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Team Xtreme Couture
Age 56
Gender Male
Height 6' 1"
Weight Class Light-heavyweight

Randy Couture, also known as "The Natural" and "Captain America," is an MMA fighter, a Greco-Roman wrestler and a former collegiate wrestler. Couture is one of only two UFC fighters to have held the UFC title in two different divisions, winning his first Heavyweight Championship in 1997 against Maurice Smith by decision and the Light Heavyweight Championship in 2003 against Chuck Liddell via TKO. The Natural Couture also is the only UFC fighter to be a five-time champion in UFC history. On June 24, 2006, Couture became the fourth fighter to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame, joining Royce Gracie, Dan Severn, and Ken Shamrock.

Professional Career Statistics

Pro Record 19-11-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Career Length 13 years, 11 months
Rounds Fought 61.1
Avg. Fights/Year 2.2
Longest Layoff 1 year, 6 months, 19 days
Quickest Turnaround 1 month, 8 days

Record BreakDown

- KO/TKO SUB DEC
Wins 7 4 8
Losses 6 4 1
Finish Rate 57.9%
Finished Rate 90.9%
Win by Decision Rate 42.1%
Loss by Decision Rate 9.1%
Win by KO Rate 36.8%
Loss by KO Rate 54.5%
Win by SUB Rate 21.1%
Loss by SUB Rate 36.4%
Win Method
Loss Method

Current Streak

1 Loss

Quick Hits

Fastest Win 00:56
Fastest KO 03:14
Fastest SUB 00:56
Ave. Rounds (Ws) 2.4
Ave. Length of Fight (Ws) 11:47
Ave. Rounds (Ls) 1.5
Ave. Length of Fight (Ls) 07:24
Finish Rounds
Finished Rounds

Official Professional Fight Record

Date Opponent Weightclass Method Round Time
Official MMA Fight Results 04/30/2011 L
(19-10-0)
Lyoto Machida
(16-2-0)
LHW
(206.0 vs. 206.0)
KO
UFC 129 St. Pierre vs. Shields
2 1:05
Official MMA Fight Results 08/28/2010 W
(18-10-0)
James Toney
(0-0-0)
HW
(220.0 vs. 237.0)
Submission (Arm Triangle Choke)
UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn 2
1 3:19
Official MMA Fight Results 02/06/2010 W
(17-10-0)
Mark Coleman
(16-9-0)
LHW
(205.0 vs. 205.0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
UFC 109: Randy Couture vs Mark Coleman
2 1:09
Official MMA Fight Results 11/14/2009 W
(16-10-0)
Brandon Vera
(11-3-0)
LHW
(204.0 vs. 204.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 105: Couture vs. Vera
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 08/29/2009 L
(16-9-0)
Antonio Nogueira
(31-5-1)
HW
(220.0 vs. 231.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 102: Couture vs. Nogueira
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 11/15/2008 L
(16-8-0)
Brock Lesnar
(2-1-0)
HW
(220.0 vs. 265.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
UFC 91: Couture vs. Lesnar
2 3:07
Official MMA Fight Results 08/25/2007 W
(15-8-0)
Gabriel Gonzaga
(8-1-0)
HW
(229.0 vs. 252.0)
TKO/RSC
UFC 74: Respect
3 1:37
Official MMA Fight Results 03/03/2007 W
(14-8-0)
Tim Sylvia
(23-2-0)
HW
(222.5 vs. 263.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 68: The Uprising
5 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 02/04/2006 L
(14-7-0)
Chuck Liddell
(17-3-0)
LHW
(203.0 vs. 204.0)
KO
UFC 57: Liddell vs Couture 3
2 1:28
Official MMA Fight Results 08/20/2005 W
(13-7-0)
Mike Van Arsdale
(8-1-0)
LHW
(206.0 vs. 205.0)
Submission (Arm Triangle Choke)
UFC 54: Boiling Point
3 0:52
Official MMA Fight Results 04/16/2005 L
(13-6-0)
Chuck Liddell
(15-3-0)
LHW
(203.0 vs. 204.5)
KO
UFC 52: Couture vs. Liddell 2
1 2:06
Official MMA Fight Results 08/21/2004 W
(12-6-0)
Vitor Belfort
(12-3-0)
LHW
(204.0 vs. 205.0)
TKO/RSC (Doctor Stoppage from a Cut)
UFC 49: Unfinished Business
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 01/31/2004 L
(12-5-0)
Vitor Belfort
(11-3-0)
LHW
(204.0 vs. 205.0)
TKO/RSC (Doctor Stoppage from a Cut)
UFC 46: Super Natural
1 0:49
Official MMA Fight Results 09/26/2003 W
(11-5-0)
Tito Ortiz
(10-2-0)
LHW
(205.0 vs. 204.5)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 44: Undisputed
5 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 06/06/2003 W
(10-5-0)
Chuck Liddell
(12-1-0)
LHW
(205.0 vs. 205.0)
TKO/RSC
UFC 43: Meltdown
3 2:47
NSF 09/27/2002 L
(10-4-0)
Ricco Rodriguez
(13-1-0)
HW Submission (Verbal Submission)
UFC 39: The Warriors Return
5 3:04
Official MMA Fight Results 03/22/2002 L
(10-3-0)
Josh Barnett
(5-1-0)
HW
(226.0 vs. 243.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage)
UFC 36: Worlds Collide
2 4:35
NSF 11/02/2001 W
(9-3-0)
Pedro Rizzo
(11-2-0)
HW TKO/RSC
UFC 34: High Voltage
3 1:38
Official MMA Fight Results 05/04/2001 W
(8-3-0)
Pedro Rizzo
(11-1-0)
HW Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 31: Locked and Loaded
5 5:00
NSF 02/24/2001 W
(7-2-0)
Tsuyoshi Kosaka
(21-10-2)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Rings: King of Kings 2000 Final
2 5:00
NSF 02/24/2001 L
(7-2-0)
Valentijn Overeem
(15-8-0)
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
Rings: King of Kings 2000 Final
1 0:56
Official MMA Fight Results 11/17/2000 W
(6-2-0)
Kevin Randleman
(9-3-0)
HW TKO/RSC
UFC 28: High Stakes
3 4:13
NSF 10/09/2000 W
(4-2-0)
Jeremy Horn
(45-8-4)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Rings: King of Kings 2000 Block A
3 5:00
NSF 10/09/2000 W
(4-2-0)
Ryushi Yanagisawa
(22-18-9)
Decision (Majority Decision)
Rings: King of Kings 2000 Block A
2 5:00
NSF 03/20/1999 L
(4-1-0)
Mikhail Illoukhine
(14-6-0)
Submission (Hammerlock)
Rings: Rise 1st
1 7:43
NSF 10/25/1998 L
(4-0-0)
Enson Inoue
(7-3-0)
Submission (Arm Bar)
Vale Tudo Japan 98
1 1:39
NSF 12/21/1997 W
(3-0-0)
Maurice Smith
(7-7-0)
HW Decision (Majority Decision)
UFC: Ultimate Japan 1
1 21:00
NSF 10/17/1997 W
(2-0-0)
Vitor Belfort
(4-0-0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
UFC 15: Collision Course
1 8:17
NSF 05/30/1997 W
(0-0-0)
Tony Halme
(1-3-0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
UFC 13: The Ultimate Force
1 0:56
NSF 05/30/1997 W
(0-0-0)
Steven Graham
(1-0-0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Punches)
UFC 13: The Ultimate Force
1 3:14
* Bouts marked with an 'Official' logo denote results which have been verified by an ABC-recognized athletic commission
* Bouts marked with an (*) are considered exhibition bouts and do not count towards the fighter's record
* Weights marked with an (*) denote those over the limit for the weight class