Randy Duane Couture (born June 22, 1963) is an American mixed martial artist, Greco-Roman wrestler, actor, a three-time former heavyweight champion and a two-time light-heavyweight champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Couture is one of only two UFC fighters to have held a championship title in two different divisions (heavyweight and light heavyweight; B.J. Penn, with his titles at welterweight and lightweight, is the other) in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, as well as the only five-time champion in UFC history. Couture has competed in 15 title fights, a record. Couture is a member of the UFC Hall of Fame and many consider him to be the most popular fighter in MMA history. Randy is also the oldest man to win a fight in the UFC being 46 years old.
Mark Coleman (born December 20, 1964) is an American mixed martial artist, professional wrestler, former NCAA collegiate wrestler and former Olympic amateur wrestler. In MMA, he was the UFC 10 and UFC 11 tournament champion, the first Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight champion, and the PRIDE Fighting Championships 2000 Open Weight Grand Prix champion. At UFC 82 Coleman was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. Coleman is credited with proving the ability of wrestlers to dominate in the developing sport of mixed martial arts, and with being one of the first in American MMA to successfully use the strategy that came to be known as ground-and-pound. Coleman is known these days as the 'Godfather of Ground & Pound'.
The LIVE LINES for every single fight are posted and ready to be taken in action. The odds are showing that Coleman is the favorite, but in my personal opinion, I really think that Couture has this fight on his pocket.
The UFC109 surprised us with some interesting results that actually surprised everyone. Randy Couture was supposed to win the fight and actually he lost it!!! Randy Couture was defeated by Coleman via submission while Coleman was giving Couture a rear naked choke at the very beginning of the second round. Now, UFC110 is just around the corner and we are waiting patiently for the event.
We are really surprised of the outcome of the main fight. Randy Couture, which is one of the most experienced UFC fighters wasn’t able to win this time and he left the fight with the terrible outcome of a loss. Coleman Won applying a rear Naked Choke and of course Couture was not able to handle it. The fight ended on a submission.
Here we can see the outcome of every single fight of the night. As we can see there were some interesting results like Beltran winning against Gracie and Davis Winning against Stann. Those two fighters are promising an interesting career.
•Heavyweight bout: Rolles Gracie vs. Joey Beltran
Beltran defeated Gracie via TKO (punches) at 1:31 of round 2. This fight aired on the PPV broadcast following the Couture vs. Coleman main event bout.
•Heavyweight bout: Tim Hague vs. Chris Tuchscherer
Tuchscherer defeated Hague via majority decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-28).
•Light Heavyweight bout: Brian Stann vs. Phil Davis
Davis defeated Stann via unanimous decision. This fight aired on the PPV broadcast following the Maia vs. Miller bout.
•Lightweight bout: Phillipe Nover vs. Rob Emerson
Emerson defeated Nover via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
Preliminary card (Spike TV)
•Lightweight bout: Melvin Guillard vs. Ronnys Torres
Guillard defeated Torres via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
•Lightweight bout: Mac Danzig vs. Justin Buchholz
Danzig defeated Buchholz via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
•Welterweight bout: Matt Serra vs. Frank Trigg
Serra defeated Trigg via KO (punches) at 2:23 of round 1.
Middleweight bout: Demian Maia vs. Dan Miller
Maia defeated Miller via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28).
•Welterweight bout: Mike Swick vs. Paulo Thiago
Thiago defeated Swick via submission (d'arce choke) at 1:54 of round 2.
•Middleweight bout: Nate Marquardt vs. Chael Sonnen
Sonnen defeated Marquardt via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
•Light Heavyweight bout: Randy Couture vs. Mark Coleman
Couture defeated Coleman via submission (rear naked choke) at 1:09 of round 2.
Also, there were some bonus rewards of $60,000 in cash to some fighters. The Fight of the Night: Nate Marquardt vs. Chael Sonnen, the Knockout of the Night: Matt Serra and the Submission of the Night: Paulo Thiago. All of them received the bonus award.
The following is the reported payout to the fighters as reported to the Nevada State Athletic Commission. We can see how well paid were the fighters after the event which was one of the most attractive things of the night.
•Randy Couture: $250,000 (no win bonus) def. Mark Coleman: $60,000
•Chael Sonnen: $64,000 (includes $32,000 win bonus) def. Nate Marquardt: $45,000
•Paulo Thiago: $30,000 ($15,000 win bonus) def. Mike Swick: $43,000
•Demian Maia: $62,000 ($31,000 win bonus) def. Dan Miller: $15,000
•Matt Serra: $150,000 ($75,000 win bonus) def. Frank Trigg: $30,000
•Mac Danzig: $40,000 ($20,000 win bonus) def. Justin Buchholz: $8,000
•Melvin Guillard: $28,000 ($14,000 win bonus) def. Ronys Torres: $4,000
•Rob Emerson: $24,000 ($12,000 win bonus) def. Phillipe Nover: $10,000
•Phil Davis: $10,000 ($5,000 win bonus) def. Brian Stann: $17,000
•Chris Tuchscherer: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus) def. Tim Hague: $7,000
•Joey Beltran: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus) def. Rolles Gracie: $15,000