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Ryan Couture Signs with Strikeforce, Debuts at Aug. 13 Challengers in Phoenix

Ryan CoutureRyan Couture, the son of UFC hall of famer Randy Couture, has signed a multi-fight deal with Strikeforce and will make his professional debut at Strikeforce Challengers 10 on August 13 in Phoenix, Strikeforce announced today.

Couture, who most-recently fought to a draw in March to finish his amateur career with a 5-1-1 record, will meet local newcomer Lucas Stark on the undercard of the Showtime-televised event, which is headlined by Joe Riggs vs. Louis Taylor.

Strikeforce Challengers 10 also features a four-woman 135-pound tournament, which is slated to include Miesha Tate, Hitomi Akano, Maiju Kujala, and Carina Damm

The Brazilian Damm is in doubt for the tourney as she struggles to obtain a visa, but a replacement has already been found and will be announced if Damm is unable to participate.

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