Xtreme Couture is Randy Couture's personal training team run out of Las Vegas. It's home to such fighters as Forrest Griffin, Gina Carano, Gray Maynard and the huge underdog winner Saturday night, Mike Pyle.
Pyle is known as Couture's right hand man at Xtreme Couture. He took the fight with John Hathaway on short notice after Dong Hyun Kin pulled out.
Then he came and dominated the undefeated Hathaway to the tune of a unanimous decision.
Personally, I think this win highlighted how good the game planning is for Xtreme Couture fighters. Game planning has always been Randy Couture's strength, so it makes sense that one of his lieutenants was able to pull a Couture-type upset in London.
Greg Jackson clearly has the best MMA coach alive belt and runs the most successful team. It's not worth arguing. But Mike Pyle's victory here makes a clear statement about the level of coaching and instruction happening in Las Vegas.