Sarah Kaufman steps up to fight Miesha Tate at “Strikeforce Challengers” May 15

We here at PRO MMA ( broke the news to you last week that Kim Couture (1-1) pulled out of her “Strikeforce Challengers” fight with Miesha Tate (5-1) set for May 15th.

Strikeforce has now confirmed stepping up to fill the void will be undefeated power puncher Sarah Kaufman (8-0). The 135-pound bout between Kaufman and Tate will take place during the SHOWTIME televised portion of the inaugural “ShoMMA” event at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California.

Kaufman will be a major step up in competition for Tate when compared to her originally scheduled opponent in Couture. Kaufman has had eight fights and has finished each opponent by (T)KO. No one has taken her the distance. Her last fight was against Sara Schneider on April 23 in the Palace Fighting Championship and Kaufman finished her off with punches early in round two.

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Kim Couture Talks Affliction Lawsuit and UFC 91

ESPN Radio 1100’s Steve Cofield sat down with Kim Couture to discuss the lawsuit against Afflction and how things are shaping up around Xtreme Couture a couple of days away from UFC 91. Kim also comments on how Randy will deal with the size of Lesnar and the importance of the Xtreme Couture family atmosphere.

Kim Couture Files Lawsuit Against Affliction’s Todd Beard

by: Matt De La Rosa

Kim Couture has reportedly filed a lawsuit against Affliction owner Todd Beard.

A Las Vegas judge issued a temporary restraining order against Beard or any employee working for Beard, prohibiting any contact with Couture, or even stepping into the MGM Grand Hotel at this weekend’s UFC 91 events.

Kim Couture confirmed the report to MMAWeekly, “Yes, it is true. The reports are accurate, but I’m not able to comment further at this time.”

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The Couture’s – MMA’s First Family

Ryan, Kim, & Randy Couture - MMA's First Family

by:  Jack Bratcher

Friday, November 7th saw the MMA amateur debut of Ryan Couture, son of the UFC Heavyweight Champion.

Ryan defeated Ricky Perez (1-1) with a triangle choke submission in round one at a West Coast Fight Club event in Bellingham, Washington.

Ryan Couture used to train at the West Coast Fight Club before moving to Vegas almost a year ago and his former coach and promoter of the event, Cody Houston, had originally invited Ryan up to Washington just to be a spectator at the event.

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