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MMA Hall of Fame: Randy Couture

Written on January 29, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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An American UFC fighter, Hall of Fame member and actor, Randy Couture is one the most notable names in the Mixed Martial Arts that you'll hear.

Randy “The Natural” Couture proved himself to be an awesome fighter to watch. Born on June 22, 1963 in Lynnwood, Washington, Randy Couture served in the military for six years after graduating from high school. During his time in the army, he took up some boxing lessons to relieve himself of the boring army drills. However, Randy Couture did not receive any boxing match.

Randy Couture made his UFC debut in 1997. He fought in the heavyweight class, defeating Tony Halme and Steven Graham. But after acquiring two consecutive losses, he moved to the light-heavyweight division. In his first light-heavyweight match, Randy Couture defeated Chuck Lidell via knock out, and snatched the light heavyweight title. Randy Couture is the only fighter that was able to take out two championship titles in the history of UFC. More over, he is the only fighter to win a championship after becoming a Hall of Fame member.

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