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Join Randy Couture for his 3rd Annual Bike and Rod Poker Run on Saturday, May 19, 2012. All raised funds go toward helping injured Veterans.

**** All Bikes are Welcome!
**** Hot Rod, Rat Rod, Street Cars Pre 1960 are Welcome! 

 If you don’t want to drive em, SHOW em!

Registration will be from 8:00am-10:30am at Xtreme Couture MMA located at 4055 West Sunset Road, Las Vegas, NV 89118 * 702.616.1022 (Corner of Valley View) less than a mile from Las Vegas Blvd.

The cost will be $25 per rider and $10 per passenger.  Pre Register Here

Additional poker cards can be purchased for $10.

This motorcycle charity event entails 5 stops in a 100 mile planned route where participants will receive a poker card at each location. Locations that are participating are: Xtreme Couture MMA, Pioneer Saloon, Brewskies Bar, Hogs and Heifers and Gilley’s inside Treasure Island on the Strip.

Cash prize for best hand is $500 and worst hand is $100 plus additional prize pool for 2nd and 3rd place. At registration you can purchase Rafffle tickets for more great prizes, 50/50 Cash Raffle plus private party and live entertainment at the last stop Gilley’s.

Please note: We have the entire top level of the parking garage at Treasure Island which is closed off the the public and will be monitored by security. Your bikes and cars will be safe while you are inside Gilleys.

Don’t ride or have a custom car that’s ok you can still show your support by coming to registration to purchase a ticket to the private party at Gilley’s and enter to win in the raffe!

The Xtreme Couture G.I. Foundation, a 501 © 3 non-profit corporation was started by Randy Couture to honor America’s Injured Veterans. Since 2001, the number of injured troops in Iraq and Afghanistan has reached more than 40,000, while more than 60,000 have been evacuated for medical care, according to The Department of Defense. The Xtreme Couture G.I. Foundation was founded with the goal to help those brave men and women.

Email for more information.

U.S. Grappling World Team Trials set for Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas, August 5-7

USA Wrestling has announced that the 2011 U.S. Grappling World Team Trials will be hosted at Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas, Nev., Aug. 5-7.

This event will serve as the qualifying event for the U.S. team which will compete in the FILA Grappling World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, Sept. 29 – Oct. 1.

Competition will be in No-Gi Grappling and Gi Grappling, under the current FILA Grappling rules. There will be competition for both men and women. Grappling, also known as submission wrestling, is growing in popularity in the United States and around the world.

The United States has established itself as a world power in Grappling. The United States won the No-Gi competition and placed second in the Gi competition at the 2010 FILA Grappling World Championships in Poland. The U.S. was the World champion in both No-Gi and Gi Grappling at the 2009 FILA Grappling World Championships held in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Xtreme Couture is owned by MMA superstar Randy Couture, who was a U.S. World Team member in Greco-Roman wrestling and NCAA runner-up for Oklahoma State in college wrestling. Couture is scheduled to attend the U.S. Grappling World Team Trials in person.

The weight classes for FILA Grappling are:


60 kg/132 lbs.
65 kg/143 lbs.
70 kg/154 lbs.
75 kg/165 lbs.
80 kg/176 lbs.
90 kg/198 lbs.
110 kg/242 lbs.



50 kg/110 lbs.
55 kg/121 lbs.
60 kg/132 lbs.
65 kg/143 lbs.
75 kg/165 lbs.


Senior Grapplers are 20 years or older (Born 1991 or before). Participants must be USA Wrestling members to compete. Athlete membership is $35 for a full year membership or $10 for a one-weekend membership (valid for this event only).

Competitors may sign up online through for $75 per style. Deadline for online registration is Wednesday, August 3 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time. On-site registration is also available at $85 per style.

To register for the U.S. Grappling World Team Trials, visit the following link

The last U.S. Grappling World Team Trials was hosted in Phoenix, Ariz. in October 2009. There was no U.S. Grappling World Team Trials in 2010 because the World Championships were just three months after the 2009 World competition. Please note that the weight classes in FILA Grappling have changed since 2009.

For the complete FILA Grappling rules, visit:

To visit the website for the U.S. Grappling World Team Trials, visit:

For more information, contact Gary Abbott of USA Wrestling at 719-659-9637 cell or via email at


At Las Vegas, Nev., August 5-7

Tentative schedule

All activities at Xtreme Couture

Friday, August 5

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – No-Gi and Gi Grappling Registration and medical check
6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – No-Gi and Gi Grappling Weigh-ins
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. – No-Gi and Gi Mat Officials Introductory Rules Clinic
7:00 p.m. – Seeding Meeting for both No-Gi and Gi Grappling

Saturday, August 6

8:30 a.m. – Conclusion – No-Gi Grappling (Men and Women) Tournament, Preliminaries through Finals
Approximately 3:00 p.m. to conclusion (if possible) – Gi Grappling (Men and Women) Tournament, Preliminaries through Finals
Note: Start of the Gi tournament will depend upon the timing of the completion of the No-Gi tournament

Sunday, August 7

8:30 AM to conclusion: (if necessary): Gi Grappling (Men and Women) tournament completion

Xtreme Couture
4055 West Sunset
Las Vegas, NV 89118
702-616-1022 phone

2009 U.S. Grappling World Team Trials champions

Men’s No-Gi Grappling

60 kg/132 lbs. – Zachary Makovsky (Philadelphia Fight Factory)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. – Tom LeCuyer (Atlas XT/Torres MA)
74 kg/163 lbs. – Alex Pacheco (American Pankration)
84 kg/185 lbs. – Ben Askren (Sunkist Kids)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. – Ryan Gillespie (Takedown Elite)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. – Kelly Anundson (Black Knight WC)
Absolute – Mario Rinaldi (American Top Team)

Women’s No-Gi Grappling
50 kg/110 lbs. – Felicia Oh (Big John McCarthy’s Ultimate Training Academy)
55 kg/121 lbs. – Stephanie Murata (Sunkist Kids)
59 kg/130 lbs. – Tara LaRosa (Philadelphia Fight Factory)
63 kg/138.75 lbs. – Shayna Baszler (CSW/Next Edge)
67 kg/147 lbs. – Tori Adams (Sunkist Kids)

Men`s Gi Grappling

60 kg/132 lbs. – Brian Peterson (BJMUTA)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. – Tom LeCuyer (Atlas XT/Torres MA)
74 kg/163 lbs. – Matthew Scott (American Top Team)
84 kg/185 lbs. – Scott Garcia (American Pankration)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. – Andre Coleman (Welcome Matt)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. – Kenny Lester (Sunkist Kids)
Absolute – Kenny Lester (Sunkist Kids)

Women’s Gi results

50 kg/110 lbs. – Felicia Oh (BJMUTA)
63 kg/138.75 lbs. – Shayna Baszler (CSW/Next Edge)

By Jason Scavone

Not a bad year for Randy Couture founder of Xtreme Couture MMA and XCAP. He notched wins over Mark Coleman and former boxer James Toney in UFC 109 and 118, respectively, and in between found time to film the summer blockbuster The Expendables, which has hauled in $266 million worldwide so far.

The veteran fighter hosts tomorrow’s World MMA Awards at The Pearl inside the Palms, put on by Fighters Only magazine to celebrate the year in pummeling. Tickets are $59, $79 and $99.

We talked to Couture about his next flick with Bruce Willis, working with Sylvester Stallone and David Mamet, and just how close he is to retirement from the cage.

Have you ever done anything like this before?

No, first time. I’m excited about it. It’s a little outside of the box for me. It’s a new experience. That makes it fun and interesting for me. We’ll find out how well I can juggle.

For the show itself, are there any surprises you have in store?

I think this awards show, this is the second annual World MMA Awards. It’s unique like our athletes and like our sport. We poke a lot of fun at ourselves. The skits and a lot of the things that run during the show are all done by the athletes, and they put themselves out there. That’s a unique thing about our fighters, too, is that they’re approachable by the fans. We don’t take ourselves so seriously like a lot of the other professional athletes in other sports.

Looking back, what was your favorite fight of the year?

Gosh, there have been some fantastic fights. I think fight of the year is probably going to be the Anderson Silva-chael Sonnen fight [at UFC 117]. Just the turnaround in that fight was remarkable. The fight was amazing start to finish.

How about your favorite fighter in the past year?

I think probably the fighter that I’ve heard the most about and has been very, very impressive this year is Jose Aldo.

Have you been in discussions yet for your next bout?

No, no discussions.

How did you feel coming out of the Toney fight?

I felt great. It was a great matchup for me. I think James was a little misguided into his foray and approach to mixed martial arts.

Have you given any thought to what you might do after your contract is up?

That’s a long ways away. I think the likelihood of me finishing the three fights on the contract is in question. I don’t see myself making another run at the title. The last fight was an interesting fight. Fun to train for, not a lot of downside. I’m ready to focus on making some more movies and enjoying life a little. Working and playing with some of this other stuff that I’ve built over the years.

Do you have anything lined up as far as film goes?

I’m getting ready to do a film with Bruce Willis, in setup.

When would that start?

The 5th or 6th of December.

Can you talk about the project at all?

It’s kind of a gangster movie. That’s really all I can say. It’s going to be fun. There’s definitely some action. I play a smaller character. Not one of the lead characters, but a fun character just the same. I play Petey.

Is it going to be a straight gangster pic, or is it kind of a comedy?

I think there’s some funny things in there, but it’s kind of Pulp Fiction-y type humor.

Both you and Rampage Jackson had big movies this summer. Who do you think could be the next crossover star from the UFC?

It’s hard to say. I know Georges [St-Pierre] has a documentary out. Mike Pyle [is] doing a little something in Men in Black 3. Forrest [Griffin] has played around a little bit with SVU and some other things. I think of all the guys I know that are interested in transitioning, Mike Pyle has got a ton of potential as an amazing character. He’s very, very funny. He’s just got a lot of options there. I think he just did Universal Soldier with [Jean-Claude] Van Damme. I would definitely keep an eye on Mike.

What do you think it is about fighting that fosters this kind of crossover?

I think first and foremost, certainly the fighters are very physical. Most of them have a particular look. I think outside of that, it becomes more individual based on their personalities. I think all fighters have a particular focus, an ability to listen, even under pressure and in heated situations, they keep their wits. All that crosses over well from fighting.

Who did you enjoy working with more, Stallone or Mamet?

I enjoyed both guys a ton. There were some similarities in their styles and also some big differences in their styles. Obviously, you’re not going to find a better wordsmith than David Mamet. The way he writes is very, very unique. Both guys changed things on the fly, on the set. You got new lines right there ready to do the scene. You kind of had to be on your toes. Stallone was much more intense. Obviously, he was wearing a lot more hats as the director, the writer, rewrites and dailies and two and three units going at a time, as well as standing in front of the camera. There was a particular intensity to what he was doing because of all that. Both guys shared that kind of focus. They knew exactly what they wanted, how they needed to get there. That’s impressive. They were both great to work with and great experiences for me.

Mamet has a certain style of picture he does. Would you want to do more intellectual films, or do you prefer working in the action, fun movies?

I would like to keep the options open to do any and all of those things. I don’t want to be pigeonholed or put in that box. I’m certainly happy to work in that box and enjoy that genre of film, but to be able to do some of the headier stuff, I hope to still be able to do that and not just be looked at as an athlete, or as just a physical character player.


Wrestling and MMA Fans Now Able to View TakeDown Radio’s TDR TV on Xtremecouture.Tv


Des Moines, IA- September 28, 2009- TakeDown Radio’s (TDR) newest and most innovative product, TDR TV, has been added to one of combat sports most popular web sites. TDR TV’s 24th episode is the first to appear on, the on-line presence for the Xtreme Couture enterprise, which is owned by MMA and wrestling icon, Randy Couture.

Wrestling and MMA fans will enjoy weekly video recaps of America’s wrestling news via the half hour program. The program is made possible in part by Xtreme Couture, where host Scott Casber covers college and international news, with a little MMA sprinkled in as well. TDR TV provides a new and great way to see where MMA’s next big stars are coming from, that being wrestling!

Xtreme Couture is a long standing supporter of TakeDown Radio. Now, their support extends to include TDR TV, at nearly the same time they launched their own new video programming, a training DVD titled Wrestling for Fighting. In total, the Xtreme Couture enterprise includes training centers, camps, apparel, training videos, and energy drinks. TDR TV joins a wealth of content on the site including blogs, forums, as well as an MMA store.

“TDR and Xtreme Couture have been in lock step regarding advancing the opportunities for wrestlers. The addition of our video programming to their web site exemplifies our mutual goals and visions”, stated TDR’s Scott Casber. As another great example of those synergies, Xtreme Couture has added Pan Am Freestyle Champion Brian Keck as its wrestling coach. Keck has also worked closely with TDR over the years, and on many levels.

The TDR web site ( was recently upgraded. In addition to TDR TV, it’s a great place to hear timely audio interviews via live streams, archived episodes, pod casts, and RSS feeds