Strikeforce Challengers 14 live results and play-by-play

Strikeforce Challengers 14 takes place this evening at Cedar Park Center in Austin, Texas and features a main event between undefeated Lyle Beerbohm and Pat Healy. Also, Ryan Couture will face Lee Higgins.

Ryan Couture forced to withdraw from Nov. 19 Strikeforce Challengers bout

Strikeforce lightweight prospect Ryan Couture (1-0), son of the former UFC two-division champion Randy Couture, has been forced to pull out of a scheduled Nov. 19 bout against Juan Zapata due to a staph infection.

Ryan Couture vs. Jimmy Spicuzza fight video

In his fourth amateur bout, Ryan Couture took on Jimmy Spicuzza in the main event at this past weekend’s Tuff-N-Uff show in Las Vegas. I don’t want to ruin the fight for you if you don’t know what happened but let’s just say it’s a damn good fight. It’s quick, but exciting. Enjoy. (The intros … Read more

Ryan Couture proves tough enough in Tuff-N-Uff main event on Aug. 22 – full results

As former UFC light heavyweight and heavyweight champion Randy Couture gets ready to step back into the Octagon this weekend at UFC 102 against “Minotauro” Nogueira, another Couture, Randy’s son Ryan, just won the main event at Tuff-N-Uff’s “Future Stars of MMA” this past Saturday night at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.

Young Couture was knocked to the ground early in the bout by his opponent Jimmy Spicuzza. Spicuzza pounced on the downed Couture in an effort to finish him off quickly with ground and pound. However, Couture withstood the attack, and once Spicuzza’s flurry ended, Ryan sunk in an arm bar causing Spicuzza to tap out just 1:22 into the first round.

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Ryan Couture defeated for the first time

In his third amateur MMA bout, the son of UFC veteran Randy Couture tasted defeat for the first time. In Friday night’s Fight Night 2 main event in Bellingham, Washington, Elisey Yarovoy defeated Ryan Couture via unanimous decision.

Yarovoy, who is Ryan Couture’s former training and sparring partner, improved his amateur MMA record to 2-1 and gained the Fight Night Entertainment Lightweight Title in the process. Couture’s amateur record now stands at 2-1.

Ryan Couture, 26, made his amateur MMA debut in November 2008 at Fight Night 1, winning via first round submission (Triangle Choke) over Ricky Perez.

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Ryan Couture victorious in Tuff-N-Uff headliner

Ryan Couture with coaches, Ron Frazier and Sean Thomkins
Tuff-Nuff winner Ryan Couture with coaches, Ron Frazier and Shawn Tompkins

PRO MMA ( has been covering the TUFF-N-UFF events for quite some time because we recognized early on what a valuable platform they provide for amateur MMA athletes. They call their shows “Future Stars of MMA” for a reason; because their tournament-style events offer a breeding ground for up-and-coming fighters to build a name for themselves and get the experience they need to move on into the world of professional mixed martial arts competition.

On Sunday, April 15, TUFF-N-UFF: FUTURE STARS OF MMA returned with the first rounds of a four-man 135lbs. tournament, an eight-man 155lbs. tournament, an eight-man 170lbs. tournament, a four-man 205lbs. tournament, and a 130lbs. female MMA fight. To top it off, they had a main event featuring Ryan Couture, the son of MMA legend Randy Couture and a member of Team Xtreme Couture, taking on Art Martinez from Team Fubar at 155lbs.

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Ryan Couture headlines Tuff-N-Uff vs Art Martinez on Feb. 15 in Las Vegas

Tuff-N-Uff is pleased to announce the first round of the highly anticipated Amateur MMA tournaments taking place Sunday, February 15th, 2009 presented by The Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.

Tuff-N-Uff’s “Future Stars of MMA” will surely live up to it’s name as current MMA star Randy “The Natural” Couture’s son, Ryan will headline the event against the very tough Art Martinez. Martinez is 1-1 when he fought at 170lbs and now 1-0 at 155lbs. He last defeated Tuff-N-Uff previous 4 man tournament champion, Jimmy Spicuzza by Rear naked choke in the first round.

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