Fast Facts

  • Took up boxing while he was in the Army for six years (1982-88).
  • Served as an alternate for the U.S. Olympic wrestling team in 1988, 1992 and 1996; was a semifinalist at the 2000 Olympic Trials.
  • Named NCAA Division I All-American in wrestling three times.
  • Placed second in the 1991 NCAA Division I Collegiate Championship in the 190-pound weight class for Oklahoma State University.
  • Coached wrestling at Oregon State University.
  • National Wrestling Hall of Fame inductee.
  • Fourth UFC Hall of Fame inductee.


  • Caden Couture — Son
  • Tricia — Ex-wife
  • Kim Couture — Ex-wife
  • Ryan Couture — Son
  • Aimee Couture — Daughter


  • Oklahoma State University (BA in German)

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  • Birth Name: Randy Duane Couture
  • Birth Place: Lynnwood, WA
  • Profession: Mixed-martial-arts fighter

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