|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Bet on the UFCUFC 102 will feature a feature bout of two heavyweights that are trying to get back into contention for that division’s Mixed Martial Arts title. UFC 102 will take place on August 29 with Randy Couture taking on Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in a matchup of former Mixed Martial Arts champions.
Randy Couture enters UFC 102 as a true Mixed Martial Arts legend. He will enter his feature bout as the oldest Ultimate Fighter at 46 years young. He is the only UFC fighter to win a championship AFTER being inducted into the hall of fame. Couture enters UFC 102 being known for his ability to clinch and as a ground and pound fighter. He enters UFC 102 with the reputation as a outstanding take down artist as he uses his wrestling skills to accomplish that. Overall Couture has one of the best varieties of weaponry for any UFC 102 fighter.
Nogueira enters UFC 102 with quite a variety in his arsenal as well. Nogueira has fought in Japanese Pride and is the only fighter to have titles in both the Pride Fighting Championship and the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He has wins in his career over the biggest names in ultimate fighting for an impressive UFC 102 resume.
Nogueira enters UFC 102 with a career record of 31 wins and 5 losses with 1 draw and 1 no contest. He has 3 wins and 1 loss by knockout, 19 wins and 0 losses by submission, and 9 wins and 4 losses by decision. His last bout was on December 27 in which he lost to Frank Mir by technical knockout at the 1:54 mark of the 2nd round. He had won his previous 3 bouts prior to that defeat.
Couture has a career record of 16 wins and 9 losses. He has 7 wins and 5 losses by knockout, 2 wins and 4 losses by submission, and 7 wins and 0 losses by decision. His last bout was on November 15 when he was defeated by Brock Lesnar at the 3:07 mark of the 2nd round by technical knock out. He had win his previous two bouts before that loss.