Xtreme Couture officials revealed that lightweight prospect Ryan Couture (2-1) is expected to return to the cage for September's ‘Strikeforce Challengers 19' card. Strikeforce has yet to formally announce the event, and no opponent has been finalized.
The 28-year-old son of MMA legend Randy Couture looks to rebound from the first loss of his brief career, after dropping a unanimous decision to Matt Ricehouse at June's ‘Strikeforce Challengers 16' card.
Prior to the setback, Couture began his professional career by racking up two straight submission victories over Lucas Stark and Lee Higgins at previous Strikeforce Challengers promotions. The wins added to the momentum developed by a successful amateur career, during which the lightweight amassed a 5-1-1 record.
Strikeforce Challengers 19 will be held September 23rd at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event's main card is scheduled to be broadcasted live on Showtime. No further bouts have been announced.