Why is Ryan Couture still getting fights?

The obvious answer is that his dad is Randy Couture, and the Couture name still has some serious cachet in the MMA world. But then there’s the fact that young Ryan fought at Bellator 162 last night, and he lasted only a minute against Goiti Yamauchi.

Sure, Yamauchi is a vet with a ton of experience, but when Couture was above him and the Japanese fighter swiveled into a basic armbar from the guard… how could Couture not see that coming?

Couture was a young stud when Strikeforce was around, but since then, he had two losing fights in the UFC, and his last two trips to the Bellator cage ended extremely badly for him (Patricky Friere knocked him out cold in three minutes at Bellator 148). At this point, young Ryan needs to seriously reconsider his career path.


Results: Goiti Yamauchi def. Ryan Couture via Submission (Armbar) at 1:10, R1