91 - Gabriel Gonzaga vs Josh Hendricks » 48 Comments .
  • Brock Lesnar vs Randy Couture UFC 91 Video 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.fightchat.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Pearson dominated the first round, and late in the second round landed a flying left knee from the clinch that opened a massive cut on Riley, forcing the stoppage.
  • Here he goes again: Randy Couture beats Brandon Vera at UFC 105 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.vancouversun.com [Source type: General]
  • Here he goes again: Randy Couture beats Brandon Vera at UFC 105 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.canada.com [Source type: General]

^ Randy was also cut and all that somehow leads to ALL 3 judged giving it to Randy.
  • Randy Couture vs. Brandon Vera Video - UFC 105 | MMA Videos 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC mixedmartialartvideos.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.That made him a 2-time Light Heavyweight champion, as well as 2-time Heavyweight champion.^ Former 2 time UFC World Heavyweight champion, Former 2 time UFC World Light Heavyweight champion.
  • Randy Couture "The Natural" stats and profile 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.fun-on.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Headlining the card is a rematch between former light heavyweight champions Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin.
  • Here he goes again: Randy Couture beats Brandon Vera at UFC 105 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.vancouversun.com [Source type: General]
  • Here he goes again: Randy Couture beats Brandon Vera at UFC 105 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.canada.com [Source type: General]

^ After 5 rounds, at the age of 40, “The Natural” scored a unanimous decision and became the UFC’s Undisputed Light-Heavyweight Champion, literally spanking Tito in the octagon.
  • MySpace - Randy "The Natural" Couture - 46 - Male - Corvallis, Oregon - myspace.com/randythenaturalcouture 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.On April 16, 2005, Couture lost his title and suffered the first knockout loss of his career in a rematch with Chuck Liddell.^ On April 16, 2005, I lost my title and suffered the first knockout loss of my career in a rematch with Chuck Liddell.
  • MySpace - Randy "The Natural" Couture - 46 - Male - Lynnwood, Washington - myspace.com/randycouture 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Then on April 16, 2005, Chuck Liddell did an incredible job of turning the tables on Randy, and KOd Couture in the first round.
  • randy_couture-2-mixed-martial-arts 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.knucklepit.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Randy Couture vs Chuck Liddell .
  • Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture - Boxxet 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

.Couture came back in August with a win over Mike Van Arsdale to re-establish himself as a top contender.^ Randy Couture vs Mike van Arsdale at UFC 54 .
  • randy_couture-2-mixed-martial-arts 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.knucklepit.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Re: Randy Couture vs. Brock Lesnar « Reply #7 on: August 30, 2008, 11:35:30 PM » .
  • Randy Couture vs. Brock Lesnar 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.1560.tv [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ His win over Randy Couture was nice but it should be noted that he had approximately a 50-60 pound weight advantage by the time fight night came around.
  • Randy Couture | squabbles.com 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC squabbles.com [Source type: General]

.He faced Liddell again for the third and final time in a championship match on February 4, 2006, at UFC 57.^ He faced Liddell again for the third and final time in a championship match on February 4, 2006 at UFC 57 .
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

^ UFC 57: Liddell vs Couture 3 .
  • UFC 57 Betting Odds - Chuck Liddell Vs. Randy Couture Fight Odds - Bet UFC 57 lines 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.sportbet.com [Source type: General]

^ I faced Liddell again for the third and final time in a championship match on February 4, 2006 at UFC 57; unfortunately I did not succeed, and lost due to knockout.
  • MySpace - Randy "The Natural" Couture - 46 - Male - Lynnwood, Washington - myspace.com/randycouture 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He did not succeed, falling to a second round knockout.^ He did not succeed, falling victim to a second round knockout.
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

^ Vera only did good in the second round… quit blaming the judges.
  • Randy Couture vs. Brandon Vera Video - UFC 105 | MMA Videos 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC mixedmartialartvideos.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Immediately after the match, he announced his retirement from the sport.^ Immediately after the match, he announced his retirement from the sport.
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

^ Immediately after the match, I announced my retirement from the sport.
  • MySpace - Randy "The Natural" Couture - 46 - Male - Lynnwood, Washington - myspace.com/randycouture 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Couture in 2005
.On June 24, 2006, during The Ultimate Fighter 3 finale, which was broadcast live on Spike TV, Couture became the fourth fighter to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame, joining Royce Gracie, Dan Severn, and Ken Shamrock.^ On June 24, 2006, during The Ultimate Fighter 3 finale, which was broadcast live on Spike TV , Couture became the fourth fighter to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame , joining Royce Gracie , Dan Severn , and Ken Shamrock .
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

^ On June 24, 2006, during the Ultimate Fighter 3 Finale broadcast on Spike TV, I was honored to became the fourth fighter to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame, joining Royce Gracie, Dan Severn, and Ken Shamrock.
  • MySpace - Randy "The Natural" Couture - 46 - Male - Lynnwood, Washington - myspace.com/randycouture 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sherdog .com analyzed language reportedly found in the UFC's standard contracts relating to fighter retirement which Sherdog believes clarifies the dispute over Couture's contractual status.
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

[9]

Retirement

.After retiring from the professional fighting circuit, Couture began appearing at UFC events as a regular broadcast commentator and as co-host of "Before/After The Bell" on The Fight Network.^ After retiring from the professional fighting circuit, Couture began embarking on a variety of activities, including appearing at UFC events as a regular broadcast commentator and as co-host of "Before/After The Bell" on The Fight Network .
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

^ Hardy as co-main event in his second ufc fight.
  • Confirmed UFC 105 headliner is Randy Couture versus Brandon Vera – Telegraph Blogs 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC blogs.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ After retiring from the professional fighting circuit, I began embarking on a variety of activities, including appearing at UFC events as a regular broadcast commentator and as co-host of Before/After The Bell on The Fight Network.
  • MySpace - Randy "The Natural" Couture - 46 - Male - Lynnwood, Washington - myspace.com/randycouture 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He also appeared in the Rob Schneider comedy Big Stan, along with fellow mixed martial artists Don Frye and Bob Sapp.^ I will also appear in the upcoming Rob Schneider comedy Big Stan, along with fellow mixed martial artists Don Frye and Bob Sapp.
  • MySpace - Randy "The Natural" Couture - 46 - Male - Lynnwood, Washington - myspace.com/randycouture 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He also appeared in the Rob Schneider comedy Big Stan , along with fellow mixed martial artists Don Frye and Bob Sapp .
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

^ Along with Chuck Liddell , Couture is widely credited for bringing mixed martial arts into the mainstream of American pop culture and sports.
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

[10]
On Nov. .17, 2006, Couture decided to compete athletically again, facing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champion Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza in a submission wrestling match.^ I will still compete athletically; on November 17, 2006, he faced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champion Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza in a submission wrestling match.
  • MySpace - Randy "The Natural" Couture - 46 - Male - Lynnwood, Washington - myspace.com/randycouture 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ On November 17, 2006, Couture decided to compete athletically again, facing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champion Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza in a submission wrestling match.
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

^ Couture has also displayed a variety of skills in boxing , Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu , submitting two opponents using different chokeholds .
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

.The bout ended in a draw.^ The bout ended in a draw.
  • MySpace - Randy "The Natural" Couture - 46 - Male - Lynnwood, Washington - myspace.com/randycouture 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[11]
Couture was featured on season two of Spike TV's reality show "Pros vs. Joes", which premiered on January 25, 2007. His teammates on the episode were Michael Irvin, Kevin Willis, and José Canseco. .He returned for the finale, where he even took part in a football based round.^ He returned for the finale, where he even took part in a football based round.
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

^ Randy being the superior wrestler took the fight to Ricco early just as he had planned and scored several takedowns on Ricco and controlled the best part of three rounds.
  • The man, the myth, the legend: Randy Couture 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.wrestling101.com [Source type: General]

His teammates were Willis, Randall Cunningham, Bruce Smith, Roy Jones Jr., and Tim Hardaway. .Couture also had a brief cameo appearance on the season finale of the CBS show The Unit as a military guard and on the film Redbelt as a fight commentator.^ Couture also had a brief cameo appearance on the season finale of the CBS show The Unit as a military guard and on the film Redbelt as a fight commentator.
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

^ Don’t be surprised if you start hearing from casual fans asking, “Who is fighting on the UFC show on CBS?” To most casual fans, MMA=UFC. .
  • Will Randy Couture on Spike TV Outdraw Fedor Emelianenko on CBS? Does it Matter? - Bloody Elbow 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.bloodyelbow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Couture was featured on season two of Spike TV's reality show " Pros vs. Joes ", which premiered on January 25, 2007.
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

.Couture also appeared on an episode of The History Channel's "Human Weapon" on September 27, 2007, and starred in the 2008 film, The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior.^ Couture also appeared on an episode of The History Channel 's " Human Weapon " on September 27, 2007, and starred in the 2008 film, The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior .
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

^ Coincidentally, Vera trained with Couture at the star's gym in Las Vegas, where he's now based, in 2007.
  • UFC 105: Randy Couture reflects on long career ahead of fight against Brandon Vera | Oregon Sports - OregonLive.com 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.oregonlive.com [Source type: General]

^ Canucks Star Group: Members Posts: 8,241 Joined: 26-February 08 Posted 02 September 2008 - 06:15 PM .
  • Randy the Natural Couture Defends HW title vs Brock Lesnar - Canucks Community 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC forum.canucks.com [Source type: General]

[12]

Reclaiming the heavyweight title

Couture now trains at his own gym, Xtreme Couture.
.On January 11, 2007, Couture appeared for an interview on the Spike TV magazine show, Inside the UFC, to announce his return from retirement.^ On January 11, 2007, Couture appeared for an interview on the Spike TV magazine show, Inside the UFC to announce his return from retirement.
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

^ Couture also appeared on an episode of The History Channel 's " Human Weapon " on September 27, 2007, and starred in the 2008 film, The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior .
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

^ Sherdog .com analyzed language reportedly found in the UFC's standard contracts relating to fighter retirement which Sherdog believes clarifies the dispute over Couture's contractual status.
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

[13] .In a conversation with Joe Rogan, Couture confirmed that he would be facing Tim Sylvia for the UFC heavyweight championship at UFC 68 on March 3, 2007 and revealed that he had signed a four-fight, two-year deal with the company.^ Fight Finder - UFC 68 Uprising ".
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

^ In a conversation with Joe Rogan , Couture confirmed that he would be facing Tim Sylvia for the UFC heavyweight championship at UFC 68 on March 3, 2007 and revealed that he had signed a four-fight, two-year deal with the company.
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

^ White also reiterated he would not release Couture from the final two fights on his UFC contract.
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

.At the age of 43, Couture defeated then-champion Tim Sylvia at UFC 68 by unanimous decision to claim his third UFC heavyweight title.^ UFC Heavyweight Champion… at least for now… .
  • Randy Couture Vs. Brock Lesnar UFC 91 Video | MMA Root 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmaroot.com [Source type: General]

^ At the age of 43, Couture defeated then-champion Tim Sylvia at UFC 68 by unanimous decision to claim his third UFC heavyweight title.
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

^ Couture earns unanimous decision over Vera at UFC 105 .
  • Couture earns unanimous decision over Vera at UFC 105 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.nationalpost.com [Source type: General]

.Couture's first punch, at :08 of the first round, sent the 6'8" (2.03m) Sylvia reeling to the mat.^ 'Monster' mash: Randy Couture doesn't make it out of the first round against Mark 'Country Boy' Coleman .
  • Randy Couture book review: 'Becoming the Natural' - MMA Mania 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmamania.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Randy Couture UFC 102 video blog (Episode one) - MMA Mania 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmamania.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ His career-defining victory occurred at UFC 52 in April 2005 as he defeated Randy Couture with a first round KO to win the UFC light heavyweight crown.
  • Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture - Boxxet 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ Then on April 16, 2005, Chuck Liddell did an incredible job of turning the tables on Randy, and KOd Couture in the first round.
  • randy_couture-2-mixed-martial-arts 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.knucklepit.com [Source type: Original source]

[14] .Couture controlled the pace of the fight for five rounds, smothering Sylvia with effective striking and numerous takedowns.^ Couture controlled the pace of the fight for five rounds, smothering Sylvia with effective striking and numerous takedowns.
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

^ In the other squabble between the UFC and Couture, the five-time champions employment contract, which is separate from his fight contract, is the focus of a breach of contract lawsuit filed by Zuffa on Jan.
  • Randy Couture vs. Brock Lesnar 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.1560.tv [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ First round, Randy controlled the fight more, both of them landed hits and Brock got two takedowns (but didn’t do anything).
  • Randy Couture Vs. Brock Lesnar UFC 91 Video | MMA Root 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmaroot.com [Source type: General]

.All three judges' scored the bout 50-45 for Couture,[15] making him the first fighter in UFC history to become a three-time champion.^ Top Ten UFC Fighters of all Time .
  • Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture - Boxxet 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ Ricco Rodriguez becomes the UFC Heavyweight champion after defeating Couture .
  • The man, the myth, the legend: Randy Couture 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.wrestling101.com [Source type: General]

^ Time expired and the judges ultimately scored the bout in Couture's favour.
  • Couture earns unanimous decision over Vera at UFC 105 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.nationalpost.com [Source type: General]

.On August 25, 2007, at UFC 74 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Couture defended his title against Gabriel Gonzaga, who previously defeated Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipović at UFC 70 to become the number one contender.^ In the fight, Couture defeated Gonzaga by TKO (strikes) to retain the title.
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

^ Ricco Rodriguez becomes the UFC Heavyweight champion after defeating Couture .
  • The man, the myth, the legend: Randy Couture 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.wrestling101.com [Source type: General]

^ Whats next for you Gabriel Napao Gonzaga or Cro-Cop?
  • randy_couture-2-mixed-martial-arts 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.knucklepit.com [Source type: Original source]

[16] .In the fight, Couture defeated Gonzaga by TKO (strikes) to retain the title.^ That's when Vera landed some of his best strikes of the fight, including the kick Couture mentioned.
  • Randy Couture edges Brandon Vera but not without controversy - Cagewriter - UFC Blog - Yahoo! Sports 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC ca.sports.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

^ By Brian Oswald After losing a fight with Ricco Rodriguez for the vacant heavyweight title he moves down to light heavyweight and shocks Chuck Liddell by TKO to win the interim title.
  • Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture - Boxxet 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ If you missed it, the fight is now official: Brock Lesnar challenges Randy Couture for the heavyweight title on November 15th in Portland Las Vegas.
  • Randy Couture vs. Brock Lesnar 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.1560.tv [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Couture suffered a broken left arm from blocking one of Gonzaga's kicks during the course of the fight.^ Couture suffered a broken left arm from blocking one of Gonzaga's kicks during the course of the fight.
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

^ In a fight that left much to be desired, Couture edged Vera via narrow unanimous decision on scores of 28-27 across the board.
  • Couture earns unanimous decision over Vera at UFC 105 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.nationalpost.com [Source type: General]

^ That's when Vera landed some of his best strikes of the fight, including the kick Couture mentioned.
  • Randy Couture edges Brandon Vera but not without controversy - Cagewriter - UFC Blog - Yahoo! Sports 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC ca.sports.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

[17] .The kick cleanly separated the ulna bone.^ The kick cleanly separated the ulna bone.
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

.The injury placed the UFC heavyweight champion’s arm in a splint for six weeks.^ UFC Heavyweight Champion… at least for now… .
  • Randy Couture Vs. Brock Lesnar UFC 91 Video | MMA Root 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmaroot.com [Source type: General]

^ UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture .
  • Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture - Boxxet 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ Views 6801 Comments 13 08:16 AM ET 01.12 Share Print It My T&R It's been six months since UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar last fought in the octagon.
  • Couture: Lesnar will fight again - MMA - Mixed Martial Arts - Rumors - FanNation 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC fannation.sportsillustrated.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

This would be the least of Couture's worries, as shortly after the fight he would be embroiled in a legal battle with the UFC.

Resignation and dispute with the UFC

.On October 11, 2007, Couture announced that he was severing all ties with the UFC, leaving two contracted fights, a position as an on-air analyst, and his heavyweight championship behind.^ Retrieved on October 11, 2007.
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

^ On October 11, 2007, Couture announced that he was severing all ties with the UFC, leaving two contracted fights, a position as an on-air analyst, and his heavyweight championship behind.
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

^ White also reiterated he would not release Couture from the final two fights on his UFC contract.
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

He reportedly received $250,000, plus $936,000 of PPV revenue, for his comeback against Tim Sylvia. .He also reportedly received a $250,000 purse for defeating Gabriel Gonzaga, as well as a $35,000 bonus for "Fight of the Night" and $787,000 in PPV revenue.^ GS: Fight Night Round 4 hasn't sold as well as a lot of people have thought it might and I'm wondering what you attribute that to.
  • EA Sports MMA: Randy Couture and Peter Moore Speak - News at GameSpot 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ In fact, Fight Night Round 3 was still selling very well on what we call 'catalogue titles'.
  • EA Sports MMA: Randy Couture and Peter Moore Speak - News at GameSpot 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ Zuffa to air two UFC Fight Night events on Versus Network in 2010; WEC PPV event possible .
  • Randy Couture book review: 'Becoming the Natural' - MMA Mania 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmamania.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[18] .This became a sticking point since Chuck Liddell lost his two previous fights yet is still being paid more, according to Couture.^ Randy Couture vs Chuck Liddell .
  • Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture - Boxxet 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ Randy Couture vs. Chuck Liddell .
  • Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture - Boxxet 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ Chuck lost to Jardine and still got Wandy.
  • Report: Randy Couture could face Fedor in early 2009 : Five Ounces of Pain 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC fiveouncesofpain.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.July 2008" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Couture cited the UFC's failure to sign #1 ranked heavyweight fighter Fedor Emelianenko, as well as disputes with UFC management.^ UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture .
  • Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture - Boxxet 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ Posted: August 2, 2008 Comments: 0 Fighters.com’s July Heavyweight Rankings .
  • Fighter of the Month: Randy Couture | Fighters.com / Mixed Martial Arts News 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.fighters.com [Source type: General]

^ The long-rumored heavyweight superfight between UFC champion Randy Couture (16-8 MMA, 8-5 UFC) and WAMMA champion Fedor Emelianenko (28-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is currently being discussed for an as-yet-unspecified date in January or February of 2009.
  • Report: Randy Couture could face Fedor in early 2009 : Five Ounces of Pain 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC fiveouncesofpain.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[19][20]
.UFC president Dana White said Thursday Oct.^ Dana White and UFC integrity…please!!
  • Randy Couture Vs. Brock Lesnar UFC 91 Video | MMA Root 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmaroot.com [Source type: General]

^ UFC President Dana White says the show will be a success, and I’m with him on that.
  • Randy Couture | squabbles.com 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC squabbles.com [Source type: General]

^ UFC President Dana White was responsible for that.
  • Randy Couture - Boxxet 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

.18, 2007 that Couture remains the promotion's heavyweight champion despite his announced plans to quit.^ UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture .
  • Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture - Boxxet 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ By Justin UFC 109 is headlined by a light heavyweight contest between former heavy weight champions Mark Coleman and Randy Couture.
  • Randy Couture - Boxxet 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ Couture's chin may not be what it once was, but the former two-division world champion is still a threat at light heavyweight.
  • Couture earns unanimous decision over Vera at UFC 105 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.nationalpost.com [Source type: General]

.White also reiterated he would not release Couture from the final two fights on his UFC contract.^ White also reiterated he would not release Couture from the final two fights on his UFC contract.
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

^ UFC releases payment receipts to Couture ".
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

^ Couture held a press conference on October 25, 2007 in which he denied his leaving of the UFC was a "retirement," set forth his grievances over the pay he received for his fights against Tim Sylvia and Gabriel Gonzaga, and reiterated his belief that he would be free from any contractual obligations to the UFC after nine months.
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

[21] .Couture held a press conference on October 25, 2007 in which he denied his leaving of the UFC was a "retirement," set forth his grievances over the pay he received for his fights against Tim Sylvia and Gabriel Gonzaga, and reiterated his belief that he would be free from any contractual obligations to the UFC after nine months.^ Couture held a press conference on October 25, 2007 in which he denied his leaving of the UFC was a "retirement," set forth his grievances over the pay he received for his fights against Tim Sylvia and Gabriel Gonzaga, and reiterated his belief that he would be free from any contractual obligations to the UFC after nine months.
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

^ White also reiterated he would not release Couture from the final two fights on his UFC contract.
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

^ After retiring from the professional fighting circuit, Couture began embarking on a variety of activities, including appearing at UFC events as a regular broadcast commentator and as co-host of "Before/After The Bell" on The Fight Network .
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

[22] .On October 30, 2007, White and UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta held another press conference.^ On October 30, 2007, White and UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta held another press conference.
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

^ Couture held a press conference on October 25, 2007 in which he denied his leaving of the UFC was a "retirement," set forth his grievances over the pay he received for his fights against Tim Sylvia and Gabriel Gonzaga, and reiterated his belief that he would be free from any contractual obligations to the UFC after nine months.
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

^ White also released documents at the press conference to refute Couture's claims about the pay he received.
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

.There White reiterated the UFC's position that Couture remains the promotion's heavyweight champion despite his tendered resignation, and that Couture would remain obligated under his UFC contract well beyond nine months.^ Couture remains the promotion's heavyweight champion despite his announced plans to quit.
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

^ UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture .
  • Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture - Boxxet 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ White also reiterated he would not release Couture from the final two fights on his UFC contract.
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

[23] .White also released documents at the press conference to refute Couture's claims about the pay he received.^ White also released documents at the press conference to refute Couture's claims about the pay he received.
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

^ UFC disputes Couture's claims about his pay ".
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

^ Couture held a press conference on October 25, 2007 in which he denied his leaving of the UFC was a "retirement," set forth his grievances over the pay he received for his fights against Tim Sylvia and Gabriel Gonzaga, and reiterated his belief that he would be free from any contractual obligations to the UFC after nine months.
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

[24] .Sherdog.com analyzed language reportedly found in the UFC's standard contracts relating to fighter retirement which Sherdog believes clarifies the dispute over Couture's contractual status.^ Sherdog .com analyzed language reportedly found in the UFC's standard contracts relating to fighter retirement which Sherdog believes clarifies the dispute over Couture's contractual status.
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

^ On August 2, 2008 a Texas appeals court granted Zuffa LLC's request for a stay against a motion for a declaratory judgment in a suit filed by HDNet regarding Randy Couture's contractual status with the UFC. The stay effectively ends the dispute in the state of Texas and Zuffa will be allowed to move forward with the Nevada suit.
  • Randy Couture - MMA Legend endorses Watershed Wellness Center 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.watershed.net [Source type: General]

^ Fighters.com: Affliction’s payout has reportedly reached six or seven million dollars for the Banned card.
  • Fighter of the Month: Randy Couture | Fighters.com / Mixed Martial Arts News 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.fighters.com [Source type: General]

[25]
.In another chapter to the Couture/UFC saga, White and Randy Couture met and had a "good" conversation at UFC 78. However, White also met with Couture during the Thanksgiving holiday to discuss a possible return to the Octagon, where Couture said he had no desire to return to the UFC at that time.^ UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture .
  • Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture - Boxxet 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ Read More: randy couture , ufc .
  • Randy Couture book review: 'Becoming the Natural' - MMA Mania 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmamania.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The long-rumored heavyweight superfight between UFC champion Randy Couture (16-8 MMA, 8-5 UFC) and WAMMA champion Fedor Emelianenko (28-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is currently being discussed for an as-yet-unspecified date in January or February of 2009.
  • Report: Randy Couture could face Fedor in early 2009 : Five Ounces of Pain 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC fiveouncesofpain.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Cornering some of his fighters from Xtreme Couture at HDNet Fights on December 15, 2007, in Dallas, Texas, Couture answered questions about Fedor, stating that he would like to fight him in October once his employment contract with the UFC has expired, if the UFC cannot come to some kind of co-promotion agreement with M-1 Global before that time.^ Fedor would make him cry like a little girl.
  • Randy Couture Vs. Brock Lesnar UFC 91 Video | MMA Root 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmaroot.com [Source type: General]

^ I kind of picked him to win that fight.
  • Fighter of the Month: Randy Couture | Fighters.com / Mixed Martial Arts News 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.fighters.com [Source type: General]

^ UFC has been promoting itself, its fighters and its fights for years.
  • Will Randy Couture on Spike TV Outdraw Fedor Emelianenko on CBS? Does it Matter? - Bloody Elbow 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.bloodyelbow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[26]
On Jan. .15, 2008, Zuffa (the UFC's parent company) filed a lawsuit in Clark County District Court in Nevada citing breach of contract and irreparable damage.^ MMA: Abu Dhabi company buys 10-per-cent share in UFC's parent company Windsor Star, Canada - Thursday, January 14, 2010 .
  • Couture earns unanimous decision over Vera at UFC 105 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.nationalpost.com [Source type: General]

^ Yes No teamray November 15, 2008 at 5:13 pm UFC really needs another weight class for the heavy weights.
  • Brock Lesnar Randy Couture UFC 91 Videos - ShoeMoney® 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.shoemoney.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Yes No Shannon Bishop November 15, 2008 at 9:00 pm Check out the hottest UFC video’s on youtube….I love Kimbo… .
  • Brock Lesnar Randy Couture UFC 91 Videos - ShoeMoney® 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.shoemoney.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[27] Zuffa is seeking over $10,000 in damages. This suit concerns only Couture's employment contract and not his promotional contract. .On February 28, 2008 Judge Jennifer Togliatti handed down the first ruling in the case of Zuffa v.^ The first round went to Kang, who tested the hometown hero's chin early and knocked Bisping down with a straight right hand.
  • Couture earns unanimous decision over Vera at UFC 105 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.nationalpost.com [Source type: General]

^ Ty117 on November 16th, 2008 2:50 am At the pace that was set, Randy would of won this fight hands down.
  • Randy Couture Vs. Brock Lesnar UFC 91 Video | MMA Root 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmaroot.com [Source type: General]

^ February, 18 Ruling On South Carolina Poker Case Expected Tomorrow .........................................................................
  • Full Tilt Teams Up With Randy Couture - News - PokerRoad.com 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.pokerroad.com [Source type: General]

.Randy Couture issuing a preliminary injunction barring Couture's participation in an IFL event to be held the following day.^ Things are moving quite fast with the Randy Couture situation these days.
  • Report: Randy Couture could face Fedor in early 2009 : Five Ounces of Pain 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC fiveouncesofpain.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ By bfowlkes MMA legend Randy Couture finds himself in a strange position these days.
  • Randy Couture - Boxxet 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ Randy “The Natural” Couture has held multiple UFC titles and is considered one of the all-time best in the ever growing sport of Mixed Martial Arts.
  • Full Tilt Teams Up With Randy Couture - News - PokerRoad.com 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.pokerroad.com [Source type: General]

.On August 2, 2008 a Texas appeals court granted Zuffa LLC's request for a stay against a motion for a declaratory judgment in a suit filed by HDNet regarding Randy Couture's contractual status with the UFC. The stay effectively ends the dispute in the state of Texas and Zuffa will be allowed to move forward with the Nevada suit.^ UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture .
  • Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture - Boxxet 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ Read More: randy couture , ufc .
  • Randy Couture book review: 'Becoming the Natural' - MMA Mania 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmamania.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ UFC 49, Randy Couture vs Vitor Belfort .
  • randy_couture-mixed-martial-arts 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.knucklepit.com [Source type: Original source]

[28][29]

Return to the UFC

.On September 2, 2008 the UFC announced a 3 fight deal with the then 45 year old Randy Couture to return to active competition for the UFC. His first fight back was at UFC 91 on November 15, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada where he lost his UFC Heavyweight Championship to Brock Lesnar.^ Bill on November 16th, 2008 2:15 am Couture was out matched.
  • Randy Couture Vs. Brock Lesnar UFC 91 Video | MMA Root 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmaroot.com [Source type: General]

^ Check out these odds on the UFC 91 Superfight between Brock Lesnar and Randy Couture.
  • Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture - Boxxet 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ Brock Lesnar UFC 91 Video” .
  • Randy Couture Vs. Brock Lesnar UFC 91 Video | MMA Root 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmaroot.com [Source type: General]

[30] .It was at first a closely contested match, however, later in the fight Lesnar knocked Couture down and finished him with hammer fists for a TKO victory at 3:07 of the second round.^ Randy is a really experienced guy with incredibly technical clinchwork, takedowns, and dirty boxing but none of that will keep lesnar from holding him down and raining punches until the fight ends.
  • Report: Randy Couture could face Fedor in early 2009 : Five Ounces of Pain 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC fiveouncesofpain.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ His career-defining victory occurred at UFC 52 in April 2005 as he defeated Randy Couture with a first round KO to win the UFC light heavyweight crown.
  • Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture - Boxxet 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ COUTURE by TKO! After that, I don’t see him being a real threat to the top of the HW division.
  • Randy Couture UFC 102 video blog (Episode one) - MMA Mania 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmamania.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[31] .In the post fight interview with Joe Rogan, Couture declared his desire to keep fighting.^ Before the fight Couture declared, "Im going to show you what Belfort can do on the ground."
  • randy_couture-mixed-martial-arts 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.knucklepit.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In a fight that left much to be desired, Couture edged Vera via narrow unanimous decision on scores of 28-27 across the board.
  • Couture earns unanimous decision over Vera at UFC 105 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.nationalpost.com [Source type: General]

^ On the street he is basically the Average ‘Wife Cheatin’ Joe… as a fighter… as Joe Rogan said: “Randy Couture is a very rare human being” .
  • Randy Couture book review: 'Becoming the Natural' - MMA Mania 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmamania.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He stated that he felt like he was still becoming a better fighter and blamed his loss on a bad performance, not his age.^ Brocks strength is HUGE… so that graze still probably felt like a nice smack from Ladell… 2.
  • Randy Couture Vs. Brock Lesnar UFC 91 Video | MMA Root 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmaroot.com [Source type: General]

.Couture has said he still wants to fight former PRIDE FC Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko, but has since been unable to, due to UFC contract issues.^ There is only one fight that I want right now and that is to fight Fedor Emelianenko (Pride Heavyweight Champion).
  • Bodybuilding.com - Randy 'The Natural' Couture Breaks Down Past, Present & Future! - Status Fitness Magazine 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.bodybuilding.com [Source type: General]

^ UFC Heavyweight Champion… at least for now… .
  • Randy Couture Vs. Brock Lesnar UFC 91 Video | MMA Root 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmaroot.com [Source type: General]

^ UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture .
  • Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture - Boxxet 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

[citation needed]
.Couture has said he'd also drop weight to fight UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto Machida if that's what the UFC wants.^ UFC Heavyweight Champion… at least for now… .
  • Randy Couture Vs. Brock Lesnar UFC 91 Video | MMA Root 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmaroot.com [Source type: General]

^ UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture .
  • Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture - Boxxet 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ The long-rumored heavyweight superfight between UFC champion Randy Couture (16-8 MMA, 8-5 UFC) and WAMMA champion Fedor Emelianenko (28-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is currently being discussed for an as-yet-unspecified date in January or February of 2009.
  • Report: Randy Couture could face Fedor in early 2009 : Five Ounces of Pain 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC fiveouncesofpain.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[32]

Couture vs. Nogueira

.On February 26, 2009, it was reported that Couture has agreed to a bout with former UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion and former PRIDE Heavyweight Champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 102 in Portland, OR.[33] In that fight, on August 29, 2009, Couture lost a very competitive bout via unanimous decision.^ Rob Emerson via unanimous decision .
  • Randy Couture | squabbles.com 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC squabbles.com [Source type: General]

^ Posted by Whitey Hudson on August 29th, 2009 UFC 102: Couture vs. Nogueira .
  • Randy Couture | squabbles.com 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC squabbles.com [Source type: General]

^ Randy Couture vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira .
  • Randy Couture | squabbles.com 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC squabbles.com [Source type: General]

.After the bout, Couture stated he felt like he was in the best shape of his life, and that he will wait and see what the UFC has in store for him in the future.^ This is what happened in boxing and we see signs of it from time to time in the UFC and MMA eg the Randy Couture saga.
  • Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture - Boxxet 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ He proceeded to win seven of his next eight bouts in the UFC, then in June 2003 took on light-heavyweight champion Randy Couture and lost by third-round ...
  • Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture - Boxxet 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ He left the UFC because he said that the only fight that made sense to him was agaiinst Fedor (the best in the world) AND IF THAT WERE TRUE, at east I could respect that!
  • Randy Couture book review: 'Becoming the Natural' - MMA Mania 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmamania.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The fight received the 'Fight of the Night' award, with both men receiving the bonus.^ Both men are capable of toe-to-toe fighting and ground fighting.
  • randy_couture-mixed-martial-arts 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.knucklepit.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Both men will have had a ten-week break since their last fight – at UFC 102 in Portland, Oregon.
  • Confirmed UFC 105 headliner is Randy Couture versus Brandon Vera – Telegraph Blogs 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC blogs.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

Return to light heavyweight

.After the Nogueira match, Dana White announced Couture had signed a new 28 month/ 6 fight deal, prior to fighting Nogueira.^ When the Couture – Vera fight was announced that was the deal clincher and I got my ticket.
  • Confirmed UFC 105 headliner is Randy Couture versus Brandon Vera – Telegraph Blogs 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC blogs.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ I wanna hear Dana whites response to Couture appearing in the game, although i imagine him of the few fighters that might be " excused" and White wont say crap .
  • EA Sports MMA: Randy Couture and Peter Moore Speak - News at GameSpot 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ Other potential fights for Couture include the winner of Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Luis Cane, Rich Franklin, Keith Jardine, Forrest Griffin, among others.
  • Couture earns unanimous decision over Vera at UFC 105 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.nationalpost.com [Source type: General]

.(In other words, the loss to Nogueira was the first fight under his new contract, which replaced his old contract.^ Other potential fights for Couture include the winner of Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Luis Cane, Rich Franklin, Keith Jardine, Forrest Griffin, among others.
  • Couture earns unanimous decision over Vera at UFC 105 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.nationalpost.com [Source type: General]

^ I second that he looked just as old in first MMA fight!!
  • Randy Couture UFC 102 video blog (Episode one) - MMA Mania 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmamania.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

) [34]
On November 14, 2009, Couture defeated Brandon Vera in his first fight at Light Heavyweight, since his loss to Chuck Liddell in 2006, in an unanimous decision [35][36] on November 14, 2009 in the main event at UFC 105. At age 46, Couture became the oldest fighter to ever win a fight in the UFC.

Couture vs. Coleman and future

.Couture fought fellow Hall of Famer Mark Coleman at UFC 109.^ UFC 109 In-depth Preview: Randy Couture vs. Mark Coleman .
  • Randy Couture book review: 'Becoming the Natural' - MMA Mania 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmamania.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Randy Couture UFC 102 video blog (Episode one) - MMA Mania 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmamania.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ UFC 109: Randy Couture vs. Mark Coleman in-Depth .
  • Randy Couture book review: 'Becoming the Natural' - MMA Mania 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmamania.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Randy Couture UFC 102 video blog (Episode one) - MMA Mania 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmamania.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ UFC 109 video: Randy Couture vs Mark Coleman promo for Feb.
  • Randy Couture book review: 'Becoming the Natural' - MMA Mania 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmamania.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Randy Couture UFC 102 video blog (Episode one) - MMA Mania 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmamania.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The bout marked the first time that UFC hall of famers fought against each other in the Octagon.^ At UFC 105 on Saturday night, it appeared as though Brandon Vera had done enough to defeat Octagon Hall of Famer Randy Couture, however all three judges once again sa...
  • Randy Couture - Boxxet 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ Randy Couture II, UFC 52: One is in the Hall of Fame, the other is a lock.
  • Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture - Boxxet 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ Moments later, Vera seemed on the verge of victory as he charged in and dropped bombs on the fallen UFC Hall of Famer.
  • Couture earns unanimous decision over Vera at UFC 105 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.nationalpost.com [Source type: General]

.The pair were scheduled to meet at UFC 17 in 1998, but a Couture injury forced the cancellation of the bout.^ He proceeded to win seven of his next eight bouts in the UFC, then in June 2003 took on light-heavyweight champion Randy Couture and lost by third-round ...
  • Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture - Boxxet 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ For his next bout, Couture should face the winner of the Rashad Evans-Thiago Silva tilt at UFC 108 on Jan.
  • Couture earns unanimous decision over Vera at UFC 105 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.nationalpost.com [Source type: General]

^ Without another alternative, the UFC was forced to grant Couture the title shot where he again upset the heavy favorite to capture the belt.
  • Randy Couture book review: 'Becoming the Natural' - MMA Mania 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmamania.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The legendary pair wrestled one another in a freestyle match at the 1989 Olympic Festival at Oklahoma State where Coleman won the match by one point.^ Couture is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and, along with Mark Coleman, was the among the first college wrestlers to really establish themselves in MMA. .
  • Randy Couture - Boxxet 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ I wouldn’t be surprised if either fighter pulled a win out of this match, but there’s one thing that’s guaranteed: At some point, Herring will be taken down an...
  • Randy Couture - Boxxet 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ By Flyin' Hawaiian After Maynard graduated from Michigan State University in 2003, he began training for a spot on the 2004 US Olympic wrestling team.
  • Randy Couture - Boxxet 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

.Couture modified his training for this bout focusing on catch wrestling and refining his boxing under coach Gil Martinez.^ Originally a State wrestling champion from Washington, Couture is proficient at boxing, Muay Thai, Jiu-Jitsu, and a variety of submission techniques.
  • Full Tilt Teams Up With Randy Couture - News - PokerRoad.com 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.pokerroad.com [Source type: General]

^ Definitely the boxing coach I had before the fight started teaching me a lot of the skills Ive continued to refine and improve on."
  • randy_couture-mixed-martial-arts 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.knucklepit.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Couture served in the army from 19821988, and in order to avoid doing regular fitness drills, put his name down for boxing training in which he briefly partook.
  • randy_couture-mixed-martial-arts 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.knucklepit.com [Source type: Original source]

.[1] This fight marked the oldest combined age of fighters to go head to head in the UFC. The fight took place at UFC 109: Relentless.^ UFC 109: Relentless coverage .
  • Will Randy Couture on Spike TV Outdraw Fedor Emelianenko on CBS? Does it Matter? - Bloody Elbow 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.bloodyelbow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ UFC fighters are going to be in it.
  • EA Sports MMA: Randy Couture and Peter Moore Speak - News at GameSpot 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ UFC 109 results and LIVE fight coverage for 'Relentless' on Feb.
  • Randy Couture - Boxxet 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

[37][38] .Couture defeated Coleman via submission (rear naked choke) in the second round, which marked the first time in over 4 years that Couture had won via submission.^ Couture won the first with aggression and control.
  • Couture earns unanimous decision over Vera at UFC 105 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.nationalpost.com [Source type: General]

^ Unless Randy got him in a rear naked choke or a submission.
  • Randy Couture Vs. Brock Lesnar UFC 91 Video | MMA Root 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmaroot.com [Source type: General]

^ By Justin UFC 109 is headlined by a light heavyweight contest between former heavy weight champions Mark Coleman and Randy Couture.
  • Randy Couture - Boxxet 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

.A bout between Couture and Rich Franklin was rumored to take place at UFC 115.^ By Justin UFC 109 is headlined by a light heavyweight contest between former heavy weight champions Mark Coleman and Randy Couture.
  • Randy Couture - Boxxet 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ Other potential fights for Couture include the winner of Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Luis Cane, Rich Franklin, Keith Jardine, Forrest Griffin, among others.
  • Couture earns unanimous decision over Vera at UFC 105 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.nationalpost.com [Source type: General]

^ He proceeded to win seven of his next eight bouts in the UFC, then in June 2003 took on light-heavyweight champion Randy Couture and lost by third-round ...
  • Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture - Boxxet 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

.However, Couture's attorney revealed that a bout between the two is more likely to take place in August.^ I like couture more.
  • Randy Couture Vs. Brock Lesnar UFC 91 Video | MMA Root 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmaroot.com [Source type: General]

^ Now I think we're getting all of the underpinnings in place when you have two world-class fighters like Randy and Fedor, you have the opportunity to build your title around that and there'll be more to come.
  • EA Sports MMA: Randy Couture and Peter Moore Speak - News at GameSpot 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ It sounds like [between] Dana's 18 months versus the three-year timeline, the three-year timeline sounds a little bit more familiar.
  • EA Sports MMA pins Couture - News at GameSpot 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

.[39] However, in March, Franklin was announced as Chuck Liddell's opponent for another event, after Tito Ortiz had to pull out of their scheduled bout.^ Chuck got hurt… Liddell v Shogun was never announce, just rumours and I don’t spend £150 on rumours bro .
  • Confirmed UFC 105 headliner is Randy Couture versus Brandon Vera – Telegraph Blogs 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC blogs.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ For Chuck Liddells upcoming bout with Lions Den fighter Vernon White, Randy expects Chuck to win, provided he stays focused on White and doesnt underestimate him.
  • randy_couture-mixed-martial-arts 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.knucklepit.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But in Coutures first meeting with Liddell, Randy agrees he out-scored Chuck in the toe-to-toe confrontation.
  • randy_couture-2-mixed-martial-arts 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.knucklepit.com [Source type: Original source]

[40]. .UFC president Dana White has since denied this match is to be made.^ UFC President Dana White was responsible for that.
  • Randy Couture - Boxxet 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ Dana White and UFC integrity…please!!
  • Randy Couture Vs. Brock Lesnar UFC 91 Video | MMA Root 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.mmaroot.com [Source type: General]

^ UFC President Dana White says the show will be a success, and I’m with him on that.
  • Randy Couture | squabbles.com 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC squabbles.com [Source type: General]

Filmography

  • The Expendables as Toll Road
  • Big Stan as Carnahan.[41]
  • Redbelt as Dylan Flynn.[42]
  • Invincible as 'Toruci' Player #1[43]
  • The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior as Sargon.[12]
  • .
  • Cradle 2 the Grave as Fighter #8.[44]
  • Today You Die as Vincent's Bodyguard.^ Q ] How important is having a great team around you - would you be the fighter you are today if you didn't have some of those people around?
    • Bodybuilding.com - Randy 'The Natural' Couture Breaks Down Past, Present & Future! - Status Fitness Magazine 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.bodybuilding.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Carnahan Today You Die (2005) (V) (uncredited) ….
    • Randy Couture | squabbles.com 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC squabbles.com [Source type: General]

    [45]
  • .
  • Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 video game as Commander Warren Fuller.^ [Note: Couture played Commander Warren Fuller in 2008's Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 ].
    • EA Sports MMA: Randy Couture and Peter Moore Speak - News at GameSpot 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

    ^ MMA will actually be the 46-year-old fighter's second appearance in an EA game--last year, Couture played the role of Commander Warren Fuller in EA's Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3.
    • EA Sports MMA pins Couture - News at GameSpot 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

    [46]
  • The King of Queens episode "Fight Schlub" as Priority Plus Driver
  • Two episodes of The Unit as Sgt. Strickland[47][48]

Personal life

Couture was previously married to Sharon and Tricia,[49][50] and was recently married to Kim Couture (née Holderman,).[51] He has three children, sons Ryan and Caden and daughter Aimee,[52] in addition to a stepson.[53] Politically, he identifies himself with the Republican Party, but he chose not to officially endorse a candidate in the 2008 Presidential Election.[54] .Kim & Randy have filed for divorce, with Randy continuing to coach and support Kim's MMA career.^ MMA Waves Both have served as coaches on the show before, with Chuck one of the inaugural coaches against Randy Couture, with Tito coaching against Ken Shamrock in ...
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Championships and achievements

  • Wrestling
Pan American Championship Greco-Roman Seniors 90 kg – second place (June 13, 1990)
Pan American Championship Greco-Roman Seniors 90 kg – winner (January 1, 1991)
Pan American Championship Greco-Roman Seniors 90 kg – second place (January 1, 1992)
Pan American Championship Greco-Roman Seniors 97 kg – third place (May 21, 1997)
Pan American Championship Greco-Roman Seniors 97 kg – second place (March 24, 1998)
Pan American Games Greco-Roman Seniors 90 kg – winner (August 6, 1991)
FILA test tournament Greco-Roman Seniors 97 kg – third place (March 14, 1998)
FILA World Cup Greco-Roman Seniors 90 kg – third place (November 9, 1991)
FILA World Cup Greco-Roman Seniors 90 kg – third place (November 21, 1992)
  • Mixed martial arts
Ultimate Fighting Championship
UFC 13 Heavyweight Tournament Winner
3x UFC Heavyweight Champion
2x UFC Light Heavyweight Champion
Interim UFC Light Heavyweight champion
Most Championship reigns in UFC history (6x)
Most Championship fights in UFC history (15x)
Oldest fighter to win a title in UFC history (43 years, 255 days)
First fighter to hold Championship titles in two weight classes
UFC Hall of Famer
2x Fight of the Night Honors
Wrestling Observer Newsletter
Most Outstanding Fighter (2003)
MMA Most Valuable Fighter (2007)
Fight of the Year (2001) vs. Pedro Rizzo on May 4th
Fight of the Year (2007) vs. Tim Sylvia on March 3rd

Mixed martial arts record

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 18–10 United States Mark Coleman Submission (Rear Naked Choke) UFC 109: Relentless February 6, 2010 2 1:09 United States Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Win 17–10 United States Brandon Vera Decision (Unanimous) UFC 105: Couture vs. Vera November 14, 2009 3 5:00 England Manchester, England Return to Light Heavyweight
Loss 16–10 Brazil Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira Decision (Unanimous) UFC 102: Couture vs. Nogueira August 29, 2009 3 5:00 United States Portland, Oregon, US Fight of The Night
Loss 16–9 United States Brock Lesnar TKO (Punches) UFC 91: Couture vs. Lesnar November 15, 2008 2 3:07 United States Las Vegas, Nevada, US Lost UFC Heavyweight Championship
Win 16–8 Brazil Gabriel Gonzaga TKO (Punches) UFC 74: Respect August 25, 2007 3 1:37 United States Las Vegas, Nevada, US .Defended UFC Heavyweight Championship.^ Top Ten UFC Light Heavyweight Championship Bouts .
  • Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture - Boxxet 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ By John Shubert Liddell, who has not officially retired, was the UFC light heavyweight champion for over two years defending his title four times.
  • Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture - Boxxet 14 January 2010 17:52 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

Fight of The Night
Win 15–8 United States Tim Sylvia Decision (Unanimous) UFC 68: The Uprising March 3, 2007 5 5:00 United States Columbus, Ohio, US Won UFC Heavyweight Championship
Loss 14–8 United States Chuck Liddell KO (Punch) UFC 57: Liddell vs. Couture 3 February 4, 2006 2 1:28 United States Las Vegas, Nevada, United States For UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
Win 14–7 United States Mike Van Arsdale Submission (Anaconda Choke) UFC 54: Boiling Point August 20, 2005 3 0:52 United States Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 13–7 United States Chuck Liddell KO (Punches) UFC 52: Couture vs. Liddell 2 April 16, 2005 1 2:06 United States Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Lost UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
Win 13–6 Brazil Vitor Belfort TKO (Doctor Stoppage) UFC 49: Unfinished Business August 21, 2004 3 5:00 United States Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Won UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
Loss 12–6 Brazil Vitor Belfort TKO (Cut) UFC 46: Supernatural January 31, 2004 1 0:49 United States Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Lost UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
Win 12–5 United States Tito Ortiz Decision (Unanimous) UFC 44: Undisputed September 26, 2003 5 5:00 United States Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Won UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
Win 11–5 United States Chuck Liddell TKO (Punches) UFC 43: Meltdown June 6, 2003 3 2:40 United States Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Won Interim UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
Loss 10–5 United States Ricco Rodriguez Submission (Strikes) UFC 39: The Warriors Return September 27, 2002 5 3:04 United States Uncasville, Connecticut, United States For vacant UFC Heavyweight Championship
Loss 10–4 United States Josh Barnett TKO (Punches) UFC 36: Worlds Collide March 22, 2002 2 4:35 United States Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Lost UFC Heavyweight Championship; Barnett tested positive for steroids.
Win 10–3 Brazil Pedro Rizzo TKO (Strikes) UFC 34: High Voltage November 2, 2001 3 1:38 United States Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Defended UFC Heavyweight Championship
Win 9–3 Brazil Pedro Rizzo Decision (Unanimous) UFC 31: Locked and Loaded May 4, 2001 5 5:00 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Defended UFC Heavyweight Championship
Loss 8–3 Netherlands Valentijn Overeem Submission (Guillotine Choke) RINGS: King of Kings 2000 Final February 24, 2001 1 0:56 Japan Tokyo, Japan
Win 8–2 Japan Tsuyoshi Kohsaka Decision (Unanimous) RINGS: King of Kings 2000 Final February 24, 2001 2 5:00 Japan Tokyo, Japan
Win 7–2 United States Kevin Randleman TKO (Strikes) UFC 28: High Stakes November 17, 2000 3 4:13 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Won UFC Heavyweight Championship
Win 6–2 Japan Ryushi Yanagisawa Decision (Majority) RINGS: King of Kings 2000 Block A October 9, 2000 2 5:00 Japan Tokyo, Japan
Win 5–2 United States Jeremy Horn Decision (Unanimous) RINGS: King of Kings 2000 Block A October 9, 2000 3 5:00 Japan Tokyo, Japan
Loss 4–2 Russia Mikhail Illoukhine Submission (Kimura) RINGS: Rise 1st March 20, 1999 1 7:43 Japan Japan
Loss 4–1 Japan Enson Inoue Submission (Armbar) Vale Tudo Japan 1998 October 25, 1998 1 1:39 Japan Japan
Win 4–0 United States Maurice Smith Decision (Majority) UFC Ultimate Japan December 21, 1997 1 21:00 Japan Yokohama, Japan Won UFC Heavyweight Championship
Win 3–0 Brazil Vitor Belfort TKO (Strikes) UFC 15: Collision Course October 17, 1997 1 8:17 United States Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, United States
Win 2–0 United States Steven Graham TKO (Strikes) UFC 13: The Ultimate Force May 30, 1997 1 3:13 United States Augusta, Georgia, United States Won UFC 13 Heavyweight Tournament
Win 1–0 Finland Tony Halme Submission (Rear Naked Choke) UFC 13: The Ultimate Force May 30, 1997 1 1:00 United States Augusta, Georgia, United States

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Preceded by
Maurice Smith
3rd UFC Heavyweight Champion
December 21, 1997 – January 1998
Vacant
Couture stripped of title
Title next held by
Bas Rutten
Preceded by
Kevin Randleman
6th UFC Heavyweight Champion
November 17, 2000 – March 22, 2002
Succeeded by
Josh Barnett
New championship 1st Interim UFC Light Heavyweight Champion
June 6, 2003 – September 26, 2003
Vacant
Preceded by
Tito Ortiz
3rd UFC Light Heavyweight Champion
September 26, 2003 – January 31, 2004
Succeeded by
Vitor Belfort
Preceded by
Vitor Belfort
5th UFC Light Heavyweight Champion
August 21, 2004 – April 16, 2005
Succeeded by
Chuck Liddell
Preceded by
Tim Sylvia
13th UFC Heavyweight Champion
March 3, 2007 – November 15, 2008
Succeeded by
Brock Lesnar

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Randy Couture in 2010.

Randy Duane Couture (born June 22, 1963 in Everett, Washington) is a American mixed martial artist, Greco-Roman wrestler and actor fighting for the UFC. Couture has won the UFC Heavyweight Championship 3 times, the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship 2 times and is a UFC Hall of Famer. Couture also acted in the movie The Expendables as Toll Road.

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