The son of one of the biggest stars in MMA, Ryan carries the weight of the Couture name on his shoulders. The fighter’s father, Randy Couture, is one of the greatest heroes of the sport in the United States, a member of the UFC hall of fame.
With a five-win, one-loss amateur record, Ryan will be making his professional debut at Strikeforce on August 13, in Phoenix, Arizona, against Lucas Stark.
At 27 years of age, Ryan was a high school and college wrestler. All five of his MMA wins came by way of submission. The fighter now trains at his father’s gym in Las Vegas.
Besides Ryan, there’s another fighter carrying the Couture name in MMA: Randy’s ex-wife, Kim Couture.