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.