Xtreme Couture Mixed Martial Arts
Xtreme Couture Mixed Martial Arts is an American mixed martial arts training organization headed by former UFC Champion and former co-founder of Team Quest, Randy Couture. Xtreme Couture was founded with the flagship gym in Las Vegas. Since then, the franchise has spread to other cities in the United States and Canada. Xtreme Couture Las Vegas is one of the largest gyms (over 24,000 square feet (2,200 m2)), most recognized brands and MMA gyms in the world where many past and current top MMA fighters train.
|Founded by||Randy Couture|
|Primary trainers||Randy Couture (Head Trainer) |
|Current titleholders||Ryan Bader The Ultimate Fighter 8 winner
205 lb (93 kg) Bellator Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight World ChampionMiesha Tate - Former UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion
Vinny Magalhaes Light Heavyweight champion (M-1 Global) 205 lb (93 kg)
Michael Chandler Lightweight champion (Bellator) 155 lb (70 kg)
|Past titleholders||Randy Couture Heavyweight champion (UFC) 265 lb (120 kg); Light heavyweight champion (UFC) 205 lb (93 kg); Hall of Fame (UFC) |
Vitor Belfort heavyweight champion (UFC) 265 lb (120 kg); UFC 12 Heavyweight Tournament Winner 265 lb (120 kg)
|Prominent fighters||Randy Couture (UFC) |
Tyson Griffin (UFC)
Forrest Griffin (UFC)
Jay Hieron (Bellator)
Evan Dunham (UFC)
Martin Kampmann (UFC)
Vinny Magalhaes (M-1 Global)
Amir Sadollah (UFC)
Ryan Bader (Bellator)
Alistair Overeem (UFC)
|Training facilities|| Las Vegas, Nevada |
Astoria, New York
The Las Vegas location features several MMA Instructors, including:Ray Sefo (Striking), Neil Melanson (Grappling *catch/sambo/BJJ), Dennis Davis (MMA/Grappling), Tim Lane (Striking/Conditioning), Kui Gonsalves-Kanoho (MMA/Striking), Patrick Begin (Grappling), & Kyle Griffin (Wrestling). Previous coaches included Gil Martinez, Brian Keck and Ron Frazier.
Robert Follis died in December 2017.
Several fighters are affiliated with Xtreme Couture, these include:
- Miesha Tate - Former UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion (Strikeforce, UFC)
- Randy Couture - (UFC, RINGS)
- Amir Sadollah - (winner of The Ultimate Fighter 7, UFC)
- Evan Dunham (UFC)
- Frank Trigg - (PRIDE Fighting Championships, World Victory Road, Rumble on the Rock, UFC, BAMMA)
- Forrest Griffin - (KOTC, The Ultimate Fighter 1, UFC)
- Vitor Belfort - (UFC)
- Heath Herring - (PRIDE Fighting Championships, UFC)
- Jay Hieron - (IFL, UFC, Strikeforce, Affliction Entertainment, Bellator)
- John Alessio - (UFC, KOTC, PRIDE FC, WEC, Dream, MFC)
- John Gunderson (UFC)
- Martin Kampmann - (UFC)
- Mike Pyle (fighter) - (IFL, Elite Xtreme Combat, World Victory Road, Affliction Entertainment, UFC)
- Ray Sefo - (K-1, Strikeforce)
- Ryan Couture - (UFC, Strikeforce)
- Vinny Magalhaes (The Ultimate Fighter 8, M-1 Global, UFC)
- Kevin Lee (fighter) - (UFC, The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn)
- Tim Elliott – (UFC, The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions)
- Daniel Bryan (WWE)
- Canadian Press (2008-06-01). "First Xtreme Couture gym in Canada opens". The Toronto Star. Retrieved 2008-10-18.
- "Instructors". Xtreme Couture Official Website. Retrieved 28 December 2008.
- "Randy Couture Fighter". .xtremecouture.tv.