A father, A wife, A Son….. All Fighters……All in November….All Couture!
Ryan Couture makes his first MMA Amateur debut tomorrow November 7th, 2008 in Bellingham, Washington at the Bellingham Sports Plex. Ryan is fighting Ricky Perez (1-1) in the 160lb weight class.
Ryan was initially invited up to watch the event by his old coach (Cody Houston) as this is Houston’s first MMA promotion. Ryan’s comment was sure I’ll come up but I don’t want to watch, I want to FIGHT! Mr. Houston was excited and put the fight together and the rest is history.
When Ryan lived up north he trained at the West Coast Fight Club where Mr. Houston coaches. Ryan, now a Las Vegas resident for almost the past year has spent his time training at Xtreme Couture MMA and the last 5 weeks he has been focused and preparing for this fight.
We asked Ryan what he knows of Ricky and the response was “Not much other than his name and that he is a scrappy stand up fighter. I’ve been working on my Muay Thai and stand up for this fight along with my take down defense and I really want to stand with this guy.” Couture went on to say, “if that doesn’t go over well for me I’ll rely on my ground game where I am really comfortable.”
Next on the fight schedule is Heavyweight UFC Champion, Randy Couture (16-8). Randy will step into the ring against Brock Lesnar (2-1) November 15th at the MGM Grand here in Las Vegas. Randy hasn’t been in the ring in over a year but we have to tell you that Randy hasn’t lost a step and he is in better shape than his last fight!
And Finally on November 21st less than a week after Randy’s fight, Kim Couture (0-1) again straps on her gloves and steps into the ring making her Strikeforce debut versus Lina Kvokov (0-1).
Kim is coming off a loss versus Kim Rose where moments after the fight began Kim took a wicked punch to the face, breaking her jaw and almost ending the fight early in the first round. Despite the injury Kim took Rose all 3 rounds and proved to the MMA world that she was much, much more than a pretty face, she was a fighter, a COUTURE.
A historic month indeed, all these fights have their own significant importance and will continue to shape the future of MMA.