Randy Couture Biography, Age, Net Worth, Wife, UFC, Son

Randy Couture Biography

Randy Couture is an American retired mixed martial artist, boxer, actor, a three-time former heavyweight champion,  Greco-Roman wrestler, and a two-time light-heavyweight champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.  He was the first to hold two Ultimate Fighting Championship(UFC) titles in both the heavyweight and light heavyweight divisions.

He is also a former U.S Army sergeant and a six-time UFC world champion. He is among the first members of the UFC Hall of Fame and many consider him to be one of the greatest in MMA history.


Randy Couture Age

He was on June 22, 1966, in Everett, Washington as Randall Duane Couture. He is 55 years and 8 months.

Randy Couture Wife

He has been married thrice. He first married Sharon his then-girlfriend after they had dated for a short time. He married Sharon in 1981 and later dissolved the marriage in 1993 the reason for divorce is unknown. He was then seen with Tricia having romantic love affairs with her. After being in love for several years, they got married. He divorced Tricia in 2005. He, later on, married Kim Couture in October 2006 and divorced in May 2009 but he continued to coach her and support her MMA career even after the divorce.

Randy Couture Children

He has three children from his marriage with Tricia. Two sons namely; Caden and Ryan and a daughter Aimee.

Randy Couture Height and Weight

He has a height of 6 ft 0 in(183cm) and weights 205lbs (93kgs).

Randy Couture Net Worth

Randy has an estimated net worth of $17 Million.

Randy Couture’s Professional Career and UFC Championship

On May 30th, 1997, he made his first professional mixed martial arts debut at UFC 13, and he was part of a four-man heavyweight tournament. Tony Halme, was his first opponent who outweighed him by nearly 45kgs (100lbs). He won the match 1-0 using a rear-naked choke technique. In the finals, he faced Steven Graham, another larger opponent (290 lb), and defeated him by TKO at 3:13 in the first round.

On October 17, 1997, he fought Vitor Belfort to determine the number one contender for the UFC Heavyweight Championship at UFC 15. On December 21, at UFC Japan he faced the then UFC Heavyweight Champion, Maurice Smith. It was a second time for Smith to fended his title after winning the belt earlier that year from Mark Coleman. After 21 minutes he became the UFC Heavyweight Championship champion for the first time.

In 1998, he had his first and only match against Shooto veteran and grappling specialist Enson Inoue. He tapped out to an armbar, just over 90 seconds into the bout. He later returned to the UFC where his first title defense was against Pedro Rizzo Brazilian kickboxer, at UFC 31. It was the first UFC tournament under Zuffa management with Dana White as the president. He won the fight via unanimous decision. There was a rematch set afterward since the fans felt that Rizzo had won the game. In November 2001, at UFC 34 he won decisively by TKO in the third round.

In March 2002, he fought against up-and-comer Josh Barnett. He lost the title to Josh by a TKO. In late 2002,  faced Ricco Rodriguez for the vacant UFC Heavyweight Championship at UFC 39. The fighters were tough and the match went to the fifth round and it was the first time a UFC fight had finished in the fifth round. Rodriguez won the game after he gave Randy an elbow strike to his orbital bone, breaking it and making him submit.

Randy Couture.
Randy Couture.

Randy Couture Son

His son Ryan Couture he is an American professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the Welterweight division of Bellator MMA. He began his professional career in 2009 and compiled a 5-1-1 record as an amateur.

Randy Couture Acting Career

He began his acting career in 2005 when he starred in the role of Mason in the movie, No Rules. On September 27, 2007, he appeared on an episode of The History Channel show Human Weapon. In 2008, he played a role in  The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior film. In 2010, he appeared in the movie The Expendables and reprised the role in the 2012 and 2014 sequels.

In 2011, he starred in the film Setup,  alongside 50 Cent and Bruce Willis as an enforcer named Petey. He played the leading role of hard-bitten cop Paul Ross in Brandon Nutt’s action film Hijacked, alongside Dominic Purcell in 2012. He has also played and appeared in 3 episodes of the TV series Hawaii Five-0 as Jason Duclair.

Randy Couture Cauliflower Ear

He has a cauliflower-like shaped ear which is a relatively common affliction among fighters, wrestlers and other contact-sport athletes. This might occur due to being pulled, punched and torn can create blood clots in the ear and damage the tissue. He turned his cauliflower ear into a coveted badge of honor in wrestling, boxing and MMA.

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Randy Couture Cauliflower Ear

Randy Couture Xtreme Gym

Xtreme Couture MMA was founded by Randy Couture in February 2007, as his way to pass down the fighting skills and training principles he developed over the course of his hall-of-fame career.


Xtreme Couture
Xtreme Couture

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