UFC® 54: Couture vs. Van Arsdale
Matchup: Randy Couture (13-7) vs. Mike Van Arsdale (8-1)
Date: August 20, 2005
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Recap: Randy Couture returned to the OctagonTM following his loss to Chuck Liddell at UFC® 52 to take on Mike Van Arsdale. Couture and Van Arsdale showed off their wrestling backgrounds in this fight as they went to the ground early and often.
Outcome: Couture by submission, Round 3