Randy
Couture
19-11-0( W-L-D )
Fight Night Bonuses: 2 Fight of the Night
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: 52
Height: 6' 2" ( 187 cm )
Weight: 205 lb ( 93 kg )
College: Oklahoma State University
Degree: German

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
1221
58% Successful
708
Types of Successful Strikes
0
708
29%
30%
41% Ground
206
213
289
Striking Defense
59
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
98
47% Successful
46
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
8
34
2
Takedown Defense
58
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Loss
Randy Couture
Apr 30, 2011
15
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Randy Couture
Aug 28, 2010
8
0
1
0
2
0
1
0
R1 Submission
Win
Randy Couture
Feb 6, 2010
44
10
1
0
1
0
2
0
R2 Submission
Win
Randy Couture
Nov 14, 2009
39
27
1
1
0
0
0
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Randy Couture
Aug 29, 2009
27
42
0
0
3
0
4
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Fight of the Night
Randy Couture
Nov 15, 2008
31
11
2
1
0
0
2
0
R2 KO/TKO
Randy Couture
Aug 25, 2007
63
11
3
0
0
1
1
0
R3 KO/TKO
Fight of the Night
Randy Couture
Mar 3, 2007
73
25
7
0
0
0
7
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Randy Couture
Feb 4, 2006
19
7
0
1
0
0
0
0
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Randy Couture
Mike van Arsdale
Aug 20, 2005
27
8
4
1
3
0
0
0
R3 Submission
Randy Couture
UFC 52: Couture vs Liddell 2
Apr 16, 2005
13
9
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Randy Couture
Aug 21, 2004
50
3
2
0
0
2
1
0
R3 TKO - Doctor's Stoppage
Randy Couture
Jan 31, 2004
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 TKO - Doctor's Stoppage
Randy Couture
Sep 26, 2003
88
16
8
2
0
0
9
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Randy Couture
Jun 6, 2003
46
22
4
0
1
0
3
0
R3 KO/TKO
Randy Couture
Sep 27, 2002
39
39
4
5
1
0
3
3
R5 KO/TKO
Randy Couture
Mar 22, 2002
44
18
0
1
1
0
1
3
R2 KO/TKO
Randy Couture
Nov 2, 2001
41
13
3
1
0
0
1
0
R3 KO/TKO
Randy Couture
May 4, 2001
69
42
3
0
0
0
2
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Randy Couture
Nov 17, 2000
28
15
1
2
1
1
1
0
R3 KO/TKO
Loss
Randy Couture
Vale Tudo Japan 1998
Oct 25, 1998
5
1
0
2
1
0
0
0
R1 Submission
Randy Couture
UFC - Ultimate Japan
Dec 21, 1997
19
9
3
0
1
0
7
0
R3 Decision - Majority
Win
Randy Couture
Oct 17, 1997
34
6
1
0
1
0
2
0
R1 KO/TKO
Randy Couture
May 30, 1997
16
0
1
0
0
0
4
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Randy Couture
May 30, 1997
1
0
1
0
1
0
2
0
R1 Submission

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

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