PRO MMA ( has learned from multiple sources that Kim “Sugar Free” Couture (1-1) has accepted a fight with Miesha “Takedown” Tate (6-1) as part of Showtime’s “ShoMMA: Strikeforce Challengers”, which will take place on May 15th in Fresno, California.

Couture, the wife of UFC legend Randy Couture, lost her very first MMA bout to Kim Rose on June 20th of last year by unanimous decision. Even in her defeat she gained a lot of respect and showed her toughness by finishing the fight with a broken jaw she received early in round one.

She bounced back in her second pro bout with a TKO victory over an out-matched Lina Kvokov (0-2) this past November on the “Strikeforce: Destruction” card.

Miesha Tate has won five fights in a row, including winning the Freestyle Cage Fighting 135-pound women’s title over Liz Carriero on April 4th. Her only loss was to Kaitlin Young in just her second pro fight in November of 2007.

Tate’s nickname “Takedown” obviously comes from her background in wrestling as she was a standout member of her high school wrestling team.  Couture’s nickname, “Sugar Free”, comes from her personality of telling it like it is and not “sugar-coating” anything.

Also on the card is undefeated Billy Evangelista (9-0) vs. Mike Aina (11-6-1) in a lightweight battle.  No other matches have yet been confirmed.

By:  Dusty Adams

One thought on “Kim Couture set to fight Miesha Tate at ShoMMA: Strikeforce Challengers May 15th”
  1. Kim Couture is a joke!! She single handedly has done more to damage the reputation of the sport than all the stupid things combined from several other female fighters. Come on Strike Force!!! Get some more REAL fighters like “Take Down” Tate and Larosa out there!! Quit with these stupid b^&*tches who just want to be attention whores!!
    Couture has really given bad press for womens MMA.
    If she had a decent face maybe she could try out for a ring girls position… Her fights are crap outs. 1st fight she rode in on her husbands name and was completely unprepared. Her last fight was a joke!! What a set up just to try to make herself look good…..ha ha… and then she finally says she’ll get in the cage with a REAL fighter Miesha Tate only to wet herself and chicken out. Well, sure shows what she’s made of, don’t it? I call BULL SH#$% on her………

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