Couture to Throw Out Ceremonial First Pitch August 7th
Aug 4, 2010 - by Steve Gerweck
Five-Time UFC World Champion Randy Couture to Throw Out Ceremonial
First Pitch Prior to the Oakland Aâ€™s Game on Saturday, Aug. 7
WHAT: Five-Time UFC World Champion to Throw Out Ceremonial First Pitch
On Saturday, Aug. 7, Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipÃƒâ€š® (UFCÃƒâ€š®) legend Randy Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…“The Natural” Couture will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Oakland Aâ€™s vs. Texas Rangers 1:10 pm game. First pitch is set for 12:55 pm and will be caught by Aâ€™s first baseman and die-hard UFC fan, Daric Barton.
Couture, a three-time former heavyweight champion and two-time light-heavyweight champion, is the only five-time champion in UFC history. He is also the only athlete in UFC history to win a championship after becoming a Hall of Fame member and one of only two men to win UFC titles in two weight classes. At 47 years old, Couture is still one of the top fighters in the sport today.
Couture is town promoting UFC 117: SILVA vs. SONNEN held that night at Oracle Arena. His next fight is scheduled for Aug. 28 when he takes on boxing legend James Toney at UFC 118: EDGAR vs. PENN 2 at the TD Garden in Boston, Mass.
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 7
Oakland Aâ€™s vs. Texas Rangers, 1:10 pm
(Ceremonial first pitch set for 12:55 pm)
WheRE: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
7000 Coliseum Way
Oakland, CA 94621