Randy
Couture
19-11-0( W-L-D )
It was an interesting combination of fear and excitement competing in the UFC the first time.

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 25 fights.
Record: 19-11-0
Summary: World class wrestler, great clinch

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Natural
From: Everett, Washington USA
Fights Out Of: Las Vegas, Nevada USA
Age: 50
Height: 6' 2" ( 187 cm )
Weight: 205 lb ( 93 kg )
College: Oklahoma State University
Degree: German

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
1315
59% Successful
778
Types of Successful Strikes
0
778
27%
30%
43% Ground
208
235
335
Striking Defense
59
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
104
50% Successful
52
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
11
49
2
Takedown Defense
59
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Lyoto Machida Apr 30, 2011
15 0 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Randy Couture 5 0 0 0
Win
Randy Couture Aug 28, 2010
8 1 2 1 R1 Submission
James Toney 0 0 0 0
Win
Randy Couture Feb 6, 2010
44 1 1 2 R2 Submission
Mark Coleman 10 0 0 0
Win
Randy Couture Nov 14, 2009
39 1 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Brandon Vera 27 1 0 1
Loss
Minotauro Nogueira Aug 29, 2009
27 0 3 4 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Randy Couture 42 0 0 0
Brock Lesnar Nov 15, 2008
31 2 0 2 R2 KO/TKO
Randy Couture 11 1 0 0
Randy Couture Aug 25, 2007
63 3 0 1 R3 KO/TKO
Gabriel Gonzaga 11 0 1 0
Randy Couture Mar 3, 2007
73 7 0 7 R5 Decision - Unanimous
Tim Sylvia 25 0 0 0
Chuck Liddell Feb 4, 2006
19 0 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Randy Couture 7 1 0 0
Win
Randy Couture Aug 20, 2005
27 4 3 0 R3 Submission
Mike Van Arsdale 8 1 0 0
Chuck Liddell
UFC 52: Couture vs Liddell 2
Apr 16, 2005
13 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Randy Couture 9 0 0 0
Randy Couture Aug 21, 2004
50 2 0 1 R3 TKO - Doctor's Stoppage
Vitor Belfort 3 0 2 0
Vitor Belfort Jan 31, 2004
1 0 0 0 R1 TKO - Doctor's Stoppage
Randy Couture 1 0 0 0
Randy Couture Sep 26, 2003
88 8 0 9 R5 Decision - Unanimous
Tito Ortiz 16 2 0 0
Randy Couture Jun 6, 2003
46 4 1 3 R3 KO/TKO
Chuck Liddell 22 0 0 0
Ricco Rodriguez Sep 27, 2002
39 4 1 3 R5 Submission
Randy Couture 39 5 0 3
Josh Barnett Mar 22, 2002
44 0 1 1 R2 KO/TKO
Randy Couture 18 1 0 3
Randy Couture Nov 2, 2001
41 3 0 1 R3 KO/TKO
Pedro Rizzo 13 1 0 0
Randy Couture May 4, 2001
69 3 0 2 R5 Decision - Unanimous
Pedro Rizzo 42 0 0 0
Randy Couture Nov 17, 2000
28 1 1 1 R3 KO/TKO
Kevin Randleman 15 2 1 0
Loss
Enson Inoue
Vale Tudo Japan 1998
Oct 25, 1998
5 0 1 0 R1 Submission
Randy Couture 1 2 0 0
Randy Couture
UFC - Ultimate Japan
Dec 21, 1997
19 3 1 7 R3 Decision - Majority
Maurice Smith 9 0 0 0
Win
Randy Couture Oct 17, 1997
34 1 1 2 R1 KO/TKO
Vitor Belfort 6 0 0 0
Randy Couture May 30, 1997
16 1 0 4 R1 KO/TKO
Steven Graham 0 0 0 0
Win
Randy Couture May 30, 1997
1 1 1 2 R1 Submission
Tony Halme 0 0 0 0

Biography

TRAINING: This camp is very typical of all my camps. 2 workouts a day, 6 days a week. Strength and conditioning in the morning with Jake Bonacci 3 days a week. Mitt work and technical work 3 mornings a week with striking coach Gil Martinez, and including Hiroshi and Cezar, my 2 Lyoto-style training partners. They have very similar styles and backgrounds to Machida and mimic him perfectly. Neil Melanson is my head trainer for this fight also. We've developed some more ground tactics and techniques for Machida when we put him there. Vitor Belfort and Joey Varner have been instrumental training partners and sources of info to help solve the interesting competitive puzzle that is Lyoto Machida. 

When and why did you start training for fighting? I hadn't really seen the UFC until I saw Don Frye fight. Don Frye and I were pretty good friends in college, so it was something right away I thought was pretty interesting.  About nine months later I was in UFC 13. It was an interesting combination of fear and excitement competing in the UFC the first time.

What ranks and titles have you held?
Three-time UFC World Heavyweight champion, Former 2 time UFC World Light Heavyweight champion. UFC Hall of Famer. Some of Randy's wrestling accomplishments are: Four time World Team member, Placed 9th in the 1997 World Championship in Poland, Pan American Games champion, Four time National Champion in Greco-Roman, three time All-American in college, two time runner-up at NCAA National Championships. Alternate for the Olympic team 4 times.

Do you have any heroes? As a kid, my childhood heroes were skiers.  I was an avid skier, and aspired to be an Olympic skier.  Oddly enough, I ended up in wrestling and pursued Olympic wrestling.  In college, I looked up to Kenny Monday.  I aspired to wrestle and compete like Kenny Monday, the Olympic champion from 1988.  But, I have a lot of respect for all athletes who do the things we do and make the sacrifices we have to make to compete at a high level.

What is your favorite technique? Takedowns and the clinch.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s an accomplishment that I’m proud of and I’m happy to have been able to be a part of and be involved in. All the things you get to do as fighters, it’s a great experience.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Randy attended Oklahoma State University and earned a degree in German.

What was your job before you started fighting?
Randy was in the US Army for 6 years where wrestled and did a little boxing.

Career

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
Tim Sylvia UFC® 68 THE UPRISING
Win
Tim Sylvia UFC® 68 THE UPRISING

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