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Ryan Couture Turns Pro, Signs With Strikeforce

Following a successful stint in the amateur ranks, Randy Couture’s son, Ryan Couture, is turning pro and Strikeforce has signed him. He’ll make his debut in couple weeks at Strikeforce Challengers 10.

Following a successful amateur career, Couture will cash his first paycheck following an Aug. 13 bout against Rage in the Cage veteran Lucas Stark (2-4 MMA, 0-0 SF) at Strikeforce Challengers 10.

MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has since confirmed the matchup with Strikeforce Director of Communications Mike Afromowitz, who said the bout was the first of a multi-fight deal with Couture. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Unlike his father, Ryan will compete in the lightweight division. All five of his amateur wins came by way of submission.

Strikeforce Challengers 10 takes place on Friday, August 13, at the Dodge Arena in Phoenix, Arizona and will air on Showtime at 11PM ET/PT. The latest Strikeforce Challengers 10 fight card can be found in our fight cards section.

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