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Ryan Couture signs with Strikeforce, will debut at August Challengers show

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The son of UFC Hall of Famer and multiple time divisional champion Randy Couture, Ryan Couture, will make his professional mixed martial arts debut Aug. 13 at Strikeforce Challengers X in Phoenix, Ariz.


Ryan's opponent on Aug. 13 will be another fighter making his pro debut, Lucas Stark. Stark comes from a wrestling background and has competed numerous times locally for the Rage in the Cage promotion.

The 27-year-old Ryan trains out of his dad's Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas, where he also works as a gym manager.

Ryan fought to a controversial draw against 10th Planet jiu-jitsu black belt Sean Bollinger this past March, closing out his own amateur MMA career with a record of 5-1-1.

Randy Couture's ex-wife Kim also fought for Strikeforce twice, going 1-1, most recently losing to Kerry Vera by TKO in November.

SBN coverage of Strikeforce Challengers X