Ryan Couture picks up his second pro victory at Strikeforce Challengers 14Posted on February 19, 2011, 12:20 AM by Joey Santosus
Strikeforce Lightweight Ryan Couture, son of MMA veteran Randy Couture, continued making a name for himself tonight, defeating Lee Higgins by submission late in the third round of his Strikeforce Challengers 14 match-up.
Couture showed effective striking and dominant grappling through out the fight, threatening with submission attempts and dropping Higgins with a heavy right hand at one point. The end came late in the third round though, when Couture, who had been backed-up against the fence, reversed the situation with a trip. At that point he took Higgins' back and sunk in a tight rear-naked choke to force the tap with just 19 seconds left in the fight.
The match-up showcased a more well-rounded performance from Couture, who needed just over a minute to submit Lucas Stark in his professional debut back in August. With his second straight victory under the Strikeforce banner, it will be interesting to see what the future holds for the bright young prospect.