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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. ( 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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Fight Cards

Bellator 163: McGeary vs. Davis

Event Date: November 4, 2016
Broadcast: Spike

UFC Fight Night 98: Dos Anjos vs. Ferguson

Event Date: November 5, 2016
Broadcast: TBD

Bellator 164: Koreshkov vs. Lima

Event Date: November 11, 2016
Broadcast: Spike Sports

UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor

Event Date: November 12, 2016
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 165: Chandler Vs. Henderson

Event Date: November 19, 2016
Broadcast: Spike TV

UFC Fight Night 99: Mousasi vs. Hall 2

Event Date: November 19, 2016
Broadcast: TBD