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Xtreme Couture MMA adds New Affiliate Training Center

The Defense Institute – Colorado Springs, CO

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Las Vegas, NV, December 3, 2013:  Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Icon Randy Couture’s Xtreme Couture MMA training center is proud to announce another addition to their Xtreme Couture MMA Affiliate program, The Defense Institute.  The Defense Institute is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Brand recognition is one of the most important aspects of business success.   Xtreme Couture MMA is one of the strongest & most respected brands in the MMA market. Backed by MMA legend Randy Couture and combined with the rapid and explosive growth of Mixed Martial Arts, there isn’t a better time to become an Xtreme Couture MMA Affiliate.  Eligible training centers will be evaluated by an Xtreme Couture MMA coach who will then work with the center to certify instructors in various MMA disciplines. Once certified each center will be reevaluated on an annual basis to maintain their status.

The Defense Institute is the latest training center to receive certification and is located at 2370 S. Academy Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80916 – (719) 392-1380.  Owner and operator of The Defense Institute, John Petrone was greeted by Xtreme Couture Pro MMA and Amateur Team Coach, Dennis Davis for the evaluation process.  Dennis spent a few days at the gym evaluating The Defense Institute coaches, class structure and watching the daily procedure of how the training center was run and interaction with its members.  The Defense Institute coaches that were evaluated were John Petrone (7th degree black belt Vee-Arnis-Jitsu) , Mary Baros (2nd  degree black belt Vee-Arnis-Jitsu), Sam Spencer (black belt Vee-Arnis-Jitsu), Eric Lalone (7th degree black belt Bushidosehinjitsu) and Rob Graff (5th degree black belt Bushidosehinjitsu).

John Petrone stated of the Xtreme Couture MMA coach Dennis Davis “He was a great instructor and was a pleasure to have in our facility and he was what we hoped for and expected a coach would be under the Couture umbrella.  He spent a great deal of time evaluating the gym and our instructors.” John  went on to say “ We are excited to learn more from  Xtreme Couture and I am confident The Defense Institute will be represent  Randy Couture  and Xtreme Couture well as an  Xtreme Couture MMA Affiliate  here in Colorado and look forward to a great business relationship. “

Randy Couture stated “I’m excited to have The Defense Institute on board with Xtreme Couture MMA. I look forward to attracting many more like minded, work oriented, training centers from the MMA community to the Xtreme Couture MMA brand .”

About Xtreme Couture MMA:

Randy Couture has built his brand over the last 15 years as one of the greatest and most decorated MMA fighters in the world. His six (6) separate UFC title reigns, spanning two weight classes gives him a resume that is unmatched in the sport. He has long been considered the ambassador of the sport and is also the 4th fighter to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.   Xtreme Couture MMA training centers are a reflection of that success.

Founded in 2007 the Xtreme Couture MMA  training centers are Randy’s way to pass on his proven MMA fighting style, conditioning programs and nutritional philosophy to a new generation of individuals striving to reach their fitness, self-defense and/or competitive fighting goals.

About The Defense Institute:

The Defense Institute  is over 17,000 square feet, packed with top of the line equipment, and offers daily instructor led classes.  There is a full range of MMA classes for adults and children, including separate striking and grappling classes for both age groups.  Various fitness classes and a specialized Street Self-Defense program for adults called Vee-Arnis-Jujitsu are also available to its members.  There are two training floors, one on the main level and one on the upper level, a boxing ring, grappling area, heavy bags, speed bags and double end bags located throughout the facility.  The Defense Institute also boasts a state of the art entry control system that allows its members 24 hour access to its fitness center that includes a cardio training area, free weights and circuit training equipment.  The facility, its programs, hall of fame instructors, and most importantly its members, earned The Defense Institute the designation of Top 10 Self-Defense Schools in the United States by World Martial Arts Magazine.


Interested In Becoming An Xtreme Couture Affiliate Center:

For more information visit or contact Scott Haney  phone (702) 616-1022

There is NO doubt about Ryan Couture as an elite MMA fighter that holds his own winning four in a row and his professional MMA record is now 6-1. The future is looking very bright indeed for Couture.

Part of his success is backed by an amazing group of coaches at Xtreme Couture like (Neil Melanson – Head Grappling Coach, Dennis Davis – Pro Team & MMA Coach, Tim Lane – Striking Coach and Jake Bonacci – Strength & Conditioning Coach).
Ryan controlled the pace of the fight all 3 rounds with good movement, quick hands and even a spinning back kick planted to the chest of Noons in the first. The only chance Noons seemed to have in this fight was in the second, but the conditioning and the Couture inside was not going to be stopped. Ryan finished the fight in a very active and aggressive pace with knees to KJs ribs and excellent striking that made round 3 easily Couture’s.

This is what Randy Couture said this about the fight.

“Great job by Ryan tonight !! Very happy with his performance . Tough fight but we knew that going in . KJ is a great striker and hard to take down ! I’am confident Ryan won the 1st and the 3rd rounds ! It was a great fight and fun to watch . Very proud of the grit, determination and growth that Ryan displayed tonight.”

If you want to get Ryan’s take on the fight check out his interview on Sherdog.

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In a last minute replacement for Shorty Weikel, Xtreme Couture fighter Dennis Davis is going to get a shot at the 145lb Caged Combat title on April 16, 2011.

Davis a veteran of over 26 fights will get his chance against Enoch Wilson next Saturday.

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Caged Combat 3
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Fight Card
Charles Bennett   155lb vs Jason Gybels 155lb

Dennis Davis 145lb vs  Shorty Weikel 145  (Title)

Nick Gilardi 170lb vs  Josh Snodgrass 170lb

Larry Munyon 185lb  vs Tyler Moug 180lb
Shorty boasts a 6-2 record but coming off a loss will have his work cut out for him against the veteran Davis.  Davis has a solid back round starting with his experience at Team Quest.

Davis began training with Randy Couture, Dan Henderson, and Matt Lindland when Team Quest opened their doors.

Davis has kept in fight shape by training and teaching classes at Xtreme Couture.   Being from Oregon, Davis will have a strong fan base at the April 16th fight.

Instructors from Xtreme Couture teamed up at the North American Grapplng Association (NAGA) in Las Vegas on March 4th to demonstrate grappling techniques to the crowd.  NAGA holds events all over the United States and is one of the largest grappling tournaments in the world.  Pictured below are (far left)-John Hahn, Jimmy Jones, Kui Gonsalves, Dennis Davis and students.  Pictured (far right)-Kui Gonsalves, Dennis Davis, John Hahn and Jimmy Jones with student participant.


Join MMA Legend and UFC Hall of Fame Fighter Randy Couture Saturday May 7th, 2011 for a two wheel event – Charity Poker Run.

Event Registration Starts at 9am – 10:30am – Randy’s group leaves at 10am sharp. 

O School Choppers
5725 South Valley View
Las Vegas, NV 89118 

If you ride, then come out to support the men and women who protect this country everyday.  Brave soldiers who get injured need additional help above what the government can provide and that’s where the Xtreme Couture G.I. Foundation comes into play.

Ride with:

Randy Couture – 6x UFC Champ
Cast of  “The Expendables”
Jay Glazer  – NFL (Fox)
Chris Angel – Illusionist
“BIG” John McCarthy  – MMA Referee
Tom Atencio – Affliction
David Zayas – Actor
Sean Flanery – Actor
Mike Austin – Musician
+Plus Many, Many More!

The Xtreme Couture G.I. Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation, was founded by Randy Couture to honor the veterans of America’s Armed Forces. The foundation was especially formed to raise money and awareness for those wounded in action and their families. To date, more than 24,000 U.S. troops have been wounded in the war against terrorism, which doesn’t include the many more suffering the mental effects.

Many of the injuries are traumatic amputations, gunshot wounds, burns and blast injuries that will retire these brave men and woman from the armed forces. Even though some of these men and woman are severely injured, they have the courage, strength and determination to win this battle.

The Xtreme Couture G.I. Foundation’s goal is to help these brave men and women fulfill any of their unmet needs as they return back to civilian life.

Photos from our last event/

UFC 127 Viewing Party

When: Saturday, Feb 26th

Time: 6pm – PPV @ 7PM

Join us to watch UFC 127 on our huge 20ft. screen!
Watch from inside our cage or kick back on our mat area.

Ya we are not a bar and that’s how we like it!

Members Free – Guests $10.