Ryan Couture's Fourth Amateur MMA Fight
"He drilled me. He caught me with that overhand right. I knew he had a good one, I just didn't see it coming," said Couture, the son of Ultimate Fighting Championship Hall of Famer Randy Couture. "I was definitely on my heels and reeling and still figuring out where I was by the time he was in my guard.
"I knew from experience that generally what he does is just flurries of punches on guys, so I was quick to try to get a hold of his head and control his posture and tie his arms up. Luckily, I was able to find that angle with my hips on him and lock that armbar in and get myself out of there because I was definitely still recovering and would have needed a minute to get my bearings about me."
Couture (3-1), who will turn 27 on Thursday, said he has one more amateur fight scheduled this year. After that, he will assess his options on turning professional.