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RANDY COUTURE

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Current UFC Heavyweight Champion as of UFC 68

Former UFC Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight Champion and UFC Hall of Fame

Nick Name: The Natural

Weight Class: Light Heavyweight / Heavyweight

DOB: 6/22/1963

Height: 6.2

Weight: 205 lbs

Style: Greco-Roman Wrestling

MMA Record: 19-10-0

UFC History:

  • UFC 13:(5/30/97) Couture defeated Tony Halmer by submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 0:56 of the First Round. Couture defeated Steve Graham by TKO at 3:14 of the First Round.

  • UFC 15: (10-17-97) Couture defeated Vitor Belfort by TKO in 8:16.

  • UFC Japan: (12/21/97) Couture defeated Maurice Smith at 21:00 by majority decision.

  • UFC 28: (11/17/00) Couture defeated Kevin Randleman at 4:13 of the Third Round (referee stoppage) Became Heavy Weight Champion.

  • UFC 31: (5/4/01) Couture defeated Pedro Rizzo by a 5-round decision.

  • UFC 34: (11/2/01) Couture defeated Pedro Rizzo by TKO in the Third Round.

  • UFC 36: (3/22/2002) Couture lost his championship to Josh Barnett by TKO in the Second Round. Barnett tested positive for a banned substance after the fight and was stripped of the title.

  • UFC 39: (9/27/2002) Couture lost to Ricco Rodriguez by submission in the Fifth Round.

  • UFC 43: (6/6/2003), Couture defeated Chuck Liddell by TKO in the Third Round. Became Interim Light Heavyweight Champion.

  • UFC 44: (9/26/03) Couture defeated Tito Ortiz by unanimous decision. Unified the UFC light heavyweight title.

  • UFC 46: (1/31/04) Couture lost to Vitor Belfort in 0:49 of the First Round. 

  • UFC 49: (8/21/04) Couture defeated Vitor Belfort in the Third Round (Doctor stopped the fight). Regained the light heavyweight title.

  • UFC 52: (4/16/05) Couture lost to Chuck Liddell in 2:06 of the First Round by a knockout. Lost UFC Light Heavyweight Title.

  • UFC 54: (08/20/05) Couture defeated Mike Van Arsdale by choke at 0:52 of the Third Round.

  • UFC 57: (2/4/06) Couture lost to Chuck Liddell by KO at 1:28 in the Second Round. Randy Couture retired after the fight.

  • UFC 68: (3/3/07) Couture defeated Tim Sylvia by unanimous decision at the end of the Fifth Round. Randy Couture becomes the new Heavyweight Champion,

  • UFC 74: (8/25/07) Couture defeated Gabriel Gonzaga by TKO 1:37 in the Third Round.

  • UFC 91: (11/15/08) Couture lost to Brock Lesnar by TKO at 3:07 in the Second Round.

  • UFC 102: (8/29/09) Couture lost to Antonio Nogueira by unanimous decision at the end of the Third Round.

  • UFC 105: (11/14/09) Couture defeated Brandon Vera by unanimous decision at the end of the Third Round.

  • UFC 109: (2/6/10) Couture defeated Mark Coleman by submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:09 in the Second Round.

  • UFC 118: (8/28/10) Couture defeated James Toney by submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) at 3:19 in the First Round.

Official Website: www.randycouture.tv

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