Ryan Couture, son of UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture, will be returning to the cage come this June when he returns to the upcoming Challengers card.
He will be returning to take on Strikeforce newcomer Matt Ricehouse, an undefeated lightweight prospect who will be looking to put the first blemish on Couture’s budding career which has recently picked up a lot of steam now that he has recorded back-to-back wins under the San Jose banner.
The event, “Strikeforce Challengers 16″, takes place on June 24th at the ShoWare Center in Kent, Washington.
Couture will be looking for his third win in a row in as many appearances with Strikeforce when he takes on Whitehouse this June. In his last outing, Ryan showed the full gauntlet of his skills, when he was able to knockdown Lee Higgins with a crisp right hand after setting him up with low kick combinations all night. Next, Couture was able to capitalize off of a takedown when he eventually sunk in a rear-naked choke with just 19-seconds in the bout.
Now, Ryan will be taking on 4-0 prospect Ricehouse will benefit with the signature win over Couture and will utilize the opportunity to make a name for himself in the mixed martial arts world. Matt was last inside the cage when he met Tom Aaron under the Strikeforce banner last December, where Ricehouse dominated the bout from start to finish en route to a decision win.
A win here will propel Couture into more competitive and name opponents.