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We spoke with Jeremy Haas who works for Select Physical Therapy and is the head athletic trainer here at Xtreme Couture MMA – Las Vegas.

Jeremy has been an athletic trainer since 2002 and has been an integral part of the Xtreme Couture team for close to 3 years.

Select PT is the largest Physical Therapy company in the country and in the Las Vegas area alone they supply 33 athletic trainers to the high schools during practices and at their games.  Select PT first started helping the XC pro team back when Randy Couture stepped out of retirement to face Tim Sylvia at UFC 68 in 2007.  Ever since they have increasingly become an essential part of our team.

The services they provide are primarily for any injuries that may happen during pro practice and during Xtreme Couture’s busy evening classes.  Jeremy says ” but they also do rehab, emergency medicine or any advice on strength and conditioning and/or nutrition like XCAP Sport Supplements“.

Select PT is here Monday through Friday for 4 hours during the day around pro-practice.


In just two days Jay Hieron will lock horns with Jake Ellenberger making his return to the UFC for the first time in seven years.
Hieron last fought Jonathan Goulet in October 2005 when he lost to TKO due to cut.  This bloodied UFC mat has been on permanent display inside Xtreme Couture MMA right when you walk in.

Jay Hieron in 2006 gave Jake Ellenberger his first professional loss a broke Jake’s 12 fight unbeaten win streak.  Jake Ellenberger is no stranger to Xtreme Couture MMA facility either, he has trained here with the pro team, he has learned nutrition advise from XCAP and Randy Couture, he has fought two other of our pro team members, beating Mike Pyle and losing to Martin Kampmann where Jay Hieron corned Martin.

Jay Hieron has had a great team helping him prepare for perhaps his biggest fight, biggest rematch of his career and of course the pressure of  performing great in his UFC return.

Support Jay Hieron by getting his official Xtreme Couture walk out shirt $25.


LAS VEGAS – Randy Couture has unveiled a new Xtreme Couture MMA Affiliate Program. Now for the first time existing gyms and training centers, no matter the size or location, have the opportunity to partner with a major brand get marketing muscle and best of all gain valuable training support and structure.

The XC Affiliate Program is Randy Couture’s concept to continue to expand his proven MMA fighting style, coaching methodology, conditioning programs and nutritional philosophy to existing gyms and training centers. In turn these new affiliates will pass this on to their clientele.

As an affiliate of Xtreme Couture they can take advantage of new branding, networking possibilities between locations, instructional support from corporate and new national media exposure that will help increase their businesses bottom line.

XC Affiliate certification will be issued annually and each facility will be ranked accordingly by discipline and instructor experience (Level I, II, III).

Special instructor certification (i.e. BJJ belt testing) will be also available at Xtreme Couture HQ throughout the year. In addition to our certification, XC Affiliates will have special training opportunities and seminars at Xtreme Couture HQ.

XC Affiliates will also have the opportunity to increase sales by carrying official Xtreme Couture merchandise and XCAP Sport Supplements.

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Randy “the Natural” Couture is one of the greatest and most decorated MMA fighters in the world. His six separate UFC title reigns, spanning two weight classes gives him a resume that is unmatched in the sport.

Randy 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 Fitness Centers are a reflection of that success.


Founded in February 2007 by Randy Couture Xtreme Couture MMA has been a world renowned training center focusing on all Mixed Martial Arts training disciplines. (Boxing, Jiu-jitsu, Kickboxing, MMA, Submission Grappling and Wrestling). Top fighters call Xtreme Couture home like Martin Kampmann, Forrest Griffin, Amir Sadollah, Evan Dunham, Frank Trigg, Ray Sefo, Mike Pyle, Tyson Griffin, Jay Hieron and Michael Chandler.


MEDIA Contact

Scott Haney

Phone: 702.616.1022



No one thought Xtreme Couture fighter and submission specialist Vinny Magalhaes could knock out an  opponent with a head kick.

Not even Magalhaes.

But that’s exactly how Magalhaes (9-5) defended his M-1 Global  light-heavyweight belt Friday night against Russian contender Mikhail Zayats  (14-6) in the main event on the M-1 Challenge XXVII mixed martial arts card  at Grand Canyon University Arena.

Magalhaes, a world champion grappler and jiu-jitsu competitor, followed a  straight right with a swiveling right-head kick that Zayats never saw. Zayats,  dazed, dropped to his knees, and Magalhaes pounded him with punches to the head  until the fight was called 1:13 into the third round of the scheduled five  rounds.

“I have been practicing it (the head kick) all the time; I just have not had  the confidence doing it,” said Magalhaes, a Brazilian who trains in Las Vegas.  “The first two rounds were not going my way, so I felt like I had to try  something that was not going to be expected.”

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He may originally hail from Sacramento, California, but for all intents and purposes, featherweight contender Tyson Griffin might as well be considered a Las Vegan, considering that it’s been his base of operations at Xtreme Couture MMA  for much of his five year career in the UFC. And as such, Griffin is looking forward to contributing even more to his adopted hometown.

“I wanted to do something more for the community and something that hit home was Boys Town Nevada and the work they do with families and kids without families,” said Griffin, who is preparing for a UFC 137 bout against Bart Palaszewski. “I wanted to find a way to give back, and me and my manager (Tom Call) came up with a fundraiser / raffle for my next fight. For $25, you can buy a raffle ticket and possibly win tickets to UFC 137 and get after party passes, and all the money is gonna go to Boys Town Nevada.”

Based in Las Vegas, Boys Town Nevada has positively impacted the lives of 20,000 children and families each year since launching in 1991 through a variety of programs to help those in need. For the 27-year old Griffin, the plight of the children in the Boys Town programs is one he is all too familiar with.

“Growing up, my mom and my dad were locked up, and we got sent through foster care a little bit and then to my grandma eventually,” he said. “I was in those kids’ shoes at one point and I could have been there longer, so I really like what they do. To be honest, I was too young to actually remember, so I can’t speak on being there firsthand (in a foster home). But being there only with my grandma and having to go visit my mom in jail and not knowing dad growing up and things like that, I realized that I still came out ahead and a lot of those kids may just need a little bit of support. And there are families there too that just need help in being a better family, and to me, that’s what stood out and what I think is lacking in today’s society – just better, closer families working together.”

And while this is the first time Griffin is doing a fundraiser like this, he’s no stranger to talking to young people, including those at Boys Town Nevada about his struggles coming up and how he overcame them. His story is an inspiring one, and he isn’t shy about sharing it.

“Everyone comes from different walks of life, everyone’s gonna have challenges, and it’s up to you to make the most of it and embrace it,” said Griffin, who is coming off a June win over Manny Gamburyan. “Don’t be scared of who you are and where you come from. I’m sure a lot of kids are embarrassed by their situation, but everyone has their own things to deal with. We’re all different, no one’s perfect, and no one’s ‘normal,’ as they say. This is life, so you’ve got to deal with it as it comes.”

About Boys Town

Boys Town Nevada opened its doors in 1991, bringing an innovative approach to child and family care to those in need in the Las Vegas area. The site has five Treatment Family Homes, where boys and girls learn valuable skills that give them a foundation for a brighter future. The site’s Integrated Continuum of Care also offers In-Home Family Services, and Community Support Services. The latter level of care includes Common Sense Parenting® classes and the Boys Town Behavioral Network, an internal team of program professionals who provide individualized treatment recommendations for children referred to Boys Town Nevada. These services and programs touch the lives of 20,000 children and families in Nevada each year.  Boys Town Nevada is headquartered in Las Vegas.

LAS VEGAS –  Strikeforce Challengers 19 fighter weigh-ins, where all but one of the evening’s 18 competitors made their bouts official.

Main-event fighters Lorenz Larkin and Nick Rossborough each tipped the scales at 206 pounds.

Today’s festivities, which were free and open to the public, took place in the Key West Ballroom of Las Vegas’ Palms Casino Resort. The Pearl, also located at Palms Casino Resort, hosts Friday’s card.

The evening’s main card airs on Showtime.

The only competitor to miss the mark was late addition Quinn Mulhern, who registered 176.5 pounds for his welterweight bout with Danny Davis. Mulhern has been given additional time to lose the remaining weight.

Strikeforce Challengers 19 marks the promotion’s third event in Las Vegas. Beginning with July’s Strikeforce Challengers 17 card, the prospects-based Challengers Series events now take place at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

The company has already announced a Nov. 18 return to the venue for its final Challengers show of 2011.

The latest Strikeforce Challenger 19 weigh-in results include:

MAIN CARD (Showtime)

  • Lorenz Larkin (206) vs. Nick Rossborough (206)
  • Lavar Johnson (249) vs. Shawn Jordan (238)
  • Ryan Couture (156) vs. Maka Watson (155)
  • Jason High (170.5) vs. Todd Moore (169)
  • Brian Melancon (170) vs. Felipe Portela (170.5)


  • Magno Almeida (154) vs. James Terry (156)
  • Bobby Green (155) vs. Charon Spain (155)
  • Joe Ray (170.5) vs. Chris Spang (170)
  • Danny Davis (170) vs. Quinn Mulhern (176)*

* Mulhern was unable to make the welterweight limit and will now face Davis in a catchweight bout


Xtreme Couture’s Evan Dunham is ready for UFC Fight Night 25 on September 17 against Shamar Bailey, with the two squaring off on the Facebook prelim card.  ’3-D’ enters the bout on a two fight losing skid, after going 11-0 with losses to Melvin Guillard and Sean Sherk.

’3-D’ spoke to about his upcoming fight, as well as his thoughts on the status of the UFC’s lightweight division.

“They will be coming at me harder and I usually thrive when people want to make it a fight,” he said. “It’s cool with me and just reinforces the idea that I belong in there as well. I still have a lot to prove and a lot more fights in me that I want in the UFC. If he wants to try and take away what I’ve worked hard for then he’s got something coming.”

“There are a lot of really tough guys that are hungry in the division, and it’s a pond full of sharks in my opinion,” he said. “No fight’s an easy fight, and you hear everybody say it, but I truly believe it’s the toughest division in the UFC. What really gets me up in the morning is that I’m living my dream and fighting in the organization that I love. There’s no other place in the world that I’d want to be. So knowing that every fight is going to be a war definitely makes you train hard, and you can’t slack if you want to make it, and I definitely don’t.”

Tuff-N-Uff & Xtreme Couture MMA Present:

Round 2: Knockout Cancer for Candlelighters Kids

When:  FRIDAY  – OCTOBER 14th, 2011

Time:  6pm – 11:30pm

Where: Xtreme Couture MMA
4055 West Sunset
Las Vegas, NV 89118

Fights: 10+ Full Contact MMA Bouts

Free Stuff:  Free Appetizers, Drinks and Entertainment

Auction: Silent Auction, Raffle & Event T-Shirts

Tickets: $25 Per Person

To purchase tickets or more information go to or call 702.616.1022

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)

UFC on Versus 4 preliminary card to stream on Facebook

All of the fights from the UFC’s upcoming card will be available for free.

Sunday’s UFC on Versus 4 main card airs live on Versus with a Nate Marquardt vs. Rick Story headliner from CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh.

UFC officials since have revealed that all eight of the night’s preliminary-card fights will stream for free on Facebook. Notable competitors from the card include Tyson Griffin, Joe Stevenson and Joe Lauzon.

Griffin and Stevenson, who are former UFC lightweight contenders, make their featherweight debuts against respective opponents Manny Gamburyan and Javier Vazquez.

Additionally, Lauzon takes on fellow lightweight Curt Warburton, and former middleweight Rich Attonito drops to welterweight to take on Daniel Roberts.

The Facebook stream begins at approximately 6 p.m. ET (3 p.m. PT), and the Versus card airs ay 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT).


The full UFC on Versus 4 card includes:

MAIN CARD (Versus)

  • Nate Marquardt vs. Rick Story
  • Pat Barry vs. Cheick Kongo
  • Matt Brown vs. John Howard
  • Matt Mitrione vs. Christian Morecraft


  • Manny Gamburyan vs. Tyson Griffin (Xtreme Couture MMA)
  • Joe Stevenson vs. Javier Vazquez
  • Joe Lauzon vs. Curt Warburton
  • Rich Attonito vs. Daniel Roberts
  • Charlie Brenneman vs. T.J. Grant
  • Nik Lentz vs. Charles Oliveira
  • Matt Grice vs. Ricardo Lamas
  • Edward Faaloloto vs. Michael Johnson

The UFC’s Facebook page ( has been used to stream a host of events this year.

UFC president Dana White plans to make the social-networking giant a frequent complement to its future TV broadcasts.