Randy Duane Couture (Everett, Washington, 22 de junio de 1963) es un peleador retirado de artes marciales mixtas y de lucha grecorromana, y actor estadounidense. Durante su carrera en la Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Couture fue tres veces Campeón de Peso Pesado de UFC, dos veces Campeón de Peso Semipesado de UFC y Campeón Interino de Peso Semipesado de UFC, y fue el ganador del torneo de peso pesado de UFC 13. Couture es el primer peleador en sostener dos campeonatos de UFC en dos divisiones diferentes (peso pesado y peso semipesado). Couture ha competido en un récord de 15 peleas de título. Posee la mayoría de los reinados del título en el UFC con cinco. Su última pelea con Lyoto Machida marcó su pelea número 24 en la UFC, el tercer mayor número de peleas en el UFC (Tito Ortiz es primero con 27 y Matt Hughes es segundo con 25). Couture es el cuarto miembro del Salón de la Fama de UFC. Él es la única persona sobre la edad de 40 años de haber ganado una pelea de campeonato UFC, tras haberlo hecho en cuatro ocasiones..
- Fecha de nacimiento: 1963-06-22
- Lugar de nacimiento: Everett, USA
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Randy Duane Couture ( born June 22, 1963) is a retired 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. Couture is the first fighter to hold two UFC championship titles in two different divisions (heavyweight and light heavyweight). Couture has competed in a record 15 title fights. He also holds the most title reigns in the UFC with five. His last fight with Lyoto Machida put him in a tie with Matt Hughes in having the highest number of fights in the UFC at 24. Couture is one of the first members of the UFC Hall of Fame and many consider him to be one of the greatest in MMA history. Couture is currently ranked as the #10 Light Heavyweight fighter in the world by Yahoo! Sports. 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. 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. In 2005, Couture moved to Las Vegas, where he opened his own extensive chain of gyms under the name Xtreme Couture. He currently trains at his Las Vegas-based gym. Couture also partnered with Bas Rutten in the opening of Legends Gym in Hollywood, California. 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. Couture has also displayed a variety of skills in Boxing, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu; submitting three opponents using different chokeholds. 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). Along with Chuck Liddell, Couture is widely credited for bringing mixed martial arts into the mainstream of American sports and pop culture. Description above from the Wikipedia article Randy Couture, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.