Haute Event: Ryan Couture Celebrates His 30th Birthday at Tabu


Ryan Couture in the deejay booth with Eric Forbes. Photos: Bryan Steffy

Mixed martial arts fighter Ryan Couture celebrated his 30th birthday at Tabú at the MGM Grand on Friday night. Earlier in the evening, Couture dined at Fiamma Trattoria & Bar with his father Randy Couture and a handful of friends. The group arrived on the red carpet a little before midnight, excited and ready to kick off the holiday weekend.

Sporting jeans and a plaid button-up, Couture walked the carpet just outside of Tabú with a few friends including Kevin Hoyt, founder of “It Ain’t Chemo” and Randy Couture, MMA champion and father of the birthday boy. A huge crowd gathered to see the group as they posed for photos with two painted ladies. One donned the “It Ain’t Chemo” tree of life symbol while the other represented Xtreme Couture.

Once inside the nightclub, the group was escorted to their VIP table elevated above the venue.  After taking a few pictures and greeting friends including UFC lightweight fighter Gray Maynard, Couture made his way up to the DJ booth as DJ Eric Forbes announced his arrival to the crowd. The birthday boy smiled and waved to partygoers as the nightclub exploded with cheers and applause.

Later in the evening, a cake designed in the shape of the MMA octagon was brought out to commemorate the night. The fighter was surprised by the cake presentation and as he blew out the candles, ladies in the area flocked to take pictures with him. Couture and his friends continued to party late into the evening, staying at the Las Vegas hot spot until the early morning hours as DJ Eric Forbes and Tabú’s sultry go-go dancers kept the crowded club on the dance floor all night long.

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